Charles the opossum is adapting very quickly! I have him a medium cage set up for his liking until I get a bigger one or until he is completely comfortable with us. Raising a baby opossum is a big commitment. I have already been scolded for "messing with a wild rodent" and the misconception that he has rabies. The same misconception of racoons. Opossums are marsupials, not rodents. They are not born with rabies. They are immune to most kinds of rabies and immuned to almost all venomous snakes. They have a short lifespan of 2-3 years, they are not normally aggressive, it happens but rarely. They make wonderful pets and are easily tamed if raised from babies. I had raised baby opposums before and my mother has over 20 years of vet experience. I was raised with all sorts of wild animals. I do know what I'm talking about occasionally. A lot of baby opposums are killed or hurt from people misunderstanding them. Information is just a Google search away.
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