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Date Posted: 11:15:16 06/21/07 Thu
Author: Dennis
Subject: Re: It is possible for any creature to suffer a stroke. However, ...
In reply to: Connie and Rain 's message, "Re: It is possible for any creature to suffer a stroke. However, ..." on 22:33:13 06/18/07 Mon

Seven years should be no problem. Ask Agnes about the girls
she got from me that are 14-15 years old now. I still have
a male here over twelve years old. Some people seem to think
I do everything wrong so if I can keep them that long,
anyone should be able to do that.

>I give Rain a drop of Soy Milk once a week; only
>because she loves it! Vit. D everynight, on her
>fruit, (she eats it or not) and soy nuts dipped in
>yoyurt whenever she wants. She seems to do fine
>w/this and her usual nuts and squirrel food. Oh
>forgot, Pumpkin seeds (her favorite!) Want her to be
>around at least 7 years!! So hard to know what to do
>right w/SFS. Never thought about strokes!! >Thank
>You; am lucky, lucky, lucky! So far! No
>>problems! Didn't know how to help!!>(It is possible
>>for any creature to suffer a
>>>stroke. However, ...) there are many other problems
>>>that can result in the condition you describe.
>>>
>>>If you are providing your flyer a good diet, and if
>>>you're providing a source of Vitamin D3, you're
>>>probably not dealing with a case of metabolic bone
>>>disease.
>>>
>>>Illness (parasites, infection, etc.) and injury can
>>>cause the condition you describe. With a flyer,
>>>there's really not much beyond 'TLC' that one can
>do.
>>>If you suspect illness, and you have a vet
>experienced
>>>with small companion rodent family creatures, they
>>>might be able to assist. If the condition is from an
>>>injury (perhaps falling, or striking against
>something
>>>whilst 'in flight'), then just protecting your flyer,
>>>and providing some intensive care while they recover
>>>is probably all you can do. You might have to
>provide
>>>'easy' food for a while, possibly hand feeding, and
>>>you might consider providing some yogurt, but I would
>>>not necessarily give whole milk.
>>>
>>>I highly recommend you visit, register, and post
>about
>>>this problem at:
>>>
>>> >>>href="http://www.nfsa.us/phpBB2/index.php">National
>>>Flying Squirrel Association Messageboard

>>>
>>>You can use the link, or you can copy and post this
>>>webaddress:
>>>
>>> >>>href="http://www.nfsa.us/phpBB2/index.php">http://www
>.
>>n
>>>fsa.us/phpBB2/index.php

>>>
>>>
>>>>(I posted this on another part of this site, but
>this
>>>>one seems more recently updated)
>>>>
>>>>Help!
>>>>I have a 7 yr old southern flying squirrel. I
>noticed
>>>>that she was extremely weak last night (fell off the
>>>>cage, just curled up in my hand) I've given her milk
>>>>and water through the night, but she still cannot
>use
>>>>her hand or foot on her left side. Has she had a
>>>>stroke? I've been reading about metabolic bone
>>>>disease, but I'm not sure if this it it or how to
>>>>treat it quickly. Her right side is very strong and
>>>>she climbs around in circles. She seemed to be best
>>>>around 2 or 3 am. Right now she's sleeping/ resting
>>in
>>>>a slipper. If anyone has experience with this or
>>knows
>>>>what I could do to help her please reply. thanks!!

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