Are Sloths Your Spirit Animal?

You’ve seen that crazy video of the tiny infant with a baby Sloth and you just HAVE to get one? Well, dear reader, perhaps you want more info first…!

SO, there’s a BUNCH of stuff about Sloths that you’d need to know BEFORE you brought one into your home. For instance, did you know that Sloths only poo once a week, and that when they do, it’s a pile that amounts to about a third of their body weight? (Ewwww!!!)

And, despite that lovely video, you might want to know that Sloths don’t really like being held and cuddled after they’re about a year old. So don’t expect that cute “huggy” stage to last very long!

Most of the Sloth species are at least classed as “endangered”, which means that there are already not enough of them in the wild. Even more distressing is the fact that most of the baby Sloths that are made into pets have seen their moms shot and killed, so that baby is about the right age to be “cuddly” for some amount of time.

And, even worse is the fact that people who are unknowing or unthinking enough to buy a wild animal for a “pet” have no idea what to feed them, how to take care of them, or how long they live.

These facts add up to Sloths in rescue centers, very likely never able to survive in the wild and never being able to reproduce and have their own babies.

The Tropical rain forests where Sloths live are slowly being cut down to make room for cocoa plantations, cattle grazing operations, and cultivation. Sloths can’t live in those areas anymore, and most species are slowly dropping in numbers.

Sloths sleep for ten to twenty hours every day. They have a really difficult time regulating their body temperature, so have to move into and out of the shade to stay comfortable.

A Sloth will generally only leave its protective canopy spot once a week to go poo in its particular potty spot. It’s very vulnerable then, to jaguars and other predators, and the only other reasons it will come down and go walkabout is to find a mate or because it has run out of food in that area.

Orphaned baby Sloths take a lot of care and holding to grow up properly! Moms hold their babies for around six months, and the babies usually stay close to their Mom’s range, continuing to communicate with her for a year or more.

Oh, and that cute smile? It’s actually just the way their mouth is shaped! They look like that even when they’re upset or uncomfortable.

Want to learn more about the six different species of Sloths? Still fascinated? Purchase “My Sloth Journal” at https://amzn.to/2TxaHOA, and spend the next couple of months with facts, trivia, and a few quotes to help you be more mindful of the countless ways that Nature has found to increase life on this, our amazing planet!

As always, feel free to shoot me an email at FlamingPurpleJellyfish@gmail.com with questions, corrections, or just to chat!

God Bless!

LeslieAnne Hasty

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