Animal Stories - Pet Racoon


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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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Crystal - 2017-10-28
Jasmine my coon was found when she was about 8 weeks old. Her mom and one of her siblings had been killed by my aunt's neighbors dog. Lol that's a mouthful. She was super sweet and always sleeping she had the cutest purr. As she grew older she got meaner as do all wild animals. I still have her and im just trying to figure out how to get her to stop being so aggressive because 99% of the time she's as sweet as pie the other 1% she's the spawn of Satan. She's about 6 months old has her own bedroom and is not spoiled whatsoever 😉😉😉 (she really is super spoiled) but any suggestions would be well appreciated.

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Jacqueline Jones - 2017-10-13
I have a female raccoon that about seven to eight months old I raised her from roughly six weeks till now she was a wild rescue. She has started growling and meaning business. I put oven mitts on trying to touch her and she still tore me up like not playing she was mad during these episodes she will growl if I stand to close if I try and feed her a treat it does not matter is this normal behavior? After she sleeps she eventually calms down and she is her normal hyper distructive self

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Anonymous - 2017-09-28
Where can I buy a pet raccoon?i live in fl

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Garcia Alina - 2013-03-16
HELLO EVERYONE I HAVE A PET RACOON NAMED SABRINA WHO IS TURNING ONE YR OLD ON MARCH 31.  I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH RESCUE AND REHABILITATION RELEASE CENTERS AND HAD AQUIRED MINE WHEN SHE WAS FOUND ON HER MOM AT 5 WEEKS OLD. RACOONS ARE VERY SMART OPURTUNIST MEANING IF THEY SEE IT AND WANT SOMETHING THEY WILL GET IT.  WHEN FINDING BABBIES ESPECIALLY NEWBORNS REMEMBER THEY CANOT GO TO THE POTTY U MUST STIMULATE THEM TO GO POTTY THIS CAN BE DONE WITH A Q TIP AND THE BEST MILK IS PUPPY MILK.ESIBILAC AND KMR ARE GOOD NBRANDS TO USE. NO HOUSE MILK IT CAN CONSTAPATE AND KILL YOUR BABBIES.  ALSO STIMULATE BABBIES UNDER 3 WEEKS OLD TO GO EVERY 3 HOURS TO POTTY. IF NOT DONE THE BLADDER WILL RUPTURE.  RACOONS LOVE ATTENTION AND WHEN BABBIES CAN BE AN ATTENTION HOG. MINE WAS. I AM CURRENTLY WORKIG TO GET THE PERMITS NEC TO OPEN MY OWN REHAB AND RELEASE CENTER FOR ORPHANED AND INJ WILDLIFE. I LOVE MY JOB AND RESPONSABILITIES AND WILL ALWAYS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REG RACOON CARE OR ANY OTHER ???? PLEASE EMAIL ME AT HOPEFORDOLPHINS@YAHOO.COM

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  • Lenny - 2017-09-13
    Hello! I found a baby and raised it, got it on people food and puppy food, grapes and many other things... I had it in a big cage and taught it to go in the litter box...she is 4 or 5 months old, 3 days ago I let her go up a tree and she only comes half way down and goes way up high to the very top... Do you think she will come back? I put out food and water, she knows me BUT! she seems afraid to come done the straight tall tree from 25to 30 feet then goes back up...The tree is right by my house and raising her from a bottle and acting like her mom do you think she will come back to me....shes been up in the tree 3 to 4 days now eating leaves and bark....If she gets hungry or thursty do you think she will come down? AND its gonna rain will that tempt her to come home and out of the weather.... Please get back to me with any answers My e-mail is lenmirandy5@aol.com Thanks for your time and cooperation, I miss her so much....
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William Boudreau - 2017-08-09
Need someone to take a2 day old.

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  • Lisa Ullenbruch - 2017-08-13
    Did you find someone to take your newborn raccoon?
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Nicki - 2012-11-11
I am looking for a good home for a wonderful little raccoon. She is completely tamed and loves dogs and people. My friend who has raised her has recipe toy had a special needs child and would like to re home the raccon to where she can get more attention. Any info anyone could give me would be very appreciated.

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  • bell city girl - 2012-11-26
    i might be interested in your raccoon if it is still available.I have had a raccoon in the past i just love them. My old raccoon Bandit we let go last summer.please let me know if you still have him.
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-11-26
    You'll need to put some contact information in your post...
  • Melissa Immel - 2012-12-08
    I have a 5 month old male and I love him so much. He stays in the house with a cat & 3 dogs. They play all the time. The dogs go out in the daytime and he goes too when I go out with him. I would love to have a female too so he can have a companion.
  • William Boudreau - 2017-08-09
    I found a 1 day old raccoon in my garage with three momma. Live in Gainsville Georgia
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Robin - 2017-06-28
I had 5 baby raccoons and their mother was killed! They are maybe 10 inches long not sure how old but the are eating solid food now! They took off an I have not been able to find them! Will they survive on their own? I am really worried?

