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by Laurak
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Habitat/Cage Ideas??
Replies: 3
Views: 1723

Re: Habitat/Cage Ideas??

I'll let you know what worked well for me - I actually learned this from a friend of mine, and it really helps cut down on the smells: I built my own cage, made out of plastic and wire. Materials only cost around $50, and it took about a weekend to put together. Plastic and wire work well because th...
by Laurak
Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Adult FS Diet
Topic: Artichokes?
Replies: 0
Views: 1072

Artichokes?

Anyone know if they can have artichokes? They had some of those prepared artichoke hearts in a salad bar at my local grocery store. I want to check if anyone has had any experience before I fed any to Momo!
by Laurak
Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Bloated, Gastritis?
Replies: 22
Views: 4677

Re: Bloated, Gastritis?

Wasn't there some issue with using honey in squirrel food? Just a thought (I'm not a pro rehabber or anything), and I know that was mostly a warning for younger pups, but I do remember reading something that honey isn't great for squirrels. It's probably not what's causing any of these symptoms, but...
by Laurak
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bedding ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Re: Bedding ideas?

Thanks Joan! I'll go buy some fluffy material and make her a nest pouch or something. Just so she leaves my slippers/boots/bath mat alone :twisted:
by Laurak
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Momo Does the Face Hug
Replies: 1
Views: 993

Momo Does the Face Hug

Momo loves faces. She loves sticking her face as near to yours as possible and then just sitting there. Here she is, hugging my cheek yesterday. Just when you thought they couldn't get any cuter...
by Laurak
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bedding ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Bedding ideas?

So, Momo has been going absolutely nuts lately for anything fuzzy (fuzzy slippers, the faux fur in my boots, and so on). She digs herself into it and loves trying to pull it out. Really cute! But.... Since a lot of people on the boards caution against small fibers in cloth that can get wrapped aroun...
by Laurak
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Babies
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

Re: Babies

Where are you located?
by Laurak
Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Flyer Housing
Topic: Awesome cage cleaner!
Replies: 0
Views: 1403

Awesome cage cleaner!

I found this stuff at a local pet store: http://www.odorandstainremover.com/store/product_s_small.html Works like a charm! And it's all natural/non-toxic/etc. and formulated for small rodents specifically, so it won't harm the squirrels. You can use it for everything (cleaning the cage, cleaning the...
by Laurak
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Noises
Replies: 3
Views: 1102

Re: Noises

From what I understand, this is normal (though I'm sure a better, more detailed response can be given by a long-time HOF) - my baby squeaks from time to time. Sometimes she'll even just sit there, look at you, and then start squeaking like crazy for a few seconds. Or if we're in another room, she le...
by Laurak
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Japanese Dwarf Flyer!
Replies: 15
Views: 4850

Re: Japanese Dwarf Flyer!

That would be awesome! You'll have to keep us posted.
by Laurak
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Can't get my new baby's fur clean
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: Can't get my new baby's fur clean

Hehe Joan is right - it is too funny to watch them try to groom and roll over as they try to get their tummies! That phase in my baby's life offered much amusement. If it helps, I found this at a local pet supply store (not Petsmart or anything like that - they stocked this at a locally owned place ...
by Laurak
Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: More pictures of Bobo and Ardilla!
Replies: 7
Views: 4600

Re: More pictures of Bobo and Ardilla!

I've had mine since the end of October, when she was about 6 weeks old. And yes, she is a lot of trouble, but fun too! We love her like crazy, and have discussed off and on getting her a pal one day. So I was curious what people's experiences were when they introduced a new squirrel to an 'only chil...
by Laurak
Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: More pictures of Bobo and Ardilla!
Replies: 7
Views: 4600

Re: More pictures of Bobo and Ardilla!

Adorableness! I only have one squirrel - it looks like your pair gets along just fine? Were they littermates or did you get them separately? I'm curious :)
by Laurak
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Life-threatening emergency....HELP!
Replies: 7
Views: 2095

Re: Life-threatening emergency....HELP!

Have you tried calling around to see if there is a vet in your area who can treat exotics or rodents? A vet would probably be able to tell if they needed antibiotics or something else. I know that's not super helpful, so maybe one of the rehabbers on here can give you more detailed advice.
by Laurak
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Japanese Dwarf Flyer!
Replies: 15
Views: 4850

Re: Japanese Dwarf Flyer!

