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by Joan
Mon Sep 27, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: Raising & Feeding Pups
Topic: Problem Behaviors
Replies: 14
Views: 10664

meganmm wrote:does anyone know if pet stores sell branches and things like that? i'd hate to have to BUY branches, but i live in the city of chicago and i'd probably be shot dead for breaking of tree limbs. any suggestions?


Plenty of limbs in bird sections of pet stores.
by Joan
Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:54 am
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: My tiny angel
Replies: 12
Views: 5536

Re: Laddie

KissySquirrel wrote: .... I think flyers are soooo adorable... but the eyes on the flyers mesmerize me!


Yes, look deep into my eyes. You are very relaxed.
Now, go to the cupboard and take down the cookies ...
bring them over here ... that's right, look deeper into my eyes...
open the cage door. :hypnodisk:
by Joan
Thu Sep 23, 2004 3:20 pm
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: My tiny angel
Replies: 12
Views: 5536

Re: credit

... Can pics like this be entered into the contest? Sure, why not ... it's still a flyer. All I have is old pics and Melinda has 4 flyers and I know she would love to join but right now her PC is not working. Well sign up for her and enter a photo for her ... her PC will start working sometime. LOL
by Joan
Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:37 pm
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Meet the kids...King, Kya, Van & Squirrelly
Replies: 11
Views: 3636

[quote="The Rock's Laura: Isn't it amazing what we'll deal with. ... Other times she poops a nice wet one on my arm (who said they don't smell.....BEV!!) or I step on a nice mushy one on the wood floor and I DON'T EVEN START TO GAG! Joan are you proud of me???quote] You bet Laura! You've come a looo...
by Joan
Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:52 am
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: My tiny angel
Replies: 12
Views: 5536

Irene, you MUST start entering the monthly picture contests. :D
by Joan
Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:51 pm
Forum: FS Health
Topic: Flying Squirrel Associated Typhus
Replies: 0
Views: 6074

Flying Squirrel Associated Typhus

The CDC has published several studies of humans who have contacted typhus after being in contact with flying squirrels. A 2003 article can be viewed at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol9no10/03-0278.htm A better understanding of typhus can be found at: http://www.merck.com/mrkshared/mmanual/sectio...
by Joan
Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:48 am
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Here is Laddie and a rose- if it works
Replies: 8
Views: 2466

Re: Here is Laddie and a rose- if it works

There's a boy after my own heart. :love4:
by Joan
Mon Sep 20, 2004 7:01 pm
Forum: Photo Contest
Topic: September Photo Contest - Go!
Replies: 4
Views: 2195

Irene Dowdy wrote:What is Leah's e-mail address?


Irene, to e-mail anyone registered, just go to the memberlist at the top of the page and click on it. Fine the name you want and you can send them an e-mail or private message through the board.
by Joan
Sat Sep 18, 2004 11:41 pm
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Mr.Whiskers & BaeBeaBelle's Babies
Replies: 7
Views: 2394

Are they cute or what?
by Joan
Sat Sep 18, 2004 11:35 pm
Forum: Photo Contest
Topic: September Photo Contest - Go!
Replies: 4
Views: 2195

Re: Sept. pic

Irene Dowdy wrote:How does one post a pic?


Irene, if it's for the contest, send it to Leah and she will put it in for the Sept. contest. If it's a general picture posting, follow the directions in " Pictures of our Furballs" under Photographs Sections.
by Joan
Tue Sep 14, 2004 10:21 pm
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: This Peanut and Shelly
Replies: 6
Views: 2358

Leah, are you hand feeding Ivy's Pups or rehabs? I'm going to tame Pups to give to family and friends. Do you suggest taking them from Mom and handfeeding them? Leah is under a mountain of squirrels. Ivy has/is fostering 3 different sets of babies. Leah pulled her biological 2 just because she need...
by Joan
Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: Photo Contest
Topic: AUGUST CONTEST - Vote Here!
Replies: 12
Views: 5110

Wait A Cotton Picking Minute!

That looks like Chuck & Mishi! Isn't that my pink blanket? That's in my van! RECOUNT!

Joan
by Joan
Sat Sep 04, 2004 1:39 pm
Forum: Meet the SFS
Topic: NORTHERN Vs SOUTHERN FLYERS
Replies: 2
Views: 6240

NORTHERN Vs SOUTHERN FLYERS

Southern Flying Squirrel The flying squirrels are the only nocturnal tree squirrels. Although it is active in all seasons, the Southern Flying Squirrel may remain in its nest in very cold weather and will enter torpor in times of extreme cold or food scarcity. The state of torpor is not as deep as ...
by Joan
Sat Sep 04, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: Adult FS Diet
Topic: Adult Flyer Diet
Replies: 8
Views: 23204

Adult Flyer Diet

Adult Diet It's easy to take care of the nutritional requirements of the Flying squirrel. They will eat almost anything. In-the-shell pine nuts,pumpkin seed, sunflower seed, pecans, walnuts, acorns and hickory nuts are all recommended when available. Give the flyer fresh fruit and berries, blossoms...
by Joan
Fri Sep 03, 2004 9:57 pm
Forum: Wild Flyers
Topic: Found a Baby Flyer and Need Help?
Replies: 2
Views: 27438

Found a Baby Flyer and Need Help?

