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Red and White Giant Squirrels in Europe!

Discussion in 'Europe - General' started by Paix, 11 Sep 2010.

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  1. Paix

    Paix Well-Known Member

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    Hello Guys,

    Another member has suggested I post this link onto the forums:

    Velkommen til Egern-Hobby

    The website includes not only this Private Collecters impressive collection, including Petaurista Alborufus - Red and White Giant Flying Squirrels, but pages on his enclosures and enclosure construction.

    His collection consists of:

    Callosciurus erythraeus
    Callosciurus prevoste bankenus
    Callosciurus prevoste Raflessi
    Callosciurus prevoste borneoensis
    callosciurus ferrugineus
    Sciurus variogantodes rigidus
    Sciurus stramineus
    Sciurus grannatensis hoffmanni
    Sciurus variogantoides artirifus
    Sciurus niger
    Dremomys pernyi
    Tamiops swinhoei
    Tamiops mcclellandii
    Tamias striatus (Mutation)
    Hodson tamiasciurus hodsonicus
    Spermophilus variegatus
    Callosciurus finlaysoni
    Scurius carolensis

    Sorry if I have a few "bits & bobs" wrong in terms of the collection list. The website isnt in English... Either way, its an extremely impressive collection!

    The website includes pictures of every species he keeps. (Usually around 4 pictures for each species he keeps, yet there are 9 great photos of his Red and White Giants!
     
  2. Bele

    Bele Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the link Paix , some beautiful Squirrels in the collection .
     
  3. Toddy

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    I can't believe I hadn't heard of this guy before! I will be working near his adress in November so maybe I should ask if I could pop by and see those giant flying squirrels ;)
     
  4. kiang

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    Great link paix, quite a hefty collection there, and those Red and White Giant Squirrels are fantastic, i can't help wondering if they are on the radar of public collections, and could they become available?
     
  5. john

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    Unbelievable!
     
  6. Hvedekorn

    Hvedekorn Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I should add that these species:
    Hodson tamiasciurus hodsonicus
    Spermophilus variegatus
    Callosciurus finlaysoni
    Scurius carolensis
    Are in the tab that explicitly states that he does NOT keep them currently. But of course, that's not easy to know when you don't speak Danish ;)
     
  7. Paix

    Paix Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much for the information! It really isnt easy to know when you dont speak the language! :p One question though, why has he listed them on his sight, if he doesnt keep them? Are they species he has previously kept?
     
  8. Hvedekorn

    Hvedekorn Well-Known Member

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    Directly translated, it says "squirrel species that I currently do not keep in my husbandry of squirrels".

    That line and the fact that he has pictures of them, strongly implies (almost outright states) that he did keep them in the past, I believe.