*want!!* They are soooo squee! We need to plan an NFSA trip around the world to see these in person :)
by Laurak
Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: "New" Flying Squirrel Species
Replies: 1
Views: 713

"New" Flying Squirrel Species

Anyone heard of these? http://squirrelylove.livejournal.com/104582.html It's a Chinese red and white giant flying squirrel. Apparently they were just discovered in 2008. Google image search "Petaurista alborufus" to see pictures. Holy crap are they cute! Anyone else want to domesticate one...
by Laurak
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Sneezing??
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Re: Sneezing??

*update* she seems to be doing fine now, and has stopped making the sneezing noise. Maybe she caught a little something, but if so she seems to have recovered quickly.
by Laurak
Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Litter Box?
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

Re: Litter Box?

From what I understand, and through experience, it's a little difficult to litter train them, plus they normally pick a spot they like to 'go' and they go in that area habitually anyways. By nature, they love to do the hang on bars and pee out the cage thing :roll: But, I have found that putting one...
by Laurak
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Sneezing??
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Re: Sneezing??

I only use Carefresh bedding, supplemented with some fluffier cotton type hamster bedding - it's supposed to be ok for use with small animals. I don't use cedar in her cage. Her head didn't move like a sneeze when she was making the sound, I think that's part of the reason I'm confused. If I had her...
by Laurak
Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Sneezing??
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Sneezing??

Over the last few days, Momo has been making this soft "chut chut chut" sound from time to time (very rarely, only once or twice a day that I hear). It's a little like a soft squeak. Is anyone familiar with this noise? Is it a sneeze (and therefore is she sick?) or did she just learn some ...
by Laurak
Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Off line from 12/17 to 12/28
Replies: 1
Views: 686

Re: Off line from 12/17 to 12/28

:bday: have a great time! You'll need to share the stories when you get back!
by Laurak
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: All the rest
Topic: Not Too Thrilled About This - Part 2
Replies: 16
Views: 15748

Re: Not Too Thrilled About This - Part 2

That is terrible. I hope you get well soon. Stay strong - we'll all be praying for you.
by Laurak
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: All the rest
Topic: SHARP toenails
Replies: 10
Views: 4042

Re: SHARP toenails

(older thread I know, but if anyone is reading this for some ideas...) I have found that the "Lava Ledges" made for chinchillas work wonders. Put a few in the cage and their nails will be trimmed within a day! Though I did have to reduce mine to only one in the cage - my flier ran on them ...
by Laurak
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Squirrel Tales
Topic: A Christmas Tail
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

A Christmas Tail

Here is a cute seasonal story from this year's Christmas season! My fiance and I normally use a small plastic tree, since we live in an apartment, rather than getting a live tree for Christmas. With the arrival of our little squirrel Momo, we thought that this year we would get a real tree. "Sh...
by Laurak
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Waiting on my babies to arrive :)
Replies: 4
Views: 1181

Re: Waiting on my babies to arrive :)

I'm sure the more experienced of those among us on the board can advise you better, but I know for me, my girl will just go through sleeping "phases." I got her when she was about 5 weeks old, and we've had her a little over a month now. Some days she will just be very sleepy and not want ...
by Laurak
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Legalities of Owning a FS
Topic: Shipping to a red state??
Replies: 8
Views: 2866

Re: Shipping to a red state??

Good points Joan. I'd add that if any of those sellers were caught doing that, they'd probably be in trouble. (I'm no expert of course, but I'm aware of times when game control confiscated pets, and so on). I agree with the using airlines to ship flyers being a bad idea for trauma. Again, the only p...
by Laurak
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Flyer Housing
Topic: Is the wire cloth trimming her nails?
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Re: Is the wire cloth trimming her nails?

Just as a follow up for anyone who may read this in the future - Joan was right, of course! :D We removed the lava ledges and her nails grew right back, and are now sharp again :-P I will probably put one ledge back in to keep her nails down a bit.
by Laurak
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: Legalities of Owning a FS
Topic: Shipping to a red state??
Replies: 8
Views: 2866

Re: Shipping to a red state??

Hello! If you're discussing shipping to a state where it is illegal to own a flyer, I'm pretty sure you understand that people can't give you advice on that. I hope you can understand that it's not an issue of 'morality police,' but more an issue of what is or is not legal to do. I second Joan's sta...
by Laurak
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: The 3 Weirdest foods your flyer ever ate!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: The 3 Weirdest foods your flyer ever ate!!!

