Wednesday 25 January 2023

Baby Possum Alert

Wink's latest baby (her 4th) has been venturing out of her pouch in the nestbox. So now is the time for a Baby Possum Alert.

Wink and her baby can normally be seen in Box 2. It is somewhat unusual for mother possums with large pouch young to use this box because it was originally designed for ringtails and has a smaller entrance hole, making a tight squeeze for a mother with a full pouch. It is possible she might move to Box 7, which is in her territory and has in the past often been the preferred box for raising babies in.

The baby looks like he might be a boy and is so far acting like a normal baby possum - amongst other things, biting his mother's toes and ears, pulling her whiskers and climbing on her head. Here is a shot of him grabbing her by the nose.

Wink and baby in Box 2 - 25th Jan 2023