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STO questions

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:01 am
by Critter
hey pals im the proud parent to a really cute short tailed opossum his name is Mako.

I have a few questions i cant find too many answers for

1) what portion of treats should i feed him? Are there any fruits he cant have

2) what should the consistancy of there poop be like

3) best way to keep there odor at bay, i noticed after last night his poop was runnier than it was the day before and the room has a big ammonia smell even after wiping the cage with vinegar

4)best ways to tame him? He's a.little shy still.

All in all I'm just looking for a community to reach out too with these questions and also to show off my boy.

Re: STO questions

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:35 pm
by Ash
The Cincinnati Zoo feeds their STOs "Nebraska Feline Diet (NFD), mealworms, crickets, banana." So I would assume then that banana is a good fruit for them to eat.

Re: STO questions

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:46 pm
by Critter
Thanks! Hes on the high grade ferret food i can look into switching him to cat food.
Bananas will be a good addition i started him with crickets today ill give him more tonight.