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Re: Contemplating Ori's color

Postby Elina » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:09 pm

Okay maybe she is a bit too chunky hehe. I didn't notice the jelly rolls.

At this time of year I always think my corsacs are too fat but it's all fur but in the summer I think they are too thin but it's just lack of fur. It's hard to find "just right" for want of a less Goldilocks like wording.

It looks like the way to Ori's heart sure is through her tummy!

The cold food sounds a really good idea, I would not have thought about them liking their food at different temperatures. Gosh this is becoming more like goldilocks and the three anteaters :lol: .
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Re: Contemplating Ori's color

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:11 pm

Ha ha, yeah, anteaters can be so finicky about their food. Ori is the first one to prefer her food warm but it could work out for her health wise.

Season could be a small part of it. Pua will be 17 pounds in winter then trim down to 15 in the summer. Ori is just plain chunky even if some of it is seasonal. She sure does love her food and treats. She doesn't get many treats from me though.
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Re: Contemplating Ori's color

Postby TamanduaGirl » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:09 am

I saw this photo the other day but didn't post it but then got to thinking about it. This means they are sometimes born blond and don't need to turn blond later
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Couldn't remember where it was though so while looking for it I found another black. The white tail is really weird though. It's not that way in normal colored ones. Some pink spots sometimes.
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And a couple that could be crosses or just a faded version of the black vested
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This one has faded shoulder straps but the butt is still black http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolina_s ... 197009718/

That one in Japan again
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A similar pattern in vested
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Re: Contemplating Ori's color

Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:37 am

Ori found a way to cheat her diet. She broke the feeding station.

Old feeding station.
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Aurora likes her new feeding station by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

So Ori destroyed the old feeding station. She put a few holes and cracks in it then one crack all the way through. She was lifting that part up like a door, tipping the bowl and licking up the spillage. Warms up quick once spilled.

The old holder was made of an old gold pan attached to a board with screws. This one is a stronger bucket bottom and I put hooks in the shelf so that clean up will be easier since it's not permanently attached to wood. I may put linoleum or something on the shelf eventually.

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We'll see how it holds up to her tonight.
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Re: Contemplating Ori's color

Postby Elina » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:02 pm

She is a naughty little girl, smart too!
Are Tamandua particularly intelligent?

Is there anything she can eat that is filling but not fatty?

I love the look of the black one with the white tipped tail which is odd as I was not too keen on the all black you showed before. Might just like it more as it is not standing up :lol: . Pua looks cute when she stands up but that black one looks a bit worrying.
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Re: Contemplating Ori's color

Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:24 pm

The black does look a bit more menacing standing up.

Tamandua are usually pretty smart. I taught Pua to come to a squeaker for treats. For the most pert with her she's spoiled and expects treats just for being her but she's capable.

Stewie learned to open doors, draws etc and loved to get into things for fun. I even had him painting some.

Ori's somewhere in between. She's not been curious enough to go opening drawers on her own but I'm sure she could be trained for treats but that would mean more treats than now.

I'm not sure what I could give that wouldn't be fattening. Their food already has a lot of fiber in it. Ants could work for training though since they are low in fat and no sugar. Too expensive to use as a filler though.

Ori did manage to tip the bowl once last night but not remove it and it fell back into place. If she keeps doing that I'll just have to add some height to the feeder so she can't get her claws onto the bowl.

Video of the feeder last night http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mHnSyFKDms
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Re: Contemplating Ori's color

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:25 pm

Well it's been another 2 weeks, I think, so here's Ori now! The shoulders and back aren't as distinct now.

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For comparison Pua in 07
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This one looks interesting by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr
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Re: Contemplating Ori's color

Postby Elina » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:13 pm

She looks a fair bit more like Pua in '07 now just. . . chunkier.
I wonder if she will continue to change.
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Re: Contemplating Ori's color

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:55 pm

Since it's been awhile I took some photos of Ori last night to capture her color now however the camera was toying with me.

She might be mostly blond with a racing stripe
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While not true yet I am hoping it is a look into her future.

Or she's mostly gray
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Excuse me Pua by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Or kinda in between which is more realistic though it really does vary some by lighting and angle you are looking at her
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Re: Contemplating Ori's color

Postby Foxyjadda » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:59 pm

She is very pretty!
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Re: Contemplating Ori's color

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:04 pm

Thank you.
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Re: Contemplating Ori's color

Postby Ash » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:09 am

She looks extremely sly and sneaky in the first picture where she's cleaning her claws. It looks as if she's waiting for you to turn your back, lol. :lol:
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Re: Contemplating Ori's color

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:32 am

Okay it's only been a few days so her color hasn't changed but she looks nice from this angle and looks kind of sly here too.
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Ori plays with the parrot toy by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr
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Re: Contemplating Ori's color

Postby Nova » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:59 pm

Another awesome photo! I think it is very coy looking, and sly. "Director, I am ready for my close up!"
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Re: Contemplating Ori's color

Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:04 am

So since this kind of became the tamandua color thread here is the albino

Someone posted photos but they are tiny, not so sure this seller is legit they might have just taken the photos from the real seller.

http://www.terraristik.com/tb/list_classifieds.php

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Remember albino leaves behind the yellow/orange pigments though it can be tricky in tamandua because their skin film can dye their hair orange, leucistic gets rid of all pigments including yellow/orange of hair and skin not body secretions.

Since Pua is mostly white she must be mostly leucistic, but it only effected her hair and not exposed skin. Which means I've always called her the right thing, leucistic when not calling her just blond.
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I got your tail by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr
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Pua in her old wahser by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

So further speculating the rosey-blonds Chasing Tail has must be part/mostly albino(normally have lots of pink spots on their tail but hair has no to little vest but stay orangey. I wonder what we will get if we can get Pua pregnant by the rosey blond once we get him leucistic/albino cross = ?

And here's Ori in natural lighting
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