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Date Posted: 20:50:15 10/06/06 Fri
Author: Connie
Subject: Re: Thanks for the kind words, and thanks for your continued ...
In reply to: Connie 's message, "Re: Thanks for the kind words, and thanks for your continued ..." on 19:28:53 10/06/06 Fri

Rain also, on a regular basis, grabs my fingers and licks them! She is never aggressive towards me,when I put my hand in her cage,, but will bite anybody ,unlucky enough, to stick their finger in her cage! However, when I take her out, she loves everybody and never bites!! Funny little animal!! >No,not holding onto her tail; just flipping it! It
>was curled up there so cute while she was eating a nut
>and I just flipped it w/o really thinking about what I
>was doing: But then she chittered and dropped the nut
>and proceeded to go after my hand! Not biting or
>aggresive; seemed more like playing.. Anyway, it was
>very cute, and as I said, she has never been vocal
>before!!> This is really the 1st time I have heard her
>make a sound. I was at my Son's house and his
>bird clock made an Owl sound and Rain hid and made
>these little noises off and on for 20 Mins..All the
>while being VERY still!! That is the only other time
>I have heard her make a sound!! (Thanks for the kind
>words, and thanks for your
>>continued ...) correspondence here, keeping us
>>informed on Rain's progress with you!
>>
>>Does sound like Rain was beginning the 'war dance',
>>when you tugged her tail. They are a riot, and can
>>just be playing with you, when they go into 'mock
>>battle' mode -- but just a word of caution, re their
>>tails. It's not difficult to break a flyer's tail --
>>indeed, while they don't separate quite as easily as
>>some 'lizards', the tail is not held to the body with
>>very strong sinew. The point of this is, ecologically
>>speaking, the flyer can escape from a tail-grasp with
>>its life, if not its tail. I don't mean this as a
>>condemnation of 'rough' play -- Molly Kule and I often
>>played 'Wrestle, wrestle', with me using my hand to
>>'tossle' with Molly, and Molly 'mock' biting at my
>>fingers -- but remember just how delicately these wee
>>bits of wonderment are built -- their bones are very
>>light. I only mean it as a reminder. Don't restrain
>>the flyer by its tail, as you might easily cause it to
>>break (not always away from the body, but held by only
>>the skin ...). But by all means, enjoy
>>physical play, with Rain. Flyers, unlike some other
>>creatures, are really very tactile. They like
>>physical touch -- they most often greet one another
>>with a kiss; and of course, in group setting, nearly
>>always prefer sleeping in a group, rather than
>>individually. Many 'solo' flyers also greet their HOF
>>with a kiss -- Molly would run up my torso, put both
>>forepaws on my cheek, and or lips, and touch me with
>>her muzzle. One of my girls, Elizabeth, always grasps
>>my finger, and licks it, if I open her nestbox. It's
>>always very much like a kiss, not at all like she's
>>looking for treats. (And I also don't think it's for
>>want of salt, as they have a salt lick in their
>>quarters available at all times ...).
>>
>>Have you had a chance to photograph Rain? We'd love
>>to see some photos!!! If your PC 'fears' include
>>photo programmes, I can assure you that many, like
>>Photobucket, are made for those of us with limited PC
>>knowledge. Or, you can contact me, and I'll upload
>>any photos you have to a Photobucket account, for you.
>>
>>Yahoo and MSN also offer free online space, as does
>>Kodac and even Walmart! At Wallyworld, in the photo
>>department, the employees can help you to upload
>>photos, even from 35mm film, etc.
>>
>>
>>>When they get angry, they do the "war dance" and it
>is
>>>hysterical to watch--especially if they are NOT after
>>>you! LOL!!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>Wouldn't know what to do w/o all of you.. Rain is
>>>>still VERY spoiled, but not in the food department
>>>>anymore!! Well may-be a little; every 2wks. or
>so!!
>>>>Hey, we all need a goodie every now and again!!
>>>>While playing w/her tonight I grabbed her tail, and
>>>>she chittered at me and proceeded to jump all over
>my
>>>>hand, chittering the whole time!! What the heck was
>>>>she doing?? I have never had her be vocal
>before???
>>>>It was so cute...>>I just want to say "Thank You "to
>>>>all who have given
>>>>>>me advice, and some scolding,, as to how to raise
>>>>>Connie, that is very sweet of you to say. And you
>>>are
>>>>>right: this board (and NFSA as well) is filled
>with
>>>>>all the knowledge you will ever need and I am
>>>grateful
>>>>>every day for those who post and for Bev who
>>>>>administrates. And I want to thank YOU, because it
>>>>>warms my heart every time we get a new convert to
>>>good
>>>>>FS care and we all say "HOORAY", especially the
>>>>flyers!
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>Rain; she is soon to be 1yr. old and would
>probably
>>>>>>never made it this far w/o your help!! The best
>>>>>>thing I ever did was put asside my fear of
>>computers
>>>>>>and look up Flying Squirrels!! With that I
>found
>>>>>>this forum and have learned EVERYTHING I know
>about
>>>>my
>>>>>>little critter from you!! A BIG Thank You and
>keep
>>>>>>helping people like me!! These little critters
>are
>>>>>>just so darn cute; it is easy to kill them
>w/love.
>>>I
>>>>>>have started a whole new feeding regemine; now I
>am
>>>>>>just as strict w/Rain as I am with my dogs.

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