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Thread: Newborn Flyers - dad in same cage... or not?

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    Default Newborn Flyers - dad in same cage... or not?

    Posting for Snicker Bar. Congratulations are in order:Snicker Bar is a gransquammy Her flyers are now the proud parents of sweet baby flyers. She is currently on vacation, up here in Canada - and long story, these were a total surprise which I'll let her tell you about - but since she's not there to tend to them herself (her daughter is), she would like to know what is the best thing to do for the mom, dad, and babies.

    Should the dad be left in the same cage as the mom and babies, or would it be preferable to give mom and babies a cage of their own... and if so for how long? Any particular kind of care to take or administer for these babies, and/or for mom?

    Any other specifics on caring for them would be truly appreciated.

    CONGRATLUATIONS SNICKER BAR -
    and little mom Lea and daddy Teeny

    P.S. Just placed yhis in emergency in order to act ASAP if need be but admin can then place thhis thread in baby squirrels care I guess. Thanks
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    Default Re: Newborn Flyers - dad in same cage... or not?

    I wouldn't think leaving the male in with them is a good idea....
    With wilds mother flying squirrels are very protective of their young, the male takes
    no part in caring for offspring and usually mom won't allow him near her occupied nest.
    Being in the same vicinity might cause undue stress for either of them and may cause
    babies to get hurt. Besides, they both could probably use a break.
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    Default Re: Newborn Flyers - dad in same cage... or not?

    From my days of reading the Skul's flyer threads, do remove Dad. And keep or fingers out of the nest box (I believe the term is "box shark"). And let Snicker Bar know that now they have done it once they will do it again and again unless they are separated...

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    Default Re: Newborn Flyers - dad in same cage... or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by CritterMom View Post
    From my days of reading the Skul's flyer threads, do remove Dad. And keep or fingers out of the nest box (I believe the term is "box shark"). And let Snicker Bar know that now they have done it once they will do it again and again unless they are separated...
    Yes I had the same flashback to the Skuls' threads as you did. Time for papa to get his man cave going and stay in it.
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