Brushtail Possum

Brushtail Possum

Species: Trichosurus vulpecula
Common Name: Brushtail Possum
Natural habitat: Eucalypt trees with hollows
Natural foods: Eucalyptus leaves and fruit.
Other comments: Considered the biggest agricultural pest in New Zealand. May live solitary or may also form small groups. A common mistake is to feed captive possums solely on fruit and vegetables which inhibit the correct development of gut microbes required for digestion and can cause death.