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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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.

Dixie - 2009-12-03
I live in West Volusia County, Florida and recently acquired 5 baby flying squirrels. Their mother had been electrocuted and I am hand raising them. They appear to be around 4 weeks old. Their eyes are open and they are crawling around. I hope to be able to release them back into the wild when they are ready. I did not realize that they make great pets. If anyone is in my area and would like to have one of these little guys. Contact me via this site. I have called a wildlife rehabber but they have not returned my calls yet. They are still bottle feeding but I am going to start offering them nuts. They are living in a cat carrier in my bathroom shower because I have a cat that was here first!

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...

victoria - 2009-08-20