What to feed a baby flying squirrel

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Description and History

Glaucomys Volans, the Southern Flying Squirrel, is found in Southern & Eastern United States. The smallest of the tree squirrels, its body color is gray to chestnut with a white belly. A flap of skin connects the back leg to the front wrist. This squirrel has very large eyes, which aid its nocturnal vision. You will rarely see one in the wild since they are very shy. It has a body length of 5 to 6 inches. Flying Squirrels can live in captivity for up to 15 years.

What kind of pet does Flying Squirrel make? A flying squirrel that has established a bond with its owner will make an amazing pet. The squirrel will want to be with you at all times. Your pet will learn the sound of your voice and, when he or she hears it, will come out of his nest box to greet you, dashing up and down your body as if you were a big tree. Your pet will soon feel safest sleeping in your pockets or under your clothes.

Breeding Flying Squirrels

Breeding pairs should be provided with two nest boxes. The female and male will stay together just before she births. A few days prior to to birth, she will take up housing in a vacant nest. Gestation is about 40 days and babies number 3-4. Babies are born with eyes closed and hairless. They have the gliding membranes from birth. They open their eyes at about 4 weeks of age and wean at about 8 weeks. Flying squirrels will breed up to twice a year in the wild and 3 times a year in captivity.

What do I look for in choosing a Flying Squirrel? The best age at which to purchase a Flying Squirrel is 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 weeks. At this age they are sure to bond to you. As the squirrel gets older, it will become less likely to bond to a human; for this reason, adult flying squirrels sold in pet stores will not make good pets.

How do they bond to you? Your six-week old flying squirrel won't quite be weaned from its mother's milk, so you will have to feed them Goat milk three times a day, which will aid in the bonding. Further bonding is accomplished by carrying your pet close to your body in a pouch or pocket for at least three hours a day (the longer the better). The squirrel will sleep happily while you carry on with your day. You can check the Nursing Department for related products.


The bigger the better as far as cages go. The mesh size should not exceed 1"x 1/2". Sugar Glider Cages are ideal. Cage furniture should include a Nest Box, branches, a salt spool, a calcium block, food, and a water dish.


We suggest flying squirrels be fed a complete pellet based food formulated specifically for squirrels. Exotic Nutrition's Squirrel Complete is highly recommended. It not only contains the nutritionally complete pellets, but also incorporates a variety of dried fruit and nuts in with the pellets. Each Squirrel will eat 5 -10 grams of the food daily. Your squirrel will also love pecans, but these are particularly fattening and should only be given as occasional treats. You may also supplement their diet with mealworms or other dried or canned insects.

Are they clean animals? Flying squirrels have no odor. Their droppings are dry. They will use one or two places in their cage for their toilet.

Do they need a companion? Flying squirrels are social animals. If you give your squirrel a lot of attention, it will be very happy. If you decide you want more than one squirrel in your home, do not house the two pets together at first, as they will bond to each other. Bond to each one individually for several months, then you can put them in the same cage.

Are they prone to any health problems? Flying squirrels are susceptible to calcium deficiency problems. Hanging a calcium block or giving a supplement like Squirrel-Cal in addition to feeding a complete pellet diet will help prevent such problems. Flying squirrels do not need any routine vaccinations.

How will they get along with other animals? A squirrel introduced at a young age to the family dog or cat should not have a problem co-existing with these animals, provided they respect his small size. Larger animals should be supervised when your squirrel is out of his cage.

Who should own a Flying Squirrel? Flying squirrels need owners who are dedicated. The whole bonding experience is a real joy to go through: feeding the squirrel milk and carrying it around in its bonding pouch is a delight for a child (age 10 and up) or adult, but it does take a commitment. Once a flying squirrel bonds to his or her owner, continued attention must be given each day. If your lifestyle calls for you to be out of town often, a flying squirrel will not be the ideal pet for you. And remember, once your squirrel bonds to you, it is not easy to place the animal in another household.

Although considered arboreal animals, flying squirrels do spend a small percentage of time on the ground, foraging for food such as fungi, insects and ground-level-fruiting berries. They also store nuts in shallow holes dug into the ground. It is at this time when they are most vulnerable to predation by land carnivores such as bobcat, coyote, wolf, house cat, etc.

