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Don Raptor - 2009-09-25
I see Annonymous has Climbed up on a soap box about Flying Squirrels not to be kept as pets, that they belong in the wild. Well my most intelligent friend so should be cats, dogs, horses... Have u ever heard of DOMESTICATED? Do u have any idea the average lifespan of a flying Squirrel in the wild? They are eaten like Popcorn out of my oak grove by the hawks and bats! I have a male that I took from a bird that had nearly killed him. I have had him for 3 years and we tolerate each other quite well. He certainly eats better than in the wild. He is never hungry, cold, or lacks companionship. Without intervention he would be dead long ago. So I ask what is the harm of prolonging the life of the little rodent? Every day I go down to the oak grove and see tons of dead flying squirrels. I guess I am being EVIL for caring for this one and not feeding him to the Hawks!! Gee Get a life and worry about something real...

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victoria - 2009-08-20
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Cheryl - 2009-05-14
I found a baby red squirrel. The websites I found were extremely helpful! "Simon" is doing great and in 4-5 weeks will hopefully be ready to be released.

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lilshann - 2009-03-22
That page is so great because it has info about what you need to know, like interesting info about squirrels.

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Wayne Ford - 2009-03-09
Please be aware that although grey squirrels are quite a common sight to see, and in many cases becomming the perfect family pet there is alot to learn about them, and in many cases we find that what we thought would be easy becomes very difficult and frustrating and can be very costly as once you have your grey squirrel you can not return it to the wild as i found out you can be liable to a

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Kyra Boggles - 2009-02-02
I have a pet Southern Flying Squirrel,his name is Rocky. I found him after a bad storm. His eyes still closed, I fed him via syringe with Kitten Milk Formula until his teeth came in. He is now almost a year old.
In his large, tall cage, is a Calcium Salt Lick, but I add Repti Cal to his meals every night. He gets a variety of things to eat... cooked ground chicken/turkey, Mealworms, and raw Veggies/Fruits like: Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Green Beans, Apples, Grapes, Blueberries, Strawberries, and Blackberries. Nuts with shell on for his teeth: Peanuts, Pecans, Walnut, Pistachios, and lots of acorns off the trees found where I found him.
He is my buddy and hangs out with me most of the day and evenings. At night he goes wild! I got him a Rodent Wheel from Sun Coast Sugargliders with the sand paper in it to keep his nails trimmed.
Recently he has started to bite! I think it is because it is the beginning of mating season and he is frustated. :o(

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Elsa - 2008-12-14
On March 2008 we found a grey squirrel baby fallen out of a tree nearby. I gave him a mix of ideal milk, water and yellow of an egg. Later she start eating seads, nuts, fruit and vegies. She was like a real pet, playing and running around in the house. After winter about October we decided it's time for her to go home in the wild. We took her to a place with lots of oak trees. Putting her cage in one of the trees and feeding her every second day. She adores all the trees and was very happy. After 2 months she came done from the trees and still plays around with me. Jumping, climbing and curling around me. Also sitting still allowing me to scratched her body.
Now I think she is going to have babies. Can't wait to see them. I am from South Africa.

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Anna - 2008-12-13
Hi. I have a pet squirrel and her name is pickles. she is 2 and a half. recently pickles has been scratching her face and acting like it hurts. We looked in her mouth and realized that she has another front tooth growing in!! Has any one with a pet squirrel had this sort of thing happen. If you could please give me some advice on what to do i would greatly appreciate it!!

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  • Jane Hall - 2010-03-19
    Hello Anna, I had two pet squirrels one for 7 years and one for 71/2 years they were my babies. My little boy Stuwart was the best little smart thing, he knew his name, and when I would call him he would come. When I had him out of the cage playing with him, he would go back in his cage to pee on his paper. They loved eating a lot different things, all kinds of nuts, sunflour seeds, watermelon, lettuce, and brown edges of bread. We would pick up chestnuts in the Fall and freeze them for them. The chestnuts would last all winter and Stuwart and Katie really loved them. Now about the teeth, we had to take Stuwart to the Vet. His bottom teeth got too long and he couldn't crack his nuts. The Vet sanded his teeth down. I really do miss my babies so much. If anyone knows of anyone that has a baby squirrel that needs a home please E-Mail at msjanie43@hotmail.com and let me know, I would love to have another one. Or if you just want to talk about your squirrels. Another Squirrel Lover. Jane
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ROCKY - 2008-12-01
I am desperately looking for a good cage to house my flying squirrel that will give him a lot of room to play. I am also trying to find a real good source of food and information, can anyone help me out. I have named my squirrel Airistotle and right now he is getting acclimated. We have two dogs and two cats, so I need to keep him safe.

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ROCKY - 2008-11-26
I just acquired a flying squirrel, which is not native to my state. It is definitely an adult, if I am to go by the size and description. Does anyone have any good advice re: raising them or what the best food/books would be for information?

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