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Southern Flying Squirrels
(Starting July 1st we will begin accepting deposits for this upcoming season)
Reserve your baby now with a deposit. Placing a deposit guarantees you a baby.
Babies are delivered in the order that the deposits are received, so get your deposit in early.
Those who place a deposit for babies receive monthly updates on the status of our breeding colony.
Please note that I have a limited number of babies available each season.
I also limit the number of deposits that I will accept in order to guarantee babies promised.
Hand Tamed Babies
Each of our hand-fed, hand-tamed babies come with a “New Baby Care Kit” which includes a nursery, baby care sheets,
bonding pouch, natural cotton, a start up supply of squirrel food, Rep-Cal calcium, treats, and hand-feeding supplies.
A southern flying squirrel is quite small.
Adults are usually 9 to 10 " long including the tail,
and weigh between 4- 6oz. It's large eyes, loving nature,
and gliding ability make it a popular pocket pet.
Southern flying squirrels need a cage at least 16" wide x16"deep x 30" high. Obviously a larger cage would be recommended for 2 or more squirrels. Bar spacing should be no more than 1/2" wide. Provide plenty of non-toxic branches for them to climb on. A hanging pouch is a great sleeping area. Provide natural cotton bedding for nesting material. Line the bottom of the cage with newspaper.
A flying squirrel's daily diet should consist of a quality hamster/gerbil mix, fresh fruit and vegetables. In the shell Nuts are a favorite of the flying squirrel as well as keeping their teeth in check. I discourage soft shell nuts such as peanuts. Calcium must be added to their diet through out their lifetime. This can be accomplished with Rep-Cal or a similar product placed on the fruit. (Rep-Cal is calcium with vitamin D3 and can be found in the reptile section of most pet stores.) They also enjoy meal worms, wax worms and other live treats but should be given in moderation.
Provide an 8 oz. water bottle or water dish.
It is important to acquire your baby squirrel at no more than 6 weeks of age and carry them in your shirt pocket or in a bonding pouch as much as possible for at least two to three weeks.
It is very important to purchase your hand fed baby squirrel from a reputable dealer.
Southern flying squirrels do not harbor fleas, lice, ticks, mites or any other parasites that might transmit disease, thus disease among flying squirrels is very rare. They do not require any vaccinations or scheduled veterinarian care.