After a routine day, a man arrived home to find a lovely yet amazing surprise in the middle of his bed. He noticed that a mother squirrel had decided to make a snug nest for her two children in her house, or rather her bed.
The small animal had taken it upon itself to construct a nest for its young in the bed, using twigs, branches, and dried pineapples. The surprise was lovely, but the father had no idea what to do with the two babies, so he enlisted the help of two animal rehabilitators.
After arriving on the scene, Christina and Michael attempted to reunite the infants with their mother. Her mother, on the other hand, was evidently too preoccupied with finding nesting materials to return for them.
Unfortunately, the mother did not return, and one of the infants, who was still very little, could not live without his mother’s care.
The other baby squirrel was sent to a local wildlife vet, who ruled that it would not live on its own following a thorough examination. As a result, Christina and Michael decided to help her by adopting her and providing her with all of the required care so that she could thrive.
Her adopted parents gave her the name ‘Thumbelina,’ which means “Thumbelina” in Spanish, and she became extremely dear to them.
Thumbelina grew up alone, unable to communicate with other squirrels of her type, due to her tough beginnings and the loss of her sister.
Despite her development, the entire process with her was extremely sluggish, to the point where she had become into a huge baby who refused to give up the bottle. The small girl refused to try new foods and was uninterested in activities such as leaping, running, or climbing; instead, she preferred to walk or sit.
Her adoptive parents attempted unsuccessfully to connect her with other squirrels since she showed little interest in socializing with them. She made it clear that she didn’t want to learn anything about squirrels and that she doesn’t feel she belongs to the species.