Rehabbing Vs Harvesting From the Wild NFSA HOF Sara Dixon said it well: "Taking in an orphan critter of ANY species who is no longer able to be with its mother, caring and nurturing it around the clock for as many weeks, months, even years as is needed, giving it all the love possible so that ...
by Joan
Fri Sep 03, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Bonding With Your Flyer
Replies: 10
Views: 28901

Bonding With Your Flyer

Bonding with Flyers Perhaps the most unique feature of Flying Squirrels is their ability to strongly bond to humans. The Southern Flying Squirrel has absolutely no problem bonding with its owners if the proper steps are taken at a young age. If this creature is pulled by the breeder before ten weeks...
by Joan
Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:59 pm
Forum: Flyer Housing
Topic: Bedding and Litter
Replies: 23
Views: 18048

Bedding and Litter

The Problem with Cedar & Pine Shavings as Bedding and Litter                               ~ Lianne McLeod   Cedar and pine shavings are commonly available pet bedding products -- but are they harmful to the very animals for which they are intended?   Cedar and pine became popular for pet beddi...
by Joan
Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:03 pm
Forum: Raising & Feeding Pups
Topic: Removing Messes
Replies: 10
Views: 6279

Removing Messes

HOF Bobbie says that when removing messes (glue, band-aids, ball point pens, magic markers etc.) from flyers, try to think of something that is edible or used in relation to food. Peanut Butter is best, Olive Oil is next on the list to try. A side effect of the flyer eating any of the remover is a ...
by Joan
Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:59 pm
Forum: FS Health
Topic: Fleas & Mites
Replies: 3
Views: 6145

Fleas & Mites

Fleas (Here's what you would do for pups): A few drops of tea tree oil in a spray bottle of water and spritz it on them several times. It does not hurt them at all and the fleas and mites HATE it. Fleas can be temporarily knocked out being dabbed with a cotton ball wet in rubbing alcohol. Only use ...
by Joan
Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:36 pm
Forum: Raising & Feeding Pups
Topic: Problem Behaviors
Replies: 14
Views: 10664

Problem Behaviors

Sudden Aggressiveness Flyers don't go out of the way to bite someone just to be "mean." There could be several reasons for this happening. The most common cause is an odor. Something on the hand that smells like food. Or it could be an odor the flyer doesn't like. A lot of flyers do not l...
by Joan
Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:29 pm
Forum: Raising & Feeding Pups
Topic: Adding A New Flyer
Replies: 12
Views: 7329

Adding A New Flyer

Should I Get a Second Flyer? Here is what Dennis Quinter has learned over the years: 1. Two males may or may not get along. (siblings do better, but two unrelated males can get along) 2. A male and female may not get along. (rare) 3. A male and female does not guarantee there will be babies. 4. Two...
by Joan
Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:23 pm
Forum: Raising & Feeding Pups
Topic: Potty Training
Replies: 19
Views: 13216

Potty Training

The trick is to recognize when the flyer will usually "have" to go and put them in a specific corner of their cage at that time. You'll find, in most cases, that flyers will pick a specific place in their cage for a latrine. You'll also find most flyers wake up, spend perhaps a half hour or more in ...
by Joan
Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: Flyer Housing
Topic: Housing for Weanlings and Adults
Replies: 1
Views: 4088

Housing for Weanlings and Adults

  For housing, the minimum size wire habitat for one Flying Squirrel should be 18" x 18" x 24" tall with a wire spacing maximum of 1/2." Bigger and taller is better. A nest box measuring 5" x 5" x 5" with a removable or hinged top, should be provided to give it a dark place to sleep. A wren box does...
by Joan
Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:33 pm
Forum: Leah's Gallery
Topic: Look whose eyes are open!
Replies: 4
Views: 1690

You're going to have to pull those babies to hand tame them. :shock:
by Joan
Sun Aug 29, 2004 10:38 am
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: here's wingnut
Replies: 4
Views: 1794

Re: here's wingnut

[quote="markandmoose"quote]

Oooooooh, that ear looks in danger. :lol:

Joan
by Joan
Fri Aug 27, 2004 1:24 pm
Forum: Leah's Gallery
Topic: Pups are 3 weeks old tomorrow (pics)
Replies: 12
Views: 3783

[quote="Leah"](Cathy is adopting one of the Ivy-Monster's boys quote]

HA! What makes you think Ivy is going to let Cathy ... OR you take a baby from her! :twisted:
by Joan
Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:52 pm
Forum: Raising & Feeding Pups
Topic: Feeding Infants & Pups
Replies: 9
Views: 25599

