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Provide your Short Tailed Opossum with fresh water daily in a water bottle. I just got a Brazilian Short Tailed Opossum, his name is Tucker, he is 8 weeks old. 1-5 bugs a day is okay.) I had one named Spanky for five years. It is about 60 â 90 cm â¦ Understand that female short-tailed opossums are "induced ovulators" and learn how that is different from most animals that go into heat on a â¦ You WILL get bit, and bit hard enough to draw blood. Males and females available. Provide corn cob, Care Fresh litter, or shavings (though not cedar) for bedding and a nest box with some nesting materials such as cotton or shredded paper. Short on cash? â They are small animals growing to about 4-7" long with males being larger than females. They are shy and can bite as fast, or faster, than a snake when they are scared. They eat frogs, rodents, birds, eggs, plants, fruit, and insects. I have a male and female eastern gray squirrel for a new home. Short-tailed opossums do not cover or bury their droppings. They are very self sufficient and do not need human contact. On the flip side families that have a lot of exotic pets with young children seem to handle and care for these little guys with a lot more care. They are generally nocturnal, getting active at dusk which is great for people who have the evening hours to interact with their pet. They are about 2.5 feet (76 centimeters), nose to tail, and weigh 8.8 to 13.2 lbs. For exercise and entertainment they will need things to climb on such as branches, ropes, or parrot ladders, and you can also give them a small hamster wheel. Opossums are about the size of small dogs. There, they are able to find a lot of different options for food, including your trashcan, pet bowls, and even a garden if you should have one. The males are about 25% larger than the females. (see recommendations below) Treats such as insects, meal worms and cooked eggs (You can get Freeze dried cricket/grasshoppers, super worms. She is in estrus a short period, about 36 hours. Unlike most marsupials, the female does not have a pouch so the new born babies, pink and hairless, will firmly attach themselves to a nipple on their mother's stomach. They are quiet, active, and inquisitive, and since opossums are not rodents they generally don't gnaw on things. They make unique and fascinating pets. Consider the breeding season when dealing with wildlife in defense of property. He is really small and fast, and he can get up your arm in an instant, he wants to escape but that is normal for the species. Short Tailed Opossums. It is around 4-6 inches long with a prehensile, hairless tail. I want him to warm up to me but I don't know how. Gray short-tailed opossums vocalize when threatened or approached by a possible mate. They will be weaned at about 8 weeks of age. They weigh from 2 to 3 ounces. They have become very common in urban, suburban and farming areas. The Short-Tail Opossum is found mainly in Brazil and adjoining countries of Bolivia, Paraguay, and Chile and there are 17 different species. They are nocturnal and, therefore, more active at night. They will cling to the fur on their mothers back and ride around with her when ever she leaves the nest. They can also move into burrowed places created by other animals. Interested then kindly text, Baby greys available for sale! Social Behaviors: Short-tailed opossums are not overly responsive to people, but generally easy to handle. In â¦ They readily welcome them as they have a great appetite for unwanted pests such as insects, rodents, and even scorpions. Also, if a baby becomes detached, the nipple is enlarged and the baby will be unable to re-attach. Cage mates will eventually become aggressive toward one another, possibly killing each other. In the wild it is found in areas of Boliva, Brazil and Paraquay. They are friendly and inquisitive. Babies just now getting their fur! And they are very near-sighted, so even your hand WILL frighten them. Short Tailed possums are sexually mature at about 4 to 5 months of age. Plain (nonclumping), unscented cat litter is recommended. Jan 8, 2016 - Explore Jennifer Stark's board "STO (short-tailed opossums)" on Pinterest. Availability/Purchasing your Short Tailed Opossum: Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Or text at (972) 318-4783, Photo © Animal-World: Courtesy Robin White. "Needless to say, every Short Tailed Opossum is different. In New Zealand, adult possums typically grow between 65 and 95 cm in length, and can weigh anywhere