Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Squirrel World ~ Part 2






One week later - the squirrels are growing & seem to be doing really great. Ma & Pops have really been busy caring for them - but their TLC really shows. The squirrels are quite steady on their little feet, and getting more lively & can almost scamper around. They can climb & cling to things really well now. They still enjoy their bottles, but have started nibbling on peanuts & puppy-chow. It will soon be time for them to live in a cage, instead of their little home-made hammock-nest of towels because they will be chewing on things & climbing all over the front porch getting into mischief. But a cage will only be temporary... When they can crack & eat an acorn we'll know they are ready to be on their own. I think Ma is looking forward to that day...but Pops will miss taking care of his babies. But I bet they will hang around nearby ...because Pops always puts food out for the critters.
He keeps a never-ending buffet for the birds, squirrels, chipmunks, 'possums, and raccoons open 24/7, 365 days a year.

3 comments:

Carole said...

glad to hear they are doing well! So cute! Is there no concern about rabis?

Naomi said...

I have loved seeing your pictures of these babies! If they were at my house, I would never leave them alone, they are so cute.

Marcie said...

Thanks for the update on the little guys. So cute. Your inlaws are so sweet for nurturing the wee ones until they can fend for themselves.