Subject: Re: flying squirrels as pets
Posted by Rachel on May 11, 2000 at 18:05:34 from

In Reply to: Re: flying squirrels as pets posted by Vanessa on February 13, 19100 at 18:32:11:

I've been doing a lot of research on this lately, because
I plan on getting either a sugar glider or a flying squirrel.
I originally wanted a sugar glider, because they're more
common, so I knew people who had them. Now I'm leaning more
toward a flying squirrel, because from what I've read, they're
cleaner, smell better, they go to the bathroom generally in one
corner of their cage (like being naturally housebroken), and
they're easier to take care of and feed. People think that
sugar gliders are friendlier and bond better, but I think
it's a myth based on two things - not as many people have
flying squirrels, so people assume gliders are better pets,
and it's far more critical, in terms of bonding and friendliness
to get the flying squirrel as a baby than the glider. Also,
they do cost marginally less, and it isn't quite so critical
for them to have a companion, especially if they bond with
you correctly.

I also am looking for someone who sells flying squirrels -
thanks for the link, I'll check it out.

Good luck to you guys making a choice!


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