Monday, 30 November 2020

Update 30th Nov 2020 - Some sad news

There has been some sad news.

Rahmet (bottom) and Pax (top) - 15th Nov 2020

If you have ongoing contact with possums, you will inevitably have to deal with some tragedy. Possums live dangerous lives and it's only a matter of time before something distressing happens - and usually when you least expect it.

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Update 29th Oct 2020

Wink has reached the stage where he no longer back-rides on Sasha and gets chased off if he comes too close to her while eating, but he still shares a sleeping place with her virtually every night.

Wink - 23rd Oct 2020

Friday, 25 September 2020

Update 25th Sept 2020 - Introducing Pax

 Rahmet's new baby, who has been named Pax, is now back-riding.

Pax riding on Rahmet's back - 18th Sept 2020

Friday, 28 August 2020

New Box 1

 I have finally replaced Box 1. 

New Box 1 in tree - 25th Aug 2020

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Another Baby Possum Alert

Rahmet's baby has been seen out of the pouch for the first time. The little one is still a very small rat-like thing and isn't currently appearing for very long, but it looks like he or she will be out of the pouch for at least some time every day from now on; so now is the time for a Baby Possum Alert.

I'm not sure how closely people are following this blog, but Rahmet is still a young possum, in fact she herself was only emerging from her mother's pouch in December last year. This is her first baby and she seemed to be unsure at first about what to do when it started climbing all over her, but she is a competent possum and seems to be taking good care of the young one.

Rahmet is using Box 3 at the moment and unfortunately the camera in this box has gone a bit blurry (possibly the lens has got dirty or been knocked out of focus), so the pictures aren't the best. If I get a chance I'll try to fix this. 

Rahmet with baby in Box 3 - 26th August 2020

Rahmet with baby in Box 3 - 27th August 2020

Also, viewers may have noticed that Box 1 has been replaced. I will post about this soon.

Friday, 14 August 2020

Update 14th Aug 2020 - Introducing Wink

Sasha's latest baby has now been back-riding for a while and has been named Wink. Wink's gender is still unknown.

Sasha with Wink back-riding - 29th July 2020

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Box 2 Camera Upgrade

Ever since I refurbished Box 2 in 2013, the camera in it has been an ongoing source of annoyance. It was not great to start with and it has been getting worse over time.

Today I finally got around to replacing it.

Box 2 - Old Camera

Box 2 - New Camera

I'll discuss the details of the new camera below. If you're just here for the cute possums, you can skip the rest of this post.

Friday, 3 July 2020

Update 3rd July 2020 - Baby Possum Alert

As at least one alert viewer has already noticed, Sasha's latest baby is starting to come out of the pouch while in the nest box, so now is time for another Baby Possum Alert

In addition, Nikita has appeared with both of her babies - Howl and Muse - back-riding.

Nikita with Howl (front?) and Muse (back?) back-riding - 1st July 2020

Friday, 26 June 2020

Update 26th June 2020 - Introducing Howl

Yesterday Nikita appeared with one of her babies back-riding while the other remained in her pouch.

Nikita with Howl back-riding - 25th June 2020 [Photo by Xesce]

This baby has been named Howl, the other has been called Muse.

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Update 30th May 2020

I have a correction to make: Rahmet is a female possum and not a boy. This will be Sasha's first girl after nine boys in succession.

Rahmet - 28th May 2020 [Photo by Xesce]