How has Redd’s personality developed over the past six months?
Redd is still a rambunctious toddler! He is always exploring his habitat, investigating new toys or other enrichment items and, in general, spending the majority of his day playing with his mom, Batang.
That pair has a very strong bond. But, as he gets older and becomes more independent, he also seems to be a bit more defiant! When he is in a mood, Batang will pick him up by the leg and carry him away. Now that he has a full set of teeth, however, his play biting seems to try her nerves at times. Perhaps that is why Batang has been more lenient in letting Redd spend time with Bonnie, Iris and Lucy. When Batang is comfortable, she will let Redd climb all over them.
Although Redd’s father, Kyle, and our other adult male, Kiko, have behaved entirely appropriately around the toddler, Batang is quite cautious when they are near. She has allowed them to reach out and gently touch Redd, and it is clear that he is enamored with these two large males. However, if Redd tries to get close to them, Batang will pull him back towards her. In time, as Redd grows older and stronger, Kiko and Kyle will have more opportunities to interact and play with Redd.