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Marsupial creatures are animals that belong in the family of Marsupiala. This will include the Tasmanian devil, koala, kangaroo and the Virginia opossum. After the short gestation period, the mother opossum will give birth to a baby opossum that resembles the appearance of the fetus. She will then nurse the infant in her pouch for 2-3 months. As it grows, it will spend most of its time at the back of its mother.
The Mating Habit of the Bellevue Opossum
The reproductive system of Washington opossums has fascinated the experts for ages. In fact, this has led to the birth of numerous myths about their copulation. Some people used to believe that the male opossums will mate with the female species through their nose. The female will then deliver her infant using its nose. Fortunately, this is not true.
Reproductive System of the Opossum
Perhaps the reason behind this belief is due to the fact that the baby opossum is too small that it is actually challenging to witness their birth. One moment, the pouch of the mother opossum will be empty. After this, they will insert their nose inside their pouch and create a sneezing noise. Once you examine it, you will notice that there are tiny bodies inside the pouch. The shape of the opossum's penis is also unique that it may appear like it perfectly fit the nose of the female opossum.
Since the placenta of the Washington mother opossum is not completely functional, the development of the fetus will proceed outside of their womb. These little marsupials are in fact in its embryo stage. Once they are born, they will have to make their way to the pouch of their mother.
The mating season of the opossum will start in December and will extend up to the month of October. Most of the infant will be born in February-June. The mother opossum may have 1-3 litters annually. When they are mating, the male opossum will produce the clicking sound that aims to attract the female species. The estrus cycle of the female possum will last at around 28 days. During this time the mating may happen. In case the mating was successful, around 20 baby opossum will be born after 13 days.
How Opossums Raise Their Joeys
The young Washington opossum will stay inside the pouch of the mother at about 2 1/2 months. After 3 months, they will start learning skills that will help them survive in the wild. In case the baby was accidentally separated to the mother opossum, it will create a sneezing noise to alert the mother. The young opossums will be weaned at an average of 3 months. They can then survive on their own after 4 ½ months. During this time, they may grow up to 9 inches in length (minus their tail). After a few months, they will reach their sexual maturity and will start the breeding cycle all over again.
The Bellevue breeding season will expose the opossums into two dangers. Since the male species have to travel great distance to find their potential mate, they will be highly at risk to the dangers of predators and vehicles. On the other hand, the female who are raising her young opossums will not have the ability to run quickly to escape the predators.