The gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) is a small South American member of the Didelphidae family of opossums. It was the first marsupial to have its genome sequenced. The opossum is used as a research model in science,and is also frequently found in the exotic pet trade. It is also known as the Brazilian opossum, rainforest opossum and in a research setting the laboratory opossum.
Monodelphis domesticaLocale: Northern South America
Preferred Temp: 70-85 degrees F
Max Size: 3-7 in.
Diet: Insects, Rodents, Fruit, & Dry Opossum Diet