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Opossum Complete 1 lb.

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With the guidance and advice of a PhD in animal nutrition, Opossum Complete has been formulated to provide a healthy chicken and insect-based protein source for your opossum. The high ratio of calcium in the insects (BSFL) helps to prevent calcium deficiencies. Dried natural apple, blueberries, cranberries, and papaya are added as fruit sources. See below for full product ingredients and analysis.

  • Blended with essential vitamins and minerals into an easy-to-feed complete diet
  • Wholesome natural ingredients including whole insects and dried fruits
  • Contains the recommended nutrition necessary for proper growth and development of pet opossums
  • Balanced Ca:P ratio (2:1) to help prevent Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD)
  • Net Weight: 1 pound / 16 ounces
Feeding Recommendation: Offer Opossum Complete daily as a staple diet to weaned opossum eating solid food (3 to 5 months or older). Supplement the diet with high-calcium vegetables (leafy greens, squash, sweet potato) and occasional protein sources such as insects, fish (with bones), eggs (with shell), or chicken. Adjust the amount fed to ensure optimum body weight. Always provide clean, fresh drinking water. 
Opossums are one of the world's most variably sized mammals, therefore feeding recommendations vary. Opossums have a large appetite and a slow metabolism. If feeding free choice, carefully monitor their food intake while encouraging activity. If treating MBD, supplement the diet with Exotic Nutrition's Liquid Calcium Supplement.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place (under 72 °F). Refrigeration is highly recommended to retain full nutritional value. Store bag sealed, in an air-tight container free from pests and insects. Do not frequently expose food to a freeze/thaw cycle. If storing for longer than 8 weeks, refrigerate (up to 6 months). If storing for longer than 6 months, freeze (up to 12 months). 
Ingredients: Poultry By-Products Meal, Corn Meal, Soybean Meal, Blood Meal, Ground Whole Wheat, Brewers Rice, Animal Fat Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols, Corn Gluten Meal, Apple, Blueberries, Cranberries, Papaya, Dried Adult Insects, Dried Insect Larvae, Dried Beet Pulp, Meat And Bone Meal, Wheat Middlings, Fish Meal, Phosphoric Acid, Salt, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Sulfate, DL-Methionine, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite
Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein 24.0% (min), Crude Fat 10.8% (min), Crude Fiber 4.0% (max), Moisture 9.0% (max), Calcium 1.54% (min), Phosphorus 0.76% (min)
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by Anonymous on October 19, 2021

My pet possum refused to eat this food. I've tried mixing it with her regular diet and she picks around it. I'd recommend the insectivore fare product as my possum loved that food. - Karsyn E.

[Response from Seller: Thank you for your review. We’re sorry to hear that your opossum isn't eating the food as expected but we'd be happy to offer tips on introducing this new food to your colony. Please reach out to our friendly customer service team using the link at the bottom of the website for assistance. We look forward to hearing from you!]

by Anonymous on August 8, 2021

My pet possum will not eat this at all I have tried different ways and formulas mixtures to get him to eat it but he will not eat it so I feed it to the wild birds outside they enjoy it! -Randy P.

[Response from Seller: Thank you for your review Randy. We’re sorry to hear that your pet possum isn't eating the food as expected but we'd be happy to offer tips on introducing this new food to him. Please reach out to our friendly customer service team using the link at the bottom of the website for assistance. We look forward to hearing from you!]

by Pcarroll80 on August 1, 2021

My two girls love the opossum complete, this was the first time getting the treats an they loved them as well. Foods always fresh, fast delivery and easy to order! -Pamela C.

by Anonymous on July 19, 2021

My little guy likes his mixed with ground turkey, eggs and broccoli and cooked in a skillet! He's been eating it for nearly a year now and he is thriving. Ordering is easy with quick delivery. -Cathy M.

by Pcarroll80 on July 15, 2021

My two opossums absolutely love the Opossum Complete. Ordering is easy, Fast delivery and always fresh! Thank you. -Pamela C.

by Solevelu on June 4, 2021

My guys loved this food instantly!! Bought a small bag to try and ended up ordering a larger size the next day. Lots of bug mix with the pellets, encouraging them to forage. I can offer this food next to the fruit and veggies and they will go for the pellets. Very happy with this product! -Luz H.

by Anonymous on March 3, 2021

It’s a bit nutty - Ryan Q.

by Anonymous on January 6, 2021

If you have an opossum you know how difficult it can be to get the right nutrition these creatures need. This mix is a life saver when life is busy. I have been incredibly busy the past month and giving my opossum this food primarly and he is not displaying any signs of MBD. He does not like to eat veggies, so I mix this as a staple. I put the recipe below. I make a large batch and put individual servings in sandwich bags before freezing. Each evening I put the next days servings in the refrigerator. I puree it all together so he cannot eat around the veggies. I supplement with mixed bugs as treats. -Jamie B.