Just like humans should eat, our flyers get mostly healthy diets with a few funny 'treats' thrown in from time to time. Sometimes because we just aren't fast enough to catch them before they snatch food out of our hands :wink: Momo has had pieces of cinnamon bun (loved it), whipped cream (makes her ...
by Laurak
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: All the rest
Topic: Flying squirrel T-shirt at wootshirt.
Replies: 1
Views: 1635

Re: Flying squirrel T-shirt at wootshirt.

Awesome! I'm telling everyone I know who has a Woot account!
by Laurak
Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Raising & Feeding Pups
Topic: Potty Training
Replies: 19
Views: 12802

Re: Potty Training

I know this is an old thread, but a bit of advice to anyone who's looking on it for tips and tricks, I found that putting a "dog or pet waterproof cargo liner" down on the floor around the cage catches all the pee marvelously. They are large and designed to fit a whole car bed, so they cat...
by Laurak
Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Flyer Housing
Topic: Pictures of cages
Replies: 23
Views: 30536

Re: Pictures of cages

Here is the new cage we made for Momo. It was relatively inexpensive and easy to make, and she loves it! Here are some useful tips: -we used plastic wreath (rubbermaid style) containers for the top and bottom. It's Christmastime, so you can find these everywhere for about $10-15 dollars. It was easy...
by Laurak
Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas, Everyone!!
Replies: 9
Views: 5264

Re: Merry Christmas, Everyone!!

Momo says Merry Christmas too! (And yes, that is a tiny Santa hat. Pecan distractions totally work!)
by Laurak
Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Selecting A Breeder
Topic: Breeders in NY, PA, MD, NJ, WV, VA, CT?
Replies: 2
Views: 2762

Re: Breeders in NY, PA, MD, NJ, WV, VA, CT?

I'm sorry but Mike from Keystone Exotics is the only breeder I know of. In fact, I am under the impression that he is the only certified breeder in PA. I had a friend in PA who also had a flyer, but he had to have his shipped in from out of state. We had to wait for 10 months to get our baby squirre...
by Laurak
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Flyer Housing
Topic: Is the wire cloth trimming her nails?
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Is the wire cloth trimming her nails?

Hi all - sorry for all the posts but I'm still in the 'trial and error' stage with Momo. My fiance and I spent all weekend building her a new, larger cage, and it looks great. She's been in it for two nights now and seems to love it also. However, when we pulled her out to play this morning, we foun...
by Laurak
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Selecting A Breeder
Topic: 88 Pet World- Review
Replies: 5
Views: 3560

Re: 88 Pet World- Review

Hello! I live in the northeast as well (PA), and though I don't know anything about the store you mentioned, if it helps, this is the breeder I went through: http://www.keystoneexotics.com/ The owner's name is Mike, and he's very good. He is great about returning calls and answering all questions, e...
by Laurak
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: FS Health
Topic: A little advice on using Rep-Cal please!
Replies: 6
Views: 2346

Re: A little advice on using Rep-Cal please!

Haha ok thanks Joan, I'll try that and approximate the dosage as best I can (and I'll stop worrying about it ;-) ). My fiance and I are almost done building a new cage for Momo, so I'll be posting pictures of that soon. Our baby is getting spoiled! :B-fly:
by Laurak
Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: FS Health
Topic: A little advice on using Rep-Cal please!
Replies: 6
Views: 2346

Re: A little advice on using Rep-Cal please!

Thanks Joan - I really appreciate your help with everything. If you don't mind me asking, how much do you use, proportion-wise? For example, I have a 2 lb bag of seed/grain mix. How much Rep-Cal would you put in for that amount? I figure whatever you're doing must be working, so I may as well do tha...
by Laurak
Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: FS Health
Topic: A little advice on using Rep-Cal please!
Replies: 6
Views: 2346

A little advice on using Rep-Cal please!

I purchased Rep-Cal ("phosphorus-free calcium with Vit D3") as a supplement for Momo's food. I'm trying to figure out what is the best dosage to feed her, though, and it seems like there is a lot of different information for different supplements all over the boards, so, for my situation: ...
by Laurak
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: In-Cage Entertainment?
Replies: 1
Views: 724

In-Cage Entertainment?

Is it possible for a flier to become *too* bonded? :? Sometimes Momo just has to be in her cage during her "active" time, like when I'm in the shower, or cooking, etc. A lot of times she acts like this is the end of the world, and gnaws like crazy at the cage bars, or sticks her arm out as...

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