My domestic anteater

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Before anyone goes and says she's a "wild" animal know that she is not wild but tame and while bred to be tame like dogs is one form for domestication tame brought about by other means is still being domesticated.

Definitions from a few dictionaries:

adj.

  1. Of or relating to the family or household: familial, family, home, homely, household. See kin, group.
  2. Fond of home life and household affairs.
  3. Trained or bred to live with and be of use to people: tame. See wild/tame.
Veterinary Dictionary: domestic
Pertaining to an environment managed by humans.
* d. animals — animals accustomed to living in a domestic environment.


Pua has been a lazy one lately anyway she does not like getting up until it is dark so gets up late in the summer till after the solstice and the sun starts setting later. She plays with me once she does get up, digs in her dirt and plays with her log. we had been giving her a rose each night off out bush for a few nights in a row. She got used to that and was very disappointed the first night she didn't get a rose. She licks out the center and tears them appart and even has been poking the stems and licking at them.

Pua and one of her logs

Pua licks out bug holes

Pua licks out bug holes

Pua and her log

Pua in the woods

Pua in the woods

Heading back to the trail

Heading back to the trail

Finding ants

Finding ants

Checking out a tree

Checking out a tree

Out looking for ants

Out looking for ants

Enjoying the sun

Enjoying the sun

any ants in here

any ants in here

She would raid an ant nest but would lick up the baby ants and move on, even though there were lots of ants. Such wasteful behavior is only okay since she has meals waiting at home. I did grab a handful of ants from one nest in a baggy for her to have later. It was hot that day and when she got tired she went up to her carry bag and grabbed it then climbed in and got carried home. She's got her own personal chauffeur when she needs one.

Trying to open the fridge

Trying to open the fridge

Blue cheese raid

Blue cheese raid

Blue cheese raid

Fridge raid video:



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