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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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my hubby found a baby raccoon (George Cooney) on our back yard he was having a hard time walking, i guess the fall from the tree shook it up.
I truly love to keep him I have plenty of room but everyone is telling me otherwise. my husband tells me to make up my mind soon because he is getting attached to George
I recently found a baby raccon that had fallen from our palm tree out front. It was raining at the time and I don't know how long he was there before I found him but I immediately took the little guy in and feed him 1/2 & 1/2 (Cream) from an eye dropper and named him Bandit. He was starving and stole my heart from that very moment. My girlfriend has rescued just about every type of animal you can imagine so I called her & she came over and she fed him goat's milk thru a baby bottle. We took great care of him & despite my girlfriend asserting that we would have to release him when he gets older, I had already planned on keeping him needless to say! His eyes weren't even open yet but he was so responsive and I enjoyed bottle feeding him and spending time with him when he wasn't napping. Unfortunately, 4 days after we found him, he started to refuse to eat and became listless which was so unlike his frisky behaviour. I tried feeding him and he just didn't want to eat and as I held him in my hands, he took his last breath and died! I can't tell you how heartborken I was and I sobbed hoping maybe he was just ill and I could revive him but it was too late. I'm a grown man and an ex-Navy Seal and have always prided myself on being a tough guy who could handle anything but how unprepared I was for my little Bandit! I'm still heartbroken and miss him terribly but hope to adopt one when I move out to the country (Central Florida) next year. I know 4 days wasn't long but I'm convinced racoons can make great pets given the time & care they need.
I've had dogs & cats all my life but Bandit for some reason was the one I was most attached to and still don't know why.
I raised a neonate raccoon two years ago, and was able to release her back to the wild successfully! I sometimes wish my family and I kept her. I even got to the point of checking into purchasing one. Today I answered an ad from the newspaper for a free raccoon baby! I want to keep him,and know that he has to have a lot of shots, veterinarian care, etc,, but I'm also having the problem of finding veterinarians that care for raccoons. More than likely I will have to go to anouther state to do so. Guess what I'm saying is do your research on veterinarians too, because not all states have those who care for raccoons. Wish me luck! jen
I was out on a job site yesterday when one of the guys running an excavator discovered that we had 3 racoon kits in a tree that was getting ready to go in the grinder (one fell out as the tree was being lifted up). He placed the tree back on the ground and we proceeded to cut the tree in half and remove the kits. They are aproximately 4 weeks old (just opened their eyes) and are not weened yet. I've raised and bred ferrets before (had 3 breeding pairs) so this should prove to be interesting if what I understand about them is true.
I RECENTLY FOUND 5 RACOONS IN OUR FARM DUMPSTER. THEY WERE BORN THE EVENING BEFORE AND IT WAS THE COLDEST DAY IN A LONG TIME. THEY WERE SO COLD WE THOUGHT THEY WERE DEAD. AS SOON AS THEY FELT THE WARMTH OF OUR HANDS THEY STARTED YELLING. WE TOOK THEM HOME AND HAVE BEEN BOTTLE FEEDING SINCE. THE 2 LITTLE ONES HAVE DIED BUT THE OTHER 3 ARE STRONG. THEY ARE NOW 16 DAYS OLD BUT THEIR EYES ARE NOT YET OPEN. SO FAR THEY ARE THE SWEETEST BABIES. THERE IS 1 MALE AND 2 FEMALES. I PLAN ON PUTTING THEM IN A 6FT BY 8 FT CAGE AT THE BARN WHEN THEY ARE TO ORNERY TO KEEP THEM IN THE HOUSE. THIS IS MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH COONS BUT HAVE MET SO MANY PEOPLE THAT HAVE RAISED THEM WITH GREAT EXPERIENCES.
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.