Are Possums Rodents?

Possums are small to medium-sized animals native to Australia and the surrounding areas. They are primarily nocturnal and are able climbers, often traveling around through the trees.

This story will discover what is so unique about both rodents and possums. We’ll also learn about how possums look after their young and which animals they are closely related to.

About Possums

Possums are extremely adaptable and can be found in various habitats such as forests, bushland, and even urban areas. They are omnivorous and eat insects, seeds, leaves, and plants.

What are Rodents?

Rodents are mammals from the order Rodentia, and around 40% of all mammals in the world are rodents.

Are Possums Rodents?

Possums are not rodents. Instead, they are marsupials from Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and surrounding islands).