Tuesday, March 31. 2020
What Great Hearing You Have
Mother squirrels are extremely maternal, when they hear their babies crying they come running FAST!
When born, baby squirrels are deaf and blind. Their hearing will develop around the 3 week mark, which is sooner than their vision. It is not until approximately week 4 that their eyes will open and their fur will start growing making them look more like a squirrel.
Once fully developed, squirrels have an excellent sense of hearing. When their babies cry out for them, they will come running from over 2 blocks away. In comparison to humans, squirrels can hear a frequency range that is 2 and a half times greater than ours and can hear a higher frequency than we can. This makes sense as baby squirrels vocalize by emitting a very high pitched cry.