Mr Mandua and Pua

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Pua contemplating the new guy

Pua contemplating the new guy
She looks asleep in this shot but she was listening.

Mandua eating
Mandua eating
At around 3:40 am

Pua eating too
Pua eating too

Mandua sleeping in the hammock
Mandua sleeping in the hammock
He first slept in the dirt box then next night found his way to the hammock. He's been having some trouble adjusting. Being a "teen" he's feeling all angsty about coming into a new family. So he hasn't come out willingly but a few times. He is getting used to all the scary sounds though.

Documenting Mandua's markings
Mandua marking
Scar under right ear, there is a small notch there too

A close look shows a pink spot in his right ear.
Mandua markings

Eating

Mandua emerges from his cage
Mandua emerges from his cage

He sniffs a dog
He sniffs a dog

He goes back
He goes back

We took Pua for a walk so I let Mandua sniff her in the carry bag before we left. I couldn't see in due to the light but she didn't seem to notice. He perked up though so he came out and explored after we came back then went for a run in the yard.

He got so hyped up he was flinging himself at me, I think in play, but I didn't let him get me. He flung himself at the kitten several times too but Jake was smart enough not to let Mandua get him. His claws have been to sharp for play. He tried giving me finger pokes and he poked a hole in my finger, ouch. I finally got tough and pulled him from the cage to file his nails today.

Now I feel bad I waited he had poked a hole in his own palm too. Stewie also had that problem when we first got him. Whenever he did it I'm not sure but it looks to be healing nicely already. Now next time he wants to finger poke and play we can see how it goes. He wanted to poke and play a couple times and had to let him play with the stuffed Noid instead.

Mandua checked out the cat condo
Mandua checked out the cat condo

In the closet
In the closet

So where's Pua?
So where's Pua?

So later I switched roles and bagged Mandua while Pua was up for her to sniff

Pua first meets Mandua
Pua first meets Mandua

Pua and Mr Mamndua were both awake. So I took Pua over to see him in the cage. He had hiden in the cave from me but came out to see. She sniffed and left but didn't flee in terror like with Edlorado. She still seemed interested from her safe place and Mandua was excited so I bagged him. Stuck him in the carry bag and put him on the drier for her. She sniffed and was nice then look around like she was going to turn in then growled at him. Then checked Eldorado's usual haunts. Then she realized this wasn't Eld and sniffed nice again. So I put him up on a good note. He ate more and she turned in then came back out and looked around for him then rubbed herself on everything around the washer so he'd know the place is hers.

That night she did a slow crawl through the yard on her rounds thoroughly sniffing everywhere he'd been.

Next night she came to see him on her own

Pua comes to see Mandua
Pua comes to see Mandua

Pua comes to see Mandua Video

So she shows interest but he is feeling defensive. He hissed so she growled back at him while on the shelf. True letting her get above him while he was caged may not have been the best choice but didn't think he would attack and he hasn't wanted to come out, and forcing him out wouldn't put him in a good mood for the meeting. Now that his claws are done I can try opening the door and see if he will come out to see her if I hold her back. Just don't want her going in with him as that could have a worse out come. Happily he did not hurt her feet so was just trying to scare her off and not hurt her.

At least now it looks like she is willing to except one of her own kind. Mandua just needs to chill a bit.


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