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Date Posted: 11:50:00 11/15/06 Wed
Author: S. K. Dixon
Subject: Re: Newton's site is members only, to post, and no date is shown ...
In reply to: Beverly 's message, "Newton's site is members only, to post, and no date is shown ..." on 11:31:59 11/15/06 Wed

Alas, after I posted to the forum, I tried to find a way to post to the site but could not! Curses, foiled again!



>(Newton site is members only, to post, and no date is
>shown ...) on any of the messages, so there's really
>no convenient way to contact either Tammy, or those
>who replied.
>
>It seems the first and third replies are from
>individuals who cannot tell the difference between a
>flying squirrel and a mouse or rat ... or, individuals
>with stock in Purina. The second reply seemed like a
>veiled threat. To the best of my knowledge, the only
>federally protected flying squirrel species is a
>Northern flyer subspecies from the Blue Ridge
>Mountains that is on the endangered list.
>
>
>PS to Tyler Rosen, with the Norfolk (Nebraska) Public
>Schools Education Service Unit 8 email address:
>
>I removed the two posts you left, as no message was
>included. Might you have pressed 'preview', but
>failed, after reviewing your message, to scroll down
>and press 'send'? You are most welcome to join in the
>'conversations', here, so don't hesitate to return,
>and post, if that was your intention.
>
>
>>What do they think their fs eat in the wild? Purina
>>Chow? YIKES!!! No fruits and veggies? Time for
>>mutiny, is what my flyers would say! Shall we do this
>>collectively or individually? OMG, individually we
>>could FLOOD their website; and the truth shall make
>>them FREE!!!!! (Or would that be "flee"?) I'm with
>>the group, whatever is decided!
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>This morning, Agnes brought to my attention this
>>>website page:
>>> >>>href="http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/bio99/bio
>9
>>9
>>>867.htm">Flying Squirrel Captive

>>>
>>>Newton is an electronic community for Science, Math,
>>>and Computer Science K-12 Educators.
>>>Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, Ill., Division
>>>of Educational Programs, Harold Myron, Ph.D.,
>Division
>>>Director
>>>
>>>Here's the thread question, and the replies:
>>>
>>>name Tammy
>>>status other
>>>age 30s
>>>
>>>Question - hello there,
>>>was looking around the internet for ideas on what to
>>>feed my daughters'
>>>pet flying squirrel when I happened across your page.
>>>When I saw the name
>>>Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation I decided
>>>to send an email
>>>because my name is also Eisenbeis. My question is
>what
>>>types of fruits and
>>>veggies should I feed him and is there anything he
>>>should not have?
>>>------------------------------------------------
>>>Hello,
>>>
>>>I have been taking care of flying squirrels for
>twenty
>>>years as part of
>>>our nature center display. We feed our flying
>>>squirrels Purina Mouse
>>>Chow with an occasional supplement of acorns, when
>>>they are available,
>>>and/or sunflower seeds. Sunflower seeds can be
>>>unhealthy if fed in too
>>>large a quantity. The high oil content can lead to
>>>hair loss. Also,
>>>changes in diet can lead to a loose droppings and a
>>>"messy" cage. Avoid
>>>feeding large quantities of any fresh foods and only
>>>add them a couple
>>>times a week, if you do.
>>>
>>>
>>>Wayne Vanderploeg
>>>River Trail Nature Center
>>>3120 N. Milwaukee Ave.
>>>Northbrook, IL 60062
>>>=====================================================
>=
>>=
>>>==
>>>Keep in mind tht flying squirrels are protected by
>>>Federal law and you must have
>>>a license to have
>>>one in captivity. If all else fails, contact a local
>>>vet. for guidance.
>>>
>>>Steve Sample
>>>=====================================================
>=
>>=
>>>==
>>>Hi Tammy:
>>> First your question: we feed a captive flying
>>>squirrel at River Trail
>>>N.C. commercial mouse or rat chow and it seems to
>>>thrive, we've had it for
>>>some years now. Sometimes we toss in some acorns or
>>>other nuts for variety.
>>>I would not bother with soft fruits and veggies, I
>>>don't think it will eat
>>>them.
>>> Roland Eisenbeis was my superviser for several
>>>years before he retired
>>>in the mid-1980's. He still lives in the suburbs of
>>>Chicago, and I
>>>correspond with him occasionally.
>>>John Elliott, Director
>>>River Trail Nature Center
>>>=====================================================
>=
>>=
>>>==
>>>
>>>Okay, folks, comments, please ....

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