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Growing up, possum-style...

Discussion in 'Exotic Mammals' started by PNWPBR, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    Well, BP (Baby possum) is getting HUGE! A few more weeks and its outside for this bugger....

    He no longer fits in his pouch or my *ahem* cleavage and now rides around in a neat carrying case instead.

    BP when I first got him
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    A few weeks later
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    Last week...
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    And today!
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    His Carrier
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    And just because they are cute, two Jeuv's that came for a nite to get dewormed and then were released the next day.



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  2. whiplashapbt

    whiplashapbt Little Dog

    EEEEEeeeee he is so freaking cute! My fave pic is still the one with his head sticking out of the little pouch! But really holy crap he has grown SO much he looks like a big grown up possum now wow! Where did the little baby go lol I swear it feels like they are taking forever to grow as tiny babies then they hit a growth spirt and bye bye baby hello big possum! I hope I get to see him again before he gets released though I probably don't have too much time now huh!

    The older two are very cute as well, they say let me outta this box nao!
     
  3. Debbie

    Debbie Good Dog

    OMG......He is so cute !!!! :D
     
  4. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    Bump! BP wants to show off how big he is now! :)
     
  5. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    Too cute!
     
  6. Budboy88

    Budboy88 Good Dog

    any pics of him in this pouch you speak of???:D


    hes cute to be something we usually shoot around here
     
  7. Zoe

    Zoe GRCH Dog

    He sort of looks like a mutant bull terrier puppy! :lol:
     
  8. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    *squeal*!!!!
    I can to haz baby possum???? :D
    I know, I know! They're being released, but holy marsupial cuteness, Batman!
     
  9. jillibean87

    jillibean87 Good Dog

    :eek: BP totally does!!!!
     
  10. Miakoda

    Miakoda GRCH Dog

    He's adorable!

    I'm glad I saw this, b/c I need some baby possum advice. My neighbors found a baby one in their backyard and brought it to me tonight. I've got experience with racoons, but not possums. They are going to keep it, but I told them I'd get with you on some advice. Soooo.........let's hear it! :D
     
  11. jaimeescissorhands

    jaimeescissorhands Little Dog

    I just showed my roommate these pics....now she want a possum! lol
    soooo cute:)
     
  12. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    Any idea of age? If not, look at BP's photos and tell me what seems similar? Older, younger? Has the white tipped fur and white face already or just grey body and white face? Eyes open or closed? The usuals... oh and pics would really help!


    For little guys like the size when I first got BP I used a rewarmable beanbag that I kept in a camera case pouch. Warm it up and you are good to go. When we were away from a microwave, into the cleavage he went!

    They need puppy milk, not kitten like most people assume. When they get around 10 weeks I add baby green beans or applesause to the forumula to thicken it and then start teaching them to eat from a spoon and lap it up. Since possums are stomach feeders, the consept of suckiling a bottle is super hard so the sooner you can get them to lapping things up the better.

    Of course the usual stimulating the bathroom stuff like any baby animal.

    If its ears are crusty it is a sign of bad health.... nice easy way to gage a possum.


    Pictures? Id love to see them!

    ---------- Post added at 11:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:06 PM ----------

    Tell me about it! I love me some baby possums!
     
  13. pitchik

    pitchik Good Dog

    So freakin cute!!!
    I saw 3 baby skunks the other day, talk about cuteness!!!
     
  14. Teal

    Teal Krypto Super Dog Premium Member

    AWWW! He is TOO CUTE!

    and I LAUGHED my butt off at the expo when you asked Jake to go get him and he was like... "Hmm, where did I put him?"
     
  15. Budboy88

    Budboy88 Good Dog


    ive seen a lot of dogs who couldnt stack like that :lol:
     
  16. pitchik

    pitchik Good Dog

    That's too funny!
     
  17. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    LOL I just about beat him for that! Poor baby possum wandering around the RV crying for his momma! :lol:
     
  18. XXX

    XXX Good Dog

    So how friendly is he now that he's getting bigger? I mean could you see someone making him a fulltime pet?
     
  19. Alma

    Alma GRCH Dog

    I just have to say those guys scare the bejebus out of me. Theyre mean buggers when theyre wild.
     
  20. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    He will nip at you if he wants down, ect. The more time I spend with these guys the more I realize that they shouldnt be pets. Plus, their poo smells something aweful!!!! :lol:
     

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