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by Earl's Mom
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Flyer Housing
Topic: Ideas Please!
Replies: 1
Views: 8561

Ideas Please!

It has been a while since I've been on the message boards. I'm looking for ideas for my squirrels bedroom. I have three Mail flying squirrels named Earl, Rocky, and Scooter. In my house, they have their own bedroom. Right now, I have a large cage in the center that is just left open with ropes and t...
by Earl's Mom
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Habitat/Cage Ideas??
Replies: 3
Views: 2149

Habitat/Cage Ideas??

I'm always looking for new and better ways to give exercise and enjoyment to my little flying furballs, so I would love some help from all of you in designing their new area. My three boys have their own bedroom. Right now, I have their cage in the middle of the room (though they are never caged in ...
by Earl's Mom
Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: They won't stop! Is something wrong?
Replies: 2
Views: 1473

Re: They won't stop! Is something wrong?

So, I just logged on to see if there are any suggestions for this problem. I remembered posting before and getting sympathy :) Good to know I'm not the only one with this annoying problem. Its not really a huge problem, but is definitely annoying after a few minutes! The funny part is, here I am dea...
by Earl's Mom
Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: They won't stop! Is something wrong?
Replies: 2
Views: 1473

They won't stop! Is something wrong?

I could use some suggestions to either cope with this new habit or break their new habit! I am HOF to three flyer boys. I've had Earl for coming up on five years and Scooter and Rocky for two years now. They have their own bedroom in my house and actually have free run of the room-plenty of space, t...
by Earl's Mom
Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Earl the squirrel
Replies: 6
Views: 2052

Re: Earl the squirrel

Just came across your post and wanted to say that I have an "Earl the squirrel" too! I hope your Earl is still doing well and that perhaps you still see him around your house if that's where you released him. I still have my Earl- he's getting close to five years old now! He and his brothe...
by Earl's Mom
Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Gray Squirrel with MBD?
Replies: 1
Views: 995

Gray Squirrel with MBD?

We have a gray squirrel that came to us a month or two ago and we've raised her from before her eyes opened or before her tail was full. She now looks full grown and has seemed to be doing really well. Eating nuts, corn, seeds... Just in the past few days she's seemed very lethargic, and once lay on...
by Earl's Mom
Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Getting Rid of Pests
Replies: 15
Views: 7533

Re: Getting Rid of Pests

I realize I'm posting on an old topic, but I need help getting rid of Meal Moths! I read these postings, but I'm not sure the moth removal is going to be effective since I can't possibly clean the bottom of their cage daily. I bought some "Safe Pest Removal" traps from Lowes. Apparently, t...
by Earl's Mom
Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Squirrel Tales
Topic: Off to the races...
Replies: 1
Views: 1649

Off to the races...

Though my username is Earl's mom- I became HOF to two other babies a few years ago. I now have three boys that make life very interesting. Their cage was in my bedroom until just recently. They were fairly well behaved :) Until I noticed they were eating the sheetrock behind their cage!! But that wa...
by Earl's Mom
Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Diarrhea
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Re: Diarrhea

Thanks for checking on him! I'm sorry I didn't reply earlier to let you know. He is doing very well now. I followed the advice and offered yogurt. He seemed to perk up the next evening and is back to normal now :) This messageboard is such a big help when I have questions about my little furbabies. ...
by Earl's Mom
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Diarrhea
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Diarrhea

My little Earl isn't acting like himself tonight. He's very quiet and not very active. Also, he has some FOUL smelling diarrhea. How can I help him and what should I be watching for?
by Earl's Mom
Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'm nearly distraught, please help!
Replies: 8
Views: 1739

Re: I'm nearly distraught, please help!

Thank you both for your thoughts. I'm nearly in tears now thinking of turning them loose. I have a fear that I'll set them free and then my cat will bring one to my doorstep. :puppydogeyes: We lock our cat up as much as possible, but there are always others out there, you know... I do love these lit...
by Earl's Mom
Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'm nearly distraught, please help!
Replies: 8
Views: 1739

Re: I'm nearly distraught, please help!

Thank you both for your thoughts. I'm nearly in tears now thinking of turning them loose. I have a fear that I'll set them free and then my cat will bring one to my doorstep. :puppydogeyes: We lock our cat up as much as possible, but there are always others out there, you know... I do love these lit...
by Earl's Mom
Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: scent?
Replies: 13
Views: 2831

Re: scent?

