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Japanese Pygmy Flyers (or maybe Russian)

Postby Judy C. » Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:51 pm

These are from a Japanese book, and the text is all in Japanese. I bought the books off eBay, and the person said they were Russian squirrels. The Japanese and Russian flyers are closely related - I'm still trying to learn more about them. But the photos are fantastic, and the flyers are the cutest things I have ever seen!

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Postby Babysmama » Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:57 am

Judy they are just the most precious little furballs ever. The last picture those two almost resemble our Northerns but they are a little lighter grey but still adorable. Thank you for sharing them.
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Postby Lora » Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:14 am

There is a Siberian flyer too. I wonder if that's the same as a Russian. I recently saw a picture of an "albino" flying squirrel & was thinking it was a Russian. Looked more of a frosted color than actual albino.

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Postby gloryaf88 » Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:32 pm

I wonder how hard it would be to become owned by one of these? I would love one of those......like I need anymore :roll:
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Postby Airstreamlady » Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:03 pm

Gloria, I'm with you on that one. How do we get one? Wouldn't it be wonderful to own one. Would it be possible by any stretch of the imagination? :multi: :multi: :multi:
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Postby Joan » Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:19 pm

I call them the little no-neck flyers. :twisted:
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Postby Deb » Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:53 pm

No neck and No ears! :twisted: But they sure are pretty :D
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Postby WantsAFlyer » Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:21 pm

They're adorable! I wonder how small they are in comparison to the southerns? They have such pretty coats!

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Postby Wanda » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:39 pm

I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!
They look fat, don't they? I wonder if they are as sweet as our Southern's? They look like they would be bigger.
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Postby gloryaf88 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:43 pm

So, okay, who is going to fly to Japan and bring us all one back?
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Postby Joan » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:47 pm

Kevin has a friend there. He gave me a book on them, but it's all in Japanese. :roll:
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Postby Judy C. » Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:39 am

Joan wrote:Kevin has a friend there. He gave me a book on them, but it's all in Japanese. :roll:
It's probably one of the books I've got - I bought 3, and they are all in Japanese! I knew they were before I bought them, but I didn't think it would drive me crazy the way it is. Guess I'm just nosey!!! But I sure would like to know what all the text says!

Joan, I think we need to take some of the money NFSA has and take a trip to Japan and try our hand at smuggling!

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Postby Joan » Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:52 am

Judy C. wrote: ... Joan, I think we need to take some of the money NFSA has and take a trip to Japan and try our hand at smuggling!


Now that seems like a worthy cause for the NFSA. I have a Japanese friend and I think she goes to the Northern Island where these guys live. I'll contact her ... get your winter boots ready. :twisted:
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Postby Wanda » Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:32 am

Joan wrote:
Judy C. wrote: ... Joan, I think we need to take some of the money NFSA has and take a trip to Japan and try our hand at smuggling!


Now that seems like a worthy cause for the NFSA. I have a Japanese friend and I think she goes to the Northern Island where these guys live. I'll contact her ... get your winter boots ready. :twisted:


Way to go you guys! That would be a worthy cause for the NFSA and we have a volunteer to go. How many do you think you could smuggle back Judy?
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Postby Judy C. » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:14 am

Joan, can your friend translate the text in the flyer books? I can scan my books and send them to you for translation.

I can be ready to go to Japan with 3 days notice. I should be able to smuggle back quite a few, since I will have an entire suitcase empty for the flyers.....the one I will take packed with food to eat while I am there, 'cause I sure AIN'T EATIN SUSHI!!!!!

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Postby Airstreamlady » Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:10 pm

Judy, I can be ready in only two days. Can I go with you? I can carry more suitcases so we can have more to eat while we are there. :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby Joan » Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:22 pm

[quote="Judy C."]Joan, can your friend translate the text in the flyer books? I can scan my books and send them to you for translation.

Actually, my friend is a translator ... for Japanese and American businesses. I haven't talked with her in a couple of years, but will try to track her down. I'll let you know.

I can be ready to go to Japan with 3 days notice. I should be able to smuggle back quite a few, since I will have an entire suitcase empty for the flyers.....the one I will take packed with food to eat while I am there, 'cause I sure AIN'T EATIN SUSHI!!!!!

I'll eat Sushi and keep the containers for flyers ... though those little guys look pretty chubby.
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Postby Joan » Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:23 pm

Airstreamlady wrote:Judy, I can be ready in only two days. Can I go with you? I can carry more suitcases so we can have more to eat while we are there. :twisted: :twisted:


Of course, we'll need all the suitcases we can muster. :D
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Postby WantsAFlyer » Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:46 pm

Judy C. wrote:Joan, can your friend translate the text in the flyer books? I can scan my books and send them to you for translation.

