- For brushtail possums, human food is not natural and can make them sick.
- Completely avoid food such as bread, cake and biscuits, raw meat, and cooked bones.
- Possum joeys should never be fed regular cow’s milk as the lactose will cause diarrhea, slow their growth, and may cause death.
What can I feed possums in my yard?
Opossums are opportunists and they want mainly what is easy to find and eat. Since they have a lot of teeth, they are able to feed on various food sources, including fish, insects, birds, vegetables, garbage, crustaceans, rodents, dead animals, snakes, mushrooms, eggs with shells, grass, and all kinds of fruit.
Do possums eat cockroaches?
Opossums will eat almost anything including, but not limited to: cockroaches. crickets. beetles.
Is it OK to feed possums?
The opossum as a biological organism is not forgiving of a poor diet–they WILL get sick, lose mobility, or die if they are fed inappropriately. We see many cases of Metabolic Bone Disease (nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism) in opossums that have been fed poor diets.