Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: The Family

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    965
    Thanked: 1542

    Default The Family

    Here are the "kids". Sophie (melanistic), Kami (FL Gray), Lady (partially paralyzed melanistic), Jill and Beatrice (FL Grays), Lucky (chocolate), Buddi (Achondroplastic Dwarf) & Patchi the Prairie Dog. All are NR's due to neurological, developmental or physical injury issues. All but Buddi and Lady are much older now.

    Lady
    Name:  DSC01252.jpg
Views: 172
Size:  63.6 KB
    Name:  DSC01144.jpg
Views: 171
Size:  55.5 KB
    Jill and Beatrice
    Name:  DSC00710.jpg
Views: 170
Size:  42.0 KB
    Buddi
    Name:  DSC01350.jpg
Views: 173
Size:  55.6 KB
    Sophie
    Name:  DSC00956.jpg
Views: 172
Size:  53.2 KB
    Patchi PD
    Name:  DSC01355.jpg
Views: 171
Size:  74.1 KB
    Name:  DSC01343.jpg
Views: 167
Size:  66.1 KB
    Kami
    Name:  DSC01204.jpg
Views: 172
Size:  59.3 KB
    Lucky
    Name:  DSC00945.jpg
Views: 173
Size:  74.1 KB
    Sophie Squirrel
    Long Term Squirrel Care & Prairie Dog Behaviorist


    This is the only recommended diet for captive squirrels. Link: https://www.henryspets.com/healthy-d...pet-squirrels/

  2. 7 TSBers pass along the fuzzy thanks to SophieSquirrel:

    cava (12-04-2017), ClemC5 (05-31-2018), Jennefer (12-03-2017), LR (12-03-2017), mgeorge (01-13-2018), Mommas Munchkins (05-28-2018), muggsy'sgm (12-07-2017)

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    855
    Thanked: 1159

    Default Re: The Family

    That's a double fist full of cuteness you have there! Welcome to TSB.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    425
    Thanked: 517

    Default Re: The Family

    Hold the phone sister....where in Florida are you finding black squirrels???!!!??? Omg i'd give my left arm to even see one in person!!! I was born & raised in Florida & lived from south to central to north Fla & have never even seen one!!! Thank you for sharing!! You have quite a brood there & everyone of them is just precious!!! Lucky, lucky you!! (hubby tells me not to covet ur black squirrels....and he likes Buddi & Patchi!)

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    East coast of Florida
    Posts
    3,990
    Thanked: 5203

    Default Re: The Family

    You have quite the family! They are all adorable. . I have to ask, how did you acquire so many melanistic squirrels in Florida? I was under the impression they were rare here.

    I see Jennefer beat me to it....she must type faster! Yes, I love the black squirrels, too!

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    965
    Thanked: 1542

    Default Re: The Family

    Their lineage is originally from the Midwest, only Kami, Jill and Beatrice are from FL. Patchi came from a nice lady who had to give him up. Originally vacuumed from his burrow for the pet trade he now has a forever home with me. I forgot Winston - my boy. Photos to follow.
    Sophie Squirrel
    Long Term Squirrel Care & Prairie Dog Behaviorist


    This is the only recommended diet for captive squirrels. Link: https://www.henryspets.com/healthy-d...pet-squirrels/

  7. Serious fuzzy thank you's to SophieSquirrel from:

    ClemC5 (05-31-2018)

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    965
    Thanked: 1542

    Default Re: The Family

    Here is Winston my lone boy. He came to me with a serious mouth infection, breathing problems and balance issues. He is doing fine now after treatment. Had to feed him some FV 20/50 so he would sit still. He will not use a nipple. I am hoping to make the 2018 meet-up and I will bring one or two.

