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    Default Re: Young southern flying squirrel

    You can give him a tiny bit of apple, sugar snap pea and the sweet potato. In the AM, you need to get the goat milk, heavy cream and whole fat yogurt. (NO pine nuts at all.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyPops View Post
    Thank you for loving this baby!
    I love animals! We've had all kinds. My very said we have a huge blinking sign over our house that says sucker! LOL! Animals show up all the time. We even had a basset hound in a parakeet show up! That was years ago. We are the house thatt all the animals come to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen_n_GA View Post
    I love animals! We've had all kinds. My very said we have a huge blinking sign over our house that says sucker! LOL! Animals show up all the time. We even had a basset hound in a parakeet show up! That was years ago. We are the house thatt all the animals come to!
    That's the way it is at my house. My wife and son have never seen an animal that they don't want to adopt.

    I said thank God that elephants and giraffes don't roam around these parts cause there would be one in my house!


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    If you have decided to keep the baby, this is the formula you should make in the morning. I will post things you need to order.


    TEMPORARY GOAT'S MILK FORMULA:


    3 parts goat’s milk
    1 part heavy whipping cream*
    1 part vanilla yogurt

    Formula will last 48 hours in refrigerator.

    Goat’s Milk
    This can be purchased at natural food stores such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, and at most health food stores that sell groceries. It is a product for humans. Do not substitute commercial formula made for baby goats or other livestock sold at feed stores.

    Goat’s milk is available fresh in a carton; evaporated in a can; and as a powdered milk. If you purchase either the evaporated or powdered versions, please blend them with water according to the package directions before using to make the formula.

    Heavy Whipping Cream
    This is found in small cartons in the grocery store near the coffee creamers and half and half. Regular heavy cream may be substituted if it is unavailable, but the heavy whipping cream has the highest fat content, and is preferred.

    Yogurt
    Yogurt has beneficial bacteria in it that soothes and settles digestion. Full fat yogurt is best, and a good choice that is very widely available is Stoneyfield Yobaby yogurt. However if it is unavailable, a low fat vanilla yogurt may be substituted. Avoid those that have artificial sweeteners in them. Vanilla and banana are both popular flavors, and the sweet taste of the yogurt helps to convince the baby to accept it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    If you have decided to keep the baby....

    If you decide its best to release, I have 2 girls from this fall right around the same age. Flyers are a challenge as they need to be released in groups ("colonies") that include both sexes... so at least 1 boy and one girl. So that leaves me in search of someone with fall flyers babies that includes a male these can join fir release... or minimally a singleton male to incorporate with them to form a colony and I will release them.

    If this baby is a boy it would be a prayer answered for these 2 precious girls. If it is a girl, she is more than welcome to join these 2... I'll overwinter them if needed to form a colony for Spring release.

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    What size syringes? .5 or 1?

    Mini nipples it original? I'm assuming mini but want to make sure.

    There are multiple foods in this page. Which is best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyPops View Post
    That's the way it is at my house. My wife and son have never seen an animal that they don't want to adopt.

    I said thank God that elephants and giraffes don't roam around these parts cause there would be one in my house!

    LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky View Post

    .

    If this baby is a boy it would be a prayer answered for these 2 precious girls. If it is a girl, she is more than welcome to join these 2... I'll overwinter them if needed to form a colony for Spring release.
    Can you tell from the picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    If you have decided to keep the baby, this is the formula you should make in the morning. I will post things you need to order.

    So, do I only feed it once a day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen_n_GA View Post
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    Boy
    Step-N-Stone
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    Quote Originally Posted by stepnstone View Post
    Boy
    Ok! I kinda figured! LOL!

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    Default Re: Young southern flying squirrel

    Yes, boy.

    My adults are fed once a day ... at night.

    Young flyers would eat more often. I would offer formula every 6 hrs. (Between 1.5-2ml )
    Use a 1ml syringe.
    1/2 of a Henry’s Flyer Block twice a day.
    When young they aren’t totally nocturnal. Adults are totally nocturnal.

    This little boy would make a nice addition to Spanky’s colony. He would have 2 sisters to snuggle with.

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    The Fall 2019 Colony is coming together... we started with a couple pairs and several singletons but after a few weeks they are sleeping in basically two groups. This little boy from Gainesville was one of the most seclusive, shy flyers that I have ever had.. but he is coming out of his shell with the help of a few friends. I have to note he was not so shy with Jen_N_GA and her niece but he now has a very strong bond with his new cage (room?) mates.

    The entire fall 2019 group interacts with each other during non-sleep hours and even my NR Rockie seems much more tolerable of this fall's group invading her domain than in past seasons (I do not always have flyers every season)... she does get just a little jealous. I am sure well before spring arrives this group will all have come together as a true colony. Soon I will place a wooden nest box on the wall that will move with them to the RC. A tri-level flyer box on the wall always seems to be the fait accompli... now I just need to
    find time to build a few more nest boxes (KT has a requested I place a few more out n view of the kitchen windows for her)... in my spare time!

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    Thanks for the update Spanky! Glad to see they're all doing so well and gelling together!

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    Great update Spanky. I’m so happy the kids are bonding.
    ...in your spare time.

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