Aurora holding baby
Baby rarely squeals any more but squeaks sometimes.
This was the only other photo I got the second day since she kept curled up around him all the time like a living incubator.
Not the most flattering shot from the 25th
Better baby photo
Baby is 14oz. I regret the few moments of panic I caused but all is well. I set scale up on shelf under them and moved baby to basket causing baby cries. Oh no, momma looks for baby but it's gone. I tried to put baby back but it wouldn't let go of basket so put basket in nest on side. basket does not = baby to momma so she thinks it fell and starts down(baby had stopped crying). Finally baby gets out of basket and I make it cry and momma comes back. Aurora was sweet and just sniffing at me looking for her baby not trying to attack. She just wanted baby back.
I progressed slowly to see what she was okay with and she didn't mind me touching her or baby. She ignored me when I came up while she was eating but the crying was the problem. She's really settled in since having baby and since she's in my room my scent is everywhere anyway so touching isn't an issue.
I didn't get a second weight yet because she has been a little more protective and comes back from eating if she notices me and I want her to eat, but did get a peak under the tail and looks like a boy though his little bit is the size of a fruit fly so not 100% sure but sure enough he'll be Cinco unless I see different once he has a little more to look at. Cinco would be the 5th male tamandua to grace us with his presence.
Nursing baby tamandua
Oh no, not laundry day! The 26th - Pua
Pua has been good and keeping to her castle area.
Baby tamandua nose
Tamandua baby nursing
Mom helps baby find nipple with a gentle nudge then cleans his ears. Darker than it looked on the view finder, sorry. I'll have to see if they don't mind the light plugged in.