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
Mom took Aurora on a short walk outside since she was walking around without baby.
May 20th 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.
All three together
All three eating together, kinda
Good morning, Please tell me it's not laundry day?
Posing for a tasteful pinup
Tamandua in Repose
Cinco sleeping in the hammock
Pua looking regal
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.
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
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.
Ori Cinco being used to riding momma aurora's butt holds on with her hands while waddling along behind her.
Aurora on guard
Are these stretch marks obvious?
Ori's got a wicked cowlick on her butt
Hyzzie on the new bed pillow
June 2ndSo 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.
Window sniffing with Pua
Make your move
Suspend log time
Pua Tamandua and her log's shell
She peeled this section away from the core and the other side.
Ori Cinco like avocado
Ori Cinco finds an orange
Ori Cinco licks an orange
Aurora napping on Pua's log
Pua grooming Aurora's rump
Pua checking out Aurora's business
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