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by yubman
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: MessageBoard Introduction
Topic: A Floridian Flyer
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: A Floridian Flyer

Please do! Pictures of flyers are always welcome!
by yubman
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: NFSA Member Introductions
Topic: New here
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: New here

Welcome to the site. It's a bit slow here now since it was away for awhile, but hopefully many of the regulars will find their way back.
by yubman
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Flyer Death Announcements
Topic: Rest in peace Beacon
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Rest in peace Beacon

Thanks Joan. While I've not been very active here for awhile, I've appreciated all of you and your support since the Voy.com days.
by yubman
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Legalities of Owning a FS
Topic: Flyer Friendly/Unfriendly States
Replies: 57
Views: 40742

Re: Flyer Friendly/Unfriendly States

Updated list of legal "wildlife" as pets link for Mass: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dfw/fish-wildlife-plants/wildlife-as-pets.html#listofexempt Scroll down to the Mammals section for Flying Squirrels (southern only). Mammals It is legal to possess Only the following 11 mammals (or...
by yubman
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Flyer Death Announcements
Topic: Rest in peace Beacon
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Rest in peace Beacon

Long ago I adopted a flying squirrel from Helen's Little Critters. Not being close enough to pick him up I had to have the little guy flown in from Texas. When I first opened the crate at the airport to check on the tiny occupant, a little ball of fur with huge eyes stared back at me. His soul shine...
by yubman
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Senior Flyer questions
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Senior Flyer questions

Hi all, It's been many years since I'd been here. My flyers Beacon and Bexley are getting quite old at 13 and 12 years respectively. Beacon has gone blind and Bexley mostly blind. They don't come out much or for very long these days, but still like to scurry around the curtains from time to time. I ...
by yubman
Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: FS Health
Topic: Cataracts?
Replies: 7
Views: 2384

Re: Cataracts?

Hi all, just got back from the vet. Turns Bexleys suffering from lenticular sclerosis, not an infection or cataracts at this time. Dr Todd noted that his vision will be hazy, and depending if it progresses to both eyes he may go blind in time. Thanks everyone for the responses, this forum is a life ...
by yubman
Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: FS Health
Topic: Cataracts?
Replies: 7
Views: 2384

Re: Cataracts?

Thanks David, I've got an appointment Monday afternoon with Dr Todd in NJ as Laura recommended him from the recommended exotic vets list: Joan, please add the vet I took Rockie to today. He's wonderful. Dr. Todd Wolf Companion Animal Hospital 460 Route 46 West Parsippany, NJ 07054 Tele: 973-227-7500...
by yubman
Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: FS Health
Topic: Cataracts?
Replies: 7
Views: 2384

Re: Cataracts?

Thanks Joan and Peep for getting back to me.

Peep -- Do you know quickly a possible fungal infection can cause harm? (Not that I'm willing to risk Bexley's health at all!) I'm currently in a flyer unfriendly state and will need to make arraingments to get to a vet that would be safe to see him.
by yubman
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: FS Health
Topic: Cataracts?
Replies: 7
Views: 2384

Cataracts?

Hi all, It's been a few years since I'd been on the boards. Last night while letting our flyers (Beacon and Bexley) out to run around I thought the light reflected weirdly from Bexley's left eye. I tried to catch up with the little booger to check, but he was chasing Beacon around the cloths hanging...
by yubman
Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Adult FS Diet
Topic: Sources of Nuts & Seeds
Replies: 3
Views: 3692

Re: Sources of Nuts & Seeds

Found these guys recently:

http://www.nutsonline.com/nuts/

Lots of good nuts raw and in shell,
Hazelnuts, peacans, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds (in the seed section), etc.

tony
by yubman
Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: All the rest
Topic: Chip
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Chip

Saw this this morning on Reddit and it lightened my day considerably:

http://web.me.com/syl/Sylweb/Chip.html

tony
by yubman
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: FS Health
Topic: Super sleepy squirrls
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Super sleepy squirrls

