Usually,a possum does not come to most people鈥檚 minds when they think about owning a pet. These are wild animals,so generally,they do not make the best petsand are not always legal to house. However,there are some species of possums that have done well as tame pets.
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Do opossums make good pets?
Unfortunately, they do not make great pets. Wildlife rehabbers are honestly the only people that have the skillset and certification to care for an 0possum. With that in mind, here are some of the top questions asked and searched when it comes to ‘pet’ opossums.
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.
Should I handle an opossum in my home?
Handling an opossum may mean putting yourself, your family or your pets at risk. Instead of trying to make an opossum your new family pet, consult a wildlife technician. Experienced professionals can help you safely remove and/or exclude opossums from your property. Keep your home, and yourself safe, and contact Terminix today.
Are possums good or bad for your property?
Contrary to popular belief, having possums nearby can actually be beneficial! Sure, they can admittedly be pretty jarring to look at 鈥?especially when you shine a light at them and make their eyes take on a more terrifying reflection.