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by sundown127
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Flyers LOVE Pussy Willows!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2247

Re: Flyers LOVE Pussy Willows!!

I never thought of Pussywillows. Thanks for the tip. I will keep my eye out for some. Your beautiful babies and pictures are gorgeous. What kind of camera do you have? Mary Thank you. My camera is a Canon Rebel xti SLR. I have been experimenting with the endless settings on it for the past few days...
by sundown127
Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Wild Flyers At My Feeder Every Night
Replies: 5
Views: 2316

Wild Flyers At My Feeder Every Night

I have had wild flyers eating from my jar feeder right outside my door, almost every night since last summer. They get pretty upset with me if they find the jar empty. And will hang on the tree squeaking at me while I am filling it. They will allow me to get within about 2 or 3 feet of them, as thes...
by sundown127
Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Flyers LOVE Pussy Willows!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2247

Flyers LOVE Pussy Willows!!

And here I thought I brought these pussy willows all the way home from a neighboring state to put in a vase and look nice. :roll: But my flyers had other ideas. They went totally nuts, and can't get enough of them. :hungry: http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k194/sundown127/SquirrelsMarch2009043.jpg ...
by sundown127
Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acorn Watchers Wonder What Happened to Crop
Replies: 2
Views: 1107

Re: Acorn Watchers Wonder What Happened to Crop

Here in New England, a lot of oak trees did not produce any acorns, but the ones that did produced so many that they covered the ground under the trees. Especially white oaks. I have loads of them in my freezer, leaving little room for my own food :roll: I need a bigger freezer! As for shagbark hick...
by sundown127
Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pine Nuts in the Shell - has anyone tried these?
Replies: 8
Views: 2820

Pine Nuts in the Shell - has anyone tried these?

I was just looking for shelled Brazil nuts online, and found a website that sells Pine Nuts in the Shell. I am wondering if anyone has tried these for their flyers? I know mine love pine nuts, and will rip apart pine cones for the seeds, but I am wondering if these pine nuts sold online would be too...
by sundown127
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stealth Wheel Size????
Replies: 6
Views: 2829

Re: Stealth Wheel Size????

Thanks for the info. I think I will be trying to get that large Stealth into his cage, since he is turning into more of a wheelie addict every night. And this darned thing he has keeps me up half the night, with the noise, since his cage is just outside my bedroom. I need sleep! :snoozing: :zzzpillo...
by sundown127
Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stealth Wheel Size????
Replies: 6
Views: 2829

Stealth Wheel Size????

My flyer has taken up running on his Comfort Wheel, which I only bought to be sure he liked wheels, before making a larger investment. The Comfort is noisy (woke me up repeatedly last night, which is how I found out my boy loves to run!) and is not sturdy. The question is, what size Stealth is best ...
by sundown127
Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Wild flyer rescued. Questions about teeth and appetite
Replies: 27
Views: 8761

That's why some folks discover what they have is a plain ol' flat -tailed hamster No laws against those Yup, that's what my Squirrelly is! A flat tailed hamster. :wink: Hamsters are legal here. Flying Squirrels are not. My guy can't fly anyway. No wonder. He's just a plain old hamster. :-$ Now I kn...
by sundown127
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Wild flyer rescued. Questions about teeth and appetite
Replies: 27
Views: 8761

I am the owner of this injured wild flyer. I am not sure how this thread ended up active again, but I posted this message about my "Squirrelly" (formerly known as Rocky) over a year ago!! I found him in Feb of 2007! Anyway, I do still have him, but he never really recovered significantly. ...
by sundown127
Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: leg injury
Replies: 33
Views: 8449

FYI in the future, Southern Flying Squirrels are NOT illegal in MA! This below is a paste from this website: http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/dfwpets.htm MAMMALS. Lawful (no MassWildlife permit required): Only the following 11 mammals (or groups) may be kept as pets. Four-toed (African Pygmy) Hedgeho...
by sundown127
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Help wild flyer caught in my house!
Replies: 21
Views: 5737

Springfield area. I did intend to release my little guy if he survived, but he never returned to 100 percent. He had an apparent head injury. Although he has improved dramatically, he would have no chance whatsoever out in the wild. Even perfectly normal flyers have a very short life span in the wil...
by sundown127
Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Help wild flyer caught in my house!
Replies: 21
Views: 5737

If you want it to have a home with another rescued wild flyer, I have a little guy that I rescued last February at the base of a tree in my yard, from a cat that was about to eat him. My boy does have some balance issues, from an apparent head injury, so I did not have the option of releasing him. H...
by sundown127
Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Stuffy nose and sneezing
Replies: 3
Views: 1715

