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by Joan
Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Enrichment
Topic: Foraging Toys
Replies: 1
Views: 7787

Re: Foraging Toys

Looks good
by Joan
Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday Chuck
Replies: 1
Views: 1240

Happy Birthday Chuck

Happy Birthday Chuck! :bday: This month he turned 15 years old. :occasion6: :occasion7: :occasion1: Had him since he was 6 weeks old :knothole: and he has me well trained. :wav:
by Joan
Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Senior Flyer questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1160

Re: Senior Flyer questions

Hi Tony, good to hear from you! My Chuck will be 15 next month and he has a cataract on one eye and has slowed down considerable. He doesn't stay out as much either.I still keep Chuck in his large cage and I've not known him to fall. He knows his way around it and climbs all over the screening. As ...
by Joan
Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Flyer Death Announcements
Topic: Sandy is gone
Replies: 3
Views: 2192

Re: Sandy is gone

So sorry to hear this and your son must be devistated. This is not the first such death. Hope everyone will will heal from this lost quickly.
by Joan
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Injured Leg
Replies: 4
Views: 2260

Re: Injured Leg

It's good to get this feedback and it was smart to remove the wheel as it gave her a rest that a smaller cage would. Their ability to heal is amazing. Even broken legs or amputated ones don't slow them down once they are healed. :multi:
by Joan
Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Hoping to Buy/Adopt
Topic: Looking for a New Baby!!
Replies: 3
Views: 8871

Re: Looking for a New Baby!!

What a sweet face. :D
by Joan
Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Hoping to Buy/Adopt
Topic: Looking for a New Baby!!
Replies: 3
Views: 8871

Re: Looking for a New Baby!!

Good luck finding a buddy for Bella. I hope someone in your area has some hints for you.
by Joan
Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Can flying squirrels get cataracts?
Replies: 1
Views: 1284

Re: Can flying squirrels get cataracts?

Yes, they can get cataracts, but adjust to the loss of vision. If you do a search here on cataracts, you can see other posts and even some pistures. Your flyer will be fine
by Joan
Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: bald spots
Replies: 15
Views: 12705

Re: bald spots

I believe the cause of the bald spots were the multi-vitamons I gave him. It has not occurred since I stopped giving them to him. For your information it was "vita-sol" multivitamins for hamsters and gerbils... The high potency 8 in 1. This is good to know. I quit giving vitamins to Chuck...
by Joan
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: WA/OR/ID breeders?
Replies: 1
Views: 1273

Re: WA/OR/ID breeders?

I don't know of any in those states.
by Joan
Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Question about Balance and Gliding
Replies: 1
Views: 1212

Re: Question about Balance and Gliding

Sometimes they do miss the mark. This can be painful for the HOF if you get a face landing. Changes in weight can also effect this. When Mishi was pregnant, she always missed her mark and landed lower that expected. I'Ve noticed that Chuck's jump are a bit off target as he's aged. He's now 14.
by Joan
Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: New Squirrel won't come out.
Replies: 1
Views: 1580

Re: New Squirrel won't come out.

He has to be eating and drinking or he would not be aline after 2 weeks. Even an adult flyer can learn to trust, but may never bond like a pup would. Give him time and be very patient. Read about bonding with an older flyer: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=205
by Joan
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Injured Leg
Replies: 4
Views: 2260

Re: Injured Leg

I think Shannon's advice is good. No need freaking her out in something smaller. She'll favor what hurts until it's better. They have amazing recovery potential.
by Joan
Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Hoping to Buy/Adopt
Topic: Breeder in Illinois?
Replies: 1
Views: 1367

Re: Breeder in Illinois?

Not sure if Dennis in Ohio still breeds as he's had lots of health problems lately.
by Joan
Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: BIRTH & ADOPTION ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: Adopting a baby *need advice*
Replies: 2
Views: 4809

Re: Adopting a baby *need advice*

I prefer the males because they are not as hormonal as females, but the personalities of the individual squirrel makes the real difference.
by Joan
Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Time again for Annual Thanksgiving Recipe
Replies: 0
Views: 6495

Time again for Annual Thanksgiving Recipe

HOW TO COOK THANKSGIVING DINNER Ingredients: 1 Turkey Stuffing Sweet Potatoes Mashed Potatoes with Gravy Green Beans Cranberry Sauce Hot rolls and Butter Relish tray Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream Hot Coffee Aspirin Brandy Preparation: Get up early in the morning & have a cup of coffee. It's go...
by Joan
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Very Picky Eater Advice Wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 3414

Re: Very Picky Eater Advice Wanted

Variety is good, but they will love something and then hate it. I just put in stuff every night and I have yet to know what Chuck eats unless it's completely gone. He was 14 in August so obviously he's eating. :twisted: I long ago gave up on suppliments. I do give a basic mix of nuts and seeds that...
by Joan
Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Bot Fly Warning
Replies: 0
Views: 6350

Bot Fly Warning

If your flyer ever gets a bot fly larva, get it to a vet for removal. Trying to remove the worm yourself can cause it to repture which is NOT good. In the wild, bot larva eventually emerge from gray squirrels, but leave large, open wounds. In flyers, this can be fatal.
by Joan
Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: MessageBoard Introduction
Topic: Glad to have found all of you! Need some expert advice
Replies: 13
Views: 11880

Re: Glad to have found all of you! Need some expert advice

ocanada65 wrote:Haven't really looked at his "puffs" but will take a peek tonight if he's willing! lol


Just don't try to pull off any cotton balls as one HOF tried. LOL The testicles are not descended year around, but if he's "scrotal", you can't miss it. :twisted:
by Joan
Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: MessageBoard Introduction
Topic: Glad to have found all of you! Need some expert advice
Replies: 13
Views: 11880

Re: Glad to have found all of you! Need some expert advice

Skirkpatrick74 wrote:I completely forgot about the "puffs"! :D


LOL As long as he doesn't forget about them.
by Joan
Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: MessageBoard Introduction
Topic: Glad to have found all of you! Need some expert advice
Replies: 13
Views: 11880

Re: Glad to have found all of you! Need some expert advice

ocanada65 wrote:... he is approx. 9 months old.

