Siberian (or Japanese Dwarf) Flying Squirrel

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Siberian (or Japanese Dwarf) Flying Squirrel

Postby EenyandMeeny » Thu May 02, 2013 3:09 pm

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if there are any breeders for the Siberian flying squirrel here in the U.S. They are so cute! They seem to get attached to people and want to be with them a lot. I heard leads that someone was trying to import some to breed, but I can't seem to find any. Do you know of any Siberian flyers for adoption?

Thanks! :D I'll be looking forward to all your posts!
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Re: Siberian (or Japanese Dwarf) Flying Squirrel

Postby Joan » Fri May 03, 2013 10:29 am

Haven't heard a thing about this.
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Re: Siberian (or Japanese Dwarf) Flying Squirrel

Postby EenyandMeeny » Fri May 03, 2013 11:43 am

Really!!

Here are the links where I first heard about them: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8458
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Let me know if you hear anything! ;)

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Re: Siberian (or Japanese Dwarf) Flying Squirrel

Postby Joan » Fri May 03, 2013 12:38 pm

I'm very familar with the squirrel, but have heard nothing about them being imported to the pet trade. I'd hate to see them taken from their native home by poachers as our native flyers have.
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Re: Siberian (or Japanese Dwarf) Flying Squirrel

Postby Laurak » Fri May 03, 2013 3:28 pm

From what I understand, they are endangered, so there isn't much chance that they could be imported. Too bad because they are cuties! You should just stick with the normal SFS - they are plenty of fun ;-)

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Re: Siberian (or Japanese Dwarf) Flying Squirrel

Postby EenyandMeeny » Sun May 05, 2013 3:02 pm

Oh, I didn't know they were endangered!

Yes, I truly do enjoy my two babies! They are a lot of fun. :D

Thanks for answering my questions! I'm really enjoying this website. :)

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Re: Siberian (or Japanese Dwarf) Flying Squirrel

Postby Elless » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:33 pm

These guys are so cute! So, the research I've done says that both the Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel (Pteromys momonga) and it's almost identical relative the Siberian Flying Squirrel (Pteromys volans) are not endangered and are of "least concern" conservation-wise. I can't seem to find anyone that keeps either as pets though. Does anyone know of any breeders of either of these flyers? With all the Southern Flyers kept as pets I'm surprised that these guys haven't emerged as pets.

Thank you, Lisa

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Re: Siberian (or Japanese Dwarf) Flying Squirrel

Postby Joan » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:05 pm

Elless wrote:These guys are so cute! So, the research I've done says that both the Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel (Pteromys momonga) and it's almost identical relative the Siberian Flying Squirrel (Pteromys volans) are not endangered and are of "least concern" conservation-wise. I can't seem to find anyone that keeps either as pets though. Does anyone know of any breeders of either of these flyers? With all the Southern Flyers kept as pets I'm surprised that these guys haven't emerged as pets.

Thank you, Lisa


Lisa, the fact that they are not endangered doesn't mean their government is willing to allow them to be exported from their native land and thank goodness! We have flying squirrel "poachers" in this country snatching pregnant wild flyers and pups to export all over the world.
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