Pua's walk and bath time

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June 7th
Ori Cinco is very naughty and has spilled two bowls of food today for no reason and Aurora just sits there watching. Her baby can do no wrong, besides Aurora does it too.


June 8th
The power of cheese, Aurora now sit and chugs down half a bowl in one sitting instead of eating like a sparrow. Ori wanted her back in bed last night and kept complaining the whole time during one meal.


New brand of blue cheese, aged 2 months old brand aged 50 days. Passes my taste test. Good stuff.


June 10th
Aurora was coming down the cage and did a u-turn back up but Ori was on her rear and the turn caused a sudden slip and weight shift. Ori cut into mom's hip and her genital mound again. Little Freddie Kruger. No major damage done. Given the circumstances I don't think duller nails would have prevented this one.
Surprised Ori's not given Aurora gray hairs yet. She seemed like she didn't even notice just set to eating once she was up top but that's when I saw the blood on her hip. Hardly any though didn't drip or anything just saw it on the fur then down there so really just a couple of scratches but they need to be more careful :)

Aside from that I've had lots of nice logs to play with.

Yay buggy log

Yay buggy log

Anteater day dream
Anteater day dream

Ori Cinco and food
Ori Cinco and food

Kat on the new Pillow bed
Kat on the new Pillow bed


June 11th

Took a slow stroll sniffing for ants. Stayed out a long time but we hardly went anywhere but I found ants!

Spring time stroll

Looking for ants
Looking for ants

Standing tall
Standing tall
The sweater is a nice red sweater but the camera sure didn't like it.

wild flowers
wild flowers

I found ants
I found ants
See one on her head

Might be some ants in this stump
Might be some ants in this stump

Yeah there's some ants hiding here
Yeah there's some ants hiding here

Checking inside the stump
Checking inside the stump

Time to explore
Time to explore

There's gotta be some more ants
There's gotta be some more ants

Heading back
Heading back

Pause for a scratch
Pause for a scratch

Looking longingly
Looking longingly
She wanted to short cut back to the car. That darn fence kept getting in her way.

Robin
Robin
It sat there right by the trail waiting for me to get a photo but Pua kept charging along.

Ori Cinco Chillin in the nest
Ori Cinco Chillin in the nest

June 12th

I'm bored. Aurora quit visiting once she got good food. So she was just visiting hoping I might have good food? Seems a bit rude.


Mom said she found a cure for my boredom, then she gave me a real bath. NOT funny.


Pua Tamandua gets a bath

I had the camera set up wrong so you couldn't see her unless she was standing up so cut most the parts where you can't see her at all out. As you can see she is very cooperative.

Pua after bath time
Pua after bath time

Both also started their spotting cycles on the 12th

June 13th
So mom thought I wouldn't want soup tonight since I haven't in a long time and it's cheddar and not blue cheese. Well I grabbed the bowl and chowed down so mom had to get Aurora a new bowl.


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Ori Cinco, Pua and Aurora

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Behind again but I wasn't taking many photos for awhile.

So the big news first: Cinco is now Ori Cinco. Ori is Akawaio(native Guyana language) for Woman. Yep Cinco had a sex change. She was really point and didn't look like a girl at all when young but is now rounded and after close inspection the mound opens up so 100% for sure girl. Ori is pronounced like Cory but without the C. So we are on the waiting list for a golden boy for all three to share. Will be one lucky boy.

Ori Cinco is 6.5 pounds at just over 4 months of age. Girls grow faster than boys. Stewie was just 7 pounds at 8 months. I switched Aurora back onto milk replacer in her food and some sharp cheddar cheese. She likes it better than blue cheese. Not only will this give Aurora more nutrition, she has now gotten thin while nursing a baby that's growing like godzilla, but Ori likes it better too with milk and cheese in it. Ori eating more food means less nursing so a little more energy left for Aurora.

Excepts from Pua's Diary

May 13th
Mom took Aurora on a short walk outside since she was walking around without baby.

May 19th
Aurora went down on the washer with Cinco but he got down on his own and ran to the playpen. Aurora came and got him once but then he did it again and climbed up on the cage. Later Aurora tried sleeping in the playpen but Cinco kept climbing up the cage. He eventually lead her back to the closet.


May 20th
I got to play with Cinco(kinda). Aurora was climbing up the shelves and Cinco tried to do it on his own but didn't make it. Mom scooped him up and I was standing since we had been playing. Mom let me sniff. I wanted to play so she taped his claw against mine. We did that a bit then I got excited and wanted to pounce him so mom gave him back to Aurora.
Unfortunately I got so excited I tried to climb in the hammock with them later. Aurora smacked me silly and I fell back against the shelves. I'm okay though. Just a light scratch.

May 23rd

I got up at 8:30 chilled a bit, chatted with mom, played with her, had treats, then went to sniff the window. It's still cold out there, So I'm taking a nap.


All three together

All three together
Cinco checking out Aurora's soup.

All three eating together, kinda
All three eating together, kinda
Pua with a tomato, Cinco the beef diet and Aurora's soup.

Good morning, Please tell me it's not laundry day?
Good morning
The red thing is a tomato skin and the other a bit of her food, messy beast.

Posing for a tasteful pinup
Posing for a tasteful pinup
notice the strategically placed feet

Tamandua in Repose
Tamandua in Repose

May 26th
I got up and 7:45 Had my wake up ketchup, lots of play and cuddles, poked my nose out to listen in on the household goings on and I finally ventured out to sniff at the back window. Cold and I heard a dog barking in the distance so I hightailed it back to my room.


