To many city dwellers, squirrels are more of a pest than a cute pet. Have you ever been chased by a hungry squirrel?
It’s low-key terrifying.
While squirrels are wild animals who generally belong outdoors, they do have the potential to make an adorable pet. And when you meet this special pet squirrel named Thumbelina, you will completely understand why.
Thumbelina’s story begins with a mother squirrel who decided to make a nest for her two newborn babies indoors, on a man’s bed (!!!).
The man called wildlife rehabilitators Christina and Michael, who tried to reunite the babies with Mama Squirrel.
But the innovative mama had evidently abandoned her babies at the scene. One of the two babies didn’t survive. That left one remaining newborn squirrel, who would come to be known as Thumbelina.
Without Mama Squirrel to raise her, nor any other squirrel family to speak of, Thumbelina was pretty much on her own. Christina and Michael decided to step in and adopt her.
Thumbelina has now grown up into a unique, happy creature who loves her humans, arugula, and the indoors. She seems to have no idea that she is, in fact, a squirrel.
SEE? Adorable! Give squirrels a chance.