Pet Beaver Takes His First Dip In the Family Pool and It’s Just Too Cute

If you need a dose of adorableness to brighten up your day, look no further than this video that Buckee the Beaver's human's really the cutest thing you'll see today! They just shared the video on Monday, April 15th, and I have watched it at least five times...and to be honest I'll probably watch it at least five more.

In the video we see the baby beaver take a dip in the family pool. You can tell that he enjoys swimming around and exploring. But what made me fall in love with the video is how Buckee gets in the water! And watch the family dog's reaction to how Buckee got in - the dog immediately checks to make sure the beaver is okay!

Totally adorable right?! From the looks of it, they're going to have a hard time keeping Buckee out of the water! I wonder if he'll try to build a dam. The video went viral and has been viewed more than 9 million times and has thousands of comments. @Webby pointed out, "What a sweet pup going to make sure the baby was okay!" @Victoria21 got more than 19 thousand likes for her comment, "I know they can swim I know this BUT THAT FIRST FALL HAD ME STRESSED!!!"

Of course, there were a ton of comments about how cute the baby beaver is and how everybody (me included) now wants one. But my favorite comment came from @David Brock who got more 17.5 thousand likes when he said, "Almost forgot how to beaver."

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Interesting Facts About Beavers

The first thing that came to my mind when I decided a baby beaver would be an awesome pet is what do you feed them? Currently Buckee is getting a special formula, but in the wild, beavers eat many varieties of plants when living in or near North American rivers. During the spring and summer, beavers snack on grasses, water lilies, clover, cattails, watercress, and ragweed. As temperatures cool down and food is as abundant, they'll eat sagebrush and bark from certain tree varieties, as well as twigs, roots, leaves, and vines. Interestingly, they use different woods to build dams, so they aren't eating the same wood that they're building with.

Did you know that beavers are the second largest rodents in the world, only behind the South American capybara? I didn't know that they were even rodents!

Since they spend the majority of their time in the water, beavers are excellent swimmers. They can stay underwater for up to 15 minutes at a time. When they're underwater, their noses and ears shut to keep water out. They also have transparent inner eyelids that close over each eye to help them be able to see.

As for the question many are wondering, people can own pet certain states. Beavers are considered exotic pets and people should put a lot of consideration and research into learning about whether they should bring one home, especially since beavers are a protected species.

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