Not many people think of raccoon as a pet, but they make great ones, if you’re okay with their mischievous personality.
- Decide if you really should get one. Raccoons live for around ten to fifteen years, and need vet care, supervision, enrichment, and play time. You can’t just stuff a raccoon into a closet! Consider who will look after your pet when you go away, or in case you’re unable to care for your raccoon anymore – pet raccoons can’t survive in the wild! pet raccoons can also get into a lot of trouble, and have a tendency to bite (and bite hard at that). Your raccoon will need to live in the house, or he’ll just be a caged wild animal you keep in your yard.
- Find out pet raccoon legal states. Raccoons are banned in many areas, and you don’t want to end up having to relinquish your coon because he’s illegal in your area.
- Find a breeder. You can ask for a list of breeders from your state wildlife commission. Look for a kit between six and eight weeks old that’s gentle and quiet, and ask to wean him yourself – this will create a firmer bond between you and your coon.
- Give your raccoon pet lots of entertainment! He should be given toys such as stuffed animals, his own room to hang out in, and a bed (complete with bedding). Play with him every day, and give him training to keep him occupied and prevent naughtiness.
- Locate a vet experienced with raccoons! Find one for general check-ups, and one that works during the night for emergencies.
- Feed your pet raccoons a balanced diet! It should be made up of fresh fruit, vegetables, and lean chicken and fish (or high grade dog food instead of meat). Avoid red meat and people food!
- Have fun and you must be friendly and smile just liek you attract men Raccoons make great pets for dedicated, informed people. Plus, pet raccoon look cute!
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