Hey I think most of the members would pay for a translated copy, I know I would definitely want one. You could sell them to raise funds for your flight to Japan! :bday:

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Postby gloryaf88 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:44 pm

I love it when a plan comes together. All three of my flyers are ready to accept their friend from Japan........
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Postby Deb » Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:12 am

I already have 6 Japanese Black Pines growing, 'cause from the second pic, it looks like they are two fisted eaters when it comes to pine blooms :wink: I'm coming! I volunteer to smuggle, eat sushi, and feed furballs with copsticks :twisted:
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Postby Airstreamlady » Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:17 am

Deb, I'm RIFL. I'm trying to vision feeding a flyer a copstick. :twisted: :twisted:

There just might be a "Cop" coming after us with a "Stick" if we don't watch out.

I guess we'll need someone to ride shotgun now.

Any volunteers 'cause I'm still running with the suitcases full of our food.
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Postby Wanda » Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:06 pm

Airstreamlady wrote:Deb, I'm RIFL. I'm trying to vision feeding a flyer a copstick. :twisted: :twisted:

There just might be a "Cop" coming after us with a "Stick" if we don't watch out.

I guess we'll need someone to ride shotgun now.

Any volunteers 'cause I'm still running with the suitcases full of our food.


I volunteer to ride shotgun!!
I'll take another large suitcase to fill with those chunky Japanese flyers.
Ok Joan, the trip to Japan is all worked out. Where are our tickets??
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Postby Deb » Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:05 pm

I said feed them WITH chopsticks...not feed them chopsticks! But Molly has chewed some of my favorite chopsticks :bad-words:
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Postby Judy C. » Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:19 pm

OK - more info on the Siberian and Japanese flyers. The two are about the same size. The Siberian is grey in summer, silver in winter. They weigh around 5 to 7 3/4 oz, but are only about 7 or 8 inches long (body and tail). This puts them slightly shorter than the SFS, but twice as heavy!!!! Which is rather scary to imagine!

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Postby Joan » Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:08 am

Judy C. wrote: ... This puts them slightly shorter than the SFS, but twice as heavy!!!! Which is rather scary to imagine!


Sounds like Tom's wild bunch. LOL
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Postby Mary » Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:54 am

They are so cute. I want two of them. A Boy and a girl. I will donate trip money and I have 4 suitcases on wheels that are very roomy.

I loved the one pic of the one grooming the other. The face expression is just to precious.

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Postby Airstreamlady » Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:11 am

Deb wrote:I already have 6 Japanese Black Pines growing, 'cause from the second pic, it looks like they are two fisted eaters when it comes to pine blooms :wink: I'm coming! I volunteer to smuggle, eat sushi, and feed furballs with copsticks :twisted:


Deb, I just couldn't help myself. I knew what you meant , it was just a funny typo. I'm sorry. Sure changed the story around somewhat. Sorry, I translated a type into something I thought was funny. My humor is not funny to others sometimes.
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Postby krups1110 » Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:16 am

They are really cute! They look a lot like our southerns except lighter fur and black eye make-up instead of the white eye make-up that our southerns have.
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Postby Joan » Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:05 pm

krups1110 wrote:...They look a lot like our southerns except lighter fur and black eye make-up instead of the white eye make-up that our southerns have.


They're little teenaged Goths. :twisted:
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Postby gloryaf88 » Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:04 pm

Okay, lets get our crew on the road. Do we need to send a crew to Russia for some of theirs too? I love Russian food so I would volunteer for that trip even though I don't fly....
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Postby angelicparticles » Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:30 pm

ooo they are sooo cute and chubby!!!
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Postby Deb » Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:11 pm

i knew you were joshin' Patti :D
Maria and I eat with chopsticks in an effort to slow us down and maybe eat less :roll: But all it's done is make us experts in Speed-Chopstick! Molly has chewed on them when she finds them left out after our late night snacks :twisted:
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Postby voguemamselle619 » Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:22 pm

Joan wrote:
Judy C. wrote: ... This puts them slightly shorter than the SFS, but twice as heavy!!!! Which is rather scary to imagine!


Sounds like Tom's wild bunch. LOL


they are scary! i would hate to have one of those alpha females jump at me.

i will donate money to this smuggling of japanese flyers trip :twisted:
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Postby Bejammie » Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:43 pm

I'll put in money for the smuggling plans, too!!


I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Delilah and her little Japanese brother would be so cute curled up together!!


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Postby krups1110 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:46 pm

if you guys get to go to japan and russia, then i want to go on the trip to get those giant red ones from southeast asia!
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Postby LaurenLovesFlyers » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:24 pm

We need some pro. smugglers!
Awh, i would so love to have one of those fat, fluffy little cuties!


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Postby WantsAFlyer » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:55 am

krups1110 wrote:if you guys get to go to japan and russia, then i want to go on the trip to get those giant red ones from southeast asia!

Ooo me too! I want them all! :bday:

Imagine trying to hide one of those in your shirt... :twisted:

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Postby voguemamselle619 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:18 pm

my bf went to the singapore zoo. they have a large indoor enclosure where the giant red flyers are allowed to roam free with you in there! i want to go! although i'd probably be terrified to have one of those guys jump at me, for fear of a faceplant...
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Re: Japanese Pygmy Flyers (or maybe Russian)

Postby malerris21 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:22 am

OMG I'd love one of those tubby babies... sigh! :puppydogeyes:


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