When this possum named Kairi was rescued, she arrived with her brothers and sisters, but her rescuers could tell she was different. She had trouble walking on her own and didn’t seem motivated to move around very much. They later discovered that Kairi was suffering from metabolic bone disease, which is a serious disease that results in a loss of grip in the hands or feet, tremors, twitching, decreased activity, increased sleeping, and an uncoordinated gait, says OSUS.

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She required hands-on intensive care and lots of time outside in the sunlight, which can help reverse the issue, says Little Moon’s Grove rescue. With a lot of time and patience, Kairi miraculously started walking again! Her rescuers explain that there are a lot of misconceptions about possums. Unfortunately, many people look at possums and automatically assume they are unfriendly, ugly pests. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Possums are remarkably smart and loving creatures!

You can keep up with Kairi on Instagram!

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