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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 pet Raccoons, they are the best little friends you could ever have. I found them on the side of the road after a large rain. They still were brown when I found them.
I also have a pet raccoon now. He is 14 months old.
Yes he is much more than i ever imagined!! Not necessarily "tearing" things up, yeah he could i guess, but he just likes to make a total mess of everything, i dont care what it is, he can make a mess of it!
alot of people get them and at about 5 months decide to get rid of them b/c of their coonie behavior.. either dumping them off in the wild, or hurting them!
I made a committment to my coonie and to myself no matter what happened i would always keep him and be good to him.
He is only playing and if anyone has ever seen a wild coon fight, they would know the difference!! A friend says I have the meanest coonie ever!!! He doesnt have a mean bone in his body!!!
Just because he darts off the bed and chases me around the table then jumps as high as he can to bite whatever he can bite..LOL
i just have to tell myself, hes only playing..
GRIN AND BEAR IT!!
My best friend has a pet racoon, her mom found it at her work. It was very small when they took it home and would crawl and hide under piles of blankets. it liked to eat cheerios out of your hand and was very tame. now it is about a year old and very wild because the boys in the house taught it how to fight when they would mess around with it. it only goes to certain people and if you try to pet it he will bite or scratch you. It gets into everything, and is not house trained. It likes to crack open raw eggs and eat the yolk out of it. Even still, it is a great pet when treated right and taken great care of.
Hello. my name is Mandi. I have a barn and every night i put all my cats
away and the racoon that i call rocky is always in there to. he comes in
and sleeps and eats cat food. I see him eat out of the same cat dish as the cats they have a friendship. In the middle of the night some times he opens the door and gets in. he is usually in there at about nine oclock . Today when i got home from work i walked in the barn and he was sleeping on the pile of boxes. He is really beautiful and i wish i could pet him but, i dare not because he is wild. but i have seen how friendly he is to the cats and i kind of want one as a pet. My friends Mom had a racoon that used to sleep in bed with her like a dog and use the litter box and every thing.
there are lots of racoons in my neighborhood and they are actually rather friendly because my friend and I will sit on the steps and they will approach us looking for food but some do show signs of aggression because my friend and I were going into the parking lot to watch the sunrise when one started growling at us. There are soo cute
I once had a pet racoon named Renovie. I got him as a pup when a friend of mine found his dead mother by the side of a tree and 3 pups up in a nest. I also had a dog at the time, a cockapoo male, but they got along OK and even slept together. He would use a litter box like a cat, and would eat all kinds of things that people eat, and also what the dog ate. He liked to eat dry dog food by taking a piece in his paws and dipping it in the water bowl, letting it soak a while, and then eating it. He did not damage anything, but he could open any cabinet and would go in there and root around, and once in a while you would find him sleeping in a large speghetti pot. I only kept him for about a year though, because as he matured he really wanted to be outside all the time... he literally climbed the curtains. I would take him for walks with the dog, both on seperate leashes. The dog would visit the bottom of the trees and Renovie would climb them. I had people actually pull their cars over and ask me what kind of "dog" that was!
After a year, I saw my friend again who had given him to me and he said that he would take Renovie to a farm he knew of where the people would feed him and let him run around in their protected wooded area. That seemed like the right solution so I had to let him go. I missed him though. He was a good pet. Perhaps a female would not have been so anxious to go out and roam, but I doubt it. They are after all, wild animals and that instinct is very strong in them.
In the year I had him, he went from about 2-3 pounds to a little over 25 pounds in weight so they grow very fast and are always kind of hungry. Having a pet racoon is like having an animal that is a cross between a cat and a monkey. They are very curious and intelligent animals. At least as smart as a very smart dog. They figure things out and can use their hands very effectively to solve problems and open things. They will reach into your pockets and pull stuff out to have a look. I used to keep some "snacks" in my shirt pocket so when Renovie would sit on my lap he would reach in there and get something to eat. If his little "stash" ran out he would complain about it and poke me in the nose with his nose and paw my pocket so I would put more stuff in there for him to pull out. He seemed to like the act of getting the snack out of my pocket as much as actually eating it. Like a dog, he knew his name and would come when you called him, making a little chittering sound like the cooing of a dove. Anyone who ever had one would have to say they were good pets and worthy of respect.
I have 3 wild raccoons that visit me every night. I give them bread and sometimes teddy grahams. My favorite is "Sweatheart". We have built a trust over several months of visits. I will place a piece of bread on my knee (while sitting) and she will reach up and take it with her paws. she then will sit next to me while I scratch her back and neck (She really enjoys this). When she is done she will go on top of my house for a rest. I know that they are wild and not pets, and I take several precautions when I have my visitations. However I would not change this for the world they are quite gentle and curious creatures.
Hi, i owned a raccoon, it was a male about 5 months old, i adopted, but not for very long. I love animals, but this little guy was a handfull!!!!!! Let me tell you, he destroyed his bed room that i gave him, holes in the walls, and everything. They are very loving, but like to do their own thing. i had to give him back, because he was just so curious, and got into EVERYTHING. there is a lot of care, more then you can expect. I loved the little guy, but the room was trashed.
I too have a racoon, named Robbie. He is about 1 year old now and is a fun little guy. I agree that if your not willing to spend the time, money and energy, dont adopt a racoon. I have been bitten,scratched and managed to survive. The only time he bites is when he is startled or in his "got to find a woman" mode. When he was small, he would climb up my pant leg as if I were a tree. This is alright during jean season, but the shorts, boy does that hurt! I would not suggest a racoon as a pet unless you are serious about their care. Because if they become use to people and approach them they might become frightened and report them, and then we know how it could end.
hi my name is kevin and i have notised a strang lookin raccoon in my area. it is all white and has black stripes on its tail.