Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel

(1) Where to find Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrels?

Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel is one of the species of the Flying Squirrel. They are much smaller than the Japanese Giant Flying Squirrels.
They habitat in sub-alpine forests in Japan.

(2) Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrels Facts

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

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(3) Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel Habitat

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.

(4) What do Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel Eat? Diet?

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.

(5) Where and how do Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel Live?

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.

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