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captive trio breeding -

Postby BonniePayne » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:27 pm

I have recently acquired 2 female and one male southern flying squirrel- all captured from the same attic within week of eachother. They have been provided a spacious cage with natural log nesting sites , etc... natural foods -acorns , wax worms , grains fruits etc... I witnessed 2 breedings last month and until now - all 3 were nesting together -.
Now the male is nesting alone and females are in one nest together . There is another nesting cavity provided - however - Its approx. 10 days until the first female should deliver and they are still nesting together . Do you think they will remain together - or do you think they will separate in the next week or so ? I was wondering what the chance may be that they are littermates and want to be together. . its for sure they all probably came from the same wild colony and were happy to see eachother again when reunited.
I am pretty sure we are expecting pups - but im reluctant to separate any of them ,,,since they get along so well and are obviously a family.

Females are staying close to the nest box for longer periods of time - come out to eat a quick meal and get a drink and go right back to nest .

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Re: captive trio breeding -

Postby Joan » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:19 pm

They will automatically do what is best if they have a enough room. It's not uncommon for females to help co-parent another females litter. Just make sure the non-nursing females doesn't steal the pups from the nursing mother. The male will just stay out of the way, but won't hurt the pups when they start coming out of the nest. The pregnant female will stash food and not come out of the nest for days after the pups are born. If you only see one out, she may be taking food back to the mama or keeping the pups warm while she comes out on her own.
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Re: captive trio breeding -

Postby Skirkpatrick74 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:39 pm

The male is smart! :D
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Re: captive trio breeding -

Postby Joan » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:45 pm

The poor guy gets the stuffing beat out of him if he tries to approach a pregnant female. She kicks him out ... so no complaining when he doesn't help with pup care. :roll:
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