Stuffy nose and sneezing

My Squirrelly has started frequent sneezing in the past few days, and today, I noticed that he has a bit of a greenish discharge glued on his nostrils. Seems like some sort of squirrel cold. So far, he is still eating. He does seem to sleep more than usual at night lately, though. Nothing has change...
by sundown127
Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My new flag: "Welcome to the Nuthouse", Squirrel
Replies: 1
Views: 1011

My new flag: "Welcome to the Nuthouse", Squirrel

We saw this hanging outside the local garden & feed store, and just could not resist!! We made them take it down, so we could buy it, as it was the only one they had of this design. It now hangs on my front yard tree where I have a milk bottle feeder for the 3 red squirrels that have turned up i...
by sundown127
Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Update on Rocky, aka Squirrelly, my rescued wild flyer
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

That is his miniature fishing basket! I just had to buy that when I saw it. And yes, he does love it. Especially since it is one of the baskets that I put a few shelled nuts in for him to find every night. I actually bought that back in May, right before he crashed really bad, and could not even wal...
by sundown127
Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Update on Rocky, aka Squirrelly, my rescued wild flyer
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

Update on Rocky, aka Squirrelly, my rescued wild flyer

My little guy is still here, despite going through some very tough times. I found him in mid February, at the base of a tree, about to be eaten by the neighbor's cat. He had major balance issues, and would just fall over on his side, or totally over on his back. He did improve dramatically over the ...
by sundown127
Tue May 22, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrelly (aka Rocky) suddenly MUCH worse again
Replies: 47
Views: 15631

My vet also just gave me a tiny amount of injectable dexamethasone to give him, which I did earlier today. So will see what happens with that, and the extra dose of tribrissen. Like you say, Joan, not much to lose at this point. If he does not improve, it is inhumane for him to go on this bad off. I...
by sundown127
Tue May 22, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrelly (aka Rocky) suddenly MUCH worse again
Replies: 47
Views: 15631

Thanks Tom
by sundown127
Tue May 22, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrelly (aka Rocky) suddenly MUCH worse again
Replies: 47
Views: 15631

He weighs 3 ounces
by sundown127
Tue May 22, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrelly (aka Rocky) suddenly MUCH worse again
Replies: 47
Views: 15631

Joan,

It is 1 drop BID.
by sundown127
Mon May 21, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrelly (aka Rocky) suddenly MUCH worse again
Replies: 47
Views: 15631

Joan,

It's trimeth/sulfa.
by sundown127
Mon May 21, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrelly (aka Rocky) suddenly MUCH worse again
Replies: 47
Views: 15631

Unfortunately, my little guy is getting noticeably worse. His condition is deteriorating signficantly, no matter how hard he tries to function. He can barely get anywhere at all any more. Even when he is not trying to move forward, his body is trembling all over, and his head is very unsteady. He tr...
by sundown127
Sun May 20, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Berries N Bugs
Replies: 6
Views: 1608

One thing I noticed right off is that the fourth ingredient is SUGAR!! Dextrose is just another form of sugar. And this food has a lot more cereal grain part ingredients than bugs and berries, since all those things come before the bugs and berries in the ingredient list. I tried googling "mil ...
by sundown127
Wed May 16, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrelly (aka Rocky) suddenly MUCH worse again
Replies: 47
Views: 15631

I did post an update about Squirrelly over at the Squirrel Board, so will just mostly cut and paste that, with a bit more added on. Squirrelly does seem to be adapting to his condition, and learning how to get by in spite of it. He is now able to run on the floor in a straight line for probably 10 f...
by sundown127
Mon May 14, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can anyone (experienced) check on this flyer in a pet store?
Replies: 46
Views: 15183

Yup, if you run in there and buy all 5 of them, the pet shop will happily pocket the profit, and order more of them from wherever they got those from, since they are "selling like hotcakes". Which just encourages their suppliers to either breed or capture more of them. What happens if next...
by sundown127
Mon May 14, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can anyone (experienced) check on this flyer in a pet store?
Replies: 46
Views: 15183

Sounds so very much like the puppy mill trade, which is where almost all pups in pet shops come from. I bred dogs for 20 years (no more, though), so know all too well what goes on behind the scenes in that industry. Guess I never realized it goes on with other pet shop critters too. Hey, I never eve...
by sundown127
Sun May 13, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: All the rest
Topic: Oh my what my Vet gets me into
Replies: 70
Views: 15965

Here in these pics below, is my secret to successfully raising a litter of wild baby bunnies. They still had their eyes closed when I saved the four of them still alive after my other dog found the nest. The previous year, probably the same not too bright bunny put a nest inside my dog area, also le...
by sundown127
Sun May 13, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: WARNING!!: COTTON BALLS can be Dangerous!!
Replies: 18
Views: 14577

WARNING!!: COTTON BALLS can be Dangerous!!

