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Man Finds Baby Squirrel On His Bed, And It Grows Up To Be The Most Adorable Pet
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Man Finds Baby Squirrel On His Bed, And It Grows Up To Be The Most Adorable Pet

One day a man came back home, only to find that a mother squirrel had made a nest of twigs, dried pines and branches on his bed for her two newborn baby squirrels.

Wildlife rehabilitators Christina and Michael were called out to the unusual incident and tried to reunite the baby animals with their mother. However, busy with fetching materials for the nest, mother squirrel had no intention of taking the babies with her. Eventually, she stopped coming back at all.

Unfortunately, one of the baby squirrels didn’t make it, and after an assessment by a local wildlife vet, it was determined that the remaining baby would not survive on her own either. Which is why Christina and Michael decided to step in and adopt the cute squirrel baby and called her Thumbelina.

Simply put, Thumbelina was special from the very beginning. Because of an unusual birthing season and the loss of her little sister, Thumb had to grow up by herself without interaction with other brown squirrels.

Everything with Thumb was slow. While most babies could not care less about milk, having already tasted real food, Thumb was a big baby with a bottle. Unlike other wild animal babies, Thumbelina wasn’t interested in jumping and climbing. She would walk instead of running, and sit instead of climbing.

Even despite the best efforts to introduce Thumbelina to other squirrels, she would never want anything to do with them. One of her foster parents says: “I don’t know what she thinks she is, but it’s definitely not a squirrel.”

Now Thumbelina is a happy, chubby and very cute animal who spends her time peacefully with her Mom and Dad, but not without occasionally getting in some sort of trouble! She loves sugar snap peas, arugula, and avocado. And she absolutely hates outdoors, cold weather, other squirrels and the vacuum cleaner.

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One day a man came back home, only to find that a mother squirrel had made a nest of twigs, dried pines and branches on his bed for her two newborn squirrels

Wildlife rehabilitators Christina and Michael were called out to the unusual incident, and tried to reunite the babies with their mother

However, busy with fetching materials for the nest, mother squirrel had no intention of taking the babies with her

Eventually, she stopped coming back at all

Only one of the baby squirrels survived, but even her future was predicted to be grim

Fortunately, Thumbelina – a now two-year-old Eastern grey squirrel – has been given a new chance at life when Christina and Michael decided to adopt her

Because of an unusual birthing season and the loss of her little sister, Thumb had to grow up by herself without interaction with other squirrels

Everything with Thumb was slow. While most babies could not care less about milk, having already tasted the real food, Thumb was a big baby with a bottle

Unlike other baby squirrels, Thumbelina wasn’t interested in jumping and climbing. She would walk instead of running, and sit instead of climbing

Even despite the best efforts to introduce Thumbelina to other squirrels, she would never want anything to do with them

“I don’t know what she thinks she is, but it’s definitely not a squirrel”

Now Thumbelina is a happy squirrel who spends her time peacefully with her Mom and Dad, but not without occasionally getting in some sort of trouble!

She loves sugar snap peas, arugula, and avocado. And she absolutely hates outdoors, cold weather, other squirrels and the vacuum cleaner

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Laugh Fan
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3 years ago

Precious, adorable little thing! Why don't squirrels make nests on my bed??!!

ShiftyLookinNinjaPandaGirl
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3 years ago

how cute! Im gonna make 90 accounts, and upvote this!

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Rachael Marrast
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3 years ago

Great, now I want a squirrel.

FABULOUS1
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3 years ago

Crap, me too!

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Bethanie Marshall
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3 years ago

She's so cute and chubby!!

Rosie Hamilton
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3 years ago

She's gorgeous but should she be quite that cuddly?? I know nothing about squirrels bar they're cute.

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Laugh Fan
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3 years ago

Precious, adorable little thing! Why don't squirrels make nests on my bed??!!

ShiftyLookinNinjaPandaGirl
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3 years ago

how cute! Im gonna make 90 accounts, and upvote this!

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Rachael Marrast
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3 years ago

Great, now I want a squirrel.

FABULOUS1
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3 years ago

Crap, me too!

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Bethanie Marshall
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3 years ago

She's so cute and chubby!!

Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
3 years ago

She's gorgeous but should she be quite that cuddly?? I know nothing about squirrels bar they're cute.

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