Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have a beaver around the house?
It actually looked fun until the beaver’s natural instincts kicked in, and it started building a dam.
If it wants to build a dam, it will find a way. It will use items around the house like pillows, tissues, buckets and anything else in its path!
Meet Beave, the local neighbourhood rescue beaver who has been living with Nancy since May 2020 when she was just 3 weeks old.
While many animals have passed through these doors to recover and been released back into the wild, beavers are different.
In the wild, they will stay with their family for about two years, and this is when they learn everything they need to know to be independent.
This means that Beave needs to work on his own rehabilitation program, which he will complete over the course of 2 years.
One thing was that he needs teaching how to eat solid food, this is done by imitating the expert who was training him.
In addition to learning how to be an adult, Beave does what beavers do best, building dams!
“Beave is just starting to build a dam with household objects but has not yet started outside or in water,” says Nancy. “He dams pretty much every evening. When I clean it up, he just rebuilds!”
He builds dams using everything from metal racks to plungers and pillows, essentially anything he can get his paws on.
Toilet mats, brushes, boxes, blocks, plungers, cloth, and more are used to build one of his doorway dams.
“The most challenging part about rehabbing a beaver is trying to teach him to learn all the things his parents would teach him. He does chew everything in the house, but with each rehab, there are unique challenges.”
Beave now has his very own TikTok channel dedicated to his life; currently, he has over 1.4m followers with over 33m likes.
It seems lots of people are interested in Beave and his life, especially his dam-building videos, which often get tens of thousands of likes.