Flyers are considered adult at 12 weeks although many males cannot breed until a year or more. If his testicles are descended, he's of breeding age. Skirkpatrick74's advice about patience is correct ... it takes time.
by Joan
Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: MessageBoard Introduction
Topic: Glad to have found all of you! Need some expert advice
Replies: 13
Views: 11880

Re: Glad to have found all of you! Need some expert advice

ocanada65 wrote:okay we got a weight on Mort 73g ..your thoughts on this weight?


73 grams is 2.57 ounces. Adult flyers in the wild weigh 2-4 oz with 4 being really big.
by Joan
Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Gus has passed away, but now I am worried about his mate.
Replies: 1
Views: 1550

Re: My Gus has passed away, but now I am worried about his m

cohdee wrote:... She's all alone in the cage out there. I don't have any plans to get another squirrel. What should I do?

Can you being her inside where she doesn't have to worry about being eaten?
by Joan
Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Flyer Death Announcements
Topic: My sweet little Gus is gone.
Replies: 2
Views: 1483

Re: My sweet little Gus is gone.

I'm so sorry to hear this!! :(
by Joan
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Flyer Housing
Topic: Ideas Please!
Replies: 1
Views: 8287

Re: Ideas Please!

Shelves around the walls might be an answer. Hole can be jig sawed to hold food bowls. Nest boxes can also be placed there. Shevles can also be a place for paper towels once they establish a "potty" place.
by Joan
Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Legalities of Owning a FS
Topic: Legality in PA
Replies: 5
Views: 10163

Re: Legality in PA

...I was blessed to have had the opportunity to help him along, he touched my heart and I will never forget him!! I'm hoping to see him again this weekend...I hope your having fun buddy, glide safe!! :multi: He had a great foster mom! =D> If you don't see him again, he may have a girl friend and be...
by Joan
Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Legalities of Owning a FS
Topic: Legality in PA
Replies: 5
Views: 10163

Re: Legality in PA

No Southern Flying Squirrel in endangered that I know of. Some Northern flyers in the Appalachian regions are rare: http://www.nfsa.us/phpBB2/search.php?keywords=Blackwater Whether you can keep wildlife in your part of the State would depend on State and local laws. You might to seek out the help o...
by Joan
Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: need medical advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2145

Re: need medical advice

Genelle, with the spirals it's possible he suffered some kind of head ingury. All you can do is make him comnfortable and see if he mends.
by Joan
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: FS Health
Topic: Toilet Drowning Safety
Replies: 1
Views: 11057

Toilet Drowning Safety

I wanted to post some pictures of my toilet ladder. Since losing Rocky, I installed these on ALL my toilets. EVERYONE that has a flyer needs to install these. It is simple and costs less than $15.00. Hopefully this will save our babies and our hearts. All you need is a pair of wire cutters to snip ...
by Joan
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Flyer Death Announcements
Topic: My dear Rocky is gone
Replies: 7
Views: 2967

Re: My dear Rocky is gone

Dawn, this is a terrific safety device and I will post it permenently for others to see: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8997
by Joan
Fri May 30, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Why would I ever...
Replies: 17
Views: 11398

Re: Why would I ever...

Sweet lips is at it again! :wink:
by Joan
Thu May 29, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Bonding With Your Flyer
Replies: 10
Views: 30619

Re: Bonding With Your Flyer

One that young will bond strongly ... just carry him in your shirt as much as possible.
by Joan
Wed May 28, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Traveling
Replies: 4
Views: 2358

Re: Traveling

Shannon, send me you address in a private message and how many stickers you want.
by Joan
Wed May 28, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Traveling
Replies: 4
Views: 2358

Re: Traveling

Shannon, when is your cruise? I have toilet lid reminder stickers I could sent to you.
by Joan
Sun May 25, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: One squirrel or two?
Replies: 2
Views: 1634

Re: One squirrel or two?

I always recommend having one alone for close to a year if you want a strong bond to you ... otherwise they will bond more to each other. The second will likely bond more to the first than with you anyway. Flyers are not like sugar gliders who need to be kept in at least pairs. Flyers are happy wit...
by Joan
Sun May 25, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: siblings
Replies: 2
Views: 1882

Re: siblings

Yes, with pups it's a dominance thing ... establishing who's alpha. Brothers do this too.
by Joan
Fri May 16, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Back Paw Bleeding
Replies: 3
Views: 1558

Re: Back Paw Bleeding

She's weight bare more on the wheel when her foot is ready.
by Joan
Wed May 14, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Back Paw Bleeding
Replies: 3
Views: 1558

Re: Back Paw Bleeding

It will probably heal on it's own just fine. You could try to get some antibiotic ointment on it, but she may just lick it off. They are fast healers.
by Joan
Fri May 09, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Why would I ever...
Replies: 17
Views: 11398

Re: Why would I ever...

Is that Baby wrapped in a burrito? :twisted:
by Joan
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Honeysuckle
Replies: 7
Views: 2916

Re: Honeysuckle

pattis wrote:... Do you give yours acorns anyway?

Yes, I gather them in the fall and freeze bags of them.

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