Harrison not only gave Bella a home, but she also gave the baby squirrel a family. Subsequently, Bella shared her home with three adopted siblings called Moe, Larry and Curly. During her recovery period, Bella lived with the trio in a shelter in the Harrison’s yard.
Because of her young age, Bella stayed with the Harrisons during the winter for her own safety. Meanwhile, she grew strong on a diet of fruits, vegetables, formula and – her personal favorite treat – nuts. However, Harrison didn’t domesticate any of the squirrels.
On November 12, 2017, Harrison explained this to The Dodo in her own words. “The main objective is to return them all back into the wild so I never treated [Bella] like a pet,” she said. “She acted no different than the others.”