These gentle tiny squirrels are true “pocket pets”. Flying squirrels form a deep bond with their human owner and enjoy spending hours climbing around or sleeping in their owner’s clothing. Squirrels are nocturnal but will adjust slightly to their owners and spend time awake with them. A gliding membrane that extends from the front leg to its back leg is stretched out and allows the squirrel to glide from perch to perch for up to 150 feet! Its large eyes, loving nature, and gliding ability make it a popular companion.
What is a Flying Squirrel?
Flying Squirrels are small rodents that are native to parts of the United States. They are not easy to find in the wild they are very quiet and come out late at night.
Are they the same as a Sugar Glider?
No, they are completely different and are not even related! Sugar gliders are marsupials and flyers are rodents. Sugar Gliders have odor and scent glands and flyers do not. Gliders breed all year round and will breed very well and easily in captivity, Flyers breed once a year and are not very successful when paired and bred in captivity. They have different diets, fur colors, fur textures, smells, and noises. The only aspects they share are that they both glide, they are the same size, and they both form close bonds with their owners.
- Their favorite treat is pecans
- They have gliding membranes like bats
- They store their extra food in their nesting areas
- They make small whistle noises
- They live in trees, and attics and eat acorns in the wild of the USA
- They are born pink and hairless with their gliding membrane