Rose and the Joey's. Can you see the feet and tails?
April 3,2011, Rose and the babies are moved to a new outdoor cage to begin her adjustment back into the wild. She will be progressively moved into larger cages until we feel she has recovered enough to be released. After taking care of her for so many weeks, I miss her already. Rose is a very good mom and did her best to protect the little ones in her pouch. We developed a good working relationship; I cleaned her cage and fed her and in exchange she did not bite me although I have no doubt she would have if I had become a threat to the babies. Kim Santos will be taking over her care and keeping us updated.
Rose and her 16 gm babies. Can you see baby tails in her pouch?
I see four tails! If you have been following the story of Rose, the mother opossum in our care, she went in for a check today, she is not walking around as soon as we had hoped. She was seen by Dr. Bencuya at Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital in High Point and assisted by Katie Gibbs. We are relieved to hear that although Rose may not ever 100% after her encounter with the dog, he is hopeful she will be releasable. We hope to move her to an outdoor cage in a few days.
Dr. Bencuya getting ready to look at Rose. Just kidding!