Baby possums keep the same diet as adults, which consists of garbage, carrion, grass, nuts, fruit, mice and even birds and chickens. A baby often accompanies its mother on hunts, riding along on her back, and possums and their babies are regularly spotted around garbage cans and near road kill.
National Geographic notes that baby possums are as small as honeybees. Once born, they immediately crawl into their mothers' pouch, where they develop. According to National Geographic, there may be as many as 20 in a litter, but only half or fewer survive to become adults. Possums spend much of their time in trees, and the nests of these scavengers are often located in holes in trees or in the dens of other animals.Learn More
It is possible for opossums to carry rabies, but it is rare. All mammals, including humans and opossums, are capable of catching the rabies virus and becoming ill, but opossums are much more resistant to coming down with the disease than other animals.Full Answer >
Koalas eat eucalyptus leaves. They obtain the moisture from these leaves, and as a result they do not need to drink much water. They eat about 2 1/2 pounds of leaves a day.Full Answer >
Quokkas are herbivorous animals that feed only on plant matter, such as the leaves, stems and bark of trees. They also eat grass and stems of smaller plants. Quokkas are most active at night, and when food is scarce, they can survive by obtaining energy from the fat stored in their tails.Full Answer >
The term for a baby kangaroo is joey. A male kangaroo is referred to as a boomer, and a female kangaroo is called a flyer.Full Answer >