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Carolyn - 2010-01-07
I would like to buy a female flying squirrel.

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Danny - 2010-01-05
dixie. I would love to obtain one of your flying squirrels Do you still have them

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  • jackie - 2010-04-03
    Dixie I do lineclearance we had to cut a tree that had 2 on month old flyers in the tree I got them. 4|1|10
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Stacie allphin - 2009-12-21
Hi everyone!

I live in right outside Houston, Texas, and last year after Hurricane Ike, my husband found our little Rainy lying on the ground. It was about 10 days after the hurricane, so we were surprised to see another squirrel. He thought she was dead, but she was still breathing. I fed her round the clock every 2 hours by hand. Her eyes wer still closed and her little ears still tufted. She has just gotten fur, so we think she was probably about 7-10 days if that old. She is over 1 year old now and happy as a lark! I was brought up to believe that if you interrupt natures normal course, you are responsible for that animal until the end of it's life. (if it can't be released again). Everything I read stated not to release her since she was less than 6 months old by November. So Rainy has lived with us for over a year. She is peeking out of my shirt as I type. I spend 2-3 hours a night with her, she has a custom, 8ft x 4 ft x 3 ft cage, complete with branches, perches, bells, shelves, hammocks and fleece pouches I made for her to snuggle and stash stuff in:) If I could have released her I would have, but since we were advised not to, I don't think I could now. She is a huge part of my life and I could not imagine my life without her.

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jeannie - 2009-12-18
I have a male baby squirrel that was born August 14, 2009. We had a tree cut down and we found the nest with 2 baby's near the nest. The mother was killed. His name is bubbles and he is the best pet that i ever had in the house. No wild smell, and he gets a bath twice a month. Every since i got Bubbles he has slept in bed with me.
When he gets dark he heads to my bed and gets under the covers. Most of the day he is loose in the house with me. Only goes in cage when i leave. He would never make it out in the wild. So he will live inside with me. they are very smart and playful. So who has a baby squirrel, good luck!!

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Janet - 2009-12-08
I rescued a four week old baby grey squirrel. I gave this squirrel love and care for 3 months. Sadly, she was in my yard having some play time and ran off. I have not seen her since and I am heartbroken beyond belief. It is December 8 and freezing outside. I've been calling for her in neighborhood and keeping all other squirrels well fed. These little creatures are so much more than I ever thought possible. Loving, sweet, playful, fun and delicate. Please educate yourselves and help those in the outdoors to survive and thrive.

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sandra pineda - 2009-12-04
Hi!. I have a squirrel named Rockette. I started feeding her in the spring of this year. I was able to gain her trust & now she sits on my lap or my arm. Her favorite things are pecans, peanuts, & belly rubs! She is always at my door every morning for her daily feedings. And she is so spoiled too! She insists on having two peanuts, & will not leave until she gets them! I really enjoy feeding her & her furry friends. It is a great way to relax, & it takes my mind off of things. Sandra 12/4/2009

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Dixie - 2009-12-03
I live in West Volusia County, Florida and recently acquired 5 baby flying squirrels. Their mother had been electrocuted and I am hand raising them. They appear to be around 4 weeks old. Their eyes are open and they are crawling around. I hope to be able to release them back into the wild when they are ready. I did not realize that they make great pets. If anyone is in my area and would like to have one of these little guys. Contact me via this site. I have called a wildlife rehabber but they have not returned my calls yet. They are still bottle feeding but I am going to start offering them nuts. They are living in a cat carrier in my bathroom shower because I have a cat that was here first!

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Bill McLean - 2009-10-26
I have a pet squirrel named Rocky for 14 months. Rocky was abandoned one day at my Doctor's house. He hopped on my shoe and would not leave. My Dr. told he that Rocky had been there since the day before. He was fully furred and the cutest. That night he almost passed. We fed him Gatorade, bought a cage, heating pad and followed some sound advice. He was too weak to stand by the next day. We fed him a scalded milk formula with an eye dropper and slowly he gained strength. He is now a great friend. He is to friendly to survive outside in the wild. He has no skills to exist. And he would miss me, as I am his best friend. We play for an hour to an hour and a half every night. I have him squirrel-sat by my mother-in-law when I am forced away from him. Rocky plays for about a half hour and the other hour or so we cuddle. My wife joins us during play time now and again. Rocky rests in my hands and I pat him and cuddle him. He loves it. Rocky gets a bath once a week (just warm water). His large pen is cleaned every day. I feed him healthy fruits, a few nuts, and a nut ball every day. I have a small parrot and two dogs that keep him company when I am gone. They inspect his pen to see what all the racket is, often. The chihuahua seams to really get him going. But they do not play together due to his razor sharp nails. WE ALL LOVE ROCKY

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Lara - 2009-10-07
I also have a pet Grey Squirrel. I took him away from my cat when he was very little and fed him goat milk and now he's the most spoiled pet I have. He rides almost everywhere with me on my shoulder when I'm at home and loved jumping on my dog and going for a ride when we go on walks. His name is Bitter and he is def. the best indoor pet I've had.

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Leah - 2009-10-06
I found my squirrel in May. He was in my driveway and couldn't move either hind leg or his tail. He was not a baby, but not full grown either. He was scared and needless to say not very friendly toward people. I caught him and after a month or two he became more and more trusting. He has since regained use of one leg and his tail but still drags one leg around. He runs all over the house while I'm home, watches TV with me, listens to music, and naps with me. He really has become the most awesome companion! He is not particularly friendly to anyone else (though he is not aggressive) but he has become a great pet and friend to me. I can't believe that such an affectionate, intelligent and clean animal has been around all my life and I never took particular notice...never heard of anyone who had a pet squirrel until now. I am always worrying that I am not educated enough about him and his needs so I am always surfing trying to learn more...thanks for your website!

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