Baby Tamandua getting bigger

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Baby tamandua from the 8th

Baby tamandua
Baby on mom

Mama Aurora likes the new housebed
Mama Aurora likes the new housebed
For a couple days she was peeing off the shelf but then She decided to make a liar of me about her not peeing the bed and soaked it then complained till I changed it. So I put the new housebed up with a pee pad inside for easily changeable bedding. Now she calls me right after she has peed and leaves the nest with baby on her and I change the pee pad in there. She goes right back in after. At least she appreciates me as a housekeeper now.

Baby watching mom eat
Baby watching mom eat

Someone asked on length so when he was on mom Wednesday got a rough measure. 6" long shoulders to butt. Head adds maybe another 3 inches. Didn't measure tail length.


Baby tamandua 2.5 weeks old
Baby tamandua 2.5 weeks old
Baby tamandua 2.5 weeks old

Sleepy Cinco
Sleepy Cinco

Sitting baby
Sitting baby
A bad photo but still though it was cute how he was sitting.

Saying hi to baby while Aurora was off pooping
Baby, left when mom went to poop

Momma Tamandua and baby
Momma Tamandua and baby

Baby tamandua nursing
Baby tamandua nursing
A bit dark but you can kind of see his mouth stretched out.

Aurora passed out
Aurora passed out
She sleeps on her back a lot now. I think so baby has free access to nipples and she wont need to wake up for him. Not sure where he is in the shot, I guess behind her head and under her tail.


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Pua's Jog in the woods with a couple extras

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Time for a hike

Time for a hike

Once she got started she did a lot of running
Run Pua

Checking out the forest
Checking out the forest

It's not poop
It's not poop
A fungi of some sort

Pua loves mossy logs
Pua loves mossy logs

Heading up the road
Heading up the road

Tree roots growing from stump remains
Tree roots growing from stump remains

Taking a breather
Taking a breather

Close up
Close up
You can see she's been having fun

Clawed up tree
Clawed up tree
Don't know what did it, bear, bobcat, elk in rut, big foot.

Pua might have sniffed what it was as she hurried through this area and when startled once did a barrel roll, threw claws out in threat, a short hiss, and regained her feet and kept running without skipping a beat, hurrying on.

Out of a hallow tree
Out of a hallow tree

Driver take me home
Driver take me home

Are we there yet?
Are we there yet?

Wake me when we get home
Wake me when we get home

Pua treats
Pua treats
She wants something every time I bring Aurora fresh food. So she has juice and tomatoes.

Play with me!
Play with me!
I told Pua over and over that going to see the baby was a bad idea and momma would claw her eyes out but she didn't listen. I played with her, gave her treats, let her sniff the window, claw a log, but she kept wanting to go.

I finally gave up & let her go. She approached via the window shelves. Aurora was on her like the momma ant-BEAR she is, growling and bellowing. Seeing Pua's pure shock & running for her life was hilarious. The only contact made was briefly when Aurora caught up enough to give Pua's tail a couple good pokes. Then Pua leaped to the safety of the hammock over the cage. I don't think she'll be doing that again any time soon.


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