Pua After bath

Posted by: Tamandua Girl / Category:

Pretty Pua
Pua got a bath so was feeling frisky and was running around all over the house and grooming and fluffing her hair up then combing it into place. I got a short bit of her running then a groom session on her cage, set to "I Feel Pretty"

Pua had to do lots of grooming to fluff up her fur to dry

she then had to comb her fur back into place

The bath seemed to hype her up and she ran around all over. She stopped to sniff the door frame here.

Stopped to scratch by the closed pet door. I like this just because she's all curvy.

She uses her crate as a potty but knows we go outside with her in it sometimes so she will also go inside and claw around sniffing out the vents. she paused in poking ouyt the vents to scratch.

On top of the TV to try at the door from another angle

Pua on the Tv making a grab at me

Pua climbed up the CD shelf

Pua had a bit of trouble getting down as she's a little clumsy and overly cautious about it.

"I think I may be stuck again"
cute butt shot of Pua on the cd shelf

Here she did finally manage to climb down on her own.

She loves the other bedroom to play and explore

getting down from the bed over the radio

The monseter uder the bed

Pua in a chair then finally getting out of a chair but slipping at the last and falling. She is a bit clumsy but has dismounted that chair successfully before.

Pua takes advantage of the other pets being leery of her and pushes her way through. Hyzzie's a bigger bully than Pua though so it sometimes works but sometimes doesn't.

Nothing like a fat cat, with a hairless belly, sitting on her butt giving you the evil eye.
She has fur plucking syndrome, like parrots feather pluck. It's actually fairly common for cats and no one knows why there is almost never a medical reason and she doesn't have one either.

A little grooming on the cage

She was feeling extra friendly. She crawled up in his lap poked at his fingers then sniffed his crotch. Once she got the scent though she kept clawing at his jeans wanting a better sniff so he put her down after awhile because she is a little princess and wont be told no.

She also groomed Hyzzies neck when Hyzzie was on my lap and Pua was with us. Hyzzie didn't realize it was her at first. She also tried to play with Hyzzie later but Hyzzie wasn't sure of that.

A little more wrestle in the lab.

And I finally caved to my lesser side and snapped a pic of her licking her private bits.
Anteater Centerfold

My she's limber


  1. eternal footman Says:

    I've gone through most of the archives and I must say that this is a very interesting blog.

    I'm still trying to figure out why and how you decided on a tamarund (?) as an animal to keep.

  1. Tamandua Girl Says:

    I love animals and love working and living with them. I wanted a fennec fox but couldn't where I lived. I did get a job working with exotics then moved to OR. When I was looking saw Tamanduas listed as an allowed animal in OR so looked into them. The more I learned the more I liked then loved them and got the Tamandua first. I will get the fennec in a year or two(hopefully) when I buy and move to a new home with more room and some land. Not that a fennec will need the land but I still can't have one where I am.

    I had also seen one on "wild on the set". They dressed the Tamandua in a parka.

  1. eternal footman Says:

    Wow. You responded quickly.

    Do you still work with exotics? I get the sense from your blog that you are a zoologist...or maybe studying to be one. Am I way off?

    My husband came with a pygmy hedgehog when we got married. I did a lot of reading on how to take care of them and keep them happy. We ended up keeping two more after Otus died; there was Stewart, who died quite suddenly soon after we got him from the breeder and then Calvin, who was quite a character. After Calvin died, we said no more hedgehogs, and rescued Roscoe (see my profile) from the local pound. He's been with us for three years now.

    Keep posting. This is a wonderful blog.

    Do you mind if I post a reference to your blog on a tech forum I frequent, or would you prefer I not?

  1. Tamandua Girl Says:

    You haven't made your profile public so I can't see it. http://www2.blogger.com/edit-profile.g is the link is shows to change mine but mine is already public.

    I get email notices of comments so not hard to keep up when I have time. My job before had me traveling and got tired of being away all the time. Now I have a pet supply store, just supplies and no pets for sale. I just got my USDA license for exhibiting so will be doing educational shows in the new year. So will be working with exotics but this time they will be mine. Pua and guinea pigs for now and the bunny and a dog(Quasi) for smaller kids or those that want them. Then assuming all works out as planned other pets will join as I get them as long as they are okay with it. Fennecs can be great for that.
    A zoologist is someone who studies animals, doing actual hands on research on them like tagging and weighing wild animals. Or one study I relied quite a bit when formulating a diet for Pua was one where they pumped the stomaches of wild Tamanduas and analyzed the contents.

    My job before was the same as I am going into just working for others with their animals. Was animal keeper and educator working with the public and the animals at their events and giving basic care and some vet care for the animals at other times.

  1. c.j.h. Says:

    That's odd about the profile; I checked it and the 'share' option is marked.

    The link to my profile with Roscoe's picture is here: http://www.blogger.com/profile/5180299, just in case it doesn't show up with this post.

    Thanks for posting more info about what you do. It sounds like a great career...much more interesting than administering servers (which is what I do).

    I'll definitely keep reading your blog, since I have a soft spot for animals. Pua is a fascinating creature and I enjoy reading about her.

    One last question I had...is Tamunda drinking the 'brew' while she's being weaned? Will she eat solid food (termites, ants) once she's older?

  1. Tamandua Girl Says:

    The last one works the first two don't. Can see him now, he's cute.
    She will eat termites and ants when she finds them but that doesn't work as a main diet. You can't get the same species of ants and termites as in south america and even when they were doing that for rescue Tams down there they didn't do well till on a formulated diet. I suppose it's due in part to not being able to replicated stomach contents of the wild bugs. I did a lot or research and tried to come up with the best formula I could.

  1. Anonymous Says:

    hi i am wondering where to buy a tamandua i have been researching tamanduas and i want to get one. anwser the question at phillipballo@yahoo.com. thanks

  1. Tamandua Girl Says:

    You should read the FAQ