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Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)

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  • 31 Mar, 2015  |
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Squirrels aren't usually the type of animals that people keep as a house pet but this family in Finland decided to take one in after they found him badly injured. They named it Arttu and he lived with the family for 6 happy years before he passed away.

The baby squirrel was found injured by the side of a road

1 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)

“When it seemed like he had recovered, we tried to release him back to the wild but he fell from a tree and hit a rock”


2 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)

“He survived, but we realized that his eye would never heal completely and he wouldn’t survive on his own”


3 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)

“His name was Arttu (pretty much the Finnish version of ‘Arthur’)”


4 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)

“We were very surprised how ‘tame’ he became”


5 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)




6 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)


7 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)

“He liked to have playful ‘fights’ with our hands (you know, like cats do) and he was smart enough not to bite too hard”


8 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)


9 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)

“He also liked to take naps in our pockets”


10 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)

“He even recognized his ‘family’ and became very wary if there were strangers nearby”


11 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)


12 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)

“[We fed him] nuts, fruits, berries and mushrooms”


13 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)

Even when they let him go, he always came back – “He stayed there for a while and then jumped back to my shoulder”


14 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)


15 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)

“Squirrel’s claws grow all the time so we had to occasionally cut them because he couldn’t wear them out naturally”


16 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)

The flash in this photo reveals the glow of his good eye…


17 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)

…while this one shows his gray and cloudy blind eye


18 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)

“He died of old age. One morning I found him dead, curled up in his ‘nest’ like he was sleeping”


19 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)

“We fed other squirrels all the food we had stored for him before he died”


20 Family Adopts A Squirrel And Turns Him Into A House Pet (20 pics)


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№1 Author: CabezaCM (31 Mar 2015 08:38) Total user comments: 106


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I Love to see things like this!
U made my day!
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№2 Author: Mr Tinkle (31 Mar 2015 20:50) Total user comments: 17


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Great post, treat animals and other people same way that you would want to be treated!
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