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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2013, 10:10:06 AM »
Elle Belle, gets her worm snack.
Only way to get her to hold still, is to feed her.


Meal worms?

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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2013, 07:54:33 PM »
Elle Belle, gets her worm snack.
Only way to get her to hold still, is to feed her.


Ya know, when I click on the pic to enlarge, I'll have to say she is petty cute up close!   :-)
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2013, 08:01:29 AM »
Meal worms?

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Yes, and Wax worms, too.  They also eat moths, spiders, and other insects.

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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2013, 09:54:57 PM »
Yes, and Wax worms, too.  They also eat moths, spiders, and other insects.

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First is Spanky, second, Bucky.

How cute!   :-)
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2013, 11:07:15 PM »
This is Abigail.
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2013, 12:47:21 AM »
Do they imprint ?
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2013, 01:40:55 AM »
Do they imprint ?
No, not really. They become "peopled", as in accepting human as friends.
If done right, they can be acclimated back into the wild. Just takes time.
My first one thought he was a people.
He'd drink beer and watched NASCAR. He was a cool squirrel.
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2013, 03:55:20 AM »
Are they anything like parrots who come to see their masters as lifelong family members ?
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2013, 08:10:39 PM »
No, not really. They become "peopled", as in accepting human as friends.
If done right, they can be acclimated back into the wild. Just takes time.
My first one thought he was a people.
He'd drink beer and watched NASCAR. He was a cool squirrel.

What fun! 

My ex-FIL had quite a few regular squirrel friends.  They would sit on his shoulders and eat the nuts he put in his shirt pockets. 

Nowadays, we have a little red squirrel and a chipmunk who come up on the deck and are both fun to watch.  They enjoy the maple helicopter seeds that float down.  Now that my strawberry plants are ripening, we had to move the portable planter box from the wooden bench they were on, onto the very top of the stainless steel grill.  They were both getting into them I think.  After moving, so far, so good. 

Thanks for the pics! 

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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2013, 10:12:27 AM »
Are they anything like parrots who come to see their masters as lifelong family members ?
Not really sure.  They are a bit of a social animal, so I think they see you more as part of their colony.

What fun! 

My ex-FIL had quite a few regular squirrel friends.  They would sit on his shoulders and eat the nuts he put in his shirt pockets. 

Nowadays, we have a little red squirrel and a chipmunk who come up on the deck and are both fun to watch.  They enjoy the maple helicopter seeds that float down.  Now that my strawberry plants are ripening, we had to move the portable planter box from the wooden bench they were on, onto the very top of the stainless steel grill.  They were both getting into them I think.  After moving, so far, so good. 

Thanks for the pics! 
I wish we had more maples down here.  They do like those seeds.

I think Flyers are the original pocket monsters.
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2013, 07:01:15 PM »
Not really sure.  They are a bit of a social animal, so I think they see you more as part of their colony.
I wish we had more maples down here.  They do like those seeds.

I think Flyers are the original pocket monsters.




Cute, cute, cute!  Thanks again for the pics, Skul.   :)
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2013, 05:16:27 PM »
The young foxer is doing well. He's gaining some weight and his tail is starting to fur up.
He gets quite vocal when he's hungry.
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2013, 06:25:29 PM »
This one is Piglet.
She lives up to her name.
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2013, 10:23:55 AM »
Piglet is eating herself out of any glide contest trophies.
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2013, 05:26:24 PM »
Piglet is eating herself out of any glide contest trophies.

 :lmao:  Good one!
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2013, 05:58:30 PM »
Watching her try to fly, reminds me of a dropped brick.
Trust me, when she does, and you're the LZ, you know when she arrives.  :-)
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #41 on: July 21, 2013, 07:09:07 PM »
The little Fox squirrel is doing well. He's up to 74 grams now.
I expect eyes open in a couple more days.
One of the Flyers (Elle), found him the other day. She licked the spill-over milk from his face.
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #42 on: July 21, 2013, 07:51:33 PM »
The little Fox squirrel is doing well. He's up to 74 grams now.
I expect eyes open in a couple more days.
One of the Flyers (Elle), found him the other day. She licked the spill-over milk from his face.
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #43 on: July 21, 2013, 08:27:25 PM »
No more updates without updating piglet !
Piglet
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #44 on: July 21, 2013, 08:48:09 PM »
^Much better. She's so cute !
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #45 on: July 21, 2013, 10:35:57 PM »
^Much better. She's so cute !
She's very "personed". Loves to be petted.
They all have a very seperate personality.
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #46 on: July 21, 2013, 11:23:47 PM »
She's very "personed". Loves to be petted.
They all have a very seperate personality.
Because she's plus size doesn't mean she doesn't have feelings !
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #47 on: July 21, 2013, 11:44:51 PM »
She can get PMS for sure.  We watch for that.
Here's a pic of some of the fun.
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« Reply #48 on: July 21, 2013, 11:46:45 PM »
^Wow, that's LIVE ACTION !
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #49 on: July 22, 2013, 12:38:53 AM »
^Wow, that's LIVE ACTION !
They're a fun little animal. Not for everyone.
Very labor intensive.
It's irritating that pet stores would sell them, and not know how to care for them.
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