This is the story of how I started training and hand taming chipmunks, and made friends with my first chipmunk, Flash.
The pictures above are of me and my little chipmunk friend, Flash, from last June.
My Dad had told me about his Nana and her chipmunk, Chippy, at one time. So one day I was watching the birds at the bird-feeder, when I saw this little critter. I thought it would be a good opportunity to try training and hand taming chipmunks. I began to make trails of sunflower seeds on the wall of our yard. She got used to me watching her from the window, and slowly I moved the trail to the deck. With my Dad’s tips, and my own reasoning, I eventually brought the trail to our back door off of our deck. Once she got used to me watching her from the door, I started to sit on the deck. With a lot of time and patience, she came closer to me each day. It even got to the point where I could call her and she would come to me!! Every day I fed her and we became good friends. She found a ” Mister”, and when winter came she disappeared.
This is one of the reasons why I love being homeschooled. I can take breaks from my schoolwork anytime, or even do my schoolwork outdoors, while I keep and eye and an ear out, for birds and little critters to come near. I love to observe them, and have the opportunity for training and hand taming chipmunks, and other little animals.
This spring I started training and hand-taming a new chipmunk, Flash II. You can see pictures of him below. I am sure he is the son of the original Flash I because they are from the same borrow, which is our big brush pile up in our “woods”. He is getting used to my voice, and coming close, but he seems to be a little more timid than Flash I (the first). I can not wait until the day God lets him trust me completely!!! I’ll keep you posted!