People also ask
Is it legal to own a possum as a pet?
Animal rights groups often work to make owning any exotic or wild animal illegal within the United States. If you choose to have a possum as a pet, check on the laws within your state before purchasing a possum. Some states (and counties) require a permit, while in some places owning certain animals is forbidden.
Do possums make good pets in Northland?
It’s illegal to keep possums in captivity in Northland but possum lovers say they make highly intelligent, lovely pets. The marsupials compete with native wildlife for food, and eat birds eggs and insects. They are Northland’s number one animal pest, according to the Northland Regional Council.
Do short tailed possums make good pets?
Short Tailed Opossum Behavior and Temperament. The short-tailed opossum can become a pet that is friendly and docile. It can easily be handled by people and is curious, active, and entertaining. They should be kept as solitary pets because of their tendency to fight with other opossums.
Should possums be kept in captivity?
However, there are several concerns that crop up with possums that are not present for animals that have longer histories of living in human households. For one, possums tend to be more prone to disease, infection, and even death when kept in captivity.