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by Joan
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Selecting A Breeder
Topic: UK Breeders,
Replies: 6
Views: 5395

Re: UK Breeders,

We have had members in the UK, but I don't remember how they got their flyer. I would think that bringing one into the UK by yourself would be a problem. Don't animals have to be in isolation when brought in? There are European flyers, but I don't know if they are in the pet trade business.
by Joan
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Blindness
Replies: 4
Views: 1188

Re: Blindness

They can get cataracts. Nuclear sclerosis would appear in both eyes.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8688
by Joan
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Blankie Nut?
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: Blankie Nut?

I think your flyer is nuts for that nut! :twisted: I've seen them run in wheels with one, but not forever. Maybe you need to change the name to Linus. :D
by Joan
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Flyer Death Announcements
Topic: Samson Sudden Death
Replies: 4
Views: 1297

Re: Samson Sudden Death

I'll send you necropsy instructions if you want to use Dr, Cooley at MSU. Let me know.
by Joan
Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Recieved baby and she is not eating
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Re: Recieved baby and she is not eating

It's often difficult to tell how much is being eaten. Put small amounts of food in bottle caps and sprinkle flour around that area. You will see paw prints if the food is approached. Also, it's easier to tell what's eaten in small bottle caps. Even put formula in one although she may be weaning her...
by Joan
Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Flyer Housing
Topic: Housing 3 squirrels
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: Housing 3 squirrels

Sreisig1 wrote:Can 2 males squirrels and one female squirrel live together in the same cage?

Depends on the flyers, but I wouldn't subject one female to 2 males. :twisted:
by Joan
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: New Squirrel "Mom" with Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 7050

Re: UPDATE ON MISS BELLA ROSE!!

... 1. Where is the best place to put her water dish in her cage? Should it be up high in the cage or can I put it on the floor of her cage next to her food? She'll find it no matter where you put it. ...2. Which do flyers like better… Mealworms or Waxworms? ? Depends on the flyer. Waxworms have mo...
by Joan
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Getting 2 new flyers Need Help!! Male and Female
Replies: 6
Views: 1357

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

... My question is will the new ones I'm getting bond to me or are they too old? They are not too old, but may require more work and patience. ...Or should I just try breeding them and let them bond to each other What was your purpose for getting them? Having a male and female will not assure you w...
by Joan
Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rowdy was less active last night
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Re: Rowdy was less active last night

pattis wrote:... I kept checking on him yesterday and he was like, "what?.. I'm sleeping!"

:twisted:
by Joan
Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rowdy was less active last night
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Re: Rowdy was less active last night

Some nights they just sleep in. :wink:
by Joan
Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Valentine's day!
Replies: 1
Views: 679

Re: Happy Valentine's day!

Little colder in NE Florida so Chuck is sleeping in. A red camelia awaits his waking. :wink:
by Joan
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: New Squirrel "Mom" with Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 7050

Re: New Squirrel "Mom" with Questions

So how is Bella doing?
by Joan
Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Flyer Death Announcements
Topic: Nimh died
Replies: 7
Views: 1483

Re: Nimh died

Anna, what time did you find her Friday and where have you been keeping her? I will need to call Dr. Cooley and see if it's too late to do a necropsy. Freeze her as instructed and I will let you know what Dr. Cooley says. If it's too late or you don't want a necropsy, you can bury her at home. Cut ...
by Joan
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: New Squirrel "Mom" with Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 7050

Re: New Squirrel "Mom" with Questions

... What age do their teeth turn yellow? I can't remember when Chuck's did, but since they are considered adult at 12 weeks, maybe before then. Maybe someone else who's had pups can remember. ... What is the best way to feed her mealworms? How many should I give her at night? I buy my mealworms fro...
by Joan
Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Flyer Death Announcements
Topic: Delilah
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Re: Delilah

Allison, so sorry to hear this. I remember Delilah well. Also that she came from Charlie. I know how much you will miss her. :angel13:
by Joan
Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Flyer Death Announcements
Topic: Nimh died
Replies: 7
Views: 1483

Re: Nimh died

Anna, double bag her in freezer bags and freeze her. I will send you instructions. I'm so sorry for your loss. They rarely show signs of illness ... probably a survival instinct in the wild. Often, as with your furball, they seem fine and then suddenly they are dead. She left her body behind, but s...
by Joan
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Hoping to Buy/Adopt
Topic: Looking for a baby flyer!!
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Re: Looking for a baby flyer!!

