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Profile of Pet Squirrels
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Name: Merky
Sex: male
Kind: Gray Squirrel
Home: Tampa, FL
Life History: Born 1997. Found in front yard by owner's grandson. Raised on bottle. Lives in the house with owner.
Physical Description and Personality: Very hyper, loves to run and play, gets into everything.
Owner: Kathleen Hall

Name: Missy
Sex: Female
Kind: Gray Squirrel
Home: Martinsburg, WV
Life History: Visited the white squirrel count with her owners in Kenton, TN.
Physical Description and Personality: (yet to be updated)
Owner: John and Shirley Fitzwater

Name: Momoko
Sex: Female
Kind: Southern Flying Squirrel
Home: Tokyo, Japan
Life History: Sold to Mariko by a friend
Physical Description and Personality: (yet to be updated)
Owner: Mariko Otaki

Name: Nutmeg
Sex: Female
Kind: Flying squirrel
Home: Universal City TX
Life History: adopted as an adolescent animal from people who did not want them anymore.
Physical Description and Personality: Really cute & adorable, but not tame.
Owner: Tori

Name: Nutnuts
Sex: Male
Kind: Gray Squirrel
Home: Mansfield, MA
Life History: Owner got him from her uncle.
Physical Description and Personality: Nice, trained nicely.
Owner: unknown

Name: Oscar
Sex: Male
Kind: Gray Squirrel
Home:
Life History: Oscar was born 1990. The owner, Janice, acquired him thru a local vet office where he had been brought into by a lady who had found him on the ground in her back yard. He was a small baby, and Janice had to feed him the formula, etc. (You know the rountine.)
Physical Description and Personality: He is rotten, and enjoys being rubbed. Since the heat is so bad down here (Mississippi) he enjoys being misted with water several times a day. He enjoys fresh corn on the cob, watermelon and cantelope during the summer.
Owner: Janice

Name: Peanut
Sex: Male
Kind: Gray Squirrel
Home:
Life History: He was a runt that was pushed out of the nest. Anyways, Peanut has been going bald for about a year. He eats mainly unsalted peanuts, which could be the cause. Also, a heating pad was put under his cage (keeps him warm, but not hot). Without it, he gets really cold. It is like he cannot generate his own body heat! His owner came home one day and picked him up - he felt cold and lifeless. He wasn't dead. He tried to walk, but kept falling over and walking into things and crying the whole time!
Physical Description: It is almost certain he is deaf, and he may be crippled. He is very slow moving and clumsy. He is a great pet, though! He loves being held and petted (only by his owner, though!). At first, he got a patch of thinning hair on the top of his head, which later spread down the back of his neck. His stomach is almost furless, as are his feet and legs.
Owner:Scott Nivens

Name: Petey
Sex: Male
Kind: Southern Flying Squirrel
Home: Ocala, Florida
Life History: Danielle's mom-in-law found Petey in her cats mouth when he was no more than 2 months old. He was so tiny when she brought him to us. She works for her dad in an office so she brings Petey along everyday and he sleeps in her shirt. That is how they bonded when he was a baby. He is a sweetie by day and a psycho by night. Danielle loves him so much, he knows she's his mom.
Physical Description and Personality: Big Huge Eyes, little tiny brown body and very hyper.
Owner: Danielle Mosieur

Name: Pyon
Sex: Male
Kind: Eurasian Red (Hokkaido) Squirrel
Home: Tokyo
Life History: Purchased as a rare find in a Japanese pet store
Physical Description and Personality: orange head; light gray body; dark gray-brown tail; the same squirrel you are seeing on the wallpaper of my homepage
Owner: Mariko Otaki

Name: Rambo
Sex: Male
Kind: Gray Squirrel
Home: Near Raleigh, ND
Life History: Rambo came to his owner as a rehab case but due to having to be hand fed for some time he became too domesticated to be released back into the wild.
Physical Description and Personality: Gray squirrel with red highlights and a scar over his right eye from surgery. According to owner, spoiled rotten!!!!!!
Owner: unknown

Name: Quque Junior
Sex: Male
Kind: Chipmunk
Home: Hong Kong
Life History: The only chipmunk that is with owner, who has had 10 chipmunks since 1995.
Physical Description/Personality: He's a bit wild. Sometime he bites me and owner doesn't know why. Maybe he thinks that his owner is the enemy and would destroy his home. However, he's still a lovely pet. He love peanuts, sunflower seeds and nuts. He is very clever. He knows where the peanuts are stored. Everytime peanuts are taken out, he looks at the owner. A person could read from his eyes: "Give me peanuts!" He loves to store his food under the bedding and check them several times in an hour. He's very busy and his bed is full of sunflower seeds and peanuts.
Owner:Annie

Name: Rikki
Sex: Female
Kind: Richardson Ground Squirrel
Home: Deltona, FL
Life History: Came from Ft. Lauderdale, FL and carried home in a pet carrier. She has gotten loose on occasion. Although annoying, her squeaking sounds helped me find her.
Physical Description and Personality: Rikki is rather plump. She likes to be handled, but only when she wants to be. She likes a little pat on the head every once in a while. She is only squirrel I know that doesn't eat nuts.
Owner: Andrew Watts

