Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel is one of the species of the
Flying Squirrel. They are much smaller than the Japanese Giant Flying
They habitat in sub-alpine forests in Japan.
Length: 14 - 20 cms. Their Tail length is 10-14 cm.
Weight: 150-220 gm
They are not dimorphic by gender, as males and females are of the same size.
Fur Coat: Their back is covered with grey brown hair, and their
belly is white color. It has large eyes and a flattened tail.
Nest:It is nocturnal, and during the day it rests in holes in trees
Japanese Dwarf Squirrel nests are called dreys and can be seen in trees. The Dreys
are built from sticks and leaves wrapped with long strands of grass. The western
gray squirrel makes 2 stick nest. The first drey is large and round in size and
also well covered for the use in winter. This will also be used to take care of
the young squirrels.
[Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel]
[Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel Habitat]
Japanese Dwarf Flying squirrels eat variety of food such as tree bark, many types
of seeds and acorns, walnuts, and other nuts, and some types of fungi found in the
forests, including fly agaric mushrooms.
The Japanese Dwarf Flying squirrel was found first in western North America, Canada,
to the southwest British Columbia and to the city of Calgary, Alberta in the United
States, to the states of Washington and Oregon and, in California, to the city of
San Francisco and the peninsula area of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, south
of the city. It has become the most common squirrel in many urban and suburban habitats
in western North America, from north of central California to southwest British
Columbia. At the turn of the 19th to 20th centuries, the Japanese Dwarf Flying squirrel
was introduced into South Africa, Ireland and England, too.