Animal Stories - Pet Racoon

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   Here is a raccoon up past his bedtime! This younster couldn't keep still, climbed all over everybody and was constantly "checking things out"!
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angie kellogg - 2008-09-17
I will take any unwanted racoons. I have 1 now and she needs a playmate in her life. So if any body out there has 1 in need of a good home, just call me 405-248-4444.

DrRich1960 - 2008-09-09
I have been so thrilled since my little girl came into my life. She was found hanging in a tree abandoned by the mother. My friend nursed her and I babysat her. We became very close. Go to you tube and search potty trained raccoon. It is real. She taught herself to poo and pee in the toilet. She would live in the woods behind my buddies house. When I went to see her she always came. Watch the video when she was 50 foot in a tree and came down when I called her. This little girl was my life for about 4 months. I haven't seen her since Hurricane Fay came through. I have been calling her for a couple of weeks. I guess she is deeper in the woods or has fallen ill. I can say the time we spent together was incredible. I never caged her and she ruled the roost. My Westie and her would play hide and seek all day. It was one of her favorite games. I thought the timing was good for her to go out on her own as she was getting very independent. My greatest fear was that she would approach a child and playfully bite and the state would kill her. This is a good compromise. She is among her own again. I would do it again in a NY minute if the opportunity arises.

RICH - 2008-09-09
Show her some love. If she is dying it will help her cross over to the other side. If she is stuck it will free her. Put on some gloves if it will make you feel better. I have a you tube account of raccoons. go to potty trained raccoon and look for DrRich 1960

marcia - 2008-08-23
My son has found an apparently sick racoon in our back easement. It is in tall weeds on the neighbor's side of the fence but its tail and feet are exposed on our side. It purrs (?) when we touch its feet (or hand) softly with a stick so is alive. It moves, occasionally even gripping the stick lightly. We are going to put apple slices under the fence to it and a dish of water. We know it is probably sick or injured and so I do not want my son to touch it. Besides, unless it is dying, it could likely remove a finger. Does anyone have a suggestion on further care or resources? We are assisting only in the case that it has been injured by a preditor and may recover if given food and water. Thanks, Marcia

Lisa - 2008-08-07
We have a 3 month old racoon. I found her at work at the log cabin inn. When I found her she was about 4 weeks old and let me tell you she is a monster. We named her stitch, you know, as in Lelo and stitch, lol. As time went on she got meaner and meaner but we just love her so much, and no matter what she does we just can't stop loving her. She even killed our hamster. We cried for 2 days and we tried to not love her. but we are to much in love with her. We feel like she is a part of use and we will never let her leave no matter what. What is this thing that racoon's have to make us love them so much.

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  • Kayla - 2010-04-28
    Can you please contact me? I have just recieved a baby coon, maybe 3 weeks old? It's eyes are open and it has fur all over. He is adorable and I would love some advice about raising and feeding him. Thank you!
Barbara - 2008-07-25
I have a racoon, Scooter, that was orphaned. I obtained him around Halloween time, he is now going on almost a yr old. He was a challange at best. Full of energy and on occassion, tempermental. He is so attached to me that he cries for me if he can not see me. He now knows how to climb trees, not the problem, getting down was. So, things are a littler easier on me now that I can let him out for his play time where I don't have to be right with him. I have a completely 6' fenced-in yard so threats of other dogs are not a problem. He is the one that instigates my dog. She find it best to just get out of his way. It saddens me to think of my life without him in it, however, by this time he is simply put, my pet. As the story goes, he will get mean, but as of yet I have not seen that behaviour. However, when the time comes, I am at a loss as to where or how to place him, which in itself will be very difficult for me to do. I would like to see him with his own kind and to be free without danger or harm. Everything to him is play time, so if given the chance to be near humans, they would not know that he is just playing and probably even think he is rabid. He loves to wrestle and is very gentle in his play as well. He does not scratch or hold too tightly, as he did when he was younger before he mastered his very sharp claws. Any suggestions would be welcomed. I am in no hurry but know the day will come to set him free. Anyone needing advise on their behaviours can let me in on that as well. He is not the first that I have raised.

Yvonne - 2008-07-23
I found a baby racoon about 3 weeks ago.
I live in nh and we are not able to keep her. This state does not allow. I am looking to find someone that can. She is very cute and loves to be held, her name is Raychal-Elizabeth. I love her very much. Thank you

Brenda Jankowski - 2008-07-18
I have 2 baby racoons that I have raised since they were 2 weeks old. They are just about 3 months old now. I live in a small apt. and they are quite a handful. They have their own room, I don't keep them caged in, and they are wonderful pets, Oops, by the way my name is Brenda.

Martha Scott - 2008-07-18
The Wildlife Center of Venice (Sarasota County) takes raccoons even if they've been "handled". I turned mine over to them this past week. She was a great raccoon. I had had her for 2 months and I believed I was doing the humane thing by giving them to her. They have good success with rehabilitating the raccoons. They normally keep them until they are about 8 months and then "relocate" them to specific areas,
trying not to over-populate, but giving them a good chance to survive. If it helps anyone and helps any raccoons. They currently have about 45. They've had up to 60 at a time. They need volunteers. Their number is listed.

MINNIE - 2008-07-10
I am looking for a baby racoon to raise. I will drive to pick it up. If anyone has one, I'll be more than happy to help you out. Thank you, MINNIE
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