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Ray and Patty - 2004-07-04
Hey Guys, I thought I would share my experience as a caregiver of two raccoons. My first was a little female. One afternoon, after getting home from work. My wife and I found our Cocker Spaniel sitting at the front door waiting for us. As we approached the house we could hear the cries of a small animal. Nestled between his legs was a baby coon, her eyes were still closed. We took her in and checked her for injuries and found her to be healthy and strong. My wife and I have raised several animals from infancy and knew that raising her would require a lot of dedication. We already had feeding bottles and syringes and most everything needed to feed her. Time has taught us that mammals do very well on a mixture of warmed evaporated milk, natural honey and water. This needs to be given every two hours until its eyes have opened, or at about the age of five or six weeks. At that time strained baby fruits can be added for extra nutrients. Once the pup is strong enough you can add mixed baby cereal. I hear from other people that they wean their pup at about eight to ten weeks of age. But I have found that you can provide a bottle as long as it will suckle it. Believe me they will let you know when its not wanted. You will find that your pet will be truly bonded to you for the rest of its life. We bath our coons on a regular basis and found that they look forward to the cleanup. Our raccoons enjoy their time with the dog and cats but really look forward to spending time with us. They are very loving and love to cuddle. But given the opportunity to wrestle, they will play just as hard as we play back. Raccoons are very intelligent and can learn basic commands and words. Do not be afraid to say NO. Even though they use their hands with great dexterity they tend to lick and nibble. This is one of those times for the NO word. Also as soon as they start eating solid foods you need to help it get over aggressive eating habits. I have found that if you hand feed them and make a game out of carefully taking the morsels back, that you will be able to retrieve anything you do not want chewed up without any problems. Our female is about eight years old and the male is about four years of age. I am not sure that either one of them have an aggressive bone in them, but when in public we have to be careful. Both have worn a harness since they were about eight weeks old and have learned to walk on a leash. When in public or the vets they wear a mussel just to be safe. They are both registered and get their shots each year. Coons are not for everybody. They require a lot of care, patience, and attention. But the time invested is rewarding in itself.

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EDWARDO ALVENO - 2004-07-02

I HAVE ALOT OF TEDDY BEAR HAMSTERS. I DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO PUT THEM BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY OF THEM. I ALSO HAVE FOUR LONGHAIR HAMSTERS, ONE OF THE FEMALES GAVED BIRTH TO ABOUT TEN, HALF TEDDY BEAR AND HALF LONGHAIR HAMSTERS. THEIR DAD IS A TEDDY BEAR HAMSTER. HAMSTERS ARE MY FAVORITE RODENTS, THOUGH SOME NIGHTS I CANNOT SLEEP BECAUSE THEY ARE UP EATING AND JUST BEEN VERY PLAYFULL.


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Sarah - 2004-07-02
I LOVE guinea pigs... They are so sweet,not to mention they are cute =). My guinea pigs names are Abby (abigail gabrielle) and Ginger (ginger floppy oreo sweetheart). I kind of went over board hehe. They are so good and nice to each other. Abby is black and Ginger is black and white. I love guinea pigs!

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steph - 2004-06-30
I have two russian hamsters called tootsie and ollie a girl and a boy. They recently had sex an tootsie is now pregnant and we are expecting the babies in about 2 weeks from now
I cant wait !

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justyn - 2004-06-29
hi my brother has a teddy bear hamster.her name is sapphire.I do not know how to breed two hamsters without one getting hurt by the other.Im going to find out how to do it on this website.I dont know how old she is either.she looks 2 months old but im new to this so how would i know.this website is thumbs up all the way.

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Donna and AjaXX - 2004-06-19
For Parents,
A couple of years ago my daughter Allison became interested in Hamsters. Now she is a true lover and also quite the expert. Although I am not a hamster lover I love the way she has bonded with her pets. Hamsters are also very cost free. They may only cost about 20.00 in supplies,every five months. I also love the visits from the kids in the neighborhood to see Allisons Pet hamster.
For other tips Allison would like E-mails @ jacklinfamily@closecall.com

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Juliana, age 13 - 2004-06-19
I just got two chinchillas...and there really cool!!! I also have rabbits, goats, guinea pigs, cats, sheep, fish, and dogs. But the Chinchillas are the best so far!!! :)

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Deb Adams-Garland - 2004-06-18

I take care of several raccoons who cross over every night from the park and have a bit of sustenence that I provide. My horrible next door neighbor sent the Wild Life Control over here tonight. I was informed that if I continue to feed the racoons "the authorities" will come and trap them, and then KILL them. That is not happening here, I am purchasing bolt cutters tommorow,no trapping here) and also sharing this travesty with all local (hey, Peta,) animal rights groups. and I will protest to the point of incarceration. Thanks for your website, DEB Adams-Garland

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Brandi - 2004-06-16
I just bought two dwarf mice...their both white as can be...I got a male and a female...their names are Fred and Wilma. Im sorta hoping that Wilma will get pregnant sometime soon but i dunno. Fred is kinda mean to her.

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Anonymous - 2004-06-16
In (Description:) you refer to racoons as carnivores, then contradicted that statement in (Care & Feeding), refering to them as omnivores. They are in fact the later, omnivores.

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