New England Wildlife Center
Preserving New England's Wild Legacy
Feeding a Baby Opossum
By: Brodie Morris
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opossum release

Here’s a video of one of our new tiny opossum babies being fed. It can take quite a long time just to get a few milliliters worth of fluid into one baby, as if we go too fast we could cause the opossum to aspirate, or in other words to get liquid into their respiratory system. This leads to a high risk of pneumonia, not to mention being a very uncomfortable immediate experience for the baby.

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