Most foraging is done in the relative safety of the trees and shrubs in the animals' home range. Ground foraging is performed within "safe scamper distance" from a tree trunk. Males generally have a larger home range than females, however, any home range, where foraging is concerned, is dependent upon available food supplies. If there is a paucity of food in any given area, a flying squirrels' range will be increased. The reverse is true if there is an abundance of food at hand.

Flying squirrels, as a rule, are scatter-hoarders, although southern flying squirrels have been known to stash large quantities of beech nuts in "larder cavities" (large natural cavities in trees). Northern flying squirrels are much less likely to larder hoard. In fact, there is no documentation regarding larder hoarding activity in northerns. Flying squirrels, once they have located a food item, will either eat it right on the spot, or find a suitable location to store it, for, it is hoped, retrieval at a later time. Areas where a flying squirrel may store its find can be notches and crevices in tree branches, natural cavities, shallow digs under the forest floor leaf litter, and under logs. They will press the food into the storage spot by banging it down with their incisors. Depending upon location and time of year, one can often hear the rapid "bonk bonk bonk bonk bonk" sound of hard mast being stashed by a flying squirrel on a windless night in the forest. Sometimes they will "finish off" the storing ritual with a few pats of the forepaws.


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What Do Flying Squirrels Eat? 13 Foods for This Cute Rodent

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A unique type of rodent with winglike features, the flying squirrel loves to eat. What are some of its favorite foods, despite its small size and adorable features?

What do flying squirrels eat? Flying squirrels eat insects, fruit, seeds, and nuts. 

But are there even more things that this rodent has been known to eat? And what types of predators do flying squirrels need to watch out for as they forage? Let’s learn all about this animal now.

Flying squirrels eat insects, fruit, seeds, and nuts.


What Does a Flying Squirrel Eat?

A flying squirrel eats bugs, seeds, fruit, nuts, fungi, and more. Primarily omnivores, they can survive off of lichen and sap during leaner months in their local environments as well.

Some types of this particular squirrel are more carnivorous than others, and their diets are adapted to eat more protein-rich foods. This can include bird eggs and even other small rodents such as moles.

According to the ​​Northwestern Naturalist, some squirrels may even eat nicer than we do: they have a penchant for consuming truffles in the Pacific Northwest! These voracious eaters aren’t shy about consuming a wide variety of things.

A Complete List of 13 Foods Flying Squirrels Eat

Flying squirrels have been known to eat the following variety of foods:

  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Pinecones
  • Mushrooms
  • Acorns
  • Truffles
  • Various plant matter
  • Lichen
  • Fruit
  • Eggs
  • Small birds
  • Small rodents
  • Decaying animals

It may surprise you to hear that some species of squirrel eat more meat than others, including the meat of other types of rodents. Flying squirrels are hoarders and scavengers, capable of consuming decaying animals as well as live ones.

According to The American Midland Naturalist, flying squirrels have a relatively low metabolic rate compared to other types of squirrels, and have been known to survive on a diet of acorns alone.

However, depending on the specific species and the region in which the flying squirrel is living, their diet can drastically differ. While fruiting trees and trees with nuts or seeds are a squirrel’s favorite, some flying squirrels resort to eating bird eggs right from the nest.

A flying squirrel eats bugs, seeds, fruit, nuts, fungi, and more.

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How Much Does a Flying Squirrel Eat?

A flying squirrel eats 10-30 grams of food daily, depending on the species and types of food available. Wild flying squirrels often need to eat more than pet squirrels, as they are on the move far more often.

However, wild flying squirrels often have more limited resources. This is one of the main reasons why this animal hoards food, especially in preparation for the winter. That’s one thing to know about flying squirrels: they are master foragers and hoarders!

The American Midland Naturalist mentions that flying squirrels have been observed eating acorns the moment they find them, but stashing away hickory nuts to eat during cold winter months. They are truly capable of maximizing their seasonal resources.

It is important to feed your flying squirrel closer to 10 grams of food per day should you have one as a pet. Their diet should be varied, much like the diet of wild flying squirrels. But more on that later!

Do Flying Squirrels Have Any Predators?

A flying squirrel eats 10-30 grams of food daily, depending on the species and types of food available.

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Flying squirrels have many predators, including the following:

  • House cats
  • Raccoons
  • Snakes
  • Owls
  • Hawks
  • Weasels
  • Bobcats

Given their small stature and status as a rodent, flying squirrels are no doubt victims to many predators. However, their ability to glide away, as far as 50 meters, can help them avoid getting eaten!

