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Joey loves to watch the squirrels playing! He learned all about the Japanese dwarf flying squirrel yesterday. Joey loves sharing so he wants me to tell you all about the Japanese dwarf flying squirrels. Have you ever heard about this cute little squirrel before? If you haven’t now is your chance to learn something new today.
These cute and fluffy little creatures are native to Japan. The Japanese dwarf flying squirrel lives in the forests of the Honshu and Kyushu islands. There are over 50 different species of flying squirrels in the world and these cute fluffy little critters are one of them.
Facts about Japanese dwarf flying squirrels:
1. The Japanese dwarf flying squirrel can get up to almost 8 inches tall or less, and weigh up to a half of a pound or less. A half of a pound is 8 ounces. That is tiny!
2. The Japanese dwarf flying squirrel is an herbivore. Herbivore means they eat mostly plants and other vegetation like fruits, leaves, flowers, tree bark, and seeds. On occasion they may even eat some insects if they get hungry enough.
3. The Japanese dwarf flying squirrel doesn’t actually fly it glides. It can glide from tree to tree while hunting for food to eat. It can glide distances of up to 300 feet sometimes more and sometimes less depending on the Japanese dwarf flying squirrel.
4. The Japanese dwarf flying squirrel is nocturnal. Nocturnal means they are mainly awake during the night. Night time is when they hunt for their food. During the day time hours, they rest in their nests or holes in the trees.
5. The scientific name for the Japanese dwarf flying squirrel is Pteromys momonga.
6. The Japanese dwarf flying squirrel is a mammal. A female Japanese dwarf flying squirrel can give birth to two to five baby Japanese dwarf flying squirrels during each mating season.
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Books about flying squirrels:
1. Cyril The Flying Squirrel by Melinda Kinsman
2. The Fantastic Flying Squirrel by Nic Bishop
3. Flying Squirrels by Judith Jango-Cohen
4. Nature's gliders: The flying squirrels by Ralph Buxton
(I was unable to locate any books specifically about the Japanese dwarf flying squirrels)
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