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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Sarah - 2008-07-31
WANT A RACCOON? I have a raccoon that has been bottle fed and is now around 3-4 mo old. I cannot keep her, if anyone is interested i am in AL. Please email me sarah512@bellsouth.net

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  • carla - 2012-01-25
    i will take your raccoon if you are still needing a home for her please contact me at this address thank you
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tom wirt - 2011-11-22
I was 16 back in the late 40's and accompanied my dad and uncle on many coon hunts. One night, several of us and 4 dogs, treed a female in a large hollow oak. She had 2 young ones - about 6 weeks old -and I kept one naming him Clydus. Fed him a Pet Milk mix from a doll bottle and he thrived on it. I built a small wooden frame with chicken wire on the bottom. We would go to our pond nearly every day and catch crawdads which he loved. He grew to about 30 pounds and rode with me in the car, setting on the back of my seat enjoying the scenery. Took him to a field trial one day and was offered $30 for him which I refused (a weeks salary for my dad at the time). When he was about 2 years old he bit a neighbors young son who was teasing him and we had to return him to the woods. Great pet !

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-22
    It was fun when you had him though so you got to enjoy. $30.00 was big money back then - a weeks salary.
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Imogen - 2011-10-19
I never knew you could keep racoons as pets: I thought they were only wild! Shocked...

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-20
    Yep, racoons ccan make excellent pets - as do squirrels and my cousin even had a pet skunk that was absolutely wonderful.
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nancy - 2011-09-07
Need help finding a place for 5 month old small female coon is there anybody by Flint, Mich that can help?

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  • april - 2011-09-18
    I was just wondering if you would know about wild coons I had one come to my motel room door and it about came in but my husband hurried up and shut the door would you know why the coon did that? Thanks, your friend april.
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tricia - 2011-07-15
I found a baby raccoon about two months ago. I am guessing it was just started to be weaned when he was found. He made the same sucking noises and making bread like others have said and has bonded with me and my husband and my German Shep Max. He also loves my two teen aged kids. He followed me around for the first 3 weeks and then since has bonded with my dog. German Sheps do have the same kind of mask marking on their faces that raccoons do. Anyway, the raccoon is housebroken he uses his cage, shares the same food bowl as Max which is usually hilarious and now loves to nibble toes and run his little paws in my hair which seems to fascinate him to death. He does not like to cuddle or be petted as much now the older he gets which I have expected. I know he will eventually go and do what coons do, and since he loves to go on walks with the dog and my husband he gets outside all the time in fact when the dog is outside in his outside fenced in area the coon is always right above him hanging in the tree, when Max comes in so does the coon. This experience has been so fun and would do it again in a heartbeat! I know one day when he goes out with Max he won't be back but I knew that from the start. Coons rock!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-16
    I think sometimes people who do rehabilitation must feel wonderful all the time but I know that it can be heart breaking. I am glad you had such a great experience. It is wonderful for the whole family and so much to enjoy. Yep, probably he is going to go and do what racoons do - especially if a male. My grandma had a pet squirrel - rescue- and the squirrel did eventually what squirrels do but brought the babies back and then grandma had a house full. That was a female.
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Connie - 2011-06-01
Does anyone know of a vet in South Carolina, I need one bad! Thank you for your time.

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leland jacobus - 2011-01-23
Raccoons carry a parasite that enters through the soles of the feet and damage vital organs. This is Russian roulette. Please verify for yourself. Inquire of a knowledgeable vet. Meanwhile consider their feces TOXIC!

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Paula - 2007-04-28
I found this Dr. Jungle site and see all the posts of raccoon lovers. I found a baby racoon at the park where I go for bike riding. When I saw her she counld't walk ,so I brought her home and looked at the webpages about raccoons. I tryed the bottle feeding and then a spoon fed diet. She was so lovable and I am very sad. I worried to much and brought her back to the park, I went back to the place I put her the following day and she was dead.
I am heartbroken for my poor efforts in care now that I remember her and think what this meant for her. Thanks to all the post from the raccoon lovers and the encouragement, I know from here on.

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  • RACCOONS ARE CUTE - 2011-01-05
    That is so sad! Poor raccoon.........................
    I have a pet raccoon that likes doughnuts, but I won't let her eat any!
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Beth - 2010-05-19
HELP! I have one or two raccoons living in my pole barn. One is orange and huge, the other is more traditionally colored but a big one as well. I have just come back to live here on the river in my home after a 18-20 month absence. I live in Northern Michigan and need to know how to convince them to move on or have them caught and taken away. Please help.

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  • Texas 617 - 2010-12-04
    Go to your local feed store, buy a large live catch trap and 1 can of sardines... Place sardines in trap, set trap in pole barn, retrieve trap in a day or two once you have caught one. Remove at least 15 miles from your location (to an unpopulated area), release animal. Repeat as necessary.
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pamela riley - 2010-07-14
We have raccoons come on our deck. Yes, we feed them and really enjoy them. I really study them and know that these are different ones! Do they migrate and travel? We had some that were regulars and very sweet. I do not see them anymore a few months ago we heard shooting and I have not seen my friends again..

Now we have new babies, but really not too many repeaters? So, I am curious about they migrating and traveling?

Looking for answers?

We are feeding them dog food and table scraps - they really love sweets...

Thanks so much! Ours are not harmful - they just come and eat. We enjoy them!

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