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by malerris21
Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: tips for dealing with landlords?
Replies: 5
Views: 1933

Re: tips for dealing with landlords?

I got a few strange looks at apartment interviews this summer when I said I was going to be getting a flying squirrel... I like the "long-tailed hamster" idea. But truly, depending on how strict the landlord is, you may not have to worry at all - or even say a word. My current landlord cou...
by malerris21
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: is it that time of season?
Replies: 11
Views: 3293

Re: is it that time of season?

well, i'm sure there's a first time for everything :twisted:
but seriously, what i meant was a female HOF having (more) trouble with the female flyer during the HOF's pms, since we've already established that the flyers can sense that sort of thing.
by malerris21
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Selecting A Breeder
Topic: World Exotics
Replies: 12
Views: 6418

Re: World Exotics

Gee, I could have a Llama shipped to Logan Airport? Who knew! Somehow I just can't see that happening....
by malerris21
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Selecting A Breeder
Topic: Breeders in the MA area or New England??
Replies: 3
Views: 2999

Re: Breeders in the MA area or New England??

any luck?
also, would you have any recommendations for Boston-area vets who have experience with flyers?
by malerris21
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: is it that time of season?
Replies: 11
Views: 3293

Re: is it that time of season?

hmm, but what about the HOF's PMS?
by malerris21
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Japanese Pygmy Flyers (or maybe Russian)
Replies: 44
Views: 19644

Re: Japanese Pygmy Flyers (or maybe Russian)

I was looking for some pics of flyers and came across one of a Korean small Flying Squirrel... They look like little furry balls of vanilla ice cream.
by malerris21
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Scents
Replies: 6
Views: 4152

Re: Scents

By the way, boyfriend studies psychology at Harvard, I've done some psychology, sociology, etc. on my own time (just for fun, you might say) and the co-worker is a font of all kinds of knowledge. She knew that one would get our attention! :bad-words:
by malerris21
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Scents
Replies: 6
Views: 4152

Re: Scents

A co-worker of mine says the solution is to find a gay squirrel... imagine that! Brings up the whole psychology of hetero/homosexuality and whether its birth or environment... We're a true bunch of nuts up here, I guess :D
by malerris21
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Adult FS Diet
Topic: Flax seeds?
Replies: 5
Views: 2217

Re: Flax seeds?

Joan wrote:The general way I figure what to give is by asking myself if it's available to them in the wild.


guess it depends on who's garden they're raiding :wink:
by malerris21
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Building a cage need help
Replies: 10
Views: 2356

Re: Building a cage need help

Sorry... wonder who's question it was? Oh well, glad I could help (sort of). :D
by malerris21
Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Building a cage need help
Replies: 10
Views: 2356

Re: Building a cage need help

Did I see somewhere you were wondering what to do about the edging of the wire cloth? Thought I saw that question somewhere (sometimes there's sooo much info I forget where I saw something!) If not, forgive me but if so, here's my advise: If you have the wire on the inside of the framework, use a lo...
by malerris21
Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Flyer Housing
Topic: Seashells
Replies: 7
Views: 2821

Re: Seashells

heh, well, nice to know flyers aren't immune to the psychology of presentation. :D
by malerris21
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Scents
Replies: 6
Views: 4152

Re: Scents

:roll: So I can expect an alpha-female battle any time one of us is in heat... Boyfriend's gonna loooove that! :evilbat:
by malerris21
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Flyer Housing
Topic: Seashells
Replies: 7
Views: 2821

Re: Seashells

:D Well, the chewing is a given, it's one of those two-in-one things like the branch-ladders at the pet store. Figure its a calcium chew with slightly more appeal than just a bit of cuttlebone sitting around :wink: Of course, one could always hang the uttle bone to make it more interesting, too. Yes...
by malerris21
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: All the rest
Topic: Flying Squirrel Tattoo
Replies: 18
Views: 9451

