50 Photos That Remind Us How Awesome And Adorable Squirrels Really Are

Unlike dogs and cats, squirrels are not exactly the top choice for house pets. In fact, some people even perceive them as pests, much like other types of rodents. Without a doubt, they’re experts in sneaking in places, stealing seeds off of your bird feeder and even chewing on cables. Even so, we love these adorable squirrels!

Apparently, not everyone hates these creatures. As a matter of fact, there’s even a National Squirrel Appreciation Day which is celebrated annually every January 21st. So, this only goes to show that these little fellas have earned themselves some dedicated supporters as well.

So, lets take a look at some adorable squirrels


“I’ve never seen a baby squirrel. I am not disappointed.”

baby squirrel


“Found him in Achankovil forest Kerala, India”

ratufa indica


“Old woman uses a marionette of herself to feed squirrels in the park”

old woman using marionette to feed squirrels


“I noticed there were a few squirrels in a tree and they were going crazy. After I climbed about 20 feet up a tree I noticed that they weren’t fighting. They were stuck. They were attached at the tail. So I kept climbing and got these little guys into my bucket. I brought them back to the ground to try to figure out what I was going to do.”

man untangling squirrels


“Saw a pregnant squirrel for the first time today. I’m not sure what I expected but this exceeds all of it.”

pregnant squirrel on road


“My wife just shot this pic of a sleepy albino squirrel”

albino squirrel sleeping on a tree branch


“I made a squirrel bar”

mini bar with peanuts for squirrels


“This is Gary. I think 5-7 week old red squirrel. I’m rehabbing the little guy. His first time out in the yard. He loved it. Passed out in the sun.”

squirrel sleeping on grass


Russia, Squirrel Nest on the 4th Floor. How adorable are these squirrels?

squirrels on nest


“So the other day my dad called me and told me his golden retriever found a baby squirrel that was half alive in the yard. He rescued it and fed it. This is them a few days later. Now it won’t leave his side”

squirrel on man's shoulder

And in this article, we’ve compiled some of the best posts about these furry critters to prove that they’re worthy of some love too! We’ve also included a few fun facts that will make you appreciate them a little more. So, keep scrolling down to find out more about these creatures’ unique charm and wit!


“When you totally surprise your new squirrel friend who visits you every day…with a selfie.”

woman taking a selfie with squirrel


“We adopted a badly injured baby squirrel. Here’s one of the first photos of him.”

baby squirrel on a person's hand


“Squirrel fell in love with my stepdad”

squirrel sleeping on a man's arm


“A squirrel has been stuffing this signpost full of acorns for the winter”

sign post with acorns


“My friend texted me saying she was watching a squirrel eat a pizza in a tree. I said, ‘Pics or it didn’t happen.’ She replied with these…”

squirrel eating a pizza


“Little Thumbelina is an Eastern Grey Squirrel, who was born in a big city, on a frigid March morning. Her Momma’s nest was destroyed due to nearby construction, and in a desperate attempt to keep her family safe, she crawled into a 10th story window and gave birth to two tiny babies on a stranger’s bed, while he was away at work.”

baby squirrel on a walnut shell
Little Thumbelina Girl


“Rescued this little guy while shooting some photos in a wooded area. My dogs adopted him.”

baby squirrel curled up on a human's palm


“I filled a tiny teacup with some walnuts for my squirrel friend”

squirrel drinking from a small teacup


“This albino squirrel comes to our door & begs for corn every day!”

albino squirrel standing


These adorable critters have been photographed landing on the ground like superheroes too!

squirrels landing on ground like superheroes
FlamingoShame / Johnny Kaapa / DarylMoore / isr3104

Squirrels are generally small animals, with newborn ones typically just about 2.54 centimetres long. The smallest species of which is the African pygmy squirrel at only 10–14 centimetres in total length and 12–26 grams in weight. However, there are also several marmot species that can weigh up to 8 kilograms or more.


