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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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i am currently waiting for a baby racoon that i am going to purchase. i have wanted one as far back as i can remember and im truly hoping it will be everything i expect and more. thank you to all those who have written your comments it has truly helped me in making my decision. i will keep you all posted on my pet when i get him.
hi my name is judy and I have two female raccoons who are going to be spayed. it was a rough road for them. when we were out to a lake we were told that they were illegal in mn, that they carry rabies and other things. they have their shots. we were told to turn them in the wild or be taken to a rehabilation center, but they have not been in the wild. we have had them since they were 11 days old. they are gods creatures too and they have the right to live too. So the best thing we could have done was to leave them with a dead mother and let them starve. Putting them in the wild is like taking a baby that is a year old and say here now your on your own. They are like our kids. I wanted to get a permitt to keep them, but no luck. Just complaints. I really can't belive that some people can be so cruel. adopted mother of Rikkie and LOvebug
For those of you who raise them with dogs, if you choose to set them free, make sure it is in an area they will not ecounter dogs. They won't see them as a threat but they are. I rehab racoons and it can be a sad ending. it will usually be a neighbors dog, so choose wisely.
i love raccoons
Hi, I don't have a pet raccoon but i'm looking in to it, because who doesn't just love them. Also they are my favorite animal and i've had a close encounter with one. Once by a ferrydock i came a foot away from a grown female raccoon(across a fence) who had recently been swimming. We looked at each other for a couple of seconds, and then when we started walking down the fence and she followed us until the fence stopped then sat down. when we came back an hour later she wasn't there and it made me sad. Anyways, hope you guys have had a good raccoon experience too.
I have a 7 to 8 month old raccoon. He chashes cats and growls at dogs because he wants all the attention. He's very playfull and likes to bite hair. One of these days I know I have to let him free but it makes me so sad that I will probably cry my eyes out. I wouldn't pick any other raccoon in the whole world.
wow, those too racoons remind me so much of my pet, rascal. We found him when he couldnt have been more than a week old. We bottle fed him on a kitten formula, then switched to cat food. the problem we had was that he gained too much weight, so we would bring him to the creek behind our house 2 times a day and started letting him hunt on his own. then we would feed him grapes and slightly cooked deer meat. he did very well and was the best pet we had ever had until about 2 years old, then he decided he didnt want to live with us anymore, and he ran away... we still see his foot prints outside our house in the dirt.
This is my third year to rehab raccoons and can't wait to get more. They are the best pets as such there is. I had Ruby and she was member of the family and would go to the woods and when you called her she would come to the house. She would walk to the mailbox with me and just loved to play inside or out. I found a site that I can get raccoon articles. To have one is to know what love is with a animal. I have pictures of her around here. I let someone give her medical care and she passed. I hope that I get two this year so wish me luck.
Hi, I have had two raccoons before and i am on my third one. I'm 14 now and when i had my first raccoon a was around 10 years old. The first raccoon was named Rascal and we found him as a 5 day old baby right beside a river. When we picked him up he turned out to be extremely friendly to everyone and he had a special relationship with me and my big black lab. When we let him wander out in the wilderness he left. About half a year later we picked up Merlin whom fell out of a tree and broke his nose. Merlin was a week old when we found him and he turned out to be very territorial and he onl liked me because, out of my 2 brothers, my mom and dad and I, I spent a lot of time with him and fed him by hand. One night he went outside and returned with over 30 raccoons that were messing around in our garage. When I went out there all the raccoon just stared and ran away exept for Merlin and another that was less than 2 feet away from me. Me and this curoisly familar raccoon had a stare-down and then he scurried away. Later a thought that that was Rascal. Now a have a raccoon named Gabriel who is extremely friendly but gets into everything and just loves to play. Right now he is about 8 months old but isn't very big and just wants to hang around with me and my dog (but my dog is old and doesn't want to be bothered):). I love my raccoons and would never let them go, they're the best friends ever.
I have a 3-year old racoon, and I named her Ringa! When I got her I
thought she was a male. Ringa is a very curious animal, and sometimes a real pain in the butt. She gets into everything and loves to climb on anything. I also have 2 dogs and she loves them! Ringa will even
sleep, eat and play with both of the dogs. Shes even so smart she can open doors the washer and even windows! She is my best friend!
My husband and I rescued 4 baby racoons approx. 5 weeks old. With the help of Brenda and John Baughman of Odessa, FL who have been rehabing for about 20 years we kept all 4(2 boys and 2 girls) until they were 10 months old. Due to health problems Moe, (one of the boys)will not be able to be released so we are keeping him. What a joy he is. The other three are with Wildlife Haven becoming wild again so they can be released in the wild someday. I miss them very much, but they deserve to live out their life in freedom. Now that Moe is a year old, plan to have him "fixed" hoping he will stay as sweet as he is now.