Southern Flying Squirrel

Flying Squirrel

Glaucomys (genus)

Flying Squirrel Diet

Flying Squirrels can eat a range of normal rodent foods, such as a hamster and gerbil mix. This needs to be supplemented by the items below and is vital that they have a good source of calcium.

Calcium Supplement

They must have a calcium supplement added to their food and sufficient vitamin D to be able to absorb this. These come in either liquid or powdered form. Liquid can be added to water or syringed into small pieces of fruit and powdered can be sprinkled over food items.

Cuttlebones should also be supplied.

Seeds and nuts

Items include Brazil nuts, hazel nuts, hemp, safflower, buckwheat, pumpkin seeds, hazelnut.

Good treats are pecan nuts which can be used as a training aid since the fat content means they should be offered sparingly.


Such as Apples, blueberries, oranges, melon, papaya.


Items such as dried or live insects, boiled egg or chicken.