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Date Posted: 08:19:45 10/09/06 Mon
Author: Dennis
Subject: Re: Thanks for the kind words, and thanks for your continued ...
In reply to: Beverly 's message, "Thanks for the kind words, and thanks for your continued ..." on 13:05:52 10/06/06 Fri

Not only will the tail break easily at any joint but
they de-glove rather easily, too. The fur and skin will
will pull off and leave the mucles, tendons, and joints
exposed.

>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!!
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>>>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!
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>>>>>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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