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Lauren - 2005-09-11
HI, My name is lauren and thanks to your website i can now keep my baby squirrel. I have had my baby for a few weeks now and he had fallen out of a palm tree in my neighbors yard. My friend and I were walking just for no apparent reason. She talks way too much, so when she said she saw something fall out of that tree i told her to just keep walking! She said, "No Lauren, really it looks like a baby raccoon". Little does she know it wasnt a raccoon, it was my baby. I felt that day there was no apparent reason that we walked around, but it was for my baby and me to come together. When we found my baby, whos name ended up being rocky, he didnt have alot of fur on him and was shaking and he didnt have his eyes open! And that joyous day that he opened his eyes he finally stopped walking into stuff! Now everyday when i go to school i dont have to think about my parents bringing him somewhere else. Now i know that when i go home he'll be there waiting for me and i'll be waiting for him! I'm so happy i looked at this website, and i'm so happy you made this website! For me and my baby! Thank You so much! You have made my day! Sincerely, Rocky and Lauren

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Courtney - 2005-09-11
I just found a baby gray squirrel in my back yard after katrina. I brought him to my vet because of cut on his foot and to make sure he would be ok. The vet said he would be fine if i take good care of the cut and keep it clean. I've named him squirrely squirrel and love him a lot. he is a member of the family now and has free rome of my home when I am here but when I am not he sleeps in a five floor cage I made. I COULDN'T HAVE A NICER FRIEND!

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Ellymay* - 2005-09-03
i have a grey squirrel name JAZZY JENKINS. One of the science teachers at my school found her when she was about 5 weeks old and still had her eyes closed. My chemistry teacher told him about me and all my other animals, so she is now mine. she is only about a month and a half old and is so sweet. she is in a big ferret cage right next to my bed and wakes me up every morning at about 5:30 (even on weekends). she doesnt have the run of the house b/c we have dogs. But when shes not in her cage on her "trees" shes on me, and loves my pajama pockets. she will most likely be released in the spring if she isnt too dependant. she is the love of my life. she has stolen the heart of my whole family, including one of my dogs who has adopted her like a puppy. squirrels are great!

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Mal - 2005-08-14
I have A squirrel named Muffin. My Dad found him lying on the ground in the woods behind our house and he was barely alive. Right now i am taking care of him trying to do the best job I can even though I never had a squirrel before. He has to be released, but I don't think it will be too soon because he is not the healthiest he could be. But I will make him the healthiest squirrel alive and he will stay alive!

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Thao Nguyen - 2005-07-16
I LUV LUV LUV Flying squirrels!! Ever since my first trip back to my country i've always wanted another one. Im from Vietnam so the flying sqirrel was common in south east asia. My uncle gave me a baby Flying squirrel that was simular to the southern one here...but it ran away(sob). SO when i went back here i was delighted that Virgina had flying squirrels (yay!

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Tonya - 2005-06-24
I have a squirrel named Secret and he was rescued by a tree service where they cut down the tree and he was the only one left. So I got him on my birthday, and I have wanted a baby squirrel for a year before I got Secret. I love this squirrel so much, he is the best pet that I could ask for. He's still a baby, but he eats all sorts of nuts and leaves his crumbs all over, but I don't mind- I love him! He also eats mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, carrots, grean beans, water chestnuts, cantalope, grapes, sunflower seeds in the shell along with many other things. He is very protective- if he doesn't know you he doesn't want you to touch him. He climbs all over the couch, loves to make jumps onto things, and he makes claw marks all over me and his dad. We keep him in a bird cage when he's not out, which he has already gotten out of and I found him curled up on a fleece blanket on the couch. He sleeps funny, on his back with all fours in the air with his and his mouth open!! He's the Specialist Squirrel Ever!!!!!

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jacker - 2005-05-30
i love red sqirrels!

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Beth - 2005-05-21
I have a wonderful 4 month old female squirrel named Ms. Suzy. She was rescued out of the cold rain in the woods (on the ground). She is my pet now but is soon to be released. They are wonderful animals but I have a feeling they will live happier lives in the wild.

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Robin Chenault - 2005-05-01
My mother had a flying squirrel in college. His name was "Modie" because her brother found him in a commode in a bathroom at the lake. She loved him and he was a great little pet. She slept with him (oops) and rolled over on him in the night. In the morning when she went to look for him under the sheets, there he was flat as a pancake. She would talk about this experience with sadness all of my life growing up. Because of her stories about "Modie", I would love to have one for myself.
Hope you enjoyed this story.
Robin Chenault in Virginia

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LUIS - 2005-04-29
I have a male and female bought both from a pet store as adults, and they werent tame. After 3 yrs the male is a great little pet and so active at night. They are kept in a large bird cage, a parakeet breeder cage with branches and a parakeet nest. But since we keep them in a small extra room, we let them free at night. They both get run of the room at night. It has non-wood steel shelves and a steel table, a squirrel proof room.
The female is a bit skittish. Comes close but wont jump on me like the male and just relax and explore my pockets.
I imagine captive bred babies must get as tame as a dog. If you have the room for a large cage they are great. A tank is a horrible way to keep them, as some sites say, as they need to climb and both will glide from shelf to shelf.
They are great pets and I think in their case two might be better than one. A M/F get a long great (I have a feeling two of the same sex wouldnt) but mine have never had any young. Perhaps too old when we bought them but great pets.
Luis

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