General Description

Body fur grey-fawn and white underneath. Nose area pink. Dark ring of fur around eye and rounded ears. Tail coiled and sometimes swollen at the base. Body up to 10 cm, tail up to 10 cm.


Eastern Pygmy Possums feed on insects, nectar and pollen. They store food at the base of their tail, making it fatter than the tip. They can become inactive in winter, entering a state called torpor, sometimes inside vacated birds' nests, particularly those that are domed-shaped, such as the Brown Thornbill. They usually breed in summer.


South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Forests, heathy woodlands, coastal scrub and wet heath.

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