Re: Flying Squirrel Tattoo

It always starts with one... careful, they get addictive :D Counting the ones I've had covered (the ones I did on myself and my first "professional" one) I have 5 completed and two in progress. Needless to say my mom is the only one I don't get regular compliments from on my art :roll: At ...
by malerris21
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Scents
Replies: 6
Views: 4152

Scents

So I'm fairly certain this has been mentioned, but there's soooo much info on this site sometimes it is hard to know where to start. So the question is, if the baby is bonding to a person, wouldn't it get used to certain things (deoderant or soap smell) and then be familiar with these scents as adul...
by malerris21
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: All the rest
Topic: squirrel in the ball park
Replies: 0
Views: 863

squirrel in the ball park

Just wanted to share this cuz it's really cute... I'm listening to the Red Sox vs Tigers game and there's been a squirrel running around in the outfield. One of the groundscrew just chased it into the Sox dugout... I'm wishing I had seen the shot of this little bugger sitting on the centerfiels fenc...
by malerris21
Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Flyer Housing
Topic: Seashells
Replies: 7
Views: 2821

Seashells

I saw the post about using seashells as food dishes and it sparked an :idea: : For those of us who are craft-minded one could make an interesting toy similar to those apple branch ladders in the pet stores. sterilize a few shells (thinking the same way as with branches or Dawn?) and use a hand drill...
by malerris21
Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Japanese Pygmy Flyers (or maybe Russian)
Replies: 44
Views: 19644

Re: Japanese Pygmy Flyers (or maybe Russian)

OMG I'd love one of those tubby babies... sigh! :puppydogeyes:
by malerris21
Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Adult FS Diet
Topic: Flax seeds?
Replies: 5
Views: 2217

Re: Flax seeds?

How would I find out?
by malerris21
Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Flyers LOVE Pussy Willows!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2229

Re: Flyers LOVE Pussy Willows!!

They are just the cutest lil things...
neat, I can have my mom bring some back from VT :)
by malerris21
Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: All the rest
Topic: Critter Nation cages are ready!
Replies: 12
Views: 3735

Re: Critter Nation cages are ready!

Well, my fier isn't yet :wink: I'm getting an autumn baby and trying to do all the "homework" in preparation.
by malerris21
Sun May 31, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Adult FS Diet
Topic: Flyer Diet - One Stop Shop
Replies: 37
Views: 57785

Re: Flyer Diet - One Stop Shop

Are apple seeds bad? I would imagine and apple core would be fun to chew on! The gray outside sure loves it when I toss apple cores out for her! Iceberg lettuce doesn't really have any nutritional value, but good source of liquid - bad for rabbits because it can cause diarrhea. yeah, they do have se...
by malerris21
Sun May 31, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Adult FS Diet
Topic: Flax seeds?
Replies: 5
Views: 2217

Flax seeds?

Does anyone know if flax seeds are good - or bad - to add to the mix of nuts/seeds? I know they're great for us, but they are high in omega-3 (which is why they're so great for us.) Would a very small amount be ok? Also (and I'm serious with this one) What about hemp seeds? Also great for us, my rab...
by malerris21
Sun May 31, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Adult FS Diet
Topic: SWISS CHARD
Replies: 2
Views: 1313

Re: SWISS CHARD

If this helps, Swiss Chard is a member of the beet family and is really (I mean really) good for you. But it does have a hefty amount of vit. A - so I guess feed in moderation, like the orange veggies? - as well as lots of calcium, fiber, etc. When I had my rabbit, he'd chow down on the chard and th...
by malerris21
Fri May 29, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrel-Proofing and Other Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 4343

Re: Squirrel-Proofing and Other Questions

Is there any worry about shirt fibers getting wrapped around a limb, or are they big enough not to be a problem? My gray loved to use tees and dish towels, but fliers are smaller and, from what I've read, far more prone to get into "trouble" :roll: Another question: I read that using steri...
by malerris21
Fri May 29, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrel-Proofing and Other Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 4343

Re: Squirrel-Proofing and Other Questions

More questions: Does the pee stain? Nearly everything I own is machine-washable (including couch cushion covers) and what isn't I could pretty easily cover with plastic and/or an old sheet in the room where he/she will have o-o-c time. Read about diet affecting urine odors; baking soda in the litter...
by malerris21
Fri May 29, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Breeders in MA, NH, VT or RI?
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Re: Breeders in MA, NH, VT, RI or ME?