It is important to note that flying squirrels can’t actually fly. They don’t have any wings to flap, but they can glide from branch to branch using their connective skin folds. It stretches from their front legs to their hind legs, and allows flying squirrels to perform feats that only look like flying. 

Humans are also considered a predator of the flying squirrel, but not for eating. Humankind is responsible for destroying many flying squirrel’s natural habitats, and potentially harming them in the process of bringing them to exotic pet stores.

What to Feed Flying Squirrels as a Pet

You can feed flying squirrel pets the same things that wild flying squirrels eat. You can also consider feeding them the following treats:

  • Pecans
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Bird seed blends
  • Mealworms
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Fresh fruit
  • Butternut squash
  • Pine nuts

Given that flying squirrels love to hoard their food and forage for it, you can treat your flying squirrel to some special hiding spots. Find clean and dry locations throughout your flying squirrel enclosure and hide various nuts and seeds there.

Depending on the species of flying squirrel, you could even feed it small pieces of chicken or high quality cat food. These are not picky eaters, which is why you should make sure not to overfeed them.

What Do Babies of Flying Squirrels Eat?

Flying squirrels are master foragers and hoarders!

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Flying squirrel babies eat milk until they are 5 weeks old. After that, they are free to have any foraged food, including hard nuts and seeds. In fact, baby flying squirrels need to eat solid food in order to keep their teeth filed down!

Should you ever come across an abandoned baby flying squirrel, you should try to feed it dog or cat milk substitutes, such as Esbilac. This is a standard puppy milk replacement formula, and many baby squirrels can handle its contents.

Make sure to warm the milk thoroughly, and many baby flying squirrels prefer to be warm in their enclosure too. It is always better to underfeed than overfeed a baby flying squirrel, as they are prone to bloating.

However, most baby squirrels live best on their mother’s milk, not a formula substitute- there are many enzymes that they can get naturally. Once they are four or five weeks old, they are free to do as they please- and eat as many acorns as they want!

What and how does a flying squirrel eat at home: feeding rules

To begin with, you need to tell in general what a flying squirrel is like? It lives mainly in deciduous and mixed forests. It is in such areas that she can get herself more food.

Itself is small in size, outwardly very similar to an ordinary squirrel, with only one main difference. She has leather membranes between her front and hind legs, which give her the ability to fly between trees. nine0003

Catkins from trees love to eat most of all, feeds a little on bark, gets seeds from cones. On the onset of heat, that is, in the spring, it can feast on the buds of trees. The squirrel also does not refuse insects, there are quite a lot of them on the trees on warm days.

These animals do not particularly like to descend to the ground, so they rarely do it. Basically, they get their own food, moving from one tree to another.

They can occasionally go down to the roots to pick some kind of mushroom or berry. From their home, even for food, marsupial flying squirrels do not go far. nine0003

Baby marsupial flying squirrels begin to eat adult food only after 4 weeks of life. Before that, she feeds them only with milk. And by the age of 2 months, the cubs are completely switching to full-fledged food.

But this is how wild flying squirrels eat. How should you feed such animals at home? Are there any foods they shouldn't eat? And what to feed?


  • Spring food
  • Summer food
  • Autumn food
  • Winter food
    • Nutrition of young flying squirrels
  • Small conclusions

Spring nutrition

Starting to analyze in detail the nutrition of flying squirrels, you need from spring. Since each season, for them has its own characteristics, pros and cons.

If in its natural conditions the animal constantly eats plant food, sometimes even eating eggs from nests, then many advise creating a similar diet for domestic individuals.

Since flying squirrels live nocturnally, it is necessary to feed them late in the evening, when they have had enough sleep, and early in the morning, when they are just about to go to the house, to rest. Diet in the spring:

  • You can safely put a few buds of deciduous trees in the pet feeder every day. It is also possible from any fruit trees, birch, maple;
  • it is necessary for a change to give them flowers of plants, such as pumpkins, zucchini. But you shouldn’t put a lot, 2-3 things will be enough;
  • already at the end of the spring period, they appear on the branches of trees, bring them in. Their squirrels are also very fond of, so you can safely treat them sometimes.

