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August 22, 2012

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Chepi, the Pet of the Day
Name: Chepi
Age: Two and a half years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Southern Flying Squirrel
Home: South Dallas, Texas, USA
   I got Chepi and two other flying squirrels in the spring of 2010 in order to continue with my flying squirrel hobby. Chepi means "fairy" in the Algonquin Native American language. She indeed has a fairy-like charm about her.

    Chepi is special because she was a good friend to the late Scalisti during the last year and a half of his life. While she is not tame enough to be handled, she likes to take walnuts out of my hand. I can see it in her big dark eyes that she will eventually trust me to the point of handling when the time comes. When she's hungry, she lets me know by running around in circles in the cage. Her food consists of seeds, nuts, and fruit sprinkled with calcium powder. She also likes the occasional mealworm. She is an interesting pet to have.

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