Feeding Infants & Pups

Infants There is no research available on the content of flyer's milk, but we do have some on gray squirrel's milk compared to cow's milk: Milk composition table, in percentages, from Borden, Inc. research: Species .......... Solids ..... Fat ..... Protein ..... Carbohydrates Cow ................. ...
by Joan
Thu Aug 26, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: Leah's Gallery
Topic: Let's hear it for Chuck's and Mishi's Pups!
Replies: 8
Views: 3132

Re: Chuck and Mishi's Pups

So precious!!! You're lucky they had triplets. Blossom didn't have triplet's until her third litter. However only one survived. All of your triplets look great!!! Sorry about your loss ... do you know what happened? Leah says these pups look great ... I stayed in the bathroom with Mishi til Leah go...
by Joan
Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:35 am
Forum: Leah's Gallery
Topic: Pups are 3 weeks old tomorrow (pics)
Replies: 12
Views: 3783

WOW! Mishi's will look like that next week? Right now they have 5 o'clock shadow.
by Joan
Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:57 pm
Forum: Leah's Gallery
Topic: Let's hear it for Chuck's and Mishi's Pups!
Replies: 8
Views: 3132

Re: Beautiful Babies!!

Kathy wrote: Joan, is it possible to put something next to them so we can see how big they are? Maybe like a penny or a quarter. They are just adorable!


We'll try that next week. Be sure to tell Angel she's an aunt. :D
by Joan
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:17 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Flyer Books
Replies: 11
Views: 21256

Flyer Books

Here's a list of my books. Children's Books: 1. Night Rovers: Flying Squirrels and Their Neighbors . by Eberle, Irmengarde 2. Nature's Gliders: The Flying Squirrels by Buxton, Ralph 3. Flying Squirrel at Acorn Place by Barbara Gaines Winkelman 4. Flying Squirrels (Pull Ahead Books) by Jango-Cohen, J...
by Joan
Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:26 pm
Forum: Legalities of Owning a FS
Topic: How To Check if a Flyer Is Legal Where You Live
Replies: 13
Views: 11298

Leah wrote:Just didn't want anyone to get the wrong impression!


Like I was going to rush and turn myself in. :twisted:
by Joan
Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:28 pm
Forum: Photo Contest
Topic: AUGUST CONTEST - Vote Here!
Replies: 12
Views: 5110

He's a precious. :lilangel:

Joan
by Joan
Mon Aug 23, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: Photo Contest
Topic: AUGUST CONTEST - Vote Here!
Replies: 12
Views: 5110

"OK, turn left here." :lol:
by Joan
Mon Aug 23, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: Photo Contest
Topic: AUGUST CONTEST - Vote Here!
Replies: 12
Views: 5110

[quote King ~ "I ain't coming out!"

:laughing5:

Joan
by Joan
Sun Aug 22, 2004 4:24 pm
Forum: Adult FS Diet
Topic: Feeding Adult and Baby Flyers
Replies: 11
Views: 3664

katiedid wrote:Also...I feed my flyers papaya because it's a great source of calcium and they love it! I know it's out of the flyer's range and it's imported...but they love it. They like mango on occasion as well.


We grow papayas in Florida, so it's in their range. \:D/ Papayas are great for digestion.
by Joan
Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:56 am
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Meet the kids...King, Kya, Van & Squirrelly
Replies: 11
Views: 3636

A "stubborn brat" flyer? No, you must be the only HOF with one like that. :lol:
by Joan
Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:08 pm
Forum: Selecting A Breeder
Topic: Hints For Selecting a Breeder
Replies: 0
Views: 3505

Hints For Selecting a Breeder

Hints For Selecting a Breeder: 1. Avoid breeders who never allow their customers to visit their facilities, even when the potential customer is willing to drive to pick up the pup. Never get one from a breeder who keeps their facility and living conditions a secret. But, be aware that during breedi...
by Joan
Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:04 pm
Forum: Meet the SFS
Topic: SOUTHERN FLYING SQUIRREL
Replies: 0
Views: 3642

SOUTHERN FLYING SQUIRREL

SOUTHERN FLYING SQUIRREL   "A small, brown, furry, white-bellied little creature, Glaucomys volans, known as the Southern flying squirrel, appears to be a conglomerate of a dormouse, a chinchilla, a squirrel, a rabbit, a pika and a lemur. Its large nocturnal eyes, loving nature and gliding abi...
by Joan
Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:01 pm
Forum: NFSA Recommended Links
Topic: Recommended links
Replies: 0
Views: 13661

Recommended links

Chris's Squirrels and More: http://www.squirrelsandmore.com The Den Drey at Phantom Farm: http://hometown.aol.com/dreydenizen/ Flying Squirrel Lovers Only!! : http://www.voy.com/55490/ Flying Squirrel nest box plans: http://www.wap.atfreeweb.com/flyingsquirrels/flysq_plans3cham.html The Flying Squi...

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