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Fam - 2023-04-23
Hello Squirrel lovers We have baby squirrels available for sale . They are home trained right from the grand parents . They are all home raised and not from the wild . We can ship within the USA or you can as well pickup in person at our home . Do please email us via

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Michelle Curtain - 2016-04-13
Possums are protected in australia under the wildlife act of 1975. They are not to be kept as pets. This website needs to correct this grossly inaccurate information. Registered wildlife carers can keep and care for these animlas until such time as they can be released back into the wild. Possums are not pets

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  • Clarice Brough - 2016-04-17
    Yes, let me add a quick correction. The Common Ringtail Possum was included under the Wildlife Act 1975 as a 'basic animal' after being assessed in June of 2008, as Least Concern (LC) by IUCN. Currently, in some states such as Victoria, trapped possums may be taken to registered veterinarians for euthanasia. In South Australia, however, they are fully protected and the appropriate permit or license is required for trapping possums in human residences or for 'keeping or rescuing' sick or injured wild possums and other native animals.
  • Anonymous - 2022-06-16
    Possums are also territorial therefore you cannot release them into the wild of you don’t know where they came from otherwise they will be attacked and killed by others. The other alternative is to pts which isn’t nice.
  • Collin - 2023-04-21
    My LORD. Are you all sure your names aren't Karen? You sound very self absorbed.
    Possums ARE pets, if someone keeps one as a pet... whether you like it, or agree, or not. Reality sucks don't it?
Bev Landy - 2013-02-07
I am very upset that your site infers that Ringtail Possums are pets in Australia. I am Australian, and I am sure that only animal rescue people can keep one in captivity, and then only until it is well enough to return to the wild. They are a protected species in Australia, not a pet.

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  • Anonymous - 2013-02-08
    Thanks for sharing your concern. This article was actually mostly written by an Australian who's profession is a Vet Nurse. She sent the pictures as well. And lucky for us... she's advised us on a number of other small animals as well.

    Just the same, I've looked into this. Although they are can be found in some protected wildlife areas, and in someplaces they are protected from being hunted or poisoned, I could find absolutely no indication that they are a protected species.

    Also, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, they are listed as Least Concern (LC), with the following quote, 'Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, lack of major threats, and because its population is not in decline.'

    I truly believe the very compassionate people who accept the immense responsibility for these fine animals, are equally competent, and diligent in abiding by any requirements pertaining to these animals.
  • Eve Kelly - 2015-03-15
    As a registered wildlife carer in Australia, I know for a fact that ringtail possums are not allowed to be kept as pets. You need a permit from DEPI to keep one in rehabilitation, this includes babies. Once the orphan has been raised it MUST be released back into the wild where it was found. I'm sorry but your 'vet nurse source' may be well intentioned but she doesn't have a clue about the regulations. Ringtails need constant care. As babies they need to be kept at a particular temperature, which mimics the mothers pouch and fed on specific formula, not goats milk. They are better kept in a group with other babies. Not being informed about their husbandry and medical care will result in a malnourished, humanised possum, which is not on!
  • Katie Rantall - 2016-04-13
    As a wildlife carer and a vet nurse I know for a fact that our Australian Wildlife are protected by our laws and it is against the law to keep a Ringtail as a pet in all of our states. If somebody wants to care for a ringtail then they must be trained by another professional and mentored before caring for injured or abandoned wildlife. You must also obtain a permit from DEPI if you want to keep a wild animal as a pet. I would like to know the name of this 'vet nurse' that is featured in your story. The one that believes her 'Monkey Boy' is too spoilt to be released. She is breaking the law and needs to be educated on our rules and regulations with our precious wildlife.
  • Clarice Brough - 2016-04-17
    To add some perspective here, there's a couple of things I'd like to share. The Common Ringtail Possum was assessed as Least Concern (LC) only as recently as June of 2008 by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Also, these animals have a lifespan of about 10 to 12 years. Once this speces was included on the IUCN list, it was then included under the  Wildlife Act 1975 as a 'basic animal.' In South Australia, they are fully protected and the appropriate permit or license is required for... 'trapping' possums in human residences or for 'keeping or rescuing' sick or injured wild possums and other native animals.

    When the Vet Nurse provided the pictures and information in this article, it was a few years before the animal was even assessed for inclusion on the IUCN list. As a responsible professional, I'm sure she is very knowledgeable and continues to be very dedicated to working within the requirements of all animal regulations. Also, due to the lifespan of this species, I'm guessing 'Rocky Boy' is no longer with her, but we can still enjoy what she shared about him.
  • Collin - 2023-04-21
    Cool. You're a registered wildlife 'carer' and you know for a fact it's illegal. Doesn't mean it doesn't happen. I'd be willing to bet it does, A LOT.
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Mathew Reeds - 2020-07-18
Super cute racoon babies ready for a loving home. Currently eating solids and thriving. So fun to watch them move about, when they shake off their body from bathing will melt any person heart. Please only loving homes and serious inquiries. Open to some possible trades aswell. Call/text +1(972) 638-9315‬

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  • Melody Lanzatella - 2021-01-11
    Do you have any raccoons left? May I have a price? Thanks!
Shelby G - 2019-05-11
I recently took in a 1 week old baby raccoon. The mother abandoned them as far as I know. He is now 3 weeks old and oh so precious and seems to be perfectly healthy. I’m brand new at this and just wonder what the odds are of my husband and myself contracting rabies not knowing any status. Can anyone help?

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  • Tracy - 2019-07-04
    Why don't you get your rabies vaccinations
  • Tenna - 2021-04-23
    You wont get rabies
Ben - 2021-11-18
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tiffani - 2008-07-25
Hi my name is tiffani and I just got a loped eared baby bunny and it is the cutest. Came here looking for advice.

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Himanka - 2018-02-14
I want a Netherland dwarf Bunny

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Jamee Bill - 2018-08-08
'Loving pair of bonded Sugar gliders I have a pair of bonded Sugar gliders I'm considering re-homing. Both about 13 weeks old and. Cage,accessories and food included. The first is a leu/plat pair and the second is a TPM/creme pair. They were breeding pairs, so will not be separated. Both pairs are very easy to handle, sweet, and friendly. They have been handled their whole lives. They come with their cage setups that include their cages, wheel, toys, pouch, etc. We feed the GoHPW Diet and I can teach you how to make that and where to order supplies.for pictures and more details text.(614) 721-2351'

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  • Amy - 2019-05-06
    Are they still there? I want!
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