I haven't read all that's been posted about your flyer's diet, but I can tell you my big story from this time last year and one stinky flyer! Rocky was brought to me by my cat last year on December 18th. Though small, about 6 week old, he didn't seem to have any injuries that I could see at all. I g...
by Earl's Mom
Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mosquito netting
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

Re: Mosquito netting

This sounds interesting! Please explain how you've set this up.
by Earl's Mom
Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'm nearly distraught, please help!
Replies: 8
Views: 1739

I'm nearly distraught, please help!

Hey Everyone, it's nearly 2 o'clock in the morning and I am STRESSED with my three boy fliers. These three stay in my bedroom- there's no other inside the house option for these guys. They have a fairly large cage (it seemed huge when I only had one!), but I turn them loose in the room in the evenin...
by Earl's Mom
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas Card
Replies: 3
Views: 1028

Christmas Card

So, I finally got a good picture of all three of my furballs together. I'm thrilled! Now, I want to put it on my Christmas cards. I need suggestions for a cute saying to go on the card also, please!! All suggestions welcome! I've thougth about something along the lines of, "Hope your Christmas ...
by Earl's Mom
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Picture Perfect Moment
Replies: 0
Views: 725

Picture Perfect Moment

I have three flying squirrels - Earl, Scooter, and Rocky. Scooter is the typical middle child in my bunch, he prefers to stay by himself and is even hesitant to come to me unless he is getting food. The other two think I am their own personal moving tree. Anyway... I'm writing to ask for tips on way...
by Earl's Mom
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Picture Perfect Moment?
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Picture Perfect Moment?

I have three flying squirrels - Earl, Scooter, and Rocky. Scooter is the typical middle child in my bunch, he prefers to stay by himself and is even hesitant to come to me unless he is getting food. The other two think I am their own personal moving tree. Anyway... I'm writing to ask for tips on way...
by Earl's Mom
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Running Wheel Question
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Running Wheel Question

Hi Everyone! I have a Wodent Wheel that has gone many miles over the course of the past year. My first baby, Earl, doesn't care a thing about it, but his brothers, Scooter and Rocky, run just about all night long. Their cage is in my bedroom and it is the only room in the house where they can be. Th...
by Earl's Mom
Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: My three boys...
Replies: 15
Views: 3792

Re: My three boys...

Thanks, everyone! I'd thought about trimming tails differently but wondered if that would affect their flying in anyway? Thank you for your advice.

We're in Oxford, Alabama.
by Earl's Mom
Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: My three boys...
Replies: 15
Views: 3792

Re: My three boys...

Thanks, that makes me feel a little better. But, I'm wondering if anyone else out there has two or more of the same sex??
by Earl's Mom
Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: My three boys...
Replies: 15
Views: 3792

My three boys...

I feel like a poor HOF having to ask this question... but here goes. I have three flyer boys - Earl (nearly 3 yrs old), Scooter - 5 months old, Rocky - 3 months old). I'm worried about when they all get about the same size, how I'll be able to tell them apart! Right now, Earl is the biggest and is a...
by Earl's Mom
Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Introducing newly arrived flyers to previous flyer
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Re: Introducing newly arrived flyers to previous flyer

By now, your flyers may be best buddies, but I thought I'd post anyway to tell my story. Earl is my oldest flyer who I've had for almost 3 years now. He was an only child in my house until this past fall when Scooter joined our family. One mistake I made was that I was in such a hurry to get the boy...
by Earl's Mom
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squirrel Appreciation Day
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Squirrel Appreciation Day

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!!

I just learned about today's special meaning - but from now on, it'll be marked on my calendar for sure! January 21st is Squirrel Appreciate Day! Have you hugged your squirrels today??
by Earl's Mom
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there any hope for my squirrely group?
Replies: 1
Views: 794

Is there any hope for my squirrely group?

Okay, so here's the lowdown on my little squirrel family. Earl is the oldest - he'll be 3 in February. Earl was an only child until this fall when Scooter joined the family. They've taken to each other quite well and now sleep in the same nest box with no squabbles. A month ago, my third little boy ...
by Earl's Mom
Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Infection and an open sore! Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 2017

Re: Infection and an open sore! Help!

If another lump does form, what should I do? Should it be left to run its course, or should I drain it?
by Earl's Mom
Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Infection and an open sore! Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 2017

Re: Infection and an open sore! Help!

