Koala Bears as Pets
Koala bears are soft, cuddly-looking, fury animals that are native to the Australian continent. Given their appealing appearance, many people wonder if they could be adopted as pets. There are certain legal issues you should be aware of, if you are thinking of petting a koala.
Sugar Gliders as Pets
What you need to know if you are considering a sugar glider as a pet, including basic care information and links.
Pet Sugar Glider Care, Information, Facts & Pictures
Sugar gliders are native to Australia, Tasmania, Indonesia and Papua-New Guinea. Their descriptive name comes from their love of sweet foods and a membrane that allows them to glide. Sugar gliders are marsupials which means that they raise their young in a pouch on the mother's belly. They are small mammals and adults weigh between 4 and 5 ounces.
So, you want a Sugar Glider
If you are planning on getting a sugar glider, please do your research first. These animals require specialized care that you need to be aware of before you bring them home. Please keep in mind this is not intended to be an all-inclusive article. It simply touches on the various aspects of sugar glider ownership you need to be aware of, and continue to research, before buying a sugar glider.
Possums As Pets
When the average person considers getting a new pet for their home, it usually implies a dog, cat or even an aquarium full of fish. Very few people, however, have even taken the time to consider a different choice of pet, like a possum.
Can You Have a Possum as a Pet?
People sometimes find orphaned possums and consider raising these cute animals as pets. It's illegal to keep them without a wildlife rehabilitation permit, though, and once they're old enough .
The Opossum Page -Caring for Orphaned Opossums
Captive possums don't have much say about their captivity but nonetheless have very specific needs. If you insist on keeping a possum, we hope you will at least keep a few things in mind.
Pet Corner: Sugar Gliders - Sweet and Cranky Marsupials
Have you ever wished you could have your very own pet marsupial? Unfortunately, it isn't legal to keep kangaroos as pets, Tasmanian devils are mean, wombats are ugly, and most people just don't want a pet opossum.
Why aren't Koalas Suitable as Pets?
Find out why koalas are better off left alone, protected from habitat loss and other harmful human interventions.
Pet Wallabies Basic Care
Learn the basics of caring for pet wallabies.
Kangaroos as Pets: Cute or Cruel? - Petful
I find the idea of kangaroos as pets disturbing, especially when they live in a barn in Alabama, which is nothing like their natural habitat.
Keeping Marsupials : Keeping and Breeding Marsupials in Captivity
Established in 1981, this well-respected Society continues to promote public awareness and be a major source of information and education to the world on matters relating to the Keeping and Breeding of Australian Marsupials.