||One year old|
||Tamandua tetradacyla, anteater|
was born in Florida and moved to Ohio, but due to family illness,
he needed a new home. So he came here at about eight months. He was scared of
Pua at first but she won him over quickly and they are in love now. Pua
is Stewie's wife. Pua is a tamandua too. Stewie likes to sleep in the
washmachine or on the closet shelf. He sometimes sleeps with us, or Pua
sleeps with him. They play wrestle a lot and Stewie loves to climb. He
climbs the door frames. He loves fruity things and cheese but will eat
just about anything. He's not as snuggly as Pua, but is more sociable
with others and is always begging for treats so he has learned a few
tricks. He knows come, wave, stand and hold a spoon to eat off, walk, and walk
holding an object. We are also working on let go, he's got quite a grip.
He can be a naughty boy due to being so curious and smart. He can open
doors, drawers and windows. He raied the fruit bowl before and tore some
oles in the wall as well as clawing at the furniture. He's been pretty
good about that clawing the logs we give him instead since then.
He's a little scared of outside but does enjoy a hike once we have him
out. He loves to lay and sniff out an open window. He also gets plenty
of excersise running around the living room at night. he does get up
more during the day than Pua does. He loves to kiss and clean out ears
and recently as started sucking on my fingers.
Here is a FAQ, by Pua, if you have questions about Tamanduas!
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