Lindsay, where are you located?
by Joan
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Honey?
Replies: 1
Views: 866

Re: Honey?

Mommy found out that my girls love honey. She puts a tiny drop on a little dish and smears it around, and they eat it all and then go wild. I read the topic about Honey Warning, but I am not sure if it's okay for my girls? They don't get it more than once a week, and they aren't young (I can't beli...
by Joan
Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: The Jack and Lucy sleepover!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Re: The Jack and Lucy sleepover!!

I hope you get some pups in the future ... you will be beside yourself with awe!
by Joan
Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: HELP!! flyer chewed through bonding pouch and is in house!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2094

Re: HELP!! flyer chewed through bonding pouch and is in hous

... OMG! I finally got her into her pyramid at 7:30am... Thank God!!!' You stayed up all night didn't you? :twisted: ... I picked up her pouch and brought it right in front of her face. As soon as I did that, she climbed right in. Is that a good sign? Yes, and she did it because SHE was ready. They...
by Joan
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: HELP!! flyer chewed through bonding pouch and is in house!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2094

Re: HELP!! flyer chewed through bonding pouch and is in hous

Hi Joan. She is actually in the cabinet to my entertainment center. I have blocked the hole she got in through and pit her pyramid sleeping pouch in there with her. At least I know where she is but now I don't know how to get her out. Do you think she climb into her nest pouch when she gets tired a...
by Joan
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: HELP!! flyer chewed through bonding pouch and is in house!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2094

Re: HELP!! flyer chewed through bonding pouch and is in hous

The Havahart may work. Move her cage near where you last saw her and just wait ... she will likely go to what she knows. You may have to wait until morning to see if she returned to the cage.
Some of this may help: viewtopic.php?f=43&t=6221
by Joan
Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Japanese Dwarf Flyer!
Replies: 15
Views: 3795

Re: Introducing Piccolo! (Re: Japanese Dwarf Flyer!)

... Of course, I am concerned that this frequent rotation of zookeepers is bad for the flying squirrels' well-being, since I imagine that the Japanese ones bond in the same way as the American ones. Not sure this is a bad thing for a zoo flyer. The only way to keep them "wilded up" is to ...
by Joan
Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: FS Health
Topic: BACKFLIPS!! Worry or Not...
Replies: 14
Views: 4098

Re: BACKFLIPS!! Worry or Not...

Jack has a wodent wheel. It sat in his cage for 3 days, unused. Now, he'll jump back in his cage just to run in it. That little guy is trying to stay in shape! :D Once I inadvertently closed the cage door when Chuck was out and he drove me crazy jumping from me to the cage and back until I realized...
by Joan
Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Concerned about "freezing" behavior
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

Re: Concerned about "freezing" behavior

Thank you for the information! I follow the 2:1 phosphorous and calcium ratio and sprinkle calcium supplement on her food once a week. She does not have any other symptoms of seizure or MBD that I have read on here. The few times this has happened it has been following an instance where it is like ...
by Joan
Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Concerned about "freezing" behavior
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

Re: Concerned about "freezing" behavior

...I read that flyers are the most carnivious of the squirrels and that they eat carion. Bleh! I don't know about carrion, but they do eat bird eggs and baby birds. If you want to see a flyer go crazy, get one of those cat toys with feathers on the end of a pole. They will strip it in seconds. :twi...
by Joan
Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Concerned about "freezing" behavior
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

Re: Concerned about "freezing" behavior

I found with my pups that live mealworms scared them, but they like the freeze dried as they didn't "wiggle".
by Joan
Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: New Squirrel "Mom" with Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 7050

Re: New Squirrel "Mom" with Questions

Skirkpatrick74 wrote:...And it sounds like she is training you right! :D

isn't that always the truth? :twisted:
BTW, when I have used up a jar of peanut butter, I put the jar in Chuck's cage and over time he cleans out the remains that you never can get out. :wink:
by Joan
Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Legalities of Owning a FS
Topic: Other Countries?
Replies: 5
Views: 3082

Re: legal in Japan, but how to import?? (Re: Other Countrie

... Northern and southern flying squirrels are legal to own as pets in Japan and can be obtained within Japan. Japanese flying squirrels are NOT allowed to own as pets inside of Japan. The dwarf Russian (European) flying squirrel is completely illegal to even exist in Japan and will be immediately ...
by Joan
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Selecting A Breeder
Topic: Japanese FS Breeder?
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

Re: Japanese FS Breeder?