Wanted to ask one last time before making a commitment will HLC. The main problem is transportation - neither my bf nor I have a car, and while I can pretty much guarantee my mom will let me take hers for a day trip (or even an overnight if need be) in the New England area, I really don't see her le...
by malerris21
Fri May 29, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Breeders in MA, NH, VT or RI?
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Breeders in MA, NH, VT or RI?

Anyone know of any?
by malerris21
Fri May 29, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: All the rest
Topic: Flying Squirrel Tattoo
Replies: 18
Views: 9451

Re: Flying Squirrel Tattoo

Love that tribal flyer!! And, of course, those wings are amazing. I just want to say, as a very tattooed person (two major - whole lower leg, whole upper arm - and one small) that of course there are some risks involved with tattooing. These can, for the most part, be avoided by going to a professio...
by malerris21
Fri May 29, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: All the rest
Topic: Critter Nation cages are ready!
Replies: 12
Views: 3735

Re: Critter Nation cages are ready!

Does anyone on here have one of these cages for their flyers? Would it be good to start out with one level for the baby and get the addition once it is a little older, or just get both levels right off the bat? In other words, is there a danger of injury if the baby's cage is too high before it lear...
by malerris21
Fri May 29, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: BIRTH & ADOPTION ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: Penny is getting a "boyfriend" :)
Replies: 13
Views: 4168

Re: Penny is getting a "boyfriend" :)

omg sooo cute!
by malerris21
Thu May 28, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: How To Find an Escaped Flyer in the House
Replies: 12
Views: 11243

Re: How To Find an Escaped Flyer in the House

Great site! Thanks :)
by malerris21
Thu May 28, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrel-Proofing and Other Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 4343

Re: Squirrel-Proofing and Other Questions

I honestly can't recall if I ever got a rash when I had my gray squirrel, but I'm pretty sure I didn't. I got peed on a lot, though, especially when I had the audacity to wash "her" sweatshirt #-o
by malerris21
Thu May 28, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrel-Proofing and Other Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 4343

Re: Squirrel-Proofing and Other Questions

Glad I'm not the only one from MA around here :D

Does anyone take their fliers on vacation with them?

What exactly is bird gravel paper, and was the rash only when Peanut was a baby?
by malerris21
Wed May 27, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrel-Proofing and Other Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 4343

Re: Squirrel-Proofing and Other Questions

ahh... guess i was being too specific with the previous searches ("proofing" being simple and effective) thanks. well, blinds are at least easy to hose off... hell, i do that pretty regularly anyway when i clean. i'm thinking the o-o-c time will be spent in the room that has the least temp...
by malerris21
Tue May 26, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrel-Proofing and Other Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 4343

Re: Squirrel-Proofing and Other Questions

Just to clarify the bit about biting back... I'm not suggesting it is a good idea or that there was any sort of cruelty involved in that instance. Only that it is often suggested for dogs and that Peanut got the hierarchy idea pretty quick from that one instance. Really hoping no one gets the wrong ...
by malerris21
Sun May 24, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrel-Proofing and Other Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 4343

Squirrel-Proofing and Other Questions

Hello, I am looking into becoming owned soon, and I could use some advice on squirrel-proofing - obviously finding and plugging any holes is step one. What is a good way to protect wires? Can I count on curtains being chewed? I haven't ever had to worry much with my last two rodents - my long-lived ...
by malerris21
Sun May 24, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: When is the best time to take a Flying squirrel.
Replies: 8
Views: 2838

Re: When is the best time to take a Flying squirrel.

does anyone know of any hobby breeders in ma? how reliable are the folks at h.l.c?
by malerris21
Wed May 20, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your experience when picking up squirrel at airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 5867

Re: Your experience when picking up squirrel at airport?

what was your experience with helen's litte critters in general?

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