How to Help an Orphaned Baby Opossum
Baby opossums are so well protected in their mother’s pouch that when she suffers a fatal trauma, such as getting hit by a car, the baby possums often remain unharmed. If you come across an orphaned opossum, understand that it has very special needs...
Only opossums that are sick, injured, or too young to be on their own (less than 7
inches long from nose to rump, not including ... If a young opossum is found then
check the surrounding area. ... Temporary orphan care until help can be found:.
Opossum orphans need emergency first aid and then very specific care. ... there
is another reason that it is no joke: infant opossums are carried in the mother's ...
Explains Care and Feeding of Orphaned Baby Opossums. ... This is a photo of an
opossum that does not need your help - it is just a teenager looking for a ...
If it smaller than this or injured, it will need assistance. If you have found a baby
opossum, a young opossum with no mother, or you know the mother to be dead,
Call or email for help and Visit our Wildlife Forum. ... Most opossum babies end
up orphaned, because their mother was hit by a car (their only real defense is to ...
IF YOU FIND AN UNINJURED BABY. If you find baby possums grouped in a nest,
however crude, do not assume that they are ... Does he really need your help?
A great many baby opossums are orphaned every year. As babies, they are ...
This will aid in helping it revert to its true wild nature after being weaned. You
Any opossum baby found wandering without its mother should be taken into ...
Until you are able to contact and place the orphan with a permitted Wildlife ...