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Rescued baby beaver builds dams with family’s things everday

November 20th, 2020

Unconventional pets aren’t the most practical companions, but they sure are interesting to have around the house. People have been known to adopt all sorts of unusual animals.

Everything from chinchillas, zebras, foxes, to squirrels, you name it, someone has called them family pets.

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Pexels/Maggie Franz Source: Pexels/Maggie Franz

While some unorthodox pet owners just domesticate these wild animals, others rescue them to rehabilitate and release out into it’s a natural habitat.

May of 2020 a wildlife rehabilitation specialist named Nancy found herself rescuing a baby beaver abandoned on the side of the road.

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Tik Tok/@beaverbabyfurrylove Source: Tik Tok/@beaverbabyfurrylove

The beaver now known as Beave was just 3 weeks old when she rescued him.Rescuer, Nancy, assumed his parents were killed because they never would have left him otherwise. But thank goodness Nancy came to the rescue to provide Beave with the exact care he needed.

It didn’t take long for Beave to make himself at home. He even started building mini dams around Nancy’s cabin with random household items!

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Tik Tok/@beaverbabyfurrylove Source: Tik Tok/@beaverbabyfurrylove

Beave’s natural born instincts had him building with all sorts of things like shoes, plungers, and lighthouse Nik naks. It’s easily the cutest thing I’ve seen in a while.

Nancy started documented all of Beave’s quirky life on Tik Tok and has made him pretty ‘dam’ famous.

@beaverbabyfurrylove

Dam Building #3 #fyp #animalsdoingthings #DoItBold #HorrorTok #foryou #furry #wildlife

♬ original sound – Beave

This certainly isn’t Nancy’s first rodeo when it comes to rehabilitating animals.

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Tik Tok/@beaverbabyfurrylove Source: Tik Tok/@beaverbabyfurrylove

She informs all of her Tik Tok viewers of the progress Beave makes during rehabilitation so he can eventually be released into the wild. Nancy takes on the role of his mother, feeding him foods that he’s able to eat, just like a beaver mother does for her young.

Without Nancy’s help, Beave would have no idea what to eat in his natural habitat.

@beaverbabyfurrylove

Beave is still just using household items to dam. No luck yet with real wood or sticks. Or blocks in this case. #fyp #ShowUpShowOff #yougotthis

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You could say Beave totally lucked out on his adoptive mother. Nancy even has a small pond for young Beave to practice entering the water and store food in.

She even provides him wood logs and blocks so he can practice making his mini dams in the house.

@beaverbabyfurrylove

Dam building practice. He’s doing good. Progress everyday. #MotivationMonday #fyp #myhobby #wildlife

♬ original sound – Beave

You won’t want to miss these adorable videos of him doing what he does best. It’s pretty incredible to watch young Beave construct with anything he finds suitable.

Beavers are known for being pretty marvelous architects.

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Flickr/ramendan Source: Flickr/ramendan

Their dam structures have a huge impact on ecosystems and change the flow of rivers. Beaver dams prevent erosion and help purify the water. But they don’t do their amazing building alone.

Beavers are very social and stay in colonies throughout their lives.

@beaverbabyfurrylove

Anatomy of Dam Building 101. Start by moving any object you can find to the door. #DoItBold #dialitforward #animalsdoingthings

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That’s why life for young Beave is not really ideal. They’re used to being with a whole crew of beavers.

But for now, life with Nancy and her loving family have helped Beave acquire the tools he needs to survive in the wild.

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Tik Tok/@beaverbabyfurrylove Source: Tik Tok/@beaverbabyfurrylove

Hopefully, he doesn’t have any problems making friends out there! Which we know he couldn’t have any trouble in that department. Nancy has really gone above and beyond, caring for Beave. She does whatever she can to make a life for Beave as “normal” as possible until he’s released. It looks like he’s definitely having a blast with his adopted family! Follow Beave’s journey Tik Tok @beaverbabyfurrylove. You won’t regret it!

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Source: Bored Panda, Live Science, Tik Tok/@beaverbabyfurrylove,

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