Animal Stories - Southern Flying Squirrel

Animal-World Information about: Southern Flying Squirrel

   These intriguing little squirrels have a large fold of furred skin stretching from their forefeet to their hind feet which they spread out like a parachute and glide from tree branch to tree branch, thus their name "flying squirrel"!
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chelsey - 2010-08-14
hey, i am looking for a female flying squirrel pup. mine had died a few months ago and i am ready to have a strong bond and someone to put effort into if you have one please call or email. i would greatly appretiate it. 904-422-2515 or 904-219-2711

hope - 2010-02-06
I don't know where to list this but..I need help. Our outside cat got ahold of a flying squirrel. I live in Middleburg Florida. It seems to be fine on the outside she/he is moving around but kinda of balled up like she is trying to sleep. I think the cat just wore him out. I don't know. We tried all day to catch the thing on the porch but we couldn't get it. Now we have it in a box all soft an cozy. I don't know if it is young or not. I don't want it to die and I have no money for a vet. Help me help this critter please.

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  • Sarah - 2010-02-17
    Is the squirrel doing better and still on your porch? My cat brought in a Flying squirrel as well and we had to catch it on our porch too (it swam across the whole pool and jumped and FLOPPED a LOT) and now it's been my pet living in my bathroom for 3 months! I wonder if he wants a buddy!? If your squirrel isn't hurt (I thought my guy was hurt too) and you still have him, they don't need much maintenance for health up-keep and their diets are fairly simple and they actually adapt to their human owner pretty quick w/ patience!
  • tess - 2010-02-23
    I was wondering if your flying squirrel is still doing ok? I would like to find out how to get in touch with you if you still have him. I live in Jacksonville and have done wildlife rehabilitation for years and would be more than happy to meet up with you and take him rehabilitate him and release him when he is ready.
  • lila - 2010-03-02
    My animal is so cool, southern flying squirrel.
  • Chris - 2010-03-03
    Would come and get it at your convience. Have raised them in the past. I just lost Rocky last month he was 9yrs old. So I would be willing to come now.
  • Sarah - 2010-04-03
    Hello! I was just reading up on how I should set up my flying squirrels new cage (which is huge) but the SAME EXACT THING happened to me and now my Flying squirrel has been my buddy for about 4 months now! Fortunately my cat did not harm him and he WAS worn out after we tried to catch him on our porch (especially after taking a lap in the pool)... I let him take over our spare bathroom for a couple months and finally got around to ordering a cage off ebay and bought a set of the little pouches and nests and blankets etc. to go with it and TODAY is the first day of trying it out... "HOPE" you get this message and hope I can help!
  • christine - 2010-05-05
    Please consider keeping your cat in the house. I have rescued birds and squirrels from these domestic invasive animals that should be kept as house pets. They cause so much damage to the natural wildlife, it's very sad. I have new neighbors that just moved in and of course - with more cats! I have two cats myself, and yes, they live indoors where they are safe as well as the wild creatures in my yard.
    Hope the little squirrel survives. Try feeding it some rodent biscuits as well as fresh fruit such as apples, grapes and maybe some hard boiled egg.
  • somebody - 2010-07-03
    You should check the internet and see what size the average adult flying squirrel is.
  • Tom - 2010-07-29
    The problem is there could be internal bleeding you would have to go to the vet or.... well put it down I wish I could do more to help....
hunter - 2010-05-19
Thanks I used it for school.

Ryan - 2010-04-27
Ok here is a question, if a baby southern flying squirrel got loose in the house, where would it hide? Since he is 'just a baby and all? Can anyone help us find our missing squirrel or say a place where he could hide we checked all the baseboards, under furniture everything if you would know where it could possibly be I would gladly take your advice thank you and have a nice day. :)

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  • Arlen - 2010-05-04
    Ours got loose last Friday, after tearing the house apart, we gave up and went to bed, it was in the bed, UNDER THE COVERS! Maybe he went there as a source of comfort because that is where we hang out with him! Hope you find yours.
Julian - 2010-02-28
I have a group of southern flying squirrels living in my attic. I don't want to harm them, and would love to relocate them. how do I go about capturing them to relocate them? They range from brown to grey, and all have white bellies. I think there is atleast 4 in there now. Any help would be appreciated.

Carolyn - 2010-01-17
I lost my buddy pocket. I need to get another flyer. Please, if you know where I can get a female... thank you

Betty Roden - 2010-01-16
I am also looking for a female flying squirrel as a companion for rocky my male flying squirrel. I raised him from just a few days old. I got him and his sister from my son that tore a nest up while cleaning his grandmother-in-laws gutters. I lost the female by over feeding her then letting her drink too much milk. I was broken hearted because she had become very tame and loving. Rocky is very tame and loves attention. If any one ever has to raise one the best milk I have found is goat's milk. They seem to be able to digest it better than anything else I have ever tried. I have raised many babies on it from kittens, puppies, squirrels and even possums.

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

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
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.