Babies: 1/3 cup 3x a day - 1/2 cup 2x a day as they grow.
Help prevent MBD in possums when feed daily.

For Opossums 200 grams & bigger:
5 cups Opossum Complete
1 bag frozen Mix Vegetables (food processor - 2 lbs)
1 Gerber's baby food - Green Beans
1 Gerber's baby food - Apple Blueberry
4 tbsp French Vanilla Yogurt - 1 small Yoplait
*mix after adding each ingredients to the batch
*place half in frig & freeze the other half until needed
........ feed morning & night - 1/3 cup per each
........ feed small amount of assorted fruit on side
........ feed extra protein 2x wk (quail egg or salmon)
*boiled chicken bones or neck can be given for calcium

by Angelbluewingsz on November 19, 2020

My opossums get lots of veggies and the occasional egg or chicken as well as the Opossum complete. I try hard to supply a wide variety in their diet and I like knowing that if I am failing to provide adequate nutrition somewhere this food is formulates to provide what they need. I appreciate the super fast delivery and helpful customer service associates. Thanks Exotic Nutrition!! -Samantha T.

by Jamie on November 17, 2020

It can be difficult to obtain the correct ratio of nutrients for opossums. This mix already has the correct ratio without needing to make "Peters Food" my opossum has been eating this diet for about 3 months and has no signs of MBD. I highly recommend for anyone. I still supplement with bones, crickets and bugs as a snack. -Jamie B.

by Anonymous on October 17, 2020

The opossum that I’m feeding loves it. I’m ordering more. -Bob S.

by Anonymous on October 15, 2020

I have 2 Opossums that hang out in my side yard. I like to keep them coming back because of how useful they are. I leave the food for them and it's gone every morning so I'm guessing they really like it.

by Anonymous on September 12, 2020

Our opossums have been transitioning to this and it's super helpful. Love it. -Jesse W.

by Anonymous on July 27, 2020

Happy with my purchase! I know my possums are receiving the proper nutrition. -Wendy H.

by Nmarcotte on July 17, 2020

My opposum is about 15 weeks I believe, it transitioned to this food after formula. I did purchase the instectivore-fare also but I dont want to overload the opposum with protein. The diet is the most difficult thing with opposum and I'd just hope a balanced ratio staple food is made soon. If this is only for a certain age of opposum, the bag should be labeled as such. Maybe my opposum is too young for this?

by kourtneyallison on July 10, 2020

Absolutely love this product! Was nervous about trying it with my opossum because MBD is a big concern for me, but she has grown to be so healthy with this diet along side some fresh foods as well. -Kourtney P.

by Anonymous on February 14, 2020

My 2 non releasables absolutely love it. I soak it and use it to make a puree for a my female who I found hit by a car suffering from head trauma. She will only eat completely smooth baby food consistency foods. This is easy to blend into that for her adding baby food veggies and unflavored pedialyte for the right consistency. She loves it. My young male transitioned easily to this diet eating it dry, adding cut up fresh veggies in with it and is always eager at meal time. I would highly recommend this diet to any opossum person. -Rebekah L.

by Anonymous on January 1, 2020

The kids eat it so it okay. The protein is too high so "cutting " it with more vegs becomes another dance for rehabbers. But thanks for thinking about us! -Sue E.

