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by Nativeprincess
Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Enrichment
Topic: Foraging Toys
Replies: 1
Views: 6938

Foraging Toys

I've been trying to come up with new ideas to keep Ya'ya thinking and found these really neat food puzzles! I guess these toys (foraging toys) are pretty common for parrots and the like, but I found a number of them work well for my little girl too. So far, I've tried these ones: http://www.busybeak...
by Nativeprincess
Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Injured Leg
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Re: Injured Leg

I know it's been a while but I wanted to give an update. You were both right, Ya'ya did much better in her bigger cage. I took the wheel out for a few days and it took her a week and a half to get back full use of her leg. She, of course, thought she was ready to go far sooner than I did and being t...
by Nativeprincess
Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Injured Leg
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Injured Leg

There seemed to be some confusion regarding the ownership of a particularly comfy pair of pants the other night. Ya'ya thought they were hers to sleep in, and my husband thought they were *his* to sleep in. Anyways, as my husband put them on, his foot pushed Ya'ya out the pant leg and followed her t...
by Nativeprincess
Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reaction to Raw Meat
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: Reaction to Raw Meat

Ya'ya will do that to me after a shower or after I use a scented soap. It drives me nuts but she gets incredibly aggressive when i don't smell like "me"
by Nativeprincess
Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Free Range Flyers
Replies: 43
Views: 10276

Re: Free Range Flyers

That is super cute. I've been thinking about getting one for when I spend the night at friend's houses. I'm comfortable with Ya'ya running around in my room, but I can't verify the safety of the environment when I travel.
by Nativeprincess
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blankie Nut?
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: Blankie Nut?

I always thought my squirrel was abnormally ridiculous :roll:
by Nativeprincess
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blankie Nut?
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Blankie Nut?

Does anyone else noticed that their SFS has a favorite nut? I don't mean type of nut, but rather a single nut that they carry around like a blankie? Ya'ya has a specific pecan that she has been carrying around with her for almost 2 years now. It's really easy to identify since it's long, skinny, and...
by Nativeprincess
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Getting 2 new flyers Need Help!! Male and Female
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: Getting 2 new flyers Need Help!! Male and Female

Honestly, I think your way better off putting your energy into building a bond with the one you have than trying to breed for pups. It might take a little more time, but then you have a really cool relationship with one flying squirrel rather than trying to take care of 3 older flyers, hoping for a ...
by Nativeprincess
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: For Adoption
Topic: Adult Flyer Needs a Loving Home!
Replies: 2
Views: 1585

Re: Adult Flyer Needs a Loving Home!

I wish you luck on finding a great home for him. I live in Ca with a flyer and have never had any issues. Vets see them just fine and since ferrets and sugar gliders are so common (also illegal but there are pet store isles devoted to them) the legal status of my flyer has never been an issue. If yo...
by Nativeprincess
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Squirrel Tales
Topic: New year excitment
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: New year excitment

At the level of trouble she lands me in without speaking English, I can only imagine the damage to my reputation she could do with the right vocal capacity!
by Nativeprincess
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Squirrel Tales
Topic: New year excitment
Replies: 3
Views: 859

New year excitment

As luck would have it, SFS can act as smoke alarms in a pinch. We discovered this new years eve when Ya'ya started throwing out her alarm call and nothing we did could calm her down. Then we noticed a slight hint of wood smoke in the air. Now this may not seem like a big deal to most in the winter, ...
by Nativeprincess
Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie question - flyers and predators?
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Newbie question - flyers and predators?

I would also not advise having a cat and a squirrel. My bf and I are always careful(i.e paranoid) about accidents but even still there are near misses. She'll suddenly appear in the front room with the front door wide open when I know I left her in the bedroom with the door closed, we'll find the to...
by Nativeprincess
Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Licking and Biting? Health?
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: Licking and Biting? Health?

Ya'ya loves to groom my face and lately my arms. I always assumed it was just part of the social grooming process but it's possible she's after salt. I must have the cleanest eye brows due to her. :roll:
by Nativeprincess
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Makeshift Nest Boxes
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Makeshift Nest Boxes

Ya'ya likes to sleep in hanging mittens, socks, or hats. Those are usually easy to find around the house
by Nativeprincess
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Random Posting...
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: Random Posting...