Why is it recommended to give pets kidneys and the like quite often? Because they contain a huge store of vitamins, which is essential for small animals. nine0003

But don't forget to add protein foods to your diet! Some specially grow flour worms, which are loved by flying squirrels. In one day, they can be given no more than 2 pieces of worms!

Summer ration

What to treat your pet in the warmest season of the year? Will her diet change a lot? Will change anyway. During this period, a huge number of berries, fruits and vegetables appear. All this, squirrels simply adore, but in no case should you abuse it! nine0003

They are given no more than 3 pieces of fruit or berries per day. But you can't do that every day either. Therefore, you can feed vegetables and fruits like this no more than 2 times a week! Approximately, for example, vegetables, you can give no more than 25 grams:

  1. they can safely eat lettuce, zucchini;
  2. from fruit, it is best to give them pears, plums, apples. Only give already peeled pieces, most importantly, pitted;
  3. prefers not to eat everything, but only currants. Her favorites are cherries, blackberries, gooseberries and occasionally strawberries. nine0022

Berries should not be the main diet. They go more for sweet rewards for good behavior, or to cheer up their pet.

The summer period will be a great time when the pet will be able to fully, get enough of the most huge amount of vitamins for many months.

Autumn food

The main distinguishing feature of this time of the year is that flying squirrels begin to stock up for the winter. This is a natural need that is carried out on an instinctive level. Stocks are made, but they do not fall into hibernation. nine0003

The owner of the pet will easily be able to determine where the flying squirrel has a pantry of all products. In fact, berries and fruits can easily get there. They will just start to rot first.

In general, domestic flying squirrels are advised to help regulate stock levels. So what do they like to eat in the cold?

The autumn period is very rich in various nuts. Even in ordinary squirrels, they make up the bulk of the diet, but in domestic squirrels, they are included in the feed, but not so plentifully. On the day, the animal can eat approximately 2-3 pine nuts, and so only 1-2 times a week. nine0003

The reason is that many nuts are very fatty and it is difficult for flying squirrels to digest them in large quantities. If you have a desire to treat your pet with a walnut, then you should do this, no more than 1 time in 7 days. Many owners also leave a larch cone inside the cage.

It must be remembered that during this period, flying squirrels begin to molt. That is, the squirrel is preparing to change its summer coat for a warmer, winter coat. This is a natural process of every protein. By cold times, the beast will accumulate a layer of fat to make it easier to endure the cold. So, with home feeding, the owner needs to control the supply of seeds. Otherwise, the animal may become obese. nine0003

The creature itself will regulate the amount of seeds consumed. Also, squirrels are very fond of eating pumpkin, sunflower, zucchini seeds. All these products must be given to the animal, with a certain period, since they are extremely rich in microelements and vitamins necessary for them.

Flying squirrels love to eat mushrooms. But you can't eat too many of them. One serving should not exceed 15 grams. And of course, the mushroom should be non-poisonous and fresh.

Winter diet

Of course, since autumn the animals have prepared huge stocks until spring. Therefore, in winter, they will eat only what they have managed to collect. And these are nuts, seeds, pieces of bark, kidneys.

This food is eaten by both wild and domestic animals. But at home, you can sometimes still give goodies, such as dry berries or fruits. But most importantly, in small quantities:

  • in one day, the animal's food norm is about 30-40 grams;
  • vegetables of which should be about 15 grams; nine0022
  • protein feed-gram 10;
  • and everything else is seeds, nuts, etc.

For winter time, chalk stone and salt stone are specially placed in the cage. Both of these stones are very important for the pet, as they give him a huge amount of minerals that strengthen the body's proteins.

It got to the point that some owners, rarely, but even give them chicken bones, so that they would bite them in turn.

It is also not averse to feast on boiled eggs, it will not refuse raw ones either. Most of all, quail eggs go into circulation for them. But you can’t give the whole egg at once! 1⁄4 is enough. The reason is that quail eggs have a high level of cholesterol. nine0003

Nutrition of young flying squirrels

Since these babies are born defenseless, blind, it goes without saying. The mother takes care of them for the first 5 weeks, protects them and feeds them with milk. Until 1 month, feeding with milk continues, after which, the mother begins to accustom them to adult food.

If a person already has cubs at home, 3-4 weeks old, they can be fed with goat's milk. But not in pure form, but diluted with water.

