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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Mark - 2016-04-19
Looking to purchase a baby southern flying squirrel in Oregon. If you have any information on where I could get one please contact me at mark-barry@hotmail.com. Thanks!

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  • Minty - 2016-09-23
    Flying squirrels are illegal in Oregon, perhaps consider looking into similar pets instead?
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Samantha - 2016-05-02
I need a baby southern flying squirrel. I prefer to pick him or her up to avoid the trauma of delivery. Please contact me if you have any information on one in the south east states. Wytiger3116 @ Gmail. Com no spaces

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Richard Bereczky - 2016-03-18
Looking for a southern flying squirrel. I've looked high and low in search of a flyer and have come up empty handed. It would get a great home with a loving family. Email me at Bereczkyr@yahoo.com with your offers. Thank you!

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  • Beth - 2016-03-29
    I love in Arkansas have 4 flying squirrels 2 female 1 male and 1? A very large habitat $500.00 for all. If you are interested please call or text 8707580458
  • Beth - 2016-03-29
    I love in Arkansas have 4 flying squirrels 2 female 1 male and 1? A very large habitat $500.00 for all. If you are interested please call or text 8707580458
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Sunny - 2016-01-17
I'm looking for a southern flying squirrel as my lovely friend. I live in st.Loise MO. Please contact me abissong@gmail.com thanks!

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Jenny Cool - 2016-01-14
Hello, I live in Maryland and am looking for a baby flying squirrel. Does anyone know if they are legal here?

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Roxanne - 2010-06-24
My husband works for the phone company and was called to repair some phone lines. Upon opening the box a mother flying squirrel ran out leaving the baby behind. Apparently the mother had chewed through the phone lines
She never returned so my husband and I took her to our local vet found out she was a little girl and got instructions on how to care for her. She is now about 11 months old and will be a year in August. She has been acting very aggressive to me lately. Biting my feet and jumping on face. She never acts this way towards my husband. I love my sweet Rocky so much and am very confused about her behavior. Tonight she bit me hard enough to draw blood. She attacks me when I am watching tv or eating dinner. Is it possible that she looks at me as another squirrel and wants to be the dominant squirrel? After she bites me she also humps my leg. She is in her cage during the day but the cage is two story and very large. We let her out for about four hours a night and even longer on weekends. We keep her on a diet of mixed fresh fruits, fresh veggies and some nuts. Any information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Diana Walls - 2010-09-19
    Although baby wild animals are cute and the urge to keep them as pets are overwhelming, their needs are only met out in the wild where they are meant to be. By the time they grow up and become nasty and unpredictable, it is too late and the owner finds himself regretting that he took a wild animal and kept it captive. Now you have an owner who doesn't know what to do with this animal and an animal who doesn't want to be a pet. This is exactly why people who aren't wildlife rehabilitators should leave the wild animal care to the professionals. There is no circumstances that condone keeping a wild animal except for educational purposes. Even if you find a wild animal who is unreleasable because of a permanent non life threatening injury, the animal doesn't want to live a life of incarceration. That is better left to criminals who deserve it. Not to mention that it is against the law. All wild animals, no matter how tame they may seem, will become nasty, hard to control and very unpredictable as it gets older. Now what? Is what you did fair to the animal? Think about the long term responsibility of your actions. Be fair to all creatures. Diana
  • Sarah - 2012-10-10
    Diana you are completely out of line. That women took in a helpless animal that most would have left for dead. She took the flyer to a vet in efforts to become educated in caring for her properly. I think it was very good of you to welcome the flyer into your home. The flyer may be acting this way towards you because you are both female. She may be jealous of the relationship you and your husband have. I'm no expert but that is just my opinion. One thing you should change is the flyer's diet. One of the most important thing in their diet is calcium. Flyers are prone to calcium deficiencies that cause bone to become brittle and weak. Her main diet should be pellets that have a lot of calcium in them. You can give them nut, fruit an vegetables as treats but that alone is not going to keep your flyer heathy.
  • sarah - 2016-01-05
    It sounds like you flyer is probably in heat. It is true for some wild animals they cannot be happy in captivity. However, since you've had her since she was a baby and she's now nearing the one-year mark I'd be willing to bet she's just in season.
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Jackie - 2015-10-07
I have an 1 year flying squirrel, name Lightning. A friend gave me a baby about 5 weeks old. I would like them to share a cage. Lightning my first flyer so I am not sure how to introduce them and when. I don't want the little one to be harmed. Any advice,would be appreciated.I thinking of Thunder for the baby's name

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  • Yvonne - 2015-11-21
    A friend of mine who rescues flying squirrels says you can just put them together and they should be fine, but of coarse you need to watch them the first few nights to make sure. I own a male that was over a year old and this same friend brought me 2 males that are around 6 months old and I put them right in with the male I already had and so far so good. Make sure each one has there own hideaway to get in away from the other one until they know each other.
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Alan Klopman - 2015-10-26
Looking to purchase Southern Flying Squirrels. Looking for a male or a pair (we have a female that wants friends). Please contact me if you have any babies or adults for sale. Alan ALKoffice@yahoo.com Miami

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Stephanie - 2015-10-26
Hello! I would like to purchase a flying squirrel. Please contact me with availability at stephanielynnlane@gmail.com. Thank you!!

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Aaron - 2015-10-02
I would like to buy a baby flying squirrel please contact me with offers at madcow0106@hotmail.com

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