Friday, 29 May 2015

Red Squirrel Kittens

Our red squirrel kittens are beginning to emerge from their nest boxes!

We have two litters of red squirrels in our walk through enclosure, and over the last couple of days one of those litters has begun to start venturing out of their dreys for the first time.

On wednesday a couple of heads were seen poking of the nest boxes, and then yesterday one of the kittens got brave enough to venture out and have a little explore.

He tried to encourage his sibling to join him, but he wasn't quite brave enough... maybe over the weekend. 

While watching them yesterday, I saw four different ones, and all looked healthy and well. The next few days could be fun watching them gain confidence on the branches, and causing their mum much grief!

If you are hoping to see them, they are currently in the nest boxes in the first pen you come to in the enclosure. What time they will be up and about is anyones guess, but I saw them early afternoon yesterday.

Our red squirrel talk is at 10.30am, and is the best time to try and see the adults at the moment. They are still active through the rest of the day, but you just have to be a little more patient as the mums are usually off looking after their kittens.

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