    Winston


    Name:  DSC01391.jpg
Views: 168
Size:  57.3 KB
    Sophie Squirrel
    Long Term Squirrel Care & Prairie Dog Behaviorist


    This is the only recommended diet for captive squirrels. Link: https://www.henryspets.com/healthy-d...pet-squirrels/

  9. 2 TSBers pass along the fuzzy thanks to SophieSquirrel:

    ClemC5 (05-31-2018), Nancy in New York (12-07-2017)

  10. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    East coast of Florida
    Posts
    3,990
    Thanked: 5203

    Default Re: The Family

    Are you referring to the 2018 Gathering in Maryland or the 2018 Celebration in Florida?

  11. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    159
    Thanked: 243

    Default Re: The Family

    Gorgeous babies!!!

    There's a country club here in the Panama City area that's logo is a fox squirrel. Hubby said that back in the eighties, there were giant, black, red, and brownish fox squirrels EVERYWHERE. All over the golf course, hanging out by the clubhouse, running all over the place. I've seen the foxers on here, but the way these have been described: they were simply HUGE.

    Not too long ago, we went driving all through the fox squirrel area from the days of yesteryear. The logo is still there, but the squirrels are greatly diminished in number. After twenty minutes, we saw one, lone, small black fox squirrel.

    It's weird, because they didn't venture out of that area...they just disappeared.

    How lucky you are to have such crazy-good-looking squees!

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    965
    Thanked: 1542

    Default Re: The Family

    Quote Originally Posted by muggsy'sgm View Post
    Not too long ago, we went driving all through the fox squirrel area from the days of yesteryear. The logo is still there, but the squirrels are greatly diminished in number. After twenty minutes, we saw one, lone, small black fox squirrel. It's weird, because they didn't venture out of that area...they just disappeared.
    It's sad when a beloved population disappears. Some places like Olney, IL and Brevard, NC have developed small economies around them. They face threats from climate, food shortages, habitat destruction/fragmentation, predation, Parapoxvirus, vehicles and with some like Red's competition with Gray's.

    Here is a cool article about how Squirrels were once wildly popular pets:

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/article...squirrel-craze

    I found this really cool tintype photo on the Internet from yesteryear

    Name:  331b308776a2c15b5ef9d59907d76498.jpg
Views: 144
Size:  72.0 KB
    Sophie Squirrel
    Long Term Squirrel Care & Prairie Dog Behaviorist


    This is the only recommended diet for captive squirrels. Link: https://www.henryspets.com/healthy-d...pet-squirrels/

  13. Serious fuzzy thank you's to SophieSquirrel from:

    4Puddles (02-01-2018)

  14. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Southeast US
    Posts
    1,884
    Thanked: 3364

    Default Re: The Family

    There's a stretch of road I travel to and from work on that is pretty rural. I occasionally see the black/brown/white fox squirrels on that road. In the last week two have come too close to my car for comfort. There are so many animals on that road that I always watch for them. The first one I saw in plenty enough time to slow down and it stopped along the side of the road. The second came like a streak of lightening and ran right into my lane. I hit my brakes and by some miracle didn't hit it. They are SO beautiful and I always get so excited to see them. It would absolutely break my heart to know I killed one.

    Sorry to thread jack. You have a beautifully special crew!!

    “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” ― John Bunyan .



    Sammy's TSB Thread Marvin and Charlie's TSB Thread Sadie's TSB Thread

  15. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    5,574
    Thanked: 28

    Default Re: The Family

    What beautiful babies you have! I just returned from a trip to Ohio and was able to see a couple of melanistic squirrels in the wild. I would love to hold one one day!
    Shanon, Squammy to...




  16. Serious fuzzy thank you's to Legomom from:

    SophieSquirrel (05-30-2018)

  17. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    12,491
    Thanked: 7762

  18. Serious fuzzy thank you's to Chickenlegs from:

    SophieSquirrel (05-30-2018)

  19. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Posts
    190
    Thanked: 223

    Default Re: The Family

    ADORABLE!!!!!!!!

  20. Serious fuzzy thank you's to Coffeeculturegvl from:

    SophieSquirrel (05-30-2018)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •