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Big-Eared Oppossums

Wallabies, kangaroos, Sugar Gliders, Possums, Quolls, etc.

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Big-Eared Oppossums

Postby TamanduaGirl » Fri May 04, 2018 4:36 pm

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Re: Big-Eared Oppossums

Postby Ash » Fri May 04, 2018 7:03 pm

They're cute! These are their own species, right?
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Re: Big-Eared Oppossums

Postby TamanduaGirl » Fri May 04, 2018 8:38 pm

Yes. Didelphis aurita, from Argentina. Not sure on their export laws but they sometime import tamandua from there so it might be possible to get them for pet trade like they do four eyed's.
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Re: Big-Eared Oppossums

Postby caninesrock » Sat May 19, 2018 5:44 pm

They are so adorable. :)
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Re: Big-Eared Oppossums

Postby Bug » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:44 pm

I love opossums so much. It's upsetting how short their lifespans are. :(
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Re: Big-Eared Oppossums

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:36 pm

I don't know about these buys but four eyed opossum and bare tail woolly opossum can live to 10 years.
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Re: Big-Eared Oppossums

Postby Bug » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:50 am

TG, you are awesome.
Now I have a new rabbit hole to go down. Somehow I haven't come across these as prospective pets.
Are you familiar with them in the trade?
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Re: Big-Eared Oppossums

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:27 pm

Four eyed opossum aren't uncommon though I think most are imports but some are breeding them. I think the bare tail woolly opossum is rare, I just know the one person raising them.
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Re: Big-Eared Oppossums

Postby Bug » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:47 pm

I don't see consistent lifespan estimates online. Just like with ferrets and minks, I would be concerned to take on an exotic and grow attached only to lose it after 3 or 4 years. I guess that comes with the territory of dealing with less well-known captive animals though.
I'm really interested in the woollies. If your friend is the one referenced in some other woolly-related posts on this forum, it sounds like he's been pretty consistent with his longevity!
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Re: Big-Eared Oppossums

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:12 pm

Yes. He gave a lifespan of 10 years for his woolly and four eyes. I'm sure a lot of the variance in life span found online has to do with a variety of care people give. After checking his profile I see he does have a public page and this would appear to be one of the woolies so since this is public info I can link that if you want to try contacting and see if he'll answer questions about their care and such: https://www.facebook.com/saginawtropica ... =3&theater
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Re: Big-Eared Oppossums

Postby Bug » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:30 pm

Thank you so much for the information!
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