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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 have a beautiful female raccoon named BABY. We had to keep telling our house dog ( a rat terrier named Mickey) that she was a BABY dog and he needed to help us take care of her. When we got her she was badly injured and it was touch and go for a while. The name stayed and BABY and Mickey are still best buddies. Our BABY is a special member of our family...thought not really a pet. She interacts with each member of our family differently and often with different sounds when she communicates. We often describe living with a raccoon as being like living with a three year old who can climb "anything". I can not imagine life without her, or showers without her, or washing clothes with out her...and the list goes on. I think the most adorable thing she has ever done was not something that others would not consider adorable at all. I walked in the kitchen one night and found her sitting in front of the refrigerator with the door open and a carton of eggs on the floor. She had opened and carton and was having an egg feast...with egg everywhere. What a picture! She will be five years old in August.
A man noticed I was good with animals, one day and he asked me if I wanted to see if I could get this tiny baby racoon to eat something,
he was working in a housing development where he found it after he had cut down some trees, the mom racoon was killed and he felt bad.
I never had a racoon before so i wasnt sure what to feed it but it was so hungry it took right to baby fomula with a little more water than usual, to make a long story short, racoons make great pets as long as you dont mind your dog going nutts and a life long companion. The males will mark there place like a dog, the females can get a little jealous.
I have 2 racoons. My male(andy) is 9yrs old and my female(capri) is 6 weeks old. They are the greatest pets. If you have the time and patience racoons cant be beaten. Wished more people loved these animals as i do.
This site declares that raccoons are solitary animals. I have been helping a rehabilitator care for young raccons. She has been doing this for thirty years. According to her these animals actually form communities and although they do not rely on each other for survival they can exist communally. The rehabilitaors in our area have kept several in one compound with no problem. Siblings like to hang together and look out for one another. They usually stay with the Mother for about a year. When these animals are released it is usually in groups in proper protected habitats.
and i thought i was crazy to let these 2 babies and a mother indent their pawprints on my heart! It is nice to know that people out there appreciate their clownlike antics. mine come down from the trees for ice cream sandwichs!
hi! My name is Tucker, i'm 11. my mom and i found some raccoons in a barn. They were both boys. When we got them they were a week old. Now they are 9 months old. They make great pets. I have 6 cats, 2 dogs, 1 hamster, 3 cows, 1 pony, 1 ferret, 2 goats, and 6 chickens and they all get along really well. I love my raccoons.
Carrie and Ross Jantti
My husband and I have three raccoons at present. The oldest is Bandit who was a rescue from Tampa, FL. He is almost three years old and is absolutedly spoiled rotten. He has his own house and loft bedroom. We just lost a female raccoon named Tootie Bug that was epileptic. My husband found her one night coming home. Even though she was only with us for a brief time, she still remains alive in our hearts and was one of the best blessings ever. Recently we acquired a male and female that are approximately four weeks old (their mother was killed) and are currently being bottle fed. They are too precious. We encourage anyone who thinks of having a raccoon for a pet, to conduct lots of research, prepare to be committed, patient and dedicated as they require lots of attention. And above all else, have your raccoon vaccinated and neutered/spayed as this adds a quality of life that is unexplainable and removes a lot of the aggression that can otherwise be displayed.
Thanks for letting us share - Carrie and Ross Jantti - Florida
HELLO MY NAME IS CONNIE. I HAVE A 8WK OLD BABY RACOON. HER NAME IS NEKO, SHE IS SO CUTE. NEKO WAS FOUND BY THE SIDE OF A BUSY HIGHWAY WITH HER BROTHER AND NO MOMMY.,I HAVE BEEN BOTTLE FEEDING HER AND SHE IS SO LOVEABLE. MY 20yr.old TOM CAT LIKES HER. THEY BOTH LOOK JUST ABOUT THE SAME, BOTH HAVE RINGED TAILS. NEKO LOVES MANDERIAN ORANGE SLICES, GRANOLA, AND CEREAL. WE LOVE HER DEARLY. RACOONS MAKE A GREAT PET. SHE KEEPS ME ON MY TOES. HAVE FUN, CONNIE FROM CHARLESTON WV.
we have a coon, his name is dickey, hes been with us for 2 yrs and no intention of leaving. he has free roam of the house, he comes and goes as he pleases, he likes to open our sliding door and head outside for afew hours and come back same way, just wish he would close door back up, especially in winter... he mainly eats mac and cheese.... its all he likes we tryed everything else.. also fortune cookies, hes good with our 6 month old but steals her binkys and toys. he sleeps under our stairs leading to our second floor so when you get up you always have to watch for his head sticking out. hes very nosey. he just got up now and is laying on the computer desk playing, its a matter of time till he starts with me and ill have to stop writing, well its started have to go
I love Raccoons (all other animals as well), and I recently bought an albino raccoon. My raccoons name is Rudy, and I'm currently bottle feeding him. It's just like having a new born baby around the house.
He chatters when he's hungry, and settles down after he eats his food.
I've had many different or unusual pets...but this one is by far the coolest pet I have ever owned. Oh... did I mention how cute he is???
I laugh, grin, or smile every time I look at him.
Raccoons make awesome great pets.