Name: Risuko
Sex: Female
Kind: Siberian Chipmunk
Home: Tokyo
Life History: Purchased at a pet store
Physical Description and Personality: (yet to be updated)
Owner: Mariko Otaki

Name: Rocky
Sex: Male
Kind: Southern Flying squirrel
Home:
Life History: Rocky, the flying squirrel was born 1991. His owner, Janice, acquired Rocky thru the local humane society. A severe storm had passed thru the area, and Rocky was found on the ground at the local college. Janice had never had a flying squirrel nor had she ever seen one, but she applied what she knew about raising a gray and it all worked out.
Physical Description and Personality: She taught him how to "fly" by gently tossing him to the couch. Now, when she lets him out of his cage he will go off and explore and then come back to check on her. He thinks she's his personal tree. Rocky awakes nightly at 8:30PM to begin his day.
Owner: Janice

Name: Rocky
Sex: Male
Kind: black-tailed prairie dog
Home: (yet to be updated)
Life History: He was captive-bred in Texas, and his owner didn't get him until he was older--late August. He was also fixed in late August. He was tame but has become very aggressive this spring. He does not seem as openly affectionate as Digger. He has never flipped over to have his tummy rubbed. He started biting this month for the first time his owner had him.
Physical Description and Personality: He yips for attention, yips when he's happy, and yips if you cough or sneeze. He chirps when he's angry, and he can hold a grudge for a week (His owner bathed him once and he wouldn't let her touch him for a week). He and Digger share a large flowerpot in a larger cage his owner's husband built. They put a blanket over the top of the flowerpot when they're asleep for the night. They play fight outside the cage, and they always lock teeth when they see each other outside the cage.
Owner: Cindy Helfrich

Name: Ronnie
Sex: Male
Kind: Prairie dog
Home: Seattle, WA
Life History: He's the first prairie dog on the web
Physical Description and Personality: an intelligent, trained prairie dog
Owner:unknown

Name: Sassafras
Sex: Female
Kind: Prairie Dog
Home: Universal City TX
Life History: adopted as an adolescent animal from people who did not want them anymore.
Physical Description and Personality: Really cute & adorable, but not tame.
Owner: Tori

Name: Scalisti
Sex: Male
Kind: Southern Flying Squirrel
Home: Deltona, FL
Life History: Came from Texas and was shipped to Florida via Delta freight; he was cranky to begin with; now he's quite tame
Physical Description and Personality: Large eyes; feather-like tail; glides with the greatest of ease
Owner: Andrew Watts

Name: Scooter
Sex: Female
Kind: Prairie Dog
Home: unknown; yet to be updated
Life History: no history available, but here's her Christmas Present Story
Physical Description and Personality: Long claws used for digging and tearing apart things
Owner: Shannon Montgomery

Name: Seamus
Sex: Male
Kind: Gray Squirrel
Home: Pennsylvania
Life History: Orphaned squirrel who's mom was found dead on the road by a friend of Sue's. Sad update: On July 2, 1998, Seamus had a seizure and died. He will always be remembered by his owner, who has him taxidermized.
Physical Description and Personality: He is an improvisor because he builds nests out of paper towels instead of leaves. He shreds them and they look exactly like leaf nests. He is also a little entertainer and loves to show off for visitors. And he is very, very smart.
Owner: Sue Williams

Name: Seven
Sex: Male
Kind: Southern Flying Squirrel
Home: St. Louis
Life History: 6 months old from a breeder in Texas.
Physical Description and Personality: healthy
Owner: Dr. Diana Plahn

Name: Smooch
Sex: Male
Kind: Prairie Dog
Home: Chesapeake, VA
Life History: Owner got him from a wholesaler
Physical Description and Personality: He barks when you kiss at him.
Owner: Jennifer

Name: Sniffles
Sex: Female
Kind: Prairie Dog
Home: Universal City TX
Life History: adopted as an adolescent animal from people who did not want them anymore.
Physical Description and Personality: Really cute & adorable, but not tame.
Owner: Tori

Name: Spot
Sex: Male
Kind: Prairie Dog
Home: Universal City TX
Life History: adopted as an adolescent animal from people who did not want them anymore.
Physical Description and Personality: Really cute & adorable, but not tame.
Owner: Tori

Name: Twiggy
Sex: Male (traditionally Female)
Kind: Gray Squirrel
Home: Sanford, FL
Life History: Has had a famous history of being the water-skiing squirrel.
Physical Description and Personality: Haven't seen too many pictures of him, but I'd imagine he's kinda cute
Owner: Luane Best

Name: Val
Home: *classified*
Life History:The owner, Tien, got "val" (valentine's day..., but more like "needs valium" at night...) from Judy Howard of texas... She air- cargoed him to Las vegas and Tien picked him up there. He too took a little nimble on Tien's finger when she first got him out of the nesting box.. (just a peck) She got him when he was a little over 6 1/2 weeks old. Tien kept him on her for 6-8 hours a day for months!!!! With the summer heat, Tien leaves him in his cage during the day...
Physical Description/ Personality: he is always willing to wander around...so much for wanting to stay with her... but he is a wonderful pet and friend!!!
Owner: Tien

Pictures of Squirrels used as pets
Chipmunk
Eurasian Red Squirrel
Flying Squirrel
Gray Squirrel
Prairie Dog
Prevost Squirrel
Richardson Ground Squirrels


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