Tamandua update

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Laundry day sucks

Laundry day sucks
But at least I have my hammock for it.

Pua moping
Pua moping
Because I was leaving that morning.

March 11th

Baby on the move
Baby on the move
Cinco was in the little hammock, didn't see how he got there.

The hammock looks so far
The hammock looks so far
"I don't know how mom does it." Aurora goes from that shelf to the hammock.

Aurora started eating her food twice as fast as before so ran out. I mixed some up that day but the fibers were still soaking so when offered she said it was to watery and wouldn't drink it. She went from place to place thinking the next place might have better food and growling and hissing her displeasure. She's a very vocal girl.


She got frustrated and after refusing the offered food again went to the back of the cage and started clawing at the wall. I'd shake the cage and hiss at her. She'd stop look at me and growl then go back to it. I tried throwing the stuffed raccoon at her but got basically the same result.

So I decided to do the one thing I knew would distract her. Harass her baby. He had been in the tiny hammock that connects the window shelf to the booster shelf by the hammock. I don't know how he got there but he had climbed up onto the booster shelf. I picked him up expecting a protest from him and a worried momma come running but he didn't say boo. Moved him around front for me and he still said nothing about the movement but was squirming.

So I did what one simply must do when holding a cute baby and held him to my chest. He clung to my shirt and climbed up to one shoulder into my hair then moved down and then up the other side. After a bit he finally complained and mom came over and I gave him back.

Mom checked each place some more times till I finally fixed it by making the consistency thicker with baby cereal and once it was chilled enough she ate it. At that point she had left baby in the princess hammock. She had sniffed him several times before leaving like she wanted to remember where he was but after eating she checked the closet then settled into the over the cage hammock and complained till I brought him to her. That time he yelled out when I took him but mom was calm and didn't even growl at me when I put him in the hammock with her. She just took him back and went to sleep. She later returned to the closet with him.

Well lesson learned I got two containers in the fridge fully blended and two in the freezer with fibers in fridge soaking for full blending later. Oh and put cayenne pepper powder in the small hole but she hasn't even messed with it sense.

Aurora is eating a container to a container and a half of food per 24 hours. That's like 3-4 cups of beef food blended with water(nearly a gallon of soup). That's a lot of food but she is turning part into food for Cinco.


March 13th

Cinco mooshed flat
Cinco mooshed flat
The smudge under his chin is his little chin whiskers.

Can I get in the nest from here?
Can I get in the nest from here?

Baby Cinco 7 weeks old
Baby Cinco 7 weeks old

This is so boring
This is so boring
Just hanging on while mom eats.

16th

Excuse me, I'm trying to nurse here
Excuse me, I'm trying to nurse here

Baby peeking at us
Baby peeking at us

Am I on TV? I see a camera!
Am I on TV?

Ah, the sweet smell of...
Ah, the sweet smell of...
Okay that smell is anything but sweet. He was practicing his licking skills.

17th

Bringing down the house
Bringing down the house
Climbing practice on a fabric house seemed like a good idea at the time

Mom's gonna be mad
Mom's gonna be mad

Maybe I can fix it
Maybe I can fix it

I'll pull it back into shape
I'll pull it back into shape

I climbed up and he was gone. I popped the house back open and he was inside.

Thank you kisses
Thank you kisses

Gotta clean between your fingers
Gotta clean between your fingers

Don't forget under the nails
Don't forget under the nails

Cinco licking me

He's fuzzy
He's fuzzy

Trying the bashful look
Trying the bashful look

Hey there
Hey there

Cinco going for a ride
Cinco going for a ride

It takes a lot of concentration to hold on, though he did keep getting distracted and sniffing things as they passed.
Cinco holding on
Though he did almost get pulled off when he was distracted and checking out the bed frame and Aurora moved.

Time for a castle invasion
Time for a castle invasion

Aurora invades the castle

Aurora decided to invade Pua's tower again. Oddly after a 3 hour nap she returned to her cottage in the closet.

She went back to the castle last night though came down for a bit and peed in Pua's food along the way. Pua was not happy: "OMG Aurora peed in my food! I got up ready to eat and see my food sitting there in a puddle of urine. I had to keep crying till mom got up to help. Who does that? Pees in someone's food! I was so upset I kept jumping when mom touched my tail as she cleaned. I thought Aurora had come to get me. I'm a little concerned that my new prince is being raised by a nut case."

19th

Baby and mommy tamandua playing

They play some then he suckles and check out the camera.
The sound was Pua drinking.

Holding Baby Cinco
Holding Baby Cinco
Cinco had gotten inside the pocket hammock and Aurora couldn't figure out how to handle the situation, his being under her in there if she got in the hammock.

So I rescued him but he wouldn't come out unless I let him crawl onto me. Since Aurora was distracted by her food I snuck him off for a quick hello to the rest of the family. He took it all in stride.

When I came back Aurora had assumed she misplaced him and was looking for him on the shelf.

Cinco didn't want to let go though so I had to stand up and let him climb off me onto the platform.

Cinco decided to climb up the wood pole to get in the hammock and Aurora came by while he was still on it so he climbed onto her instead.

Aurora decided to eat a bit more and then settled happily into the hammock with baby.
Baby Cinco meets the family


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