Squirrels were Talking Beasts of Narnia, who took part in many significant battles and other events in Narnia's history.


Talking Squirrels, like most Talking Beasts of Narnia, were larger than their counterparts on Earth; the squirrel Pattertwig was described as being nearly the size of a Terrier dog.

There were both red and grey squirrels in Narnia.


Narnian squirrels were quick climbers, lived in trees, and collected nuts for food. Most squirrels were "rather flighty," according to Nikabrik the dwarf. They were extremely talkative, and often annoyed other beasts, but there is no record of any bad squirrels in Narnia.


Among squirrels, it was considered very bad manners to watch someone going to his or her store of nuts, or to ask where they kept them.

Notable Squirrels

  • A group of squirrels threw nuts at Andrew Ketterley, to feed him, while they were keeping him as a pet at the birth of Narnia.
  • At the end of Narnia, the Head Squirrel of the Narnian squirrels (name unknown), was repeatedly summoned by the ape Shift, who demanded far more nuts than the Head Squirrel's company could spare.

Shift and the Head Squirrel

Movie-based Information

The following information originates from the Chronicles of Narnia movies, as opposed to C. S. Lewis' chronicles.

Film Adaptations

  • In the 2008 film of Prince Caspian, Pattertwig the squirrel made two brief appearances. He was at the Dancing Lawn, where he asked Caspian if it was possible that there might be peace between the Narnians and the Telmarines. He was also present at Aslan's How, when they were discussing attacking Miraz's Castle



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