April 29th "I got to spend some time laying on the closet wall before Aurora woke up and chased me off. Played with mom on the cage some but kept looking over my shoulder as Aurora had moved to the hammock. They both came to the basket but I was protecting my left over ants and wouldn't let them on the platform. Mom offered Cinco some ants anyway and he ate some but aurora just clawed at them. I let them have the princess hammock for a bit but came back after they left and had some of the soup. then even later Aurora was clawing at my log. I kept trying to share with her and claw the other end but she'd hiss at me so I'd go on the drier and tell mom she had to either make her share or give me a treat but she didn't so I'd try again. She should share with me.Oh I spent some time on the hanging clothes in the closet too since I smelled Cinco plays there and that made him a bit nervous smelling me when we went to play there later but I was just exploring." ~Pua
While Pua was off playing with me Aurora circled the room and stopped at the washer. She managed to open the lid with her standing on it and then would try to climb in and it would close on her. Like she was on it and tried climbing over the top and under but the center of gravity would change and it would slam on her. She tried a few times then gave up.
Cinco on the hanging clothes
All three together
Pua is giving us the eye. She demands treats or she will smack somebody.
Hold still Cinco
Aurora was trying to hold him still and groom him
Aurora Grooming Cinco
Mom and baby Tamandua sharing a meal
Hey, this is my soup
Aurora really does not like sharing her food not even with her son. I think she needs some counseling about this. She's always shoving him away and when that doesn't work she gives up eating. Bowls side by side didn't work she still put her hand on his shoulder and shoved him to the side. Bowls far apart doesn't work too well, he will follow her & share her bowl. He's got it right, learn to eat what mom eats but mom doesn't want to share or maybe she wants to keep him dependent on her nipples.
It's okay though he gets plenty of soup and doesn't need it to be icy cold like his mom does. He also enjoys eating the normal beef food.
On Cinco De Mayo Aurora took her boy into the house for adventure but she sniffed a dog laying at the door then a cat under the table so she took Cinco back to the safety of my room.
Shhh the baby's sleeping
Trying to sleep on the shelf
I left this on the camera so long I forget why, then again I doubt she really knew why either.
Cinco grooms mom upside down
sharing a meal
Cinco is under her
Cinco eating real food
Baby tamandua tail holding mom's
Mom and baby eating
Cinco eating the soaked beef food and mom having her soup.
I smell trouble
She hadn't been out in awhile so was nervous. Kat was sleeping in a dog bed out of site. Having smelled her Aurora turned back to my room.
This is not safe Cinco
Aurora thought it was too scary out but Cinco was having fun.
OH a jungle gym
It kind of makes him look thin but he's a plump 5 pounds. 112 days old at the posting of this blog(3.75 month roughly). Aurora's mother's day gift was Cinco getting his nails filed. His claws have a tendency to go where they shouldn't when riding her and he kept cutting her genital area. He was not happy about the ordeal but I'll bribe him with treats later. No blood spilled so his quicks weren't as close to the tips as I feared. He stayed glues to her for several days after though he was okay with me when I would visit in the closet with him. He got over it though and started exploring again.
I gave Cinco a box to play with. Stewie used to like clawing boxes up but Cinco just licks it so far.
Recently I was playing with Cinco in the closet then came to play with Pua. She sniffed me all over, including some scratch and sniff then played then some more sniffing repeat for awhile.
Later Aurora was down with Cinco but he kept getting off her and running around so I would pick him up and show him to Pua. She got so excited and wanted to play with him but he was scared of her and I played with her instead. We did this a few times. She was excited.
Then when Aurora started up the pole it looked like she made a grab to take him. Her claw got Aurora's arm instead and pulled it loose from the climb pole. She kept going and Pua tried to smack Aurora's butt but Cinco was there. Then she made a last grab at the tail which was Aurora's but she couldn't pull them back down. After that all was normal.