I JUST FOUND A LONG SHRED OF A COTTON BALL WRAPPED AROUND MY FLYER'S WRIST ON HIS FRONT LEG, LIKE A TOURNIQUET!!! Most of you know about my Squirrelly/Rocky by now, the wild flyer I rescued 3 months ago with major balance issues. And now, he is having severe issues again, and may not make it. We ar...
by sundown127
Fri May 11, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrelly (aka Rocky) suddenly MUCH worse again
Replies: 47
Views: 15631

I guess one good thing is that if I lose him, and then decide down the road to get a captive bred flyer, I will know I can get care for it at my local vet hosptal, without getting in trouble. Not sure I can stand living without a flyer, now that I have found out what amazing little creatures they ar...
by sundown127
Fri May 11, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrelly (aka Rocky) suddenly MUCH worse again
Replies: 47
Views: 15631

Squirrelly is even worse this morning, and cannot stand upright at all. He just falls over on his left side. If he tries to run on a flat surface, he gets about one foot, and rolls over onto his left side, and then his back. Sometimes, he just stays that way. But if I touch him, he will right himsel...
by sundown127
Thu May 10, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrelly (aka Rocky) suddenly MUCH worse again
Replies: 47
Views: 15631

I'm in New England, far away from pet flying squirrel country. Not easy to even get one in this part of the world, unless it happens to drop out of a tree in your yard. My vet of 20 plus years is part of a 15 vet practice, so it is hard for him to do much any more on the side, that the entire group ...
by sundown127
Thu May 10, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrelly (aka Rocky) suddenly MUCH worse again
Replies: 47
Views: 15631

Joan, First, I am in an illegal state, so can't just take him in to a vet. Not sure how much they can really do for him anyway. His problems are not intermittent. For the past three days, his balance issues are constant and progressive, which doesn't really seem like seizure type issues to me. There...
by sundown127
Wed May 09, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrelly (aka Rocky) suddenly MUCH worse again
Replies: 47
Views: 15631

Squirrelly is still hanging in there. I've been giving him a few drops of vitamins into his mouth, plus extra calcium. If I add that to his favorite yogurt, he eats it. I also put him outside in the sun for a while today, as I did that the last time he got like this, back in late March. Along with t...
by sundown127
Tue May 08, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrelly (aka Rocky) suddenly MUCH worse again
Replies: 47
Views: 15631

Squirrelly (aka Rocky) suddenly MUCH worse again

Well, my little guy, that I found of Feb 18th, with an apparent head injury and severe balance issues, had been doing fantastic for a couple of months now. Still some very minor balance issues, so I didn't think he'd stand any real chance back in the wild. But he had been climbing all over his 6 foo...
by sundown127
Tue May 01, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rockie's Sex Change ... AGAIN!
Replies: 35
Views: 9051

:rotflol: I wasn't sure what sex my Rocky was when I found him in February. But within a few weeks, when his "luggage" dropped, it became VERY obvious! :oops: Now, I am surprised he doesn't flip over backwards when he glides, with those anchors weighing him down and sticking off the back! ...
by sundown127
Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Rocky, my wild rescue, in his favorite spot
Replies: 18
Views: 4910

He's not nearly so chubby now, since he got his new, 6 foot high cage! He races all over the place during the night now, and has burnt off most of that chubbiness.
by sundown127
Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rocky makes good use of his old beef bone for his teeth
Replies: 24
Views: 5961

Thanks Joan. Maybe I will try just giving him some of his yogurt with the RepCal added once a week or so. He is getting some calcium from the yogurt itself anyway. And right now, I usually give him a dab of that most days, as it is the one sure thing he will eat out of my hand. At least with him, I ...
by sundown127
Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rocky makes good use of his old beef bone for his teeth
Replies: 24
Views: 5961

I tried a bit of regular hard boiled egg for my guy. No interest at all. Also tried the cooked chicken bone, split to expose the marrow. Another flop. And I even left that one in his cage for a few days, since it just dried up. He still likes his old, weathered bone. These sure are fussy little crea...
by sundown127
Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Enrichment
Topic: New Projects
Replies: 52
Views: 25380

Gee, wish I owned a table saw, to do that with a log! I only have a circular saw, and a jig saw. And people think I am strange for being a woman who owns power tools, and knows how to use 'em! I wanna be like Joan! :D I am jealous. And I want more flyers! And I am really jealous of Powder! What an a...
by sundown127
Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Rocky and his Weimaraner buddy
Replies: 7
Views: 2353

Actually, Gracie has her own neuro issues, as she had a spinal stroke 2 years ago, that paralyzed her right rear leg. She also has some other really major ortho issues going on in her rear legs, which suddenly got much worse yesterday, so she is not doing too great. She has an appt at the Tufts Vet ...

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