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JC - 2007-05-02
I just moved into this house in Owensboro, KY (in the city) this year and there was a bird house on a tree out front. I was walking my dogs one night and saw a little pair of eyes and whiskers sticking its head out of the hole. I thought....well crap, I have a mouse in my bird house. I tapped on the box and this little flying squirrel came out and clung onto the side of the tree. I was amazed! I had never seen one in the "wild". Then another little head popped out and then I realized that I had a pair of flying squirrels taking up harbor in my bird house. I am hoping to have a nest full of little baby flying squirrels sometime soon! These creatures are cool!

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Amanda - 2007-04-16
long story short, my mom found 2 baby squirrels, so put them in a box to keep them warm and left it outside so their mom could find them. so anyways here we are, they were both in a box but now one is gone! the mom has takin it!! so we bring the other inside, he looks dead and he isnt moving. we warm him up but he still isn't moving! so we warm him more and we see his paw move a bit. we're freakin out so we put two warm bottles of water near him and so after 5 minutes HES MOVING! HES SQWIRMING AND EVERYTHING! hes chirping for his mom so we put him outside. now at this moment we are waiting for the squirrels to come.

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squirrelsplice - 2007-02-02
I am a Verizon (formerly Bell Telephone) cable splicing technician. Flying squirrels are keeping me in business. They absolutely love the splice closures on our main telephone lines. They chew holes in them and then move in, and while there they chew the small wires inside, which puts people out of phone service, which brings me to them when I troubleshoot. We now have 2 of them (sisters) as pets, which I plucked from a splice when they were just pinkies. Their mom was not happy and kept coming at me. She would climb high in neighboring trees and soar down and THWACK onto the utility pole right next to me. It's very cool to watch. I have disturbed many of them, and some are so used to seeing my fellow splicers and myself in their nests that they just stay in there and look at you while you piece-out the wires. Our pets are in a large bird cage, and we let them out to "fly" around the living room sometimes. My wife dropper-fed them for weeks when we first brought them home, which was alot of work, around the clock, but worth it in the end. We are in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

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Jake - 2007-01-02
I just got a flying squirrel today and it is very very cute, although it is shy at first it should soon be a close and good pet. They are very sociable animals and very good pets. i love it, and it is very shy though

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Elizabeth - 2006-12-15
TODAY i awoke as i always have , to "Baby Girl and Bubba" just starting to stir. They get up and start looking for food in my hands or in places that they have hidden stuff in. Baby Girl is an 8 month old grey/black mix and Bubba is a jet black 6 months old. My big cat, "Little bear" sleeps with me and the two girls will sneek around him knowing that he is still asleep. Sometimes Baby, will crawl into my chest area and curl up in my hands after she awakes, and fall back asleep. She is jealous of Bubba and chases her away for my affections. The love i have for each of them is familiar and unique like all the testemonies i have been reading on this site, and was lucky i found it. I rent a room and live in Ontario, Canada and after living here since Aug. (where i found Bubba) of this yr. 2006, the landlord called the wildlife officer a week ago. He showed up pounding on my door, said it was illegal to have squirrels. If i didnt sirrender my 2 (kids) over to him today he would charge me and take me to court. My heart was torn from my chest, and still is.
It was just 2 days ago, that both of them were getting along and i was moving to a farm so i could keep them better. When i had to put them in their cages and take them away from their nap baskets, they reminded me of a story i once watched on TV of the childrens Aid taking, no ripping 2 young kids away and out of their adopted mother's arms because the natural mother wanted them back. My girls were clinging to the bars upside down, and biting the bars and terrified and sticking their little hands out like a coon would to touch you. I know they were crying, when i stuck my finger in to touch her mouth, she put it in her mouth and held it there but never hurt me. I havent even gotten any photos of them! I had little collars on them that they didnt mind. He called the Bowmenville Zoo, near hear, and they said they would take and put them there as an exibit. I packed their night baskets and my things that were familiar to them and kissed them each on their little whiskers, and said good-buy. What else could i do? My xmas is ruined this yr.

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Will - 2006-12-13
I have one that I have saved from a tree fall, his name is Flip and I love him . He gets up about 1100rpms and will not take a breather till around morning. I feed him yogart covered raisons. corn, almonds(his favorite) and mixed nuts. sometimes veggies. Wil

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Peter - 2006-11-26
I belive I saw one on the Boston Common this evening. Quite a sight, this little white critter flying tree to tree in the ambient street lights. Never thought I would see one in Boston Common, of all places.

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jess - 2006-11-20
Flying squirrels are adorable! I never knew they existed until one friend told me to learn about them in a science lesson lol.

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mark - 2006-11-17
flying squirrels are so friendly and cuddly. they are so fun to have and they are playful. mine always hides in the hamper or in my closet. he is so cute, i would NEVER sell him for a life time.

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michelle and jason - 2006-10-21
About 3 weeks ago my husband was cutting down a tree and out fell four baby eastern gray squirrels. the mother got killed in the tree fall. he brought them home and i took three to the spca and kept a little girl for myself. she is 8 weeks old and loves me and my husband. is very playful. but is NOT a pet. she will be released spring 2007.

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