An Unlikely Foster Cat Mom Finds Love For Four Orphaned Baby Squirrels
4 orphaned young squirrels have found an unusual mother in the Bakhchisaray Miniature Park in Crimea, Eastern Europe. They were discovered by a concerned passerby, who took them to a neighboring animal shelter. As luck would have it, the park had recently welcomed its first new occupants. Pusha, a feline cat that lives in the park, has just given birth to four babies. As a result, park workers decided to test if Pusha would adopt the baby squirrels as her own. After all, newborn squirrels are referred to as “kits” or “kittens” on occasion.
It’s impossible to overestimate the value of having nursing moms and another non-human to bond with. It’s just meant to be when the stars align and the time is perfect.
“Visitors handed us these gorgeous squirrels in a box one sunny day. Our cat had just given birth at the moment,” stated Olga Fateeva, a park employee, to Ruptly.
“We chose to introduce them to her, and she graciously accepted.”
It’s not a given that they’ll all get along, as with any animal introduction.
Meeting this new unusually big and hairy mom wasn’t easy for the four squirrel infants right away. The trauma of being uprooted from their familiar surroundings and introduced to new experiences might be overpowering.
Before adopting Pusha as their new mother, the four infants took some time to examine her. Her own kittens, who towered above the squirrels, didn’t help matters.
They spend their days with their new mom and siblings, playing and cuddling. The park’s staff will, however, keep an eye on Pusha’s milk output. Because many moms do not make enough milk, they are ensuring that everyone is safe in their new environment.