Small conclusions

It's hard not to love these amazing animals, like marsupial flying squirrels. Buying such a pet is not at all difficult, and the feeding process will not be a problem at all. Although each season has its own feeding characteristics, they are still somewhat similar to each other. nine0003

Some are rich in nuts, others are rich in fruits and berries. The main thing is not to overfeed the beast with certain types of products. Otherwise, your pet may easily develop obesity and intestinal problems!

where they live, how long they live, interesting facts

The flying squirrel is a small agile animal, which is almost impossible to meet in its natural habitat. Fans of exotic animals often get them as pets, because the squirrel is unpretentious in maintenance and, with proper socialization, it can be quickly tamed. nine0003

Information about the lifestyle of flying squirrels will help the owner to ensure comfortable conditions for keeping this animal at home.

Description and characteristics of species

In flying squirrels, the front and hind legs are connected by a wide, overgrown with hair, leather membrane. It imitates a soft wing, with which the animal plans and descends from the trees. Other species of this subfamily have the same fold between the hind legs and tail, but it is absent in common flying squirrels. nine0003

The body is completed by a well-furred tail, which is covered with a long and dense pile.

In size, the animal is slightly inferior to forest squirrels:

  • body length - from 12 to 23 cm;
  • tail - about 13 cm;
  • weight - 170 g;
  • rounded lugs without traditional tassels;
  • large eyes outlined by dark "glasses";
  • hind legs longer than front, with curved and sharp claws;
  • according to the features of coloring, experts distinguish up to 10 subspecies. nine0022

The flying squirrel has a soft, thick and silky coat. It is much nicer to the touch than the coat of an ordinary squirrel. On the back and sides is a silvery color, and the abdomen of the animal is covered with a light fawn pile. The tail is strongly pubescent, with a small parting in the middle.

This is interesting! Flying squirrels molt twice a year. Winter "clothing" is very lush and thick, and summer wool is more modest and inconspicuous.

Where the flying squirrels live

Deciduous tracts have become a traditional place of life for flying squirrels. They can also be found in mixed forests, where coniferous trees alternate with birch, oak, aspen and alder. nine0003

The main location for the settlement are river banks, floodplain thickets, swampy areas - here flying squirrels live at a height of up to 12 m. Most often, animals occupy natural tree hollows, but they can also adapt old nests of other squirrels or birds for life. Sometimes flying squirrels are placed in crevices of rocky rocks.

This is interesting! Flying squirrels almost do not conflict with each other. Often several animals live in one nest, and their food supply is located on a common territory. nine0171

Lifestyle of the flying squirrel

Animals hunt mainly at night, although young animals and lactating females come out in search of food during the day. The rest of the time the flying squirrels spend in the nest or in the trees. The animal descends to the ground extremely rarely.

Flying squirrels move with the help of jumps, the length of which reaches 90 meters. To do this, the animal climbs to the top of the tree and glides from it along a downward trajectory to the chosen place. The leather membrane between the front and hind legs allows the flying squirrel to correct the jump, change its direction almost at a right angle. nine0003

During the flight, the front legs of the squirrel are widely spaced to the sides, while the hind legs are extended and pressed close to the tail. In this case, the silhouette of the animal takes the form of a triangular wing, and the head tilts in the direction of movement, reducing the area of ​​resistance to the flow of oncoming air.

Luxurious squirrel tail acts as a brake and corrects the movement at the final stage of the jump. At the moment of landing, the animal turns its body vertically and clings to a tree trunk with sharp claws of all 4 paws. Immediately after "landing", he is able to run across to the other side of the tree. This technique often saves the flying squirrel during flight from birds of prey that prey on squirrels and pose the main threat to their lives. nine0003

Protecting the squirrel from enemies

The flying squirrel is agile and nimble, it quickly moves through the trees. Birds of prey (owls and hawks) pose a traditional threat to it, and on the ground the animal is hunted mainly by foxes and cats.

In the northern regions and in the Far East, their main enemies are martens, in Asia - sables. But these predators do not have a significant impact on the lifespan of flying squirrels. Much worse for the population are periodic seasonal epizootics (territorial spread of infections), ticks, worms and fleas. nine0003

What do flying squirrels eat

The basis of nutrition for the animal is the buds of trees. Like ordinary squirrels, flying squirrels prefer young needles. Also in the course is the bark of hardwoods (birch, aspen), shoots and seeds. In the summer, the menu is replenished with mushrooms and berries, but for this you need to descend from the trees to the ground, which flying squirrels do not like to do.

