Opossum Orphan Care Products Reference Material

NOTE: Many of the following products are available to order from www.Amazon.com If you have no other designated charity, we would greatly appreciate you clicking the following link to begin shopping: link to Amazon Smile. (Amazon Smile link is also available on every page of the Opossum Society on the right shoulder.) Amazon will then donate a percentage of your purchase to OSUS and you will get a reminder each time you return to shop at Amazon Smile that a portion of your donation will go to the Opossum Society of California (OSUS). You can change your registered charity affiliation any time you wish.

Advantage II Flea & Tick repellant
www.Amazon.com
PetSmart, PetCo, Pet supply stores

Bach’s Rescue Remedy

Bioplasma cell salts (Hyland’s homeopathic)
www.Amazon.com
Vitamin & Health Food Stores

Bulb Syringe
Drug store/Walmart

Burlap bags “Burlap potato sack” 23” x 40”
www.Amazon.com

Cages (need 11 gauge ½” x 1” wire) Check with your state for cage size requirements

CDE animal cages (will custom make with ½” x 1” wire and ship anywhere in USA)
www.cdecages.com

www.kwcages.com in San Diego, CA

Outdoor chicken coop cages
https://www.amazon.com

Free rabbit hutch plan online (make adjustments to cage grid and dimensions for the opossum)
http://www.woodworkingsiteonline.com

Calcium Carbonate 1000 mg (no vitamin D added) Swanson’s vitamins (adjust down dose to equal 700-800 mg daily
https://www.swansonvitamins.com

Capstar
www.amazon.com
www.1800PetMeds.com

Ensure
Original Nutritional Shake (for humans) Recommend vanilla or strawberry flavored
www.Amazon.com
Pharmacies, grocery stores

Ferret hammocks
www.Ferrets.com
https://www.ferret.com/sleepers-and-hideouts/hammocks/207/

Finger Lights
www.Amazon.com Party finger lights for kids

Fleabusters home service
www.fleabuster.com

Flea Repellent
Advantage, Frontline Spray, Revolution, Capstar
Veterinary office or:
• Pet Meds www.1800petmeds.com 800 738-6337
• Pet supply stores

Flea Destroyer nematodes
Destroys flea larvae in yard for 3-6 months
http://www.amazon.com

#3½ & #5 French Feeding Tubes
Chris’s Squirrels & More https://www.squirrelsandmore.com/ 860-749-1129
Ask your vet to place an order for you with his/her next order

Food containers
www.amazon.com search “air tight dog food containers”

Formula
Fox Valley Formula https://www.foxvalleynutrition.com/ 800 679-4666

Water temperature thermometer
https://www.amazon.com

Plug in formula by brand name or homemade formula to view nutritional value for your species
http://www.ewildagain.org/calculator.html

Kcal calculation: https://wildliferehabber.com/rehab-data/kcal-calculator

Formula Warming Device
Walmart or Kmart for under $20.00 (have to use one for humans)

Gram scales
www.amazon.com

Hill’s Prescription Diet – Feline a/d
Veterinary Office

Homeopathic Remedies (local health food or vitamin stores)

https://www.vitaminshoppe.com

https://www.amazon.com

https://www.botanicchoice.com

Homeopathy Information

http://www.ewildagain.org/health.html

www.abchomeopathy.com (search by remedy name)

Illumination

Finger lights
www.Amazon.com Party finger lights for kids

Headlamps
www.Amazon.com (head lamps)

Strobe flashlight
www.Amazon.com
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Irrigation flags (wire)

Kaopectate Antidiarrheal (for humans)
www.Amazon.com
Pharmacies, grocery stores

Manuka Honey
Manuka Honey USA https://manukahoneyusa.com/ 800 395-2196

Metamucil Fiber Supplement
www.Amazon.com
Pharmacies, most grocery stores

Mirror (searching underneath objects to locate opossums)
Amazon.com

O-ring syringes
Fox Valley Nutrition www.foxvalleynutrition.com 800 679-4666
Chris’s Squirrels & More https://www.squirrelsandmore.com/ 860-749-1129

Pedialyte Pops
Walmart and most supermarkets in the baby food section

Pedialyte Powder packs
Most supermarkets in the baby food section

Pet-Tinic

www.amazon.com

Pool Rescue Ramps

https://jet.com

http://www.skamper-ramp.com

Probiocin
KPAD Soothables Kaolin Pectin Anti-Diarrheal
Jeffers Pet  800 533-3377

Rag Lady
Clean ravel-free rags to wrap babies in while syringe feeding 866 724-7787

Toxiban

Warmers (More insulation between the heat source and babies needed as their max temperatures exceed the opossum norm of 95°)

Heat Disk (microwavable)
Fox Valley Nutrition 800 679-4666

http://www.mcssl.com/store/17128612/snugglesafe-heatpads

Grabber mini hand warmers (average temp. 135°, max. 156°- lasts 7+ hours)

Heating Pads
Kmart –
Make sure it’s not on a timer to shut off automatically. Never use higher than “LOW” setting.
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Waterbator construction (page on OSUS website)

Wheels, exercise
Contact Opossum Society of U.S. for wheel plans to build it yourself

References:

CalFire – Active fires in the state of California

Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Infectious Diseases

Humane Society of the United States

Opossum Society of the United States

USGS National Wildlife Health Center (medical personnel alert wallet cards)

Rev. 10/25/19