Photos and a check up

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Pua at the vet for a check up

Pua at the vet for a check up
Pua wasn't to thrilled she just wanted to sleep. She weighed in at about 17 pounds. She listened to her lungs for long enough to make me nervous but she said they are clear she just wanted to listen well since Pua was taking such shallow breaths(being so sleepy). She even made it a point to feel her belly.

She was able to get blood from her tail. She only got poked twice as the first needle wasn't long enough but I understand she didn't want to go to deep since it was the first time either. It was slow going getting the blood out. Guess their blood pressure is fairly low along with the lower heart rate and temp.
She got a clean bill of health.

So we got some and I asked for her retinol and Calcium to be tested but she wasn't sure if their usual lab checks that or if she'd have to send it somewhere else.
Blood was good for practice taking blood when it's not an emergency too. To much retinol(vitamin A) is linked to spinal disease in tamanduas. In really advanced cases the spines fuse together. If her levels are higher than wild it'll mean less cheese(retinol) and/or leaner meat(effects calcium/phos ratio and levels) depending on which were high. Only reliable to place to get blood from them is the tail base and a long enough needle.

She wore her pink sweater with hood but we took it off for the exam and she did get chilly and shiver. The ride down and back she was happy to sleep wrapped up in her blankets.

Now recent photos and video

In the clothes basket



Ready for a nap
Ready for a nap

Resting in her basket
Resting in her basket

After dinner nap
After dinner nap

Did you bring me cheese?
Did you bring me cheese?

No house time at 12:30AM? Who's stupid rule is that? Open this door.

No house time at 12:30AM?

So I said to him, The black fur is nice but I don't swing that way, get out of my hammock kitty.

So I said to him, The black fur is nice but I don't swing that way, get out of my hammock kitty. She just looked like she was chatting with someone.

Warming up on me under 2 blankets

Warming up on me under 2 blankets

Late night play time

Edited to take the worst bits of filming out


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    I love the bottom video, I had no idea she was so playfull!

  1. TamanduaGirl Says:

    She loves to play a lot but she prefers I use both hands so i don't get much footage of it. When I'm on the floor with her she will crawl/climb all over me.

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