Hi all, It's been awhile since I'd posted here. I did a few searches about the forum but didn't find any previous posts for super sleepy squirrels. I've got two male flyers (Beacon, 6 yrs old, and Bexley 5 years old). This summer they have been sleeping alot. And by alot, I mean >alot<. My wife and ...
by yubman
Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wow Wow not good
Replies: 14
Views: 1325

I believe for sure it's the way squirrels determine who is in charge. We have to males that chase each other around and attempt to bear hug each other as well. John C captured this behaviour in wild squirrels with his (unfortuanly now defunked) squirrel cams: http://www.wap.atfreeweb.com/flyingsquir...
by yubman
Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: All the rest
Topic: Hammies like yogurt too!
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Hammies love yogurt. Put some on your finger, he'll lick it off! It's so much fun watching them lap at yogurt, hammy tongues are so tiny!


tony
by yubman
Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: All the rest
Topic: Hamster w. scratching...
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Oh, I also forgot, I believe hamsters have a scent gland on thier backs, and after they met, the male one may feel compelled to try and mark his territory.

If I remember correctly, they scratch thier glands to get the scent onto thier feet and then walk about to trasfer it.

tony
by yubman
Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chinchilla Wheels?
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Chinchilla Wheels?

Has anyone seen these wheels? http://qualitycage.com/exwheels.html I was looking at the 2nd one. Similar to the Stealth (including the price, lol). I'm not sure about that running surface but the review indicates it's non slip. I love the way it mounts. This site has some great accessories. I love ...
by yubman
Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Won't fly
Replies: 18
Views: 1120

We have two flyers. The older one (Beacon) also doesn't fly much. Only one or two "routes" that he's done over and over again. He'll jump to me from the curtains, but only a short distance. Our younger flyer (Bexley) is a real crazy flyer. He'll dive bomb me from anywhere! Now that he's ma...
by yubman
Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: All the rest
Topic: Hamster w. scratching...
Replies: 4
Views: 517

It could be mites. A vet visit may be inorder.

tony
by yubman
Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: Flyer Death Announcements
Topic: The Passing of Edward ....
Replies: 17
Views: 2520

I'm so sorry for your loss Beverly. :(
tony
by yubman
Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: All the rest
Topic: Flying Squirrels - Gliders in the Dark
Replies: 2
Views: 444

It's a pretty good book. To bad there isn't anything newer with more of the current research included (not that I've seen many groups doing more current work). Even glaucomys.org seems to be offline now... They also show up on Amazon's Market place: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0874749514/...
by yubman
Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: All the rest
Topic: Twirl a squirrel
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Twirl a squirrel

Saw this on YouTube. It's a bird feeder that spins squirrels off. I usually have the other problem... pesky birds getting into my squirrel feeders.

The vid made me laugh... the shot of the dizzy squirrel was kinda funny to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydLiasdJeoo

tony
by yubman
Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Questions on Carrying Squirrels
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: Questions on Carrying Squirrels

(1) Do they frequently pee/poop on you, and what do you do to avoid or minimize that? Leigh Ann Mine will tend to pee on me when they wake up. Especially when I have them on me for a long time (2-4 hours). I tend to put on an old tshirt tucked into my pants (known in our house as the "squirrel...
by yubman
Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I Need Help...having a really hard time...
Replies: 5
Views: 580

When you put him into your shirt try to do it during the middle of the day... I know it'll be hard with so little daylight during winter. Hopefully you'll be able to get him to go to sleep.

tony
by yubman
Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Woolly Flying Squirrel
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Nifty! I wonder if he's related to the saber toothed flying squirrel! LOL

tony
by yubman
Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: All the rest
Topic: Important! Darra needs your support
Replies: 26
Views: 3664

Oh my god. Hearing this just breaks my heart. :( I just don't know what to say... I'm so sorry to hear of your loss Darra.