Contrary to the widespread opinion about the preparation of mushrooms for the winter, flying squirrels pay more attention to birch and alder catkins. They bring them to the nest and store them for a long time, until the onset of the cold season. nine0003

The diet of the animal largely depends on the habitat. For example, Siberian flying squirrels use only larch buds as winter food.

Hunger is much stronger than natural enemies and diseases, affects the size of the population of the animal. Even if the flying squirrel hid enough supplies in summer and autumn, it quickly forgets about them and later, quite by accident, finds its own warehouses.

In winter, the squirrel often descends to the ground, where it can profit from fallen cones or seeds under the snow. Sometimes the animal finds a supply of food made by mice, chipmunks and other animals. nine0003

Important! Under natural conditions, the flying squirrel lives no more than 3-4 years. At home, with the right content, its life expectancy reaches 9-13 years.

Reproduction of the flying squirrel

The mechanism of reproduction in flying squirrels is poorly understood due to the small number of the subfamily. It is known that one female gives birth to 2-4 cubs per year. Blind newborn squirrels open their eyes at 2 weeks of age.

Even after 20-25 days they leave the parental nest for the first time, and at 6-7 weeks they already make coordinated jumps. By 2 months, squirrels already know how to fly and plan. At the same time, the animals begin an independent life. nine0003

Interesting fact! The development and maturation of small flying squirrels is much faster than that of ordinary squirrels. There, the cubs leave their mother for the first time at the age of 3 months.

Features of keeping flying squirrels at home

From infancy, a captive flying squirrel becomes accustomed to the hands and voice of a human who feeds and cares for it. It is recommended to take babies at the age of 5 weeks, when they are no longer dependent on their mother and can eat on their own. nine0003

Housing for a domestic flying squirrel

Since flying squirrels prefer to live in trees in the wild, an artificial house must be suitable for them. For the animal, it is best to equip a spacious aviary in which you can put several tree trunks.

In outdoor conditions, it is not recommended to save space, it is necessary to allow the flying squirrel to make long jumps.

For one squirrel in the cage, it is necessary to allocate a zone of at least 1 m in size 2 .

It is very important to prepare shelves, purchase a running wheel, create other conditions for movement - if the flying squirrel cannot exhaust the supply of natural energy, it becomes lethargic and passive.

Separately, it is necessary to provide places where the squirrel will hide supplies - this instinct is preserved even in a well-fed animal.

The cage must have bedding made of granulated wood or shavings - it will have to be changed daily.

nine0002 When kept in a cage, the flying squirrel needs to be “walked”. This can be done even in a pre-prepared room. On the street, a squirrel will definitely run away to a tree, and it will not be possible to return it home. Even if in a cage the animal reacts to a nickname, in conditions of freedom it will instantly forget about it. Therefore, walking is organized only on a strong long harness, for which the pet can be returned to the owner's hands.

With decent maintenance, flying squirrels can live up to 13 years.

nine0120 Feeding flying squirrels at home

Protein diet should be as close as possible in composition to natural components. Flying squirrels eat young shoots of deciduous trees, buds and seeds with pleasure.

Protein food is compensated by the presence of larvae, worms and beetles in the menu of the animal (they can be purchased at specialized pet stores). Of the foods that proteins do not know in their natural environment, you can give apples, carrots, pumpkins, zucchini or bananas.

nine0002 You will need a separate portable drinker for water.

Flying squirrels do not tend to be clean, so after each feeding (or at least daily) the cage will have to be cleaned of food debris.

See also: “How to make a comfortable squirrel feeder“.

Interesting facts about flying squirrels

Keeping the flying squirrel is associated with many subtleties. Experienced owners know how many problems exist that can complicate the life of both the pet and its owner:

  • It is best to buy a couple of flying squirrels - in the company of their own kind, the squirrel will not be bored.
  • Animals are nocturnal and begin to make noise just at the time when all household members go to bed.
  • Sometimes in captive-born flying squirrels, the biological clock is rearranged, and the schedule of their activity coincides with the daily routine of the owner.
  • Locks on cages and aviaries must be strong and complex enough to prevent the squirrel from escaping.
  • nine0021 Children are not recommended to take flying squirrels in their hands to avoid vinegar and accidental injury to the animal.

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