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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 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.
Shonda and John
The other day, my boyfriend and I went for a walk in the woods. Now, it is not completely uncommon for us to randomly bring home a pet whether from the pet store or from a camping trip, but this time, it was NOT intended. A mother and her babies were near us in the woods and we were just watching them when the babies came up to meet us. After a while we decided to leave, but I had a follower. One of the babies followed me home that night. Three days into it, s/he still hasn't left me, looks for me if I leave him alone: he seems to have adopted me and my boyfriend as his family now, even though we've tried to return him to his family. Oh well. He's so cute, we are just hoping we can handle a racoon along with our two dogs, a cat, rabbit, two birds, and a bunch of fish...
My husband works for a critter control company, and he is always bringing home new friends. The best thing he ever brought home was Einstien. Our little racoon and his 4 brothers and sisters were found in a chimney, and the mother could not be found or trapped.
We found homes for the all of the tiny little babies, except for Einstein. He has crazy gray hair that sticks straight-up like Albert Einstein. Our 2 year old Bullmastiff thinks that he is her baby and tries to nurse and clean him. It is so funny to see such a huge dog coddlng a tiny little coon! He has been a very good baby, and he is so much fun to watch! He is like a tiny little monkey. He likes to climb in our pockets and take a nap. Having a racoon is not an easy job. You should only adopt one if you can spend a lot of time with them. Einstein has been by far the most interesting part of our family!