In the wild, tamandua baby travels with the mother till they are 1 year old.They always travel on their backs, so in our case, she always goes for the head- as close to her mother's fir.... i guess.
Eating requirements: termites and non-stinging ants, but since they are hemophiliacs they need vitamin K to aid clotting. They also need good source of Potassium, but low level of Vit A and E. Based on the info that we obtained from different sources here is the diet that we are following: eating termites and ants each day for a couple of hours and in between mixture of: 2 cups powdered dry cat food, 1/2cup of flax seed, 1/2 cup red beans and 1/4 cup of oats. All those ingredients are powdered and then mixed with watermelon, banana and papaya juice and water. Those days when she doesn't get too many ants, i squeeze 1/3 of tomato to aid with acidity. To prevent internal parasites, we add papaya seeds by pureeing them with the other fruits. I also add to her diet some apple, pineapple, avocado and cucumber, to make sure that she gets enough different vitamins from the natural sources.
as you cans see, using sharp claws they open a termite nest to reach for the center. When they are small they cannot do it, but by the age of year old they have no problem dealing with that size of termites nest.