Reasons to Get a Possum as Pet

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Although the possum is not your traditional idea of a pet, more and more people choose this furry little animal as pet. The possum reproduces rapidly and is able to digest nearly all types of foods, making them omnivores that will eat just about anything. The possum is not naturally suited for domestication, but it can adapt very quickly if he is provided with enough food. Moreover, children will have a lot of fun playing with the possum. Before purchasing a possum you need to take a few things into consideration.

First of all, you need to have a permit in order to keep a possum as a pet. You will need to check with the local authorities to see if they allow you to keep a possum as a pet. Nevertheless, there are instances when having a possum as a pet might have negative consequences. The possum rarely carries diseases that affect humans. However, the possum can spread parasites that can lead to equine protozoal myeloencephalitits. Also, because a possum can bite when it feels it is under attack, it is probably best to keep the animal away from children, since they can be easily injured.

Aside from these negative aspects, a possum can be very loyal to an owner that provides him with food on a regular basis. Since the possum is very different from a cat or a dog, some enjoy having such a small animal in their homes, since they can benefit from more entertainment. When you feed a pet possum, you need to provide him with natural food. Therefore, no chocolate, sweets or fast food, since all these food items can damage the animal a lot. Possums are best fed using fresh fruit and vegetables. Too much dairy products can cause a possum to become overweight. The possum can be an ideal pet if you do not have the necessary space in your home to keep a dog or a cat. You and your children will surely learn to love this little furry animal.