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Background Information Captive Wildlife Draft Rules 68A-6.004, Standard Caging Requirements for Captive Wildlife Item 6 C 1 i August 7, 2008

 

 

5. Ringtail opossums, gliders, pygmy possums, brushtail possums, cuscus, bandicoots

a. Small (e.g., pygmy opossums)

(I) For one or two animals, a cage or enclosure 2 feet by 2 feet, 4 feet high. For each additional animal, increase cage size by 25 percent of original floor space.

(II) Each cage shall have perching area(s) and nest box(es) that shall accommodate all animals in the enclosure simultaneously. Each cage shall have a horizontal climbing apparatus.

b. Gliders (e.g., sugar glider, Family Petauridae)

(I)    For one or two animals, a cage or enclosure 4 feet by 4 feet, 4 feet high. For each additional animal, increase cage size by 25 percent of original floor area.

(II)  Each cage shall have perching area(s) and nest box(es) that shall accommodate all animals in the enclosure simultaneously. Each cage shall have a horizontal climbing apparatus.

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