Ever wondered what it’s like having a beaver around the house? Meet Beave, the lovely neighborhood rescue beaver who has been taking up residence with Nancy, a licensed wildlife rehabilitation specialist. Beave ended up with Nancy in May of 2020, being just 3 weeks old, when he was found abandoned by the side of the road.
So what’s it like to have a beaver for a pet? It’s all fun and games until the beaver starts living out its Mother Nature-given instincts and starts building a dam. And if it wants to build a dam, it will, and it will use whatever building materials it finds lying around the house. Like pillows, tissue boxes, statuettes, metal frames, buckets, plungers, and whatever else it finds in its path!
“Beave is just starting to dam with household objects, but has not yet started outside or in water,” elaborated Nancy. “He dams pretty much every evening. When I clean it up, he just rebuilds!”
Beave has his very own TikTok channel with hundreds of thousands people following his daily shenanigans. Besides the many dam-building videos, there’s also him swimming, wandering and sniffing around, eating, and Q&As. Oh, and before you ask, Beave thoroughly enjoys grapes and kale!
9 thoughts on “Baby Beaver Gets Rescued, Ends Up Building “Dams” In Rescuer’s Home Using Random Household Items”
All the best to this sweet young animal. They are such amazing creatures that often run at odds with human priorities. We tried several tactics to live with them on our property when they unexpectedly moved in, but the amount of eventual destruction as they prepped for their first winter became dangerous i was heartbroken that it didnt work out.
Time to turn him loose in the wild. Cute though.
Work with what you got.
Hopefully he is released somewhere that he can chew wood and build a real dam.
Its too young to turn loose! Just 3 ewwks in May! It wont live long if they turn him/her loose.
Wait a year or so before letting him go.
American beavers are usually weaned in around two weeks. At around 2 years of age, the kits leave the family lodge and make a lodge of their own. At 3 years, they find a monogamous mate. This kit has a while to go before he leaves home, but leave he should, hopefully in an area where there are other beavers.
They should make a hat out of it!
He was named Beave? That’s like Homer Simpson naming his pet lobster “Pinchy”.