Originated in South Africa, Possums belong to the Marsupial family of mammals with a flexible and adaptive nature that enables them to survive in diverse locations. Although possums are wild mammals, many people in urban areas tend to keep these little creatures as pets.
Keeping a possum as a pet might be more tricky than other animals, but in the hands of the right caretaker, they thrive both mentally as well as physically. Wild possums live up to three years on an average, whereas a pet possum who is well taken care of can live twice as long.
Have you found a cute little possum in your backyard and want to keep them as your pet? You must be brainstorming ideas as to what to name your new pet. Well, you needn’t worry, because we are going to solve that problem for you. Read on to find more than 200 different names you can use for your pet.
Cute possum names
We can all agree that possums are indeed cute animals. The more time you spend with them, the cuter they seem. Following are some cute possum names that will do justice to the cuteness of your pet:
- Pet wolf
Funny possum names
Possums are fun to be around, aren’t they? If they are in a good mood, they can climb all over you and play with you for hours. If you want to name your possum something funny, we understand. Here is a list of funny possum names to make your task easier:
- Southern kangaroo
- Petunia: from ‘Harry Potter’
- Wet pants
- Hissy fit
Cartoon possum names
Does your pet possum remind you of someone from the world of animation? Someone you have grown up watching? You’re not wrong. Possums have indeed been a part of several cartoon shows. Here is a list of all the cartoon possum names you can borrow for your pet:
- Lil’ Jack
- Jillybean – The members of the Virginia possum family. They appeared in ‘opossum in my pocket’ in the ‘Wild
- Heather – from ‘Over the Hedge’
- Ollie – from ‘T.U.F.F. Puppy’
- Lester – from ‘A Goofy Movie’
Pet possum names
When we name our pets, we attach a particular warmth and affection with these names that make them special both to us as well as our pets. Given below is a list of pet possum names you might like for your pet:
Famous possum names
Are there any possum names that we are all aware of? Well, aside from the cartoon shows, the possums have appeared in the world of fiction a few other times as well. Let’s take a look at these famous possum names associated with the fictional world.
- Pogo – Pogo is the titular hero of the comic strip by Walt Kelly
- Awesome possum – he is in the video game ‘Awesome Possum… kicks Dr. Machino’s Butt.’
- Pasadena O’Possum – a character that appears in the video games: ‘Crash Tag’ and ‘Team Racing.’
Baby possum names
If fully-grown adult possums are cute, baby possums are outright adorable. If you have a baby possum at home, it is only fair to find for them an equally adorable name. Check out these baby possum names.
- Mr. Hood
- Mr. Miner
Girl possum names
Have you recently realized that your pet possum is female? Whether humans or animals, females should be named accordingly. Take a look at the list of girl possum names.
Boy possum names
If your possum is a male, it should reflect a certain playful rashness and endearing charm of the young boys. Here are a few boy possum name suggestions you can go through to find one suitable for your pet.
- Bob Weaver
Ice Age: Possum names
People of all ages equally adore the franchise of Ice Age for its true-to-life characters, fascinating theme, and fable-like structure. The universe of Ice Age began with the animated movies but is now extended to the world of television as well as of video game.
We have watched, loved, and related to so many characters from these movies. If you’re looking for an ideal name for your pet, you can certainly find a meaningful one here:
- Captain Gutt
- Shangri Llama
- Santa Claus
Different types of possums
Possums have over a hundred different species. However, in this article, we will take a look at the species that we can find around us.
Common brushtail possum
The Greek name for the common brushtail possum is Trichosurus Vulpecular, roughly translating to the furry tailed little fox. How can a possum be called a fox, you ask?
Because of their furry tail, it closely resembles the tail of a fox that the common brushtail possum has been named so. These possums are quite large in size and can grow to be as big as a cat.
They have a pointed face, oval-shaped ears, and their fur can be black, silver, or golden in color
There are five separate categories of the pygmy possums.
Mountain pygmy possums – They are small in size, have big eyes, and a thick grey coat over their bodies. These possums have prehensile tails and are omnivores in nature.
Eastern pygmy possums – They are of the size of rodents with a relatively long tail. They have a thick fur, hairless tail, a grey head, and a white body.
Western pygmy possums – These possums are larger than other pygmy possums. They have brightly colored fur with a white body underneath. A unique feature characteristic to their kind is a long tongue that helps them in catching insects.
Little pygmy possums – The little pygmy possums are the smallest possums in the world. These are solitary possums with big eyes, short snout, and long whiskers.
Long-tailed pygmy possums – Found in rainforests, these possums have tails twice as long as their bodies. They hibernate in the winters, pretending to be dead.
Common ringtail possum
In Latin, the common ringtail possum is called Pseudocherius Peregrinus, which means a false hand pilgrim. Most of their diet contains fruits and vegetations. These possums are more sociable than the other breeds, and oven lives with their families.
Although their name contains honey, these possums feed on pollen and nectar instead. They don’t have claws and thus aren’t the best climbers. Whenever they face a scarcity of food, they enter into hibernation.
The stripped possums are dark black in color, with white stripes running over their bodies. They are also referred to as woodpeckers since their teeth are strong enough to bite into trees. This species of possum is rare, and like to be in solitary.
Conclusion: Possum Names
Possums can become adorable pets if trained the right way. If you are looking for a name for your pet possum, you can find one in this article.