Chapter 8. Opossums

  1. Laurie J. Gage DVM Director
  1. Paula Taylor

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470385005.ch8

Hand-Rearing Wild and Domestic Mammals

Hand-Rearing Wild and Domestic Mammals

How to Cite

Gage, L. J. (2002) Opossums, in Hand-Rearing Wild and Domestic Mammals, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470385005.ch8

Author Information

  1. Marine World Africa USA and The Marine Mammal Center

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JUN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813826837

Online ISBN: 9780470385005

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Keywords:

  • virginia opossums;
  • United States;
  • esophagus;
  • syringe;
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Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Natural History

  • Opossum Orphan Care

  • Criteria for Intervention

  • Initial Care

  • Feeding and Formulas

  • Tube Feeding

  • Syringe Feeding

  • Litter Training

  • Time to Weaning

  • Modified-Jurgelski Diet

  • Disinfecting Bedding, Cages, and Dishes

  • Housing

  • Release

  • Acknowledgments

  • Resources and Sources of Products Mentioned

  • References