He rescues four baby squirrels in need of help, doesn’t expect his cat to fall in love with them
This is sure to be the cutest video you see all day. A man rescued four cute baby squirrels from a nest he found outside his home. The nest got blown away during a cyclone with winds that reached up to 90 miles per hour. Four baby squirrels were in need of help, but what the owner didn't expect was for his cat to fall in love with them. It's a good reminder that during wild storms it is not just ourselves that are impacted. Often it's animals that are most at risk and can get blown out of trees, or have their habitats destroyed and struggle to find a safe home. Peter is someone who noticed this happen near his property, and in turn became an animal rescuer. Peter found the four baby squirrels in a nest that had been knocked from a tree, and he realized that the squirrels were in need of urgent attention. Peter took it upon himself to nurse the adorable little squirrels back to health, but he had a bit of help in the form of his cat Netty. Peter syringe fed the baby squirrels and provided them with loving care around the clock. His cat Netty who was also a rescue, was curious about the squirrels, so Peter decided to introduce them to each other. You will want to take a look at the video to see these adorable baby squirrels for yourself.
After a few sniffs and licks, Netty the cat fell in love with the little squirrels and began snuggling with them, taking on the role of their adoptive mother. It seemed as though Netty was trying to give the squirrels the same love and protection she received when she was rescued. Peter heard the mother squirrel sound around his neighbors home and knew that she was searching for her babies. They kept the nest outside the window, in hopes that the baby squirrels cries would be loud enough for the mom to hear, so she could come and collect them, and sure enough that is exactly what she did. The mother squirrel had come around the house, but the weather outside was still too bad to give back the babies. Peter decided it best to wait for a few days until the weather cleared up. He then placed the baby squirrels outside, and one by one the mother came to pick them up.
Squirrels are members of the Sciuridae family, which is a family that includes small or medium-size rodents. The squirrel family includes ground squirrels, tree squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs along with other rodents. Squirrels are indigenous to the Americas, Africa, and Eurasia, and were introduced by humans to Australia. Squirrels breed only once or twice a year and then give birth to some young that varies after three to six weeks, depending on species. The young are born naked, blind and toothless. In most species of squirrels, only the female looks after the babies, which are weaned at about six to ten weeks of age and become sexually mature at the end of their first year. For the most part, ground-dwelling species are social animals and often live in well-developed colonies. The tree-dwelling species are, however, more solitary. Ground and tree squirrels are typically diurnal or crepuscular while flying squirrels tend to be nocturnal—except flying squirrels who are lactating and their offspring, which have a period of diurnal during the summer.
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