Feeding ecology and diet

Flying squirrels feed on a variety of plant and animal matter. Many of the larger tropical species are mainly herbivo-

A southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) leaping from a branch. (Photo by Nick Bergkessel/Photo Researchers, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)

A dwarf flying squirrel (Petinomys sp.) in Bang Lamung, Thailand. (Photo by Terry Whittaker/Photo Researchers, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)

tation is around 40 days and weaning occurs around eight weeks of age, but young will stay with the mother longer if a second litter is not produced.

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