Ya'ya knows I carry treats when I check on her. She'll make herself visible but if I walk by her hiding place without seeing her, she'll throw up the "alarm call" to get my attention. I'm pretty sure it translates to "Get back here with that pumpkin seed!"!! Of course, the ease o...
by Nativeprincess
Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: I am a Human heating pad
Replies: 3
Views: 482

I am a Human heating pad

Ya know, these little guys don't weigh too much, but I'm pretty sure it's impossible to get up with one sleeping all splayed out on your belly. Ya'ya looks like she is mid flight....only on my tummy. Maybe the cuteness adds an extra force holding me down. I must say though, Ya'ya is making Medical s...
by Nativeprincess
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Guard Squirrel
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Guard Squirrel

While a guard dog is a good way to dissuade people from entering your house at night, Ya'ya the guard squirrel does a fantastic job of alerting us. We've noticed that if we come home after a weekend away and Ya'ya is awake and running around, that she will make a loud and vigorous alarm cheep until ...
by Nativeprincess
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Peeing Black stuff?
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: Peeing Black stuff?

I think you are going to need a Vet. I live in CA and flyers are illegal but I;ve found that many vets just care about helping animals. Call around, check the list on this site, or Google "exotic pet veterinarians" in your area. Ask the receptionist how they handle people who bring in ille...
by Nativeprincess
Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Help with taming my Southern Flying Squirrel
Replies: 13
Views: 1663

Re: Help with taming my Southern Flying Squirrel

My female squirrel didn't start giving me attitude until she was about 1.5 years old and I'd say she throws a temper tantrum every month or so now. She has become more territorial about her cage but we've found that regular cleanings and emptying her stash of nuts seem to limit that a bit (maybe it ...
by Nativeprincess
Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Possible Urinary Tract Infection?
Replies: 11
Views: 3007

Re: Possible UTI?

I agree, I think much of the blood was from the irritation as well. In case any one is interested or has to replicate this, I got a little science happy and figured I'd post my "data" ^_^ I used the CVS Urinary Tract Infection test strips and took pictures of the results before, during, an...
by Nativeprincess
Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Attacks by the smell
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: Attacks by the smell

After I take a shower, my squirrel will get aggressive. A few hours later, she returns to normal.
by Nativeprincess
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Possible Urinary Tract Infection?
Replies: 11
Views: 3007

Re: Possible UTI?

So far, she seems to be feeling better. She is waking up earlier and running around more. I didn't see blood in her urine today and she seems to have stopped over grooming the area around her urethra. Really glad I turned down the bladder procedure the vet suggested. I knew for sure she was on the m...
by Nativeprincess
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Possible Urinary Tract Infection?
Replies: 11
Views: 3007

Re: Possible UTI?

The vet appointment went well. I can not believe she didn't bite me once for restraining her during the exam. She was soooooo angry :bad-words: There was defiantly blood coming from the vulva but since the urethra and vagina are so close, it was hard to tell if it was from one or the other or if per...
by Nativeprincess
Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Possible Urinary Tract Infection?
Replies: 11
Views: 3007

Possible Urinary Tract Infection?

Ya'ya has been a bit lethargic in the evenings, sleeping till well past sundown when she is normally up at 7:30/8. Normally, when she pees, she dumps it all in one go but lately she's been going in spurts and leaving little urine trails as she drags herself across a surface. It sounded like a possib...
by Nativeprincess
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Raising & Feeding Pups
Topic: How do you weigh sfs????
Replies: 2
Views: 795

Re: How do you weigh sfs????

I have a jewelry scale I got of amazon. It was perfect when mine was a baby, but it's a tight fit now. I'm only able to get a weight during the day though, she won't sit still otherwise!! :multi:
by Nativeprincess
Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: FS Health
Topic: Fish Oil??
Replies: 3
Views: 977

Re: Fish Oil??