[Response from Seller: Thank you for your review, Sue. Our manufacturing team is currently working on a new formula for the Opossum Complete with lower levels of protein that we hope will work better for the "kids". We hope you'll have the chance to try it out!]

by Megs on December 5, 2019

It's just a bag of powder with a few orange and yellow chunks of fruit. I'm sure it's made from good intentions but I feel like I wasted almost 20$ for a bag of powder it came inside a box box was not damaged so it didn't happen during shipping its like someone taking a hammer smashing dog food in a bag then grinding it with a mortar and pestle. Disappointed this was first time I ever ordered from here. Only thing I can do is blend it into yogurt or something for them maybe add a drop water to make some food paste for them. This was absolutely not what I expected. Sorry exotic nutrition for this review but this is the truth of what I wasted money on thanks for the quick shipping though. I love my girls and want them to have at least something decent from the picture this wasn't supposed to be powder ? -Megan l.

[Note from Exotic Nutrition: Customer has been contacted about issue resolution. To future customers - Each bag is sifted before packaging to minimize powder. This is a granular diet, so it can be more fine that other types of foods, and release powder (<5%) during movement in transit. If larger portion of food ever arrives powdery, please forward photos to for issue resolution. If you're looking for a full-pellet diet with zero powder, we would recommend the Premium Insectivore Diet. This food consists of long, cylindrical pellets made with chicken-based protein that is very popular for Opossums.]

by Anonymous on November 30, 2019

This is the best food for a possum. It is a complete diet so I don't have to give anything else to supplement his diet , unless I just want to, and because this diet was so great , I have ordered treats with the new bag and will let you know how he likes them also -Sherry B.

by Anonymous on October 30, 2019

This is the girls (opossums) favorite dry kibble, being a bit spoiled, they do pick out the dried fruit bits before eating the other morsels. Do to their age (4yrs +), and weight (plump), I alternate this with the insectivore diet, and other dry kibble, to supplement their staple of: fresh foods; vegi’s, boiled eggs (with shell), etc. -Kathryn R.

by Anonymous on August 21, 2019

My opossum likes this stuff fine, but. The protein content is way too high, and the calcium/phosphorus balance is all wrong for Virginia opossums. -Lara C.

by lshanks on August 20, 2019

I feed the local creatures around my house and livestream on twitch. The animals love it all. There is a squirrel, mouse, and opossum that are my regular visitors. Once in a while a bird. You can view it all here: -Lora S.

by MTHumphrey on May 11, 2019

My little girl loves it and has already gained 2oz eating this food! -Tiffany H.

by Buddy Chambon on February 3, 2019

Always delivered on time and the possums love this mix. -Buddy C.

by Anonymous on January 24, 2019

My wild opossum that I am re-habbing for release eats it. My education outreach opossum that lives with us will not eat it. -Jaimie T.

by Anonymous on January 17, 2019

Rescued possum doesn't seem to like, but she's not had before and they can be picky eaters. -Pamela D.

by Dal1979 on December 5, 2018

The opossum complete is good stuff. Only thing is the shipping, paid for 3 day shipping and usps didn’t get it here till 4-5 days. -Dale W.

by Anonymous on September 13, 2018

My Opossum, Daisy, won’t eat this food. -Sherri L.

by Anonymous on June 15, 2018

My possum likes it AS LONG AS HE IS NOT FED ANY OTHER people has all the nutritional values he needs. -Mindy

by Anonymous on May 25, 2018

He loves it! Cats eat it too. -John G.

by Anonymous on May 25, 2018

He loves it! Cats eat it too. -John G.

by Anonymous on May 25, 2018

My possum actually does not like it as much as my rat. But glad I have it! -Keyes L.

by Anonymous on April 18, 2018

My little girl Blossom, just loves it. I was afraid she might not like it, as she is spoiled rotten, (the only way to have a pet!) I even maker her broccoli beef "possum patties" which she loves better than her mice! I blend the Opossum Complete up to a powder and at meal time I add vitamins and calcium to it along with hot water (I always give her food to her warmed up) and she just gobbles it up! -Rose Marie

by Anonymous on October 27, 2017

When I first got my opossum she absolutely loved this stuff and it kept her nice and healthy. Unfortunately, once I gave her a little taste of cat food kibble to try she became spoiled and didn't care for the Opossum Complete anymore. It has all the necessary ingredients that an opossum would get if they normally consumed pinkies, insects, etc. If your opossum likes this stuff, stay with it and don't try anything else or they'll start being picky like mine is ( still love her though!)

by Anonymous on August 21, 2017

My little guy Able enjoys the bugs and fruit bits I'm happy when the opossum is happy.

by Anonymous on August 21, 2017

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