My short-tailed opossums

atropos

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Here are a few pictures of my opossums, Monodelphis domestica. I have a male and female and I hope my female is ready to breed in a few weeks.











They're very nice and friendly animals, they haven't bit me yet and I hope they will calm down in the future.

More pictures to come
 

Hedorah99

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They look mad at you for taking the pictures. Very cute though.
 

atropos

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He was a bit mad indeed, most of it is show, hissing and showing teeth, but they are very curious and for some food they will do almost anything.
 

eelnoob

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Kool pets and great pics


Would like to know what you're feeding them, look at the teeths they must be eating machines:drool: .
 

AneesasMuse

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Awww... they are pretty cute! Vicious lookin' teefy, but cute nonetheless. :)
 

mindlessvw

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i got my mom one for her birthday and she loves the cute little thing...hers is soooo sweet!!!
 

Takumaku

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Nice pic... they bring back so many wonderful memories.


I miss my STO (Nadds) :( , but I know my dubia don't. He was a great roach devouring machine. He dyed at the ripe, old age of 4. Too bad I couldn't replace him because there are no breeders around working with them and no stores will carry them. The latter because of the prairie dog monkey pox that ultimately led to pet stores requiring USDA permits to sell them.

A great website to answer all your questions: http://www.knowyoursto.com/
 

Scorpendra

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i remember my possum too. i'm not sure how old she was, but i lost her July last year. she was adorable, but she proved that no wheel is "soundless". :(
 

atropos

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The male is about 5 months old, the female about 8-9 weeks.

I feed them lot's of insects, heart, chicken and some fruit once in a while
 

Tleilaxu

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What is there captive lifespan? Four years seems pretty young.
 

atropos

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The lifespan is about 4 years, they don't get that old.

Here are some new pictures

The female, stil a bit shy



The male







More will follow
 

Tleilaxu

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You should get one a Didelphis virginiana I would hope these live longer than four years... anyway your pets ARE cute.
 

Scott C.

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You have converted me..... Those are very cute little animals... Nothing like the monster trash diggers I am accustomed to....
 

kitty_b

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i actually trading baby arizona bark scorpions for a baby STO. well, future STO. the biology teacher i work with is hoping to get a male soon for her female. :D
 

Scolopendra55

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Where are those native to? Can they become tame to the point of being handelable?
 

atropos

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They're found in Brazil, Bolivia and Paragay.

They become tame and can be handled, very nice and very curious animals, when you have something they like they will come to you to inspect it.
 
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