Mar 7, 2012
Nibbler Squirrel out in the lounge chair
Dec 30, 2011
Nibbler squirrel wakes up from afternoon nap
Dec 15, 2011
Nibbler squirrel squeaks for the camera
I caught Nibbler the squirrel out feeding in a rain shower so I proceeded to bother him for your video enjoyment of course. Turn up the volume and listen to him squeak as I poke and pet him.
Later in the day I found him sheltering in his gourd so I took him in for a minute and loaded him up with some dry treats.
Dec 11, 2011
Nibbler said hello today
I was out this afternoon troubleshooting some failed wiring for lights in the back yard trees. While I was focusing on the outlet box I had apart at the base of a tree trunk, I heard a sound and looked up to find Nibbler an inch from my face. He came down to see what I was doing. I said hello, gave him a kiss and he jumped to me. I took him in for a quick pecan and grapes and went back out to watch him enjoy them. Later on after I was finished with the wiring he came down again. I watched in horror as an adult squirrel followed him down and began attacking him. He was nimble and quick and escaped towards me but not without getting a bite on his rear end. I gave him another treat and a few kisses and watched over him as he fed a little on seed. It is sad that he has to toughen up and deal with territorial family. I figure this will eventually weaken my ability to interface with him. He may not always come to me when I call him down, but he does come sometimes and he seems to enjoy the treats, a little bit of attention and knowing that I am still here for him. I hope we can maintain contact because having him as a pet not in a cage is simply wonderful.
More NIBBLER LOG
Dec 7, 2011
Tree leaves falling morning after freeze
After our first hard freeze, the tree leaves fall fast.
Dec 7, 2011
7:00 AM Nibbler
I had Nibbler inside over night to protect him from a hard freeze.
Dec 2, 2011
Nibbler Squirrel Log
I began to keep track of my encounters with my wild pet squirrel. He seems to be doing well in the trees and he is still coming to me and enjoys being held and fed. So why not share this with you guys as it still excites the heck out of me. Nibbler Log
Nov 28, 2011
Hazel finds a new home
Five year old Hazel has been in a cage by herself since she had been estranged from her colony by the two younger girls. It took a month of isolation to heal from the wounds and then I tried to reintroduce her which ended up in more wounds. I decided to not try any more. I could have pulled a male from the boys cage and kept her as a pair, but maintaining a fourth cage long term is not in my plan, I am actually interested in shrinking the inventory of gliders.
Lucky Glider had a male that recently lost his cage mate so they decided to pair him up with Hazel. So today Hazel was dropped off and immediately paired with the boy and all went well. So far so good with the match and the hope is that the boy will be better off and even more adoptable as a pair.
Hazel is really tame and quiet so hopefully some of that will rub off on the boy who hasnt gotten much attention in his life. The remaining three in her colony over here are doing fine and I might consider adopting them out if something presents itself.
Nov 28, 2011
I am so excited. Nibbler released himself out the back door on 11-15-2011 and then today, 13 days later, when I was out looking for squirrels, he ran down the tree and jumped right into my arms. It froze last night and I think he's sick of the cold. So I just carb loaded him and he went to bed on the mantel. I think I'll put him out later when he wakes and hang his pouch high up on a tree. Perhaps he'll use it to stay warm. Perhaps he will keep coming to visit me for good food and treats.
The squirrels seem to stir around 10am, so that is probably the best time to catch him out and about unless he begins to sleep in his pouch.
Nov 26, 2011
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Pican 4/30/2002, died 6/02/2010
Hazel 2/01/2007, rehomed 11/28/2011
Big Guy 9/23/2003, died 1/29/2014
Lil Guy 9/23/2003, died 5/13/2015
Hunter 4/19/2006, died 3/23/2014
Washi 2003, died 5/27/2014
Chico 1/15/2006, died 9/14/2011
Spritz 8/24/2007, died 7/06/2011
Ginger 8/24/2007, died 12/16/2012
Rock 9/09/2007, died 3/23/2013
Crystal 9/09/2007, died 11/01/2012