Ya'ya got into one once. The look on her face when she bit through the capsule and oil spurted out was hilarious. Of course, as soon as she finished it all off, she immediately dove down my shirt to clean off. #-o
She never had any issues and was fine.
by Nativeprincess
Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Tail bump
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Tail bump

Oh yea, we have an apt at the vet. I wanted to ask here first since our vet may not be familiar with SFS
by Nativeprincess
Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Tail bump
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Tail bump

Hey all, A few months ago I noticed that instead of tapering off into nothing, Ya'ya's tail ended in a very small bump. It was barely noticeable but she didn't like me touching it. I've been keeping an eye on it an have noticed that it's growing. She now has a slight swelling along the last half inc...
by Nativeprincess
Sun May 12, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: How common are agression issues?
Replies: 2
Views: 438

How common are agression issues?

Ya'ya is a little over a year old and this would be her first breeding season she would have gone through. She went from the sweetest thing ever to a hellion over this past month and man, I was worried for a while. She is back to her perfectly calm self but since I only have one data point (i.e, my ...
by Nativeprincess
Sun May 12, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Going Out With A Flyer
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Going Out With A Flyer

Honestly, everyone loved her. People asked a ton of questions and she's actually the reason I made friends (I was very shy). Since she's quiet and non-disruptive, there was rarely ever a problem. The problems are more likely to come from your little girl on the days where she is being clear that she...
by Nativeprincess
Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Going Out With A Flyer
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Going Out With A Flyer

I've been taking my little girl with me to class for a while now. I took certain precautions with her and really only ever ran into trouble when I didn't follow them. I always had a zippered pouch in my backpack and an emergency travel cage in my car. (A zippered pop up hamper works great, but Ya'ya...
by Nativeprincess
Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Massive Aggression Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Massive Aggression Issues

That's what the underside of Mica looked like when we first got her and she was a terror. She did seem to get better once that passed, but she had aggression issues to start with. I've heard from others that a little after turning a year old, flyers can start to have aggression issues. Now that I th...
by Nativeprincess
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Need Exercise Wheel Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1307

Re: Need Exercise Wheel Advice

Honestly, I can't rave about the stealth wheel enough. It is by far the most well used item in my girl's cage. I keep saying that one of these days I'll hook a generator to it, Ya'ya must put a million miles on it a night! Super quiet, very sturdy, and provides hours of fun for her. I got the 2nd la...
by Nativeprincess
Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Squirrel Tales
Topic: Wimpy Squirrel is Wimpy
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Re: Wimpy Squirrel is Wimpy

Last night was the first night I'd consider *cold*, I honestly thought I was gonna have to fight her for my pillow!
by Nativeprincess
Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Squirrel Tales
Topic: Wimpy Squirrel is Wimpy
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Wimpy Squirrel is Wimpy

Ya'ya would not do so well in the wild. When we first moved to Los Angeles in the Summer, she would throw herself flat on any cool surface to cool off if the temperature got above 75. We'll, now it's winter and the nights have dropped into the 50s....outside. Inside, it's still a nice 60 degrees. Ho...
by Nativeprincess
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Dropping weight
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Dropping weight

Well that makes me feel better. At 57g she's right around 2oz so long as she doesn't drop too much more it's all good.
Thank you!
by Nativeprincess
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Dropping weight
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Dropping weight

I weigh Ya'ya about every 2 weeks just to monitor health etc. I figure the first sign of her getting sick or having a problem might be weight loss so I tend to keep regular tabs on it. She tended to hang around 64/65 grams and was fairly stable (she's only a yr old so I can't say I have *that* much ...
by Nativeprincess
Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Squirrel Tales
Topic: Ya'ya Turns 1 !!
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

Re: Ya'ya Turns 1 !!

Ah ha! There's that button. I now present unto you all, Ya'ya B-day pics.
by Nativeprincess
Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Squirrel Tales
Topic: Ya'ya Turns 1 !!
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

Ya'ya Turns 1 !!

We had a Birthday part for Ya'ya not too long ago. Quite possibly the cutest thing ever. I made a "cake" out of sliced apple, and decorated it with Pomegranate seeds and a pecan "candle". I'd post pictures, but I can't figure out how (we need a Facebook page for easier picture sh...
by Nativeprincess
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Overheating?
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Overheating?

Yeah, she's eating fine. I guess I'm just not use to seeing her out during the day, but then again, I'm not normally home.
That pic was great!!
I'll look into the rock thing just for kicks.
Thanks!

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