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Soon I am going to be adopting two southern flying squirrels :):):) and i would like to know where I can obtain them. I live in the south shore of Massachusetts. Officially, the law states that flying squirrels are legal as pets here if they are bought out of state. this includes services which HUMANELY ship the squirrels to you. I am wondering if anybody can refer me to a good breeder in a state near me (nh, ri, etc). I am willing to use a delivery service IF

1)it is completely humane
2)the flyers are less than 12 weeks old
3)people can honestly say they've used this service and the flyers were healthy, happy, bonding,, and not scared.

thank you! :fun:
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Have you tried looking online for breeders? I know there are forums out there just for squirrels - someone there might be able to better recommend a breeder to you. I don't think anyone who regularly posts on this board currently owns any squirrels.

Shipping usually entails having the animal shipped, via plane, to your nearest airport. Keep in mind that it may be expensive (usually around $200 - $300 for the flight, which is added to the actual cost of the animal), and you will still need to go to the airport to pick the animal up.
 

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You don't have $200 - $300? How are you going to afford to keep an exotic pet then? I don't mean to be rude, but I hope you realize how expensive they can be. Do you realize that the squirrels themselves from a good breeder could cost around $100 - $150 each? And that's not even taking into account the price of the cage and supplies.
 

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You don't have $200 - $300? How are you going to afford to keep an exotic pet then? I don't mean to be rude, but I hope you realize how expensive they can be. Do you realize that the squirrels themselves from a good breeder could cost around $100 - $150 each? And that's not even taking into account the price of the cage and supplies.
Not to mention how expensive vet care is for exotics (I hope you found a vet, by the way, as most won't treat exotics like flying squirrels). It was hundreds of dollars to treat my degus and only one vet in the area was experienced with them. Flying squirrels are even more "exotic" so I can only imagine...
 

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nonono, i have plenty money for everything,I just meant I dont have an ADDITIONAL $600 for shipping. I found a breeder by the way. I already built a cage and bought most of the supplies, too. and as for a vet, the whole reason I even HEARD of flying squirrels as pets is because a close family friend is an exotic animal vet and he was sharing some antics about a flying squirrel he was treating. I know how extremely expensive they are. I have enough money. I just dont see the point in paying a lot of money for a service that I find EXTREMELY cruel to animals' ears, and traumatic for them. I've saved up a long time, and I figure after i calculated all the costs, I have enough for everything now, plus about a year's worth of food/calcium, and I make more than enough money to pay for food. vet is almost free for us.
 

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You don't have $200 - $300? How are you going to afford to keep an exotic pet then? I don't mean to be rude, but I hope you realize how expensive they can be. Do you realize that the squirrels themselves from a good breeder could cost around $100 - $150 each? And that's not even taking into account the price of the cage and supplies.
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You don't have $200 - $300? How are you going to afford to keep an exotic pet then? I don't mean to be rude, but I hope you realize how expensive they can be. Do you realize that the squirrels themselves from a good breeder could cost around $100 - $150 each? And that's not even taking into account the price of the cage and supplies.
I rescued a female Southern Flying squirrel,..from a cats mouth,..I’ve purchased a huge 4 level cage,..had fun purchasing all and everything I needed to , .tons of different critter food,snacks,..accessories for her cage and toys and whatnot,..that was at the beginning of January,..I named her “Amelia Air🖤”,...She is the best little critter,..soooo soft and gentle,... I’ve come to realize that she needs a friend ,..not necessarily a mate,..just another fribble she can co-exist happily with,...I’ve NEVER would have imagined,..the awesomeness feeling,..that she has brought into my life,..she is worth it,...i’m wondering if there mite be adoptable one,..at my local animal shelters,..maybe ones that someone surrendered,...or is just in need of a home,...
 

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nonono, i have plenty money for everything,I just meant I dont have an ADDITIONAL $600 for shipping. I found a breeder by the way. I already built a cage and bought most of the supplies, too. and as for a vet, the whole reason I even HEARD of flying squirrels as pets is because a close family friend is an exotic animal vet and he was sharing some antics about a flying squirrel he was treating. I know how extremely expensive they are. I have enough money. I just dont see the point in paying a lot of money for a service that I find EXTREMELY cruel to animals' ears, and traumatic for them. I've saved up a long time, and I figure after i calculated all the costs, I have enough for everything now, plus about a year's worth of food/calcium, and I make more than enough money to pay for food. vet is almost free for us.
I’ve had my little girl since January,.. Amelia Air🖤〰she is the best,..cutest,.quietest,..softest most beautiful critter I’ve ever had seen,..or have had the privilege and opportunity to actually have as my fur baby,...she’s brought so much happiness in m life,..helped me with dealing with the loss of my senior kitty Cooter,..who died from cancer last April,...she ,..to me,..as corny as it sounds,...it a classic therapy pet,....I’ve been wearing a happy grin,..ever since I’ve had her in my life,...i’m now considering,..getting her a companion,...I think she would benefit from having a friend,..that she could coexist with,..happily ☺✌〰
 

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Have you tried looking online for breeders? I know there are forums out there just for squirrels - someone there might be able to better recommend a breeder to you. I don't think anyone who regularly posts on this board currently owns any squirrels.

Shipping usually entails having the animal shipped, via plane, to your nearest airport. Keep in mind that it may be expensive (usually around $200 - $300 for the flight, which is added to the actual cost of the animal), and you will still need to go to the airport to pick the animal up.
I’ve had my little girl-Amelia Air🖤,..since last January,.i rescued her from my neighbors cats mouth,..I now,..am considering getting another,..for her to have a companion,..not necessarily a mate,..just a companion that she can coexist with,..peacefully,..and happily,...I’ve already have the huge four tier cage,..all the food,..accessories,..and I am sooooo in love with little fur all,...she has brought me peace of mind,..and joy into my life,...she’s friendly,..doesn’t bite,...(not hard anyways,..),...she is the equivalent to my spirit animal,...she has brought so much happiness into my life,......soooo beautiful,...and those gorgeous ,..big eyes,..they make you melt,...she the cats meow,...so to speak👌😚
 
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