||Six months old|
||Eugene, Oregon, USA|
Rous, and he is an opossum, which is North America's only marsupial
species. His mother was hit by a car, and he developed neurological issues
because of this. He was the only one who survived. Rous cried and cried for
his mother for two days straight. After I become his new mom, anytime I
left he would cry for me. Cry = high pitched bark. My boyfriend is in love
with him. If anything happened to him he would be very upset. Rous is very
much a loved member of our family. He is getting neutered next week and I
plan on using him for educational purposes.
He was about two months oop (out of pouch) in the baby photos, and here he
is now. He's all grown up. It's amazing to think he used to be so darned
tiny. He adores the kids, anyone really. Especially the cats. His favorite
thing to do is climb onto the counter when I'm cleaning cages. He is
probably the easiest pet to care for. Also, he will do anything for a
grape or marshmallow. He absolutely loves them.
Opossums are the most bizarre sleepers! Rous loves to hang onto something even
when asleep. When they get tired they will close their eyes and then just
fall over sideways and be totally knocked out. It's the strangest thing.
He is a bit spoiled. He is litter trained, non destructive and mild
mannered. His vet even pondered the thought of adopting an opossum for a
pet. We all love Rous.
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