between 3.09 â 14.11 pounds (1.4 and 6.4 kg). Find a reputable breeder or retailer to purchase from. An opossum in your yard should not be a problem, as they are not aggressive or destructive and do not attack or threaten pets or dig burrows. They stay inside the pouch where they continue to develop and nurse from their mother. They reside in a variety of homes including abandoned burrows, tree cavities, hollow logs, attics, garages or building foundations. Their ears are large, very thin skinned, and sensitive to sound and their eyes bulge out giving them good night vision. For shelter, they use tree cavities, brush piles, the dens of other animals, and even attics, sheds, and garages. The smallest possum, the Tasmanian pygmy possum, has an adult head-body length of 70 mm (2 3/4 in.) They can even be trained to use a litter-box, which makes cage cleaning much easier. The gestation period is about two weeks and the female will have a litter size of up to about 13 babies. They live in South and North America and they are omnivorous animals which mean that they will eat almost anything: fruit, vegetables, meat, insects, eggs, plants and grains. Opossums are wanderers, being nomadic and not staying in one specific territory. Located in ohio, can ship or meet for Pick up. Jerboas as Pets: Feeding, Housing, and Personality, Lion Attack Should Not Change North Carolina's Exotic Animal Laws. The Short Tailed Opossum belongs to the order marsupialia. £135 a pair, singles £70 please note, we advise you house these singley.. ie one per cage. After a fairly short gestation time, only about twelve to fourteen days, the offspring are born. Ailments/Treatments: When you introduce a pair, only keep them together for about 12 days. Jungle's Pets and Animal Speak - Newsletter, View (34) Animal Stories on Short Tailed Opossums, View (5) Buy/Sell requests on Short Tailed Opossums. Let me begin by clarifyingâ¦ There is no such thing as a domesticated opossum. They are hand tamed and hand raised from birth. You can also offer them a high quality cat food, other dry foods such as a ferret food, or a commercially developed food called Briskey's Short Tail Possum feed. Fresh fruits need to be cut up into small pieces so they can pick them up easily. Like all marsupials, possums have a pouch, or a marsupium. Most ailments are preventable simply from taking proper care of the animal. It is best to get one that is fairly young - between 3 and 4 months of age. Brazil has now closed their borders to exportation, so those available for pets are all bred in captivity. The largest possum, the bear cuscus, may weigh more than 7 kg (15lb. 5 Categories That Constitute Short-tailed Opossum Diet (What Do Short-tailed Opossums Eat?) Opossums breed 1-2 times per year, producing litters averaging around eight young from late winter through spring and summer. Description. Because of this they are sometimes referred to as "House Opossums". Activities - Exercise and Play: Reserve yours today! See more cute picturesof Kisak and suki-da.Plus Robin shares lots of good information on caring for Short Tailed Opossums! Short Tailed Opossums, also referred to as STO's, are small and very cute. Short tailed opossums have 50 very tiny teeth within their large triangular shaped mouth, which they will open sometimes when approached. They are solitary animals however, and should be kept singly as they tend to fight with other opossums when they reach maturity. For possums in captivity, the animals can be kept stimulated by hiding their favorite foods inside logs or hollow gourds. Sales to permitted owners or legal states only. There are a variety of marsupials including such creatures as kangaroos, Sugar Gliders, Wombats, Ringtail Possums, and Tasmanian Devils. The female opossum is a spontaneous ovulator with an estrous cycle of about 28 days. Opossums range from 3 to 6 1/2 inches long with a tail that is 1.5 to 3 inches long. 8 week old Male Short Tail Opossum - $210 I have one boy left from my short tail opossum litter, hes almost 8 weeks old and is ready to go to his new... by spencermenagerie - Stamford, Connecticut - - 20 â¦ Estrus lasts 3-12 days, cycling every 2-4 weeks. Not all vets do, so you might want to check and make sure that there is a vet in your area that will treat your pet in case he gets sick. UK Bred unrelated pairs available. They are also partially immune to the venom of many snakes, such as pit vipers, rattlesnakes, and cottonmouths. You can provide them a similar diet by offering mealworms, crickets, pinkie