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Date Posted: 19:06:52 01/23/06 Mon
Author: Joan
Subject: Re: longevity
In reply to: Cathy & Princess Pootie 's message, "Re: longevity" on 12:28:42 01/23/06 Mon

I recently talked with a rehabber who had one for 20 years! A 15 year old lives down the street from me. He's now totally blind from cataracts, but other than that, is doing well.

>I've read that in the wild, FS live 2-3 years due to
>predators. In captivity (aren't we the ones who are
>captive?) they live 10-15 years. I gather from
>reading the squirrel discussions that occasionally one
>will die with no apparent cause or symptoms.
>
>Cathy the 'slave' and Pootie the Princess

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