Well, he does seem to be more active this morning. I was so afraid that I would wake up this morning and find him dead. I've given him some gatorade by dropper (even though he's fine drinking out of a water dish) just so that I can make sure he's staying hydrated. He also took his antibiotic well, a...
by Earl's Mom
Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Infection and an open sore! Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 2017

Infection and an open sore! Help!

Last Thursday, (exactly one week ago), my cat caught another flyer and left him for me in the garage. When I found the little guy, I took him to the vet to get the amoxicillan. I believe he's about 8 weeks old. The vet and I couldn't find any big injuries, just a tiny scratch on his back end. We kep...
by Earl's Mom
Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Cat brought in a flyer! Help please!
Replies: 10
Views: 2927

Re: Cat brought in a flyer! Help please!

Well, I've named the little guy, Scooter. This is the 4th day of antibiotics and he is very willing (even excited to take it) so if y'all don't think it'll hurt him to continue, then I guess we'll keep it up for a few more days. He hasn't acted sick in any way since his traumatic event of being caug...
by Earl's Mom
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Cat brought in a flyer! Help please!
Replies: 10
Views: 2927

Re: Cat brought in a flyer! Help please!

Thank you so much for your encouragement!
by Earl's Mom
Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: How and when to introduce new flyers?
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

Re: How and when to introduce new flyers?

I noticed your post is many months old and that you had no response. But, I'm hoping you had some success and can share some tips with me... I have a 2.5 year old male and recently acquired a 9-12 week old male. Do you think ther is hope for them to get along?
by Earl's Mom
Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Cat brought in a flyer! Help please!
Replies: 10
Views: 2927

Re: Cat brought in a flyer! Help please!

The furball went to the vet today and then went to work with me. It's fun having a little guy again. I'm still worried about him though. BTW, he is definitely a boy. The vet gave me amoxicillan that I'm giving him a drop of 2x a day. But, now that I think about it, the doctor didn't say how long to ...
by Earl's Mom
Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Cat brought in a flyer! Help please!
Replies: 10
Views: 2927

Cat brought in a flyer! Help please!

My cat brought a baby flyer to me this evening. Actually, my dad saw him with it and got the flyer away from Elliot the cat. The flyer is old enough to be trying to fly, but still small and not very controlled in his flying (I"m guessing 8-10 weeks) He got away from us in our house and was runn...
by Earl's Mom
Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: A Friend for Earl?
Replies: 3
Views: 1344

A Friend for Earl?

What are the experts (all you other HOFs) thoughts about my Earl having a flier friend? Earl is not neutered. In February, he'll be 2 years old. I read someone's post before that said, 'Think about living in a world where no one speaks your language' and that makes me feel sorry for Earl. BUT... I d...
by Earl's Mom
Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Raising & Feeding Pups
Topic: Potty Training
Replies: 19
Views: 15120

The potties that I've seen with litter say that they are safe (including the litter). The makers of that stuff are marketing to rodent owners- they have to know that rodents eat and gnaw anything in sight. I'm sure he'll be fine. I hope you are fortunate enough to potty train one. My little darling ...
by Earl's Mom
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Fidgety back legs?
Replies: 4
Views: 2355

Foot Stomping

These messages were written several months ago, but I'm just now reading... thought I'd offer what I've noticed in my furball. Earl is my one and only flyer so I don't have a lot of experience. However, I've noticed that he seems to stomp his back legs and twitch his tail when he is angry. Sometimes...
by Earl's Mom
Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Biting help
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Biting help

Earl, my furbaby, and I are not getting along very well these days. He's biting me at least once a day. Sometimes, it's a chomp on the finger and other times it's on my nose or cheek. I don't have any new smells on me (haven't changed lotions or shampoos). This was happening in the summer months, to...
by Earl's Mom
Sun May 13, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unusual stoolss
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

I only have one flyer and buying these things for him seems kind of costly... not that he isn't worth it, but I do have to watch my spending.

How do you keep veggies fresh for longer periods of time?
by Earl's Mom
Wed May 09, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unusual stoolss
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

Unusual stoolss

I've noticed lately that Earl's stool is a lot softer than it used to be, but he's seemed fine otherwise, so I attributed it to a change in his food tastes. Tonight, thought, he came out of his box to play with me and stopped in his potty corner to do his business. I paid close attention to the stoo...
by Earl's Mom
Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Vitamins
Replies: 14
Views: 2769

What yogurt drink are you guys talking about?? I'm always looking for new things for Earl.

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