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Lauren jimenez - 2017-03-17
I had a pet raccoon for almost a year now. He dug a whole under the sink and got outside. He never showed any interest in the outside. He has been gone a week now and we have been looking for him all over. He was a part of our family. He lived with 3 dogs and a cat. One dog is very upset, as are we. He was a little chubby and we had to help him cLimb onto the sofa. He slept 8n bed under the blanket with us and every night he slept with his stuffed bear and monkey. I k ow it is breeding season and he was becoming interested , since he was getting a little fresh with his stuffed spiderman. He had an appointment last wednesday to be neutered, but he left frifay morning. I have been crying since he left. He had all of his shots and flea treatment. We raised him since day one when his mother was killed. will he come home? I am so worried because he was fat and spoiled. He had full run of the house always.

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  • Anonomous - 2017-03-30
    Yes I do. Leave plenty of food especially his favorites all over the front and back yard. Like chicken or turkey and things that are sweet.and plenty of water. Toys as well. Call him/her frequentlyou so the raccon hears you. Meaning loudly.
    Let your dogs outside at night.Every night with a good flash light look up every tree and uder every bush. At this point be quiet and listen. Your coon is close. However, if they have found a mate it might be a little more difficult. You may also use a raccoon trap. I highly suggest the trap is not a good obtion.You catch another raccoon AND scare yours away. Mine has gotten out four times. He was under a bush playing with his dog the first time. Second time he was under the house.Third time he was playing with all four dogs but my mini horse cornered him a I just picked him up. Fourth time he got out of my window unit and was gone for 5 stressful, horrific,painful days. I did everything I have told you. My dogs alerted me by barking but it wasn't a stay away bark.It was like he's here alerting bark. I went outside quietly with a flash light and alone like I did earlier,it's 2am now,pointed up in my big tree in the back yard and there he was.I called him he climbed down the tree and went he was close enough I put my arms out and got him. I was shaking, crying,squeezing him with love until I got him inside. I looked him over to make sure he wasn't hurt or bitten. He wasn't so I made him the best dinner and lots to drink and he hasn't tried to escape since. I'm lucky to be able to share this story to you. Hopefully,if God willing, you will be able to share yours as well. When in season there hormones take over. Get him/her fixed asap. When you cant watch him it is OK to put him in a big encloser as long as he has plenty of freedom when you are home. Good luck!!!
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Allison - 2007-06-17
I do not encourage having a pet Racoon, I have seen many Racoons SUFFER in cages! (And have let many back yard caged Racoons lose to their road to freedom) These are wild animals and 99% of the people who get them wish they never have. Wild animals belong in the wild. To anyone thinking of getting a baby Racoon..think again and get a Bunny. Leave the Racoons that are injured or orphaned to the licenced wildlife Rehabilitators. It is cruel and inhumane keeping a Racoon in a cage Period!

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  • katie nightstocker - 2016-10-16
    I would have to agree if I was in a cage I would not like it eat her
    I have a house I live in and never in a cage I do get into things at times mainly
    cause I want attention I don't climb on stuff or get in to much long as I got food water and a clean
    litter box I'm a good girl
  • Sabrina - 2016-11-04
    Dude, if you ever came on my property and attempted to let any of my pets loose, you would be shot and charged with trespassing. How does it feel to know that those raccoons you realeased to their "road to freedom" you actually let loose to their road to DEATH. Wild raccoons live 2-5 years, in captivity they live 15-20. And they can live VERY HAPPY lives in captivity with attention, food, toys, and safety. People like you are what's wrong with the world. You think you're doing something good and have no clue you are actually hurting the animal you think you are "helping". Educate yourself before you unwillingly kill another animal. My raccoon is a very happy animal and when given the opportunity to leave, he doesn't! Imagine that.
  • Lauren jimenez - 2017-03-17
    I love our raccoon, he lived onside with 3 dogs and a cat. I can't say that he wasn't a pain in the butt sometimes. Our Oliver never showed any interest in going outside until a couple of weeks ago. I set up his neutering appointment for last Wednesday, and he chewed a hole under the sink and left the Friday before. We are searching all over for him. He was a part of our family and we all miss him dearly, especially his dog Louie. Does anyone have any tips to find him. I am so heartbroken wondering if he is ok. He was spoiled to death in our home.
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Marsha - 2017-01-05
So, I am looking for someone to give advice with experiences. I have a pet raccoon that lives indoors. He is part of the family and hangs out with the cat and dogs. He is about 9 months old. I would really like to make him less nocturnal... not sure if this is possible. Errrrrr.... these nights are VERY long.... anyone like to share??

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  • Lauren jimenez - 2017-03-17
    Sorry, no. Mine wasn't nocturnal at all, until at about 5 months. I am up most of the night, so it didn't bother me. But he drove my husband crazy all night. Biting his toes for attention, or getting on top of a sleeping dog, to get a reaction.
  • Tenna - 2021-04-23
    Hi Marsha, how old was your coon when u got it? I ask vausr I've had several of them, but I got most of my very young. And most of them would sleep when I slept, but also they were never in cages. But I'm sure that is No fun if yours is up all night lol. I have 1 right now I've had him for 3yrs. And sorry 2 say in in the process of trying 2 fugure out where I can take him, cause he's starting 2 get aggressive with my grandchildren. So I guess what in sayin is dony get 2 attached cause it's no fun right now I am torn.
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