tony
by yubman
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: why does it suprise me that my squirrel hides nuts?
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Yep.. industrious little furballs. They just can resist hiding nuts when the seasons change. I find them in everything and everywhere. I just found a bunch in my winter coat this morning. Someone must have hid it last year before I put it away. Nothing like getting to work and digging around for a b...
by yubman
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiding Nuts outside of cage
Replies: 19
Views: 1665

Caught him stealing a 20 dollar bill out of my purse and boy did he run with it . Ha Ha!! Our flyer Bexley did that to me a couple of years ago. I withdrew several 100 bills for Xmas presents and he found them on the desk. Next thing I see is him grabbing one and making off with it back to his nest...
by yubman
Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Personality changing?
Replies: 7
Views: 678

I agree with Lora. It's most likely the changing seasons. Once spring comes, they should return to normal. Of our two flyers, Bexley goes INSANE with the nut stashing/hiding when the fall comes around. I've gotten used to it, and now play games with him. I'll jiggle a couple of nuts in my hand getti...
by yubman
Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Guess what...
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Ok I gotta know where you picked up the net! I was gonna cover some walls of my flyer room with the stuff and now I cant find any! I found the net at Michael's. It's a craft store... there was a section of "fish net" I guess to decorate a room in a nautical feel I guess. It came in rough ...
by yubman
Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dinner at the NE Florida "Wild Bunch" Cage
Replies: 23
Views: 1729

Wonderful pix Joan. I love the setup the Wild Bunch have setup. I can see now why no-one wants to leave!

tony
by yubman
Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Guess what...
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Guess what...

Squirrel butt! Just got a photobucket account and decided to post a few old pics of our flyers Beacon and Bexley: Beacon on his tree: http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q99/yubman/Beacon-n-Bexley/Beacon.jpg Bexley on the net: http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q99/yubman/Beacon-n-Bexley/Bexley.jpg I...
by yubman
Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Calcium Spray
Replies: 2
Views: 680

I've not heard of it, but it does sound interesting. Ive found a few calcium blocks that were citris and berry flavored but my flyers just won't eat them. I've been using the repcal sprinkled onto yogurt and fruit, but I'm always on the look out for other ways of making sure my little boogers get th...
by yubman
Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Pictures of Selby
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Baby flyers are the best! Great pix!

tony
by yubman
Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scalisti is 10!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1077

That's fantastic! Happy Birthday!

tony
by yubman
Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: All the rest
Topic: Advice needed please
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Thanks for the advice Joan and Darra. My wife and I have been watching Bitey closely for the last week, and the lump has grown back at an alarming rate. We scheduled an appointment with the vet this evening after work and the prognosis was grim. Either we could elect for another surgery though with ...
by yubman
Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: All the rest
Topic: Advice needed please
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Advice needed please

All, My wife and I are at a cross roads with our dwarf hamster Bitey: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/yubman/album?.dir=dd11&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/yubman/my_photos He's almost two and a half years old and had surgury this last summer to remove a l...
by yubman
Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squirrel+Books=Bad????
Replies: 19
Views: 2522

So are there any ideas on how to block off the bookcases?(They are built ins) Maybe add a glass cover or something? Install roman shades? Thoughts anyone?? Other than the presence of my other love in the room(the fantasy novels) it really is squirrel perfect for running around. Recessed lights and ...
by yubman
Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squirrel+Books=Bad????
Replies: 19
Views: 2522

Re: Squirrel+Books=Bad????

Do squirrels like to eat books? I am going to keep my baby in the library regardless, but I would like to know if it is safe for my collection to let it roam around in there... If not I'll let it have my bedroom and hide my fantasy novels while its out! LOL! I remember when my first flyer came home...
by yubman
Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pecans?
Replies: 12
Views: 1243

I thought I read somewhere that peanuts weren't that good for flyers and squirrels when they're unroasted...

tony

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