mice, fruits, vegetables, and breads. They have a life span of about 4 to 8 years. They are considered a marsupial even though they donât have a pouch. It is also great for carrying nesting materials and other things, but it is not weight bearing. They need a draft free warm environment. "Maybe someday I'll breed them and have their little kiddos running about, for now though... it's just all about Suki-da and Kisak. Pick up is preferred however we Can ship. Breeding/Reproduction: The only time they should be put together with other opossums is when they are being bred, and then for only a short time. Description: A mature Short Tailed Opossum will reach a body length of about 4" - 6" (10 - 15 cm) with a tail that is about 1 1/2" - 3" (4 - 7.5 cm) and will weigh between 2 - 5 ozs (60 - 150 g). I have an unrelated pair of parent-raised young virginia opossums that were not hand raised and would make perfect breeders. Shipping is currently not available. Both males and females make equally good pets. They will also enjoy a hamster wheel to run on. The short-tailed Opossum is part of the Didelphidae family of opossums and is a marsupial. They will be ready for new homes in another couple weeks. Could you please email me your information, and some of your own personal opinions about them and how you would prefer for them to be taken care of (preference in diet, living area, etc.) Sometimes there can be up to 16 babies, but when the mother only has 13 nipples, babies that did not attach will not survive. For price or more information come by the store, call us at (850) 542-4410 or visit www.PanhandleExotics.com/preorder.htm
The short-tailed Opossum matures about 4-5 months and is ready to start a family. For instant appro... Possums are flexible and adapt easily to various habitats. Understand the danger and risk involved in breeding short-tailed opossum (including but not limited to a maimed or killed mother, maimed or killed father and/or killed litter.) One reported health problem that can occasionally occur is a prolapse. The opossum, or possum, is the only marsupial in North America. Possums are opportunistic omnivores but the ratio of plant to animals varied depending on the species. Some quick and easy fruit options are the small Mott's Applesauce; Mixed Berry, Strawberry, or Tropical Blend fruit cups; or baby foods. In the wild they have head-body length of 12 to 18 cm (4.7 to 7.1 in) and weigh 58 to 95 grams (2.0 to 3.4 oz); males are larger than females. One thing to take into consideration before you decide to purchase your Short Tailed Opossum is does your veterinarian treat exotic pets? However, individuals kept in captivity are typically much larger, with males weighing up to 150 grams (5.3 oz). 6oz.). Feeding Short-Tailed Opossums << Back to All Opossum Help & Education or Shop Opossum Products. Copyright © [Animal-World] 1998-2020. You can't base them on a group or how a group acts. Opossums inhabit a wide variety of habitats. The life span of a possum is between two and four years. Environment: Breeding can take place during any time of the year. STO's are about 4-6 inches long, with a prehensile tail. they are nocturnal marsupials, i'm getting some pics.. but for the time being Handling and Training: Be the first! Posted in Marsupials, tagged gray short-tailed opossum, opossum, pet opossum on August 16, 2012| 4 Comments » This is a newborn gray short-tailed opossum ( Monodelphis domestica ) joey. They are NOT SOCIAL animals. Natives call them "cachita" and consider them to be good luck. A good age to acquire your pet is between 3 and 4 months of age, though even some adults will adjust to being handled. Because they are naturally solitary animals, they should be housed individually. They are not adept at digging, so they often utilize burrows that anotheâ¦ If handled at an early age they are easy to tame and become very friendly. The temperature of the enclosure should be kept at 70 to 80 F. These are the normal grey phase. Keep the temperature between 68° - 88° F. and at least a 50% humidity, a little on the warmer side is best for mothers with babies. Short Tail Opossums are very hardy little creatures. I prefer rehoming them together not as a pair. Lifespan is about 5 years. The fur is a thick velvety gray-brown on top with a lighter tone underneath. The males are about 25% larger than the females. and a weight of 10 g (3/8 oz.). They grow to be roughly the size of a domestic house cat and have long snouts and prehensile tails. 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