Wednesday 26 August 2015

Update 26th August 2015

Sasha's baby has been named Puck. Puck is a little boy possum.

Puck (left) and Sasha (right) - 19th Aug 2015

Tuesday 11 August 2015

Sasha's Baby

Sasha's baby is now out of the pouch and back-rides on Sasha when she is visiting.

Sasha's Baby - 10th August 2015

The baby doesn't have a name yet and its gender is unknown.

Saturday 8 August 2015

Extra Bonus Baby Possum!

If you have been watching the box cameras today, you might have been confused, because in the last entry I described Kiki's baby as being 'at the "starved frog" stage of development', and yet there was a large and fully furred baby possum frolicking over its mother in Box 1.

Sasha's baby in Box 1 - 8th Aug 2015

What has happened is that Sasha is using a possum box for the first time, and her baby, which is much further developed than Kiki's, is coming out to play.

Thursday 6 August 2015

Baby Possum Time Again!

Kiki and her 13th Baby - 4th August 2015

Recently, Kiki has been visiting Box 7, and her latest baby (No. 13) has been seen out of the pouch for the first time. The baby was only out very briefly - it's still at the "starved frog" stage of development and probably get cold very quickly - and the screen shot above was the best I could capture.

Sunday 2 August 2015

Wasabi's Second Stay in Hospital

Wasabi has had to go to hospital again. It was the same problem as last time - an infected wound on his tail - and like last time he was treated successfully and released.

Wasabi's hospital room

I'll document what happened in (moderate) detail for the benefit of anyone who might be looking at treating possums. I'll concentrate on what I did differently to last time, so if you haven't already seen Wasabi's first stay in hospital, I'd recommend reading this first to get a full picture of the process.