This virtual workshop focuses on raising orphaned opossums for release. Topics include feeding techniques, diet, enrichment, housing, and release criteria. Please see our Course Schedule page for scheduled dates and locations.

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This class is for wildlife rehabilitators wishing to learn species specific care techniques and principles for working with orphaned, ill, and injured opossums.  The course builds on basic wildlife rehabilitation skills, focusing on the following topics:

1.Intake examination

a.Basic physical exam

b.Exo-and endoparasites



2.Housing, sanitation, and quarantine

3.Feeding and nutrition




4. Common problems and solutions

5. Release criteria

Please note there is no hands-on component to this course. We recommend working with an experiened, permitted rehabilitator to learn techniques such as tube-feeding and subcutaneous injections.