More Cinco and Aurora

Posted by: Anteaters & Foxes / Category: , , , , , , , , , , ,

April 11
There was the loud clanging of a metal bowl falling to the floor and I thought Aurora found a new way to ask for food but when I looked up I saw Cinco on "attacking" while she lay back, elbow in the food bowl playfighting back. Nice to see her having some fun. (It was the water bowl that fell.)


April 14th
Paparazzi invaded but I got to run around till 4am so it wasn't that bad.

April16

Aurora on the bedroom curtain rod

Aurora on the bedroom curtain rod
I told her this wasn't a good idea. Cinco got squished between her and the ceiling when she went between the rod and the ceiling. Then she couldn't get down so I lifted the basket up for her to get into.

Cinco plunged off the shelf when Aurora went to the window shelf. He bounced off the cat house and into the dirt box. He was fine and only cried out when I picked him up and hit the resistance of his tail holding the cat box rim. Aurora was grateful for his return as she wasn't sure what to do.


Cinco and mommy Aurora
Cinco and mommy Aurora

Baby tamandua on mom

Cinco wants to be on mom's back but can't due to the ceiling being to low

april 17th


"Cinco fell again onto the clothes hanging and mom helped boost him back across to Aurora. He fell once off the wall and was hanging from the closet door frame and mom helped him back up.
Then they were at my hammock for awhile then went down into the basket. I was playing with mom on the platform and Cinco came up onto it and sniffed my leg. I checked him out and played with mom and checked him out and mom kept telling me to be nice so I finally pounced on him with my front claws. Cinco hissed and mom chewed me out for attacking him and he retreated to the hammock. I left in a huff. Seriously everyone over reacted I just wanted to play with him too. Mom apologized but said even if I was playing I need to take it slower since he's just a baby. Well, he needs to hurry and be a man already 'cuz I'm feeling all hormonal.

So Aurora and Cinco went back to the closet but she was coming out for food and mom was giving it to her on the floor. Cinco got off and went back to the closet then cried out "Mommy, come help!" Once he was under the stool in the closet. Aurora charged over to the closet ready to fight the big bad.. eh, stool? Like what's the problem again? Cinco climbed back onto her butt and she took him back to the nest. Then she came out to eat a second time and this time Cinco was puffy crying for a bit wandering around before he ran for the closet crying out as he went. Aurora again charged over but again the only problem was he wanted to be back in the nest. Mom does feed her on the shelf but Aurora is to impatient to wait for her to bring it sometimes so comes out.
" ~Pua

April 18th
Cinco play and explore

Cinco in the closet with Aurora


April 19th
Now we learn to tear into logs for bugs
Now we learn to tear into logs for bugs
Okay that's kind of boring maybe we could listen to some tunes

Aurora startled by the neighbor's dog bark
Aurora startled by the neighbor's dog bark
Cinco makes his move

Tried to get all 3 in the shot
Tried to get all 3 in the shot
Pua eating, Aurora still nervous about the new dog though it only barked once, But look at Cinco

He's out'a here
He's out'a here
Aurora frozen, Pua eating and Cinco takes off.

Hey come back here!
Hey come back here!
She tried grabbing his tail in both claws and pulling but then realized she didn't want him to fall so let him go.

I remember this from when I was little. It still tastes the same
I remember this from when I was little

Now this looks interesting
Now this looks interesting

don't make me come after you young man!
don't make me come after you young man!

Climb on, it's time to go home
Climb on, it's time to go home
But mom....

I said climb on not go under
I said climb on not go under
But this book smells interesting.

Pua Tamandua takes a vinegar bath

Pua splashed some and was rubbing it in so I helped her out with more. She does this from time to time. In the wild they would get swarmed with ants spitting acid on them when feeding. some species of birds are known to sit on ant nests or rub ants into their feathers. Must feel good. Pua took a short nap after.


Read more »

Baby Cinco getting active

Posted by: Anteaters & Foxes / Category: , , , , , , , , , ,

Hey, we're trying to sleep

Hey, we're trying to sleep

Mar 27th
Cinco was down playing on the platform so I snatched him. Sat with him on the bed just a little bit and he climbed all over me. He didn't want to get off but did sniff Quasi a couple times. He gave a little nervous clicking but I clicked back at him and he quieted down.
Pua clicked at me when young and when ill, not now but she still likes me to click at her sometimes. It's a real quiet thing like clicking with your mouth closed. Had a little trouble getting him to climb back onto the platform. He crawled all over my back instead.

Mar 29
I'm to tired for this mom
I'm to tired for this mom

Zzzzzz
Zzzzzz
Look at Aurora's tongue

End of a yawn
End of a yawn

Are you done yet?
Are you done yet?

Looking for a bright idea
Looking for a bright idea

Tasting the lamp
Tasting the lamp

On the closet wall
On the closet wall

Baby tail
Baby tail

looking down at you makes me dizzy
looking down at you makes me dizzy

Mar 30
I am spiderman
I am spiderman

Yummy orange
Yummy orange
Pua had clawed it open before they moved to the hammock, which is why there are tomato remnants as well.