May 29th
Cinco sleeping in the hammock
Cinco sleeping in the hammock
Cinco slept alone in the hammock above the cage all night. She was so cute. Slept in the pocket with her head sticking out like a little person in bed. I got concerned they didn't know where each other was this morning though so put Aurora in the hammock with her. She still growls like the devil when I pick her up. Cinco heard that and growled back. They both calmed and are back together in the closet after a snack.~ Pua's mom

Pua looking regal
Pua looking regal

May 31st
Aurora and Ori Cinco

At first Aurora wants to sleep and Ori Cinco wants to explore. Then Mom wants to play but Ori Cinco still wants to explore. Someone had spilled food from the shelf and since this was actually middle of the night I hadn't cleaned it up yet.

Aurora eating ice cold soup

She insists on it being ice cold.
Ya know that might be a bit less messy if you got your mouth near the bowl? Just a friendly suggestion from your staff.


June 1st
I was bored so mom let me have another vinegar bath. That kept me busy for a half hour at least and I rubbed all over my new log. Worked up an appetite to ate. I had a back scratch on the pole too before turning in for a nap.


Pua tamandua vinegar bath

I was going to edit out the more boring bits but didn't get around to it. I put a bit of vinegar in the sink for her.

My best guess is the vinegar replaces the acid ants would be spitting on them if raiding nests. The boys we've had here have liked doing this too. Birds are known for anting, rubbing ants in their feathers or laying on an ant nest. No one knows for sure why but the best guesses are it helps prevent parasites or is good for the skin. Pua does leave behind a film and loose hairs when done

June 1st
Jake is spying on me again. Peeking out of the washer to see if I can spot him. I don't want him pouncing me.


June 2nd
Aurora took Ori Cinco on a tour of the house. She got a half ride. Held onto mom's rump with her back feet peddling along. Funny looking 6 legged tamandua.


Anteater Conga line

Little Ori Cinco still wants to ride on her mom's tail but is too big so holds on and waddles along with her back feet.

Tamandua Conga
Tamandua Conga

Ori Cinco being used to riding momma aurora's butt holds on with her hands while waddling along behind her.
Tamandua Conga

Aurora on guard
Aurora on guard
I made the mistake of laughing at her.

Are these stretch marks obvious?
Are these stretch marks obvious?
Be honest. I don't want to be laughed at if I wear a bikini.

Ori's got a wicked cowlick on her butt
Ori's got a wicked cowlick on her butt

Hyzzie on the new bed pillow
Hyzzie on the new bed pillow
It covers both dressers behind the bed.

June 2nd
I tried to play with Aurora. I figure she can't be all bad since she has such a cute kid.
So Aurora came up from behind the washer and was sniffing my log. I came over and sniffed and then sniffed the log with her. Nobody growled so I moved around to the far side of the log and clawed and sniffed at it but I kept an eye on Aurora. All was peaceful so I pounced on her. Aurora shot up into defensive posture and I got a "pooooo.." from mom. Wasn't anyone paying attention? I moved super slow and barely touched her. I was just trying to play.

So left her to the log and mom came over and played with me. After a sufficient break I went back to claw the log then tried mom's advice to take it slow. I raised one claw in super slow motion to show I just was just playin' but Aurora stood and growled anyway. So I went back to play with mom. Then I went to the log again and then tried raising my claw slow again. Same result. Okay. I then tried gently poking her tail in play. She didn't do anything about that. Great. So I tried raising my claw again but she growled.

I went to play with mom again then decided to try my way again since mom's wasn't working. After some log clawing I pounced Aurora again. She growled and smacked me silly. I staggered away and went to have a drink. Aurora decided to leave after Ori Cinco came up to join her. Guess she's not ready for play yet.

June 3rd

I tried to play with Aurora and Cinco in the hammock but She was a bit grumbly about the idea. She fell from the shelf a moment ago so I'm letting her check out my new log while I chill in the sink.


Window sniffing with Pua
Window sniffing with Pua

Play time
Play time

Make your move
Make your move
Pua is way too fast. Only good shot I got of play.

Suspend log time
Suspend log time
She peeled this side away from the other side and core.

Pua Tamandua and her log's shell

She peeled this section away from the core and the other side.


June 4th
Aurora moved to the hammock over the cage. Something about my being a pest. Besides trying to play I needed a back scratch. To do this I hold onto the princess hammock and rub my back against the post. I'm not sure what she was complaining about. Aren't you supposed to rock the baby's crib?


Ori Cinco like avocado
Ori Cinco like avocado

Ori Cinco finds an orange
Ori Cinco finds an orange

Ori Cinco licks an orange
Ori Cinco licks an orange

Aurora napping on Pua's log
Aurora napping on Pua's log

June 5th
Aurora was really nice and brought me cheese. I noticed her around my log and mom gave me some cheese so I'd not bug her while she stepped away. Then I saw Aurora brought me a cup of cheese too. She had trouble carrying it I guess since she was busy cleaning cheese of her claws so I cleaned out the cup she brought me.


Pua grooming Aurora's rump
Pua grooming Aurora's rump
First Pua tried licking Aurora's face since there was cheese on it but after a moment Aurora realized Pua was in her face and stood and hiss but was more confused than anything. Then when she turned her back Pua started grooming her rear.

Pua checking out Aurora's business
Pua checking out Aurora's business


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