Oh dear......here we go again!!!!! *sigh*

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by luvmychicknkids, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    First, I want to say, if you are tempted to say "OMG kill that thing...flush it, feed it to your snakes, stomp it, you should have just left it to die" etc, I already KNOW some people feel that way. Obviously I don't. Otherwise I wouldn't be typing this now. 2 years ago I got some of these and they are sweet, beloved pets. Didn't plan on more but hey, it is just one!!!

    Quick story.......this morning my mother was taking her girls to school and saw a dead opossum. Stopped and checked. she was a female and had about 12ish dead babies with her. They were already stiff and cold so presumed dead since last night. She moved opossum out of road and went home. This afternoon when going to pick my kids up from school I ran by her house. Saw opossum on the way there and something told me to stop. I did and rolled her over. Her pouch started moving. This poor baby had been in his dead mothers pouch since...we think.....last night. He is a cute little boy. [​IMG] Please excuse the low quality cell phone pic and my AWFUL nails......they get broken a LOT and haven't been cared for in a few days. [​IMG]

    Meet Joey
  2. He is adorable! [​IMG]
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd have done the same as you......I'm a sucker for a baby, no matter what kind.
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Thanks..... [​IMG] unfortunately you can't see his little whiskers in the pic....they are so soft and tiny. [​IMG]

    Yeah, I can't turn my back on a baby in need. Not to mention the ones I already raised are just amazing pets. [​IMG] I love opossums little hands. [​IMG]
  5. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    AWWW, WHAT A CUTIE! My husband has some advice, he was in the same situation when he was youger, and his family ended up keeping the baby, and raising it as a pet. He says to just make sure you handle and play with is alot, especially right when it wakes up, and right before he goes to sleep. The reason is because they have a very sort memory, and if you let it go for even a day it won't remember you, and could become scared of you. He says as long as you do that they are awesome pets! Good Luck! [​IMG]
  6. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    That is a cute little possum you got there [​IMG] and i have raised baby wild rabbits , baby birds , abandoned puppy's and kittens.
    I've raised just about anything else i have run across thru the years that has been abandoned or tossed away.
    Nice to see there are people with hearts big enough to hold a little possum [​IMG]
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Thanks for the advice. [​IMG] Thankfully, with 3 little boys, there is no shortage of snuggling. [​IMG] The other two we raised are just precious little snuggle babies. We even got our male neutered. LOL We didn't want to tak any chances on he and his sister mating and they sure didn't want split up.

    Later (after I feed all the starving people and animals around here) I will try to remember to put a pic or two of the others on. [​IMG] They are HUGE. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009
  8. conroy

    conroy Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    yeah I would have done the ame thing.. good luck with him! [​IMG]
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    aww! how can anyone not love him! he's adorable! your a good mommy for saving him! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    I never in a million years would have even thought to check a dead possum for live young'uns. How do you care for wee possums like that?

    Great, I already have to stop and move turtles off the road... now I'm going to have to start checking possum carcasses and dragging home orphans... I'm sure my DH will give me some major [​IMG] over it too!

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