Sep 8, 2009

Up Close with the Baby Squirrel

 

Last night on one of our trips outside, I saw the mother squirrel with her little baby looking out. It was almost as if she was showing her little sweetie off for us to see!

 

This evening we saw the mother squirrel feeding one of the baby squirrels.


Here is the link to the video if it does not play above.
We can see that there are at least 2 babies inside the house.



Here is the link to the video if it does not play above.

In the second video the baby squirrel is exploring its home. My concern, right along with the mother squirrel, is that the babies may fall out. I see that the mother squirrel blocks the hole with her head when she is in the nest, but I still worry and so does my husband. So I called our vet, Family Pet Care, for some guidance. I spoke with our friend Melissa and she said that if any of the babies fall out that it is possible that the mother will retrieve them. Melissa said that their are rescue groups out there that raise baby squirrels if the mother does not. What I didn't realize is that you can be fined $2,000 if you try to raise a baby squirrel yourself. 

I located information from the DFW Wild Life Coalition on what to do if you find a baby squirrel. It is very interesting if you like learning about squirrels. I had no idea that squirrels had backup houses and that they can build a new nest in a matter of hours.

It is my hope that the squirrels will stay in their home until they are old enough to make it on their own. But, if something happens we will be contacting a mammal rehabilitator to step in.

The girls are sort of oblivious to what is going on in the tree above them.

 

  

  

  

They are too busy playing and having fun!

  

20 Treats:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I bet Hailey knows they are there!

Tank woo fur sharing those videos!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Frankie said...

Oh - that is sooooo cute! My computer won't let me see the videos but I'm going to mess with my settings and try and come back to see. I love that tiny face poking out!!!!

Lorenza said...

I hope they are going to be ok there!
Yes, Hailey knows!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Lean said...

Love the videos ...so cute.
bye bye,Lean

Tabatha and Eclipse said...

They are soooo cute!!!

Domi said...

Wow, that is so neat. We have lots of squirrels that I like to bark at but I haven't seen any babies. Hope they stay in the next until Mama Squirrel says they can come out.

Tailwags,
Domi

Tank said...

This is so disturbing. You've all been brainwashed somehow. An intervention is being planned.

The OP Pack said...

We rarely see a squirrel anywhere near our yard, but it is nice to know that they at least have one redeeming quality - she is a very good and protective mother.

Woos, the OP Pack

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Those babies need harnesses or something!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Those baby squirrels are so so adorable!!! Geez.. our mom says she wish she can afford to have a backup house.. those squirrels must be making big bucks..

Cocorue said...

i agree that these squirrels must be rolling in $$$....wonder what's their secret hmmmm

the mother is very protective and i hope the babies will be ok

chikisses

Fred said...

Wowowow! Sweetest video ever!

An English Shepherd said...

Great pictures & video

Wizz :-)

Tibby said...

Hi Addie, Lucie & Hailey!
I am trying to catch up with all my friends and wanted to make sure I stopped in to say hello to you! Stop by my blog this week to see the fun stuff I am doing with Pink Baby!
:) Tibby

River said...

That's interesting about the squirrels--they are expensive pets! We hope that the babies will be okay.

love & wags,
River

Moco said...

That squirrel is a very good mother. Good of you to find out more about taking care of them also.

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happypitbull said...

OMG I just had cute overload!!! Those are the most adorable little babies.

Amber and Nala said...

omd....THOSE BABIES ARE PRECIOUS! gREAT VIDEOS. :)

Tee said...

Ohhh, them squirrels are never going to last the Dog WOods pack! :p

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