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Possum Fur Hot Water Bottle Cover

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Possum Fur Hot Water Bottle Cover
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Luxurious and soft Possum Fur Hot Water Bottle Cover

Life doesn't get better than snuggling up to a soft, warm possum fur covered hot water bottle.

Fur on top and suede finish fabric on the underside. Fastens together with two sturdy domes - inserting your hotty is easy.

Internally measures approx 23 x 35cm / 9 x 13¾ inches.


Care instructions

May be dry cleaned or hand washed in luke warm water with a ph neutral wool approved detergent and dried naturally.


About the Brushtail Possum

The Australian Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) is a medium sized marsupial and was introduced into New Zealand in 1837. It is from a completely different family to that of the American Opossum, and has a fur quality similar to Mink. With no natural predators, numbers exploded to approximately 70 million in the 1980s, with possums chewing their way through 21 000 tons of native vegetation each night. As well as competing directly with native birds for food, possums eat birds’ eggs, chicks and insects. Their voracious appetite threatens the survival of many of our native plants, insects and birds, including the iconic flightless kiwi.

Animal health and conservation authorities spend many millions of dollars each year on trapping and controversial poisoning campaigns in attempts to control the pest. In addition, the possum fur industry helps to keep the possum numbers down.

Recent figures have shown that due to two decades of control, possum numbers have dropped to approximately 45 million. However, we must remain vigilant as with no natural predators, New Zealand conditions are so favourable for possums, they are often able to breed twice a year and could easily and rapidly increase in numbers once again.