Thursday, September 27, 2007

Meet the Beaver


This little beaver has the cutest hind feet/flippers - check 'em out!

About Baby Beavers: Beavers are born fully furred, with their eyes open, and incisors erupting. They usually weigh about 1 pound. Litter size is usually 2 to 5. Beavers spend the first month of life in the lodge, nurtured by the mother. Beavers are highly social, and orphaned beavers being raised in isolation without a sibling or, if single, without close contact with a human caregiver, have been known to succumb to the stress of isolation.

Beavers are strictly vegetarian, and their normal diet includes the cambium layer of trees, leaf buds and leaves, as well as a wide range of aquatic plants.

8 comments:

Christine said...

Dig them webbed feet!

baby bunny said...

I loved their cute flat-like-a-pancake tails!!!

Linda said...

I didn't know they were so small at birth - how CUTE!

Zoe said...

Too cute for words!

Chris M said...

I have always loved beavers, and am the author of the song, "The Beaver Stomp". This baby beaver justifies my enthusiasm for these wonderful creatures. In the words of a nine-year-old, "he's a cutieeeee".

Maria said...

She's adorable! I understand why she's on Land of Cute. Very cute!

button said...

It looks like he's wearing my grandma's old black leather gloves. How cool is he! I'm going to let Chris M.'s beaver love comment go because this is a rated G site.

baby bunny said...

"The Beaver Stomp" is a real song, and I can certainly sign a little of it - it was written as a salute to the creatures that live along the Rio Grande river. Button...in the gutter...