Virginia Opossum

Virginia Opossum

The Virginia opossum’s diet changes based on season, habit, and range as they consume more vertebrates in colder seasons and more invertebrates, plants, fruits, and seeds in warmer months.

Virginia opossums opportunistic feeders and eat a variety of foods based on the season, their habitat, and their range.

During the colder seasons, small vertebrates tend to make up a larger portion of their diet, whereas in the warmer seasons, they consume more invertebrates, plant material, fruits and seeds.

Sources: (Christiansen, 2006; Hopkins & Forbes, 1980; McManus, 1974; Siciliano, 2013)
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