Honey B and Jamie seem to be the smarties. However, do not get me wrong everyone is extremely intelligent! There is a similar way in which Jamie and Honey B do certain things. I often wonder how the two will get along. I am curious in what their dynamic will be like. Honey B seems equally strong willed, curious, great with tools, and very resourceful. Sound like anyone you know? We have mentioned before that Jamie will sometimes scream when an item of food is valuable to her. This is in hopes it will cause the group to panic and drop the valuable food. Smart and resourceful right? We have observed Honey B using the same strategy in food situations as well. Honey B is great with tools and figures out the food puzzles fairly quickly. Honey B likes projects such as a bucket of soap and scrubbing. They both enjoy leeks or any onion form. And most importantly when you look into their eyes you can see the wheels turning. Honey B and Jamie, also as we might have mentioned before, remind many of us of Tatu, who lives at the Fauna Foundation. Tatu is another one of those smarties who is always planning and you can see it in her eyes.
Jamie, Honey B, and Tatu know how to remind you that just because you might be a human doesn’t mean you are smarter than them.
Another awesome similarity, we have watched Jamie make nest/forts with big enrichment items and we have seen Honey B do the same. Recently, there was a big play toy put in the Mezzanine. It got knock over and later on the spy camera we saw Honey B pulling the big toy toward her nest, having it surround her.
Example of one of Jamie’s forts:
This is the big toy Honey B incorporated in her nest: