Monday, August 24. 2020
Spotting Squirrels Clinging to The Outside Of Buildings & Why They Don’t Need Help!
Baby squirrels start exploring outside the nest around 6 weeks of age and are ready to be on their own at 10 weeks of age. When baby squirrels emerge from their den site for the first few times, they may be frozen with fear confused what to do. They can sometimes be seen hanging on to the walls of houses, downspouts, fences etc. Although they may seem stuck, they are just not quite sure what their next move should be. Over time they will learn how to maneuver themselves and will learn by watching their mom.
Squirrels are equipped with such long fingers which are designed to aid in climbing trees but also suit them well for traversing brick walls, roof tops and attic spaces.
It is best just to give them some space and soon they will figure out how to be acrobats.