It is virtually impossible to export a Japanese flying squirrel from Japan, as 1) Japan is fiercely protective in a sort of "racist" way about its native flying squirrels and 2) it is not legal to own the Japanese fliers as pets within Japan. You would need to find a breeder who already h...
by Joan
Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: New Squirrel "Mom" with Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 7050

Re: New Squirrel "Mom" with Questions

... Joan, you were so right about stripping the tent bare. I'm in it right now with her and it's been about an hour since we got in and she's already gotten curious and ran up to me They can't stand not checking you out when they have no distractions. :twisted: ... I tried giving her a treat when s...
by Joan
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: FS Health
Topic: BACKFLIPS!! Worry or Not...
Replies: 14
Views: 4098

Re: BACKFLIPS!! Worry or Not...

... And just to add this last bit... I think I have spent a small fortune on stuff for my baby Bella! I spend more on fresh food and other fun stuff on her than I do on us! Ooops, I forgot to tell you that any new squammy should cut up all credit cards before the family has to file bankruptcy! ... ...
by Joan
Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Concerned about "freezing" behavior
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

Re: Concerned about "freezing" behavior

... See if a change in diet with some added protein(chicken, wax worms) and some added Calcium rich foods will help. Don't forget to add mushroom caps for her Vitamin D needs. I will keep checking on her progress. You may email me if you like for food suggestions. Good luck! Anne, if you offer sugg...
by Joan
Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: New Squirrel "Mom" with Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 7050

Re: New Squirrel "Mom" with Questions

... We set it up last night (it's a nice big one that fits 4 people and I can actually stand straight up in it... i'm 5'3") and filled it with all sorts of stimulating hanging toys for her to perch on, fleecey blankets for her to grip onto, and her favorite snuggly sleeping pouch. Strip it bar...
by Joan
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: FS Health
Topic: BACKFLIPS!! Worry or Not...
Replies: 14
Views: 4098

Re: BACKFLIPS!! Worry or Not...

... I hope you're not getting annoyed by all my questions/comments. If you are, I won't be offended, LOL! We're here to help you any way we can. :-) ... I ended up going with the "travel cottage" cage from Martins Cages Martins cages have a good reputation. ... I'm actually going to start...
by Joan
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Concerned about "freezing" behavior
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

Re: Concerned about "freezing" behavior

It could be since she hasn't fallen, but might be some type of seizure. They usually don't just stay still when picked up. Let me see if anyone else on the ER team has an idea.
by Joan
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: FS Health
Topic: BACKFLIPS!! Worry or Not...
Replies: 14
Views: 4098

Re: BACKFLIPS!! Worry or Not...

... What do you think? 2. http://atticworx.com/1cages.htm This one may be too small or just strange shaped. What do you think? I know Anita and her husband who make these cages. Notice the wiring. It lets the flyer crawl easily. It's not expensive and is great for a travel cage. They own both flyer...
by Joan
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: FS Health
Topic: BACKFLIPS!! Worry or Not...
Replies: 14
Views: 4098

Re: BACKFLIPS!! Worry or Not...

... We fell asleep for a little while and when I woke up Good Lord, you don't have to have sessions this long. LOL ... I was suprised that since we've only had her for less than a week, she was comfortable enough to jump on me. I mean, she didn't stay long but is that a good thing? Or did she just ...
by Joan
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: New Squirrel "Mom" with Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 7050

Re: New Squirrel "Mom" with Questions

... One thing I'm kind of freaking out about though... Bella started doing backflips last night and I remember reading on here's that this isn't a good thing. What should I do? http://www.nfsa.us/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8941&p=70271#p70271 ... How long do you recommend being in here? She...
by Joan
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: FS Health
Topic: BACKFLIPS!! Worry or Not...
Replies: 14
Views: 4098

Re: BACKFLIPS!! Worry or Not...

Pups go a little nuts when they learn a new thing and do it over and over. No need to worry

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