Mar 31
Cinco in the pet clothes basket
Cinco in the pet clothes basket

Seems crinkly bags are universally scary among tamanduas. Should'a seen Cinco go running back to mommy. Oops was just giving bunny some greens.


April 2
"Aurora busted her circus hammock with her big fat butt so stole my princess hammock again. One of my servants stitched the hang loops back on good so should hold her now." ~ Pua

Before Aurora moved to the princess hammock she started tamandua kindergarten. She let Cinco off on the window shelf, went to the little shelf turned and encouraged him to come across on his own. Pulling on the hammock wasn't working and he finally tried climbing down into it but it was a bit too deep and he fell in head first. The hammock tried to flip him but he managed to hang on and slowly climb up to the little shelf. I had moved in to help but Aurora turned and let me know she wanted him to do it himself. He made it and she sniffed him over to be sure he was okay then she went back onto the window shelf turned to face him and encouraged him again.

Cinco after pulling the hammock and realizing he would likely have the same thing happen went into the hammock instead. Aurora ate and left back to the closet nest. The equivalent of tossing your kid into the pool to teach him to swim. Guess she figured if he got hungry enough he'd find his way back.

I took pity on him and got him down. He climbed up on my shoulders and head. I tried to get him off at the dresser so I could pick him up to put in the nest but every time I turned him to the dresser he'd dart around to the other side of me to face the closet. So I had to peel him off instead to give him back.

Cinco on the little platform
Cinco on the little platform

The princess hammock has held up well but a back hook pulled out of the ceiling as Cinco was playing around and the back corner of the hammock fell. I climbed up to fix it and Cinco came to see Well Mama gave a loud chirp at him to come back. Once I left she fled with him to the sink.


Cinco in the replacement hammock
Cinco in the replacement hammock
The other had the hang loop come loose but is now fixed and washed.

Cinco explores inside the hammock
Cinco explores inside the hammock

April 3rd
When ever Cinco get near Aurora's bowl while she's eating she shoves him back with her claw. "Out'a the way, boy, I'm eating"


Aurora is eating a bit less now that she has added back on her weight after birth and is no longer thin like before birth. Funny most animal mommies loose weight while nursing.


April 4th
Baby Cinco in trouble again

Aurora stopped to look in the hole, after she pulled out and turned away then he looked in and then went in and then she left. Poor Aurora is under the impression that she is a primate and can pick her baby up with her hands. Unfortunately for her that's not true.


April 10th
"Aurora's a big fat bully! She stole my wash-machine. That's my bedroom! I was minding my own business and she came up behind me and played with my log then went in the washer. She left the lid open and I was mad so I smacked her but she smacked me back and we got in a fight and I fell off the sink. I hung on upside down and got back up but she stayed in my washer.I sought mom for reassurance and I had some ants. Mom tried closing the lid on Aurora but after growling initially she decided she liked it. So mom opened it and took me to snuggle and play in her bed till Aurora got bored and left.

You may be wondering where Cinco was in all of this. She left him in my princess hammock. She's trying to take over everything." ~ Pua


Hey mom..
Hey mom..
13 weeks and 4 pounds

Cinco and Aurora
Cinco and Aurora

Sleeping mom and baby
Sleeping mom and baby

Oh My!
Oh My!
Startled by the dogs

Time to ride
Time to ride

Cinco on the window shelf
Cinco on the window shelf
Taken in the dark so a little fuzzy
Cinco on the window shelf


Read more »

Pua's hike time

Posted by: Anteaters & Foxes / Category: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ready for her hike

Ready for her hike
Peed on grandma cuz we didn't get to the woods fast enough but had a great time got home & had the jeepers scared out of my by the neighbor's weed whacker and ran inside like lightening. Aurora was asleep but woke up to eat but then heard the weed demon growling and went and hid on the shelf. Once it was over she move to the closet nest. ~ Pua

Let's run
Let's run

Pua on the trail

Went in front of her to get her running at me but she slowed down.


Exploring
Exploring

Pua Tamandua exploring the woods

checking out the mossy logs


I found a cool stump
I found a cool stump

Clawing at a stump
Clawing at a stump

In a stump
In a stump

Running along a log
Running along a log

Which way to go
Which way to go

Pua posing on a log
Pua posing on a log

So much to explore
So much to explore

Pua playing with her tail
Pua playing with her tail

Pua enjoying the princess hammock
Pua enjoying the princess hammock

She liked her walk so much she wanted to go again a couple days later

Going for a walk
Going for a walk

Exploring the undergrowth
Exploring the undergrowth

Trotting along
Trotting along

Digging in a hallow tree root
Digging in a hallow tree root

I don't let go of her tail
Digging in a hallow tree root

Moping because I took her out of the hallow stump, but my legs were starting to cramp up.
Moping

Are we home yet?
Are we home yet?

Pua passed out
Pua passed out
In the basket on laundry day

Pua chillin' in the sink
Pua chillin' in the sink

Ant-bear hugs
Ant-bear hugs

This little piggy went to market...
This little piggy went to market...
Pua giving toe pokes. (Jake left that scratch).


Read more »