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Baby Flying Squirrel

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Duckchick2011, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Duckchick2011

    Duckchick2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys,

    anybody out there with experience raising southern flying squirrel pups? My dad brought home a 5 week old one today! I bought some goats milk esbilac but i can only find instructions for the powdered version, this is liquid. Not sure if I should dilute or what? [​IMG]

    Any other advice is welcomed!

    Thanks :D

    (sorry for any typos, I'm typing one handed)
     
  2. inthesticks

    inthesticks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't dilute it personally. You will only have to worry about it for another 3 wks anyways. I have never diluted goats milk prior to feeding it to kittens/kits/squirrels/etc


    I would feed it about 3X a day if it still seems hungry, you can always offer a little more. & when home I would carry it around in a shirt pocket or special little sling(that is if you plan on keeping it) so you'll bond. They can live roughly 15yrs or so when in captivity/ a pet.



    For some more info here is a pretty good site

    http://www.exoticnutrition.com/flsqin.html


    Pictures please!!!!
     
  3. Texas Wolf

    Texas Wolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 17, 2012
    That's awesome!
     
  4. ChristyAnneCobb

    ChristyAnneCobb Out Of The Brooder

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    I wouldn't dilute it either...I've raised squirrels with Kitten Milk Replacer before. It works well.
     

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