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My Flying Squirrels:
Scalisti, Rakita, Plumeria, Orchid, Caramel, Avellana and Nibbles

Intro:My flying squirrels live with me near Denton, TX. They are very small, weighing between 2-4 ounces (Vanilla is the smallest, Orchid is the biggest). You may see that other people have the privilege of having squirrels as pets. Some of you are saying, "What! A flying squirrel as a pet?" But actually, they have been pets since the colonial times. Click here for a painting (by Samuel Copley) of someone with a flying squirrel as a pet. It might be cool to know that I have written an article on flying squirels for Critters magazine.



Scalisti: Scalisti is the son of a pair of flying squirrels named Quasimodo and Fred. (Imagine having a mom named Fred!). His former home was with a pet dealer in Texas who shipped him in a little cage via Delta freight. He was purchased late summer of 1997. His name means "Rocky" in Russian and its pronounced ska-LEES-tee. I have decided to keep his daughter Avellana, born in April 2004.


Rakita: Rakita is the daughter of an unnamed couple of flying squirrels. Her former home was with a pet dealer in another Florida town who brought her to live with me. She was born in late June of 1999. Her name almost sounds like Rocky, but feminine. After a while of trying to breed Scalisti and Rakita, they finally had two babies on 8-22-02. These babies have been given good homes. Check out the babies page for more updates. I have decided to keep her daughter Avellana, born in April 2004.


Plumeria: Plumeria came to me free. She's sweet when she wants to be. She's a little chubby, weighing about 4 ounces. She was born about early 1999. She was formerly paired with Scalisti, and is now with the younger Caramel. She passed away in January 2005.


Orchid: Orchid also came to me free. She's quite hyperactive, and likes to run around everywhere. She was born about early 1999. She became the mother of Scalisti's babies on April 8, 2003. Check out the babies page for more updates.


Caramel: I got him for free on April 2, 2004. He is shy and is in the process of becoming one of my newest friends. He and Nibbles weren't getting along, so he was put in with Plumeria and Avellana.


Nibbles: I got her for free on April 2, 2004. She is shy and is in the process of becoming one of my newest friends. She and Caramel weren't getting along, so I introduced her to Scalisti.


Avellana: She was born to Scalisti and Rakita on April 10, 2004. Her name means "Hazelnut" in Spanish. She was paired with Caramel. She tragically passed away in December 2004.


Vanilla: She was born to Scalisti and Orchid on April 17, 2005. She will be the new girlfriend of Caramel.

(Image Coming Soon)


Links

Southern Flying Squirrels ? General info on wild flying squirrels (Nebraska).

Critters Collection: Southern Flying Squirrels ? Info on flying squirrels as pets.

Flying Squirrel ? An Encarta Encyclopedia article.

Southern Flying Squirrel ? General info on wild flying squirrels (North Carolina).

Flying Squirrels ? More info on wild flying squirrels, and some info on them as pets.

Flying Squirrels by Tom Slattery ? Info on flying squirrels as pets (from Animals Exotique).

Southern Flying Squirrels ? More info on their nightly habits.

Southern Flying Squirrels ? Info on flying squirrels as pets (from Helen?s Little Critters).

Bill Goss's Flying Squirrels - Updates on Bill Goss's flying squirrels Rocky, Angel, and Bitsy.

Voy Forums: Flyers Only ? Flying squirrel message board #1.

Voy Forums: The Flying Squirrel Fancier ? Flying squirrel message board #2.

Voy Forums: The Flying Squirrel Message Board ? Flying squirrel message board #3.

More pics of my flyers:


Scalisti


Rakita


Plumeria

Orchid


Orchid

Plumeria

Orchid

Plumeria, Scalisti, Rakita, Orchid

Rakita, Orchid, Scalisti, Plumeria

Scalisti, Rakita, Orchid, Plumeria


For more pics of my flying squirrels, please Click Here.
For flying squirrel babies, Click here.
The background song, "Flying Squirrel Creek" is composed and recorded by Matthew Lien. All rights reserved. For more information, go to www.matthewlien.com

ã 2002-2005 Andrew Watts. Photos of Rakita and Scalisti by Eric Ilasenko.


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