Posted by: Tamandua Girl / Category: , , , ,

We picked him up Thursday night and he looked at us but then lay his head down and after some debate we left him in the crate he came in since he seemed comfortable. I suppose that was a mistake. I just thought he was tired. He didn't move the whole ride home. He barely moved when I got him out of the crate.

I put him in the hammock and he didn't move all night but I was putting fluids in him hourly.

The next morning he started reacting to us. I held him and he rubbed his nose, now cool and moist against me cheek and sniffed my breath and dozed and I squeezed his hands but he was upset when I'd move so I put him back. He had several small wounds on him from shipping in clouding a bump on his head.

I gave him a used blanket of Pua's and he snuggled into it.

We started putting food in him with a dropper. He remained the same all day but started having diareah that evening and had crashed again this morning. He died on the way to the vet.

I'm so sorry little bear. We burried him in the woods by one of Pua's trails in Stewie's old hammock. With Flowers and love little man.
It was like a funeral for both Kamena and Stewie since he never had one. I'm sure Stewie will help him back on his way.

The man who sent him is taking blame for not keeping him longer but I'm sure everyone who had any contact with him has a lot of what ifs right now. He has been very supportive through the whole thing and that means a lot.


  1. uncadave Says:

    So very sorry. It is sad even if you only knew him a short time. I hope you are able to find a male eventualy for Pua.

  1. Anonymous Says:

    It's a tragedy. Was so hoping everything would work out for you and Pua. He had looked kind of thin to begin with....

  1. grumblebunny Says:

    Oh, man... how awful. Poor little guy. I'm so sorry for you and Pua. I hope you're doing okay.

  1. Pua Says:

    Thank you for the support.

    Yes he was thin but so was Pua when we got her. It's hard to say what went wrong. Maybe just a lot of little things that were just to much for him all together.

  1. Andrew Says:

    My condolences to you and Pua. The future will be better.


  1. Anonymous Says:

    I'm stunned & very sorry to "come back" to your blog, only to read such bad news at first.
    Too bad for Kamena (good name, btw), I hope he did not suffer too much. I also hope you find out what happened to the poor chap.
    Reading the entry concerning his demise, it did struck a bit too close to home, as I have lost one of my feline "daughters" last year, not understanding until it was too late that she was very ill (her kidneys had shut down by the time I brought her to the vet). Having a non-human family member is definitively like having a baby, you have to guess for them if they are ok or not. Too bad they don't tell us when something's not right (usually).
    I hope you and your clan are doing ok and all my best wishes to you guys.

  1. Monado Says:

    So sorry to hear this. I was hoping everything would go smoothly. I know that tamanduas can be very delicate and go downhill quickly. Really, we don't know enough about them. I hope that you can find another soon.