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Pet Flying Squirrels: Who Owns Whom?

Welcoming a flying squirrel into your home opens the door to a lifelong bond - and treats falling from the ceiling.

By Miriam Stein

Pet Flying Squirrels: Who Owns Whom?It takes a unique type of person to appreciate a pet jumping on their head. As odd as it may sound, a small population of pet owners finds such interaction nothing short of endearing. The owners of Southern flying squirrels are a species unto themselves, dedicated to their furry pets in a way that can only be described as infatuation.  

Beginning The Bond
When obtained at a young age and properly cared for, Southern flying squirrels can grow up tame and friendly, forming strong bonds with their human family. Bonding pouches help familiarize a baby flyer with its human parent, much in the same way pouches are used with sugar gliders.

For the full article, pick up the 2011 issue of Critters USA or click here to buy the issue.

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