Meanwhile, it seems like even adorable squirrels have a rough day

defiant squirrel


“The day after Hurricane Irma, this baby squirrel ran straight up to me, jumped into my hands and passed out. I’m sure it had a rough night.”

squirrel on a man's head


“This is Judy. She (he?) comes to my kitchen window every day to get some almonds. I love her (him?) so much. That little smile makes me melt.”

squirrel holding an almond


“New York squirrels will just tap you on your shoulder and ask ‘you gonna finish that?'”

squirrel tapping a man's shoulder


“Spotted a squirrel with unusual coloring!”

squirrel with unusual fur color


“My wife getting a hug from a baby squirrel that she’s taking care of.”

baby rodent hugging a human finger


“I’m stuck in hospital right now and every morning this wee guy and his pals come to my window.”

rodent peeking through window


“This squirrel has a blond tail.”

rodent with blond tail


“Indian palm squirrel in my Indian palm”

human hand holding a rodent


“I think a squirrel fell off my roof..”

rodent body print on snow

By now, you should probably know that these furry creatures are intelligent ones. And they can do so much more than just evading your bait and escaping your traps. In fact, these tiny mammals are also famous for their deceptive caching techniques. More often than not, they dig holes only to cover them up again—without actually burying their stash in them. Apparently, they do this to throw off potential food thieves.


“Captured this beauty today in Brevard, NC!!”

white rodent on grass
Betty Elmore


“Every day this squirrel trades dried leaves for fresh nuts at this woman’s apartment window.”

rodent trading dried leaf for fresh nuts


“That little hand stole my heart away”

rodent raising hand


“This squirrel we’ve been feeding has begun sunbathing on our deck table”

rodent sunbathing on table


One guy even built a mini picnic table for them

tiny picnic table for rodents
Rick Kalinowski


“This squirrel found an Easter Egg!”

rodent holding a yellow candy


“A black squirrel and an albino squirrel eating together in harmony.”

black and white rodent eating


This squirrel made a nest for her baby inside her rescuer’s drawer.

baby rodent on a human's hand
Dingetjie the Squirrel


“This squirrel was begging for more popcorn after two girls near me ran out. He came over to me and did this just as I took the photo because I couldn’t believe how close he was!”

rodent begging for popcorn


“Went to start their grill for the first time this season; stumbled on a squirrel’s cache.”

squirrel's cache in a grill

Unfortunately, some species are scatter-hoarders with multiple caches of food in different places. As such, they can have a hard time keeping track of all their food stock, more so remembering them all. So, they tend to lose about 25% of their buried food to thieves. And in most cases, these thieves just happen to be their fellow squirrels.


“So I’ve been feeding the squirrels lately and this is what I saw at my door when I woke up”

rodent holding its belly


“This squirrel keeps messing with my cats”

cat reaching for a rodent through the window


“First time I have posted here and I thought for Christmas this little guy needed to say hi. He is my sister-in-laws outdoor pet and he visits her hairstylists for nuts. He is very tame and as you can see is really cute.

rodent with auburn fur color


“These two frequent nut stealers have cool frosted tips”

two rodents with blond tails


“On a recent trip to the Grand Canyon, I was reprimanded for taking this picture. Totally worth it.”

rodent looking at ice cream


“I’ll trade you this leaf for a snack”

rodent holding a leaf in its mouth


“Thought this belonged here. Honestly one of the only reasons I wake up in the mornings because I get so excited.”

rodent eating on a mini table


Milk drunk baby squirrel

milk drunk baby rodent


“A family of squirrels moved into the hole in my tree”

rodent family inside a tree hole


“My squirrel-obsessed dog never even noticed”

dog watching over a rodent

Just like other rodents, their four front teeth never stop growing as well. This explains their need to gnaw to keep their teeth at the right length. Similarly, this is also why their teeth don’t wear down despite the constant crunching. Even with their long teeth these are still adorable squirrels!