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Lots of new babies for educational programs and Zoos available or coming available soon. We have bottle baby white-nose, Mountain and very rare captive born Red coatis. For the first time in USA history ( as far as I know), we have raised a captive born and bottle raised South American crab eating raccoon. Parents are here in our facility. (USDA license required by us to purchase raccoon). Please call us directly with questions and we will send to photos of actual babies. 903-975-1913 or contact us through facebook at
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Perhaps the best way to get your feet wet with a raccoon as a pet is to purchase one from a breeder. The good news is that raccoons can be very friendly, if properly raised. They do, however, often get into mischief. They can be litter-box trained with a little patience. When you purchase your raccoon, try to purchase one that is still being fed with a bottle. Feeding him this way while still young helps in the bonding process.
Raccoons can be high-strung if they are raised alone. If they are raised with another animal, they are usually calmer, but when they get older, they will tend to calm down.
Raccoons are curious and will get into everything. This includes cabinets and cupboards, which often have dishes in them which will end up broken on the floor after your raccoon has found them. When they do you need to correct them like they were a dog, it just takes patience.
Outside time is good for raccoons. Even if you have a fenced in yard, it is good to keep your raccoon inside of an enclosed pen with a top on it. Raccoons are great climbers, and whatever you put him in he will get out of. Raccoons are great escape artists. The only real limitation is not to use a small pen for his area. That's asking for trouble. Make sure that the pen you provide is large and roomy for them to exercise in.
Another matter that often comes up with raccoons is their housebreaking habits. Raccoons can be house-trained just like a dog or cat. They should be provided with a box filled with litter and told that that is where they do their business. They will often choose someplace else, but just like a cat once that place has been found, the evidence should be removed and cleaned thoroughly, and their attention returned to the box as quickly as possible. They will eventually learn.
Fortunately, giving your raccoon enrichment in their life can be fun for you and them. Raccoons love to play. They love to explore. They love to have fun. You should give them places to play, toys to play with, and most importantly, your time to be with them and keep them occupied. You will both be happier for it.
As your raccoon gets older, his diet will approach what he would eat in the wild. Unfortunately, as an omnivore, a raccoon will eat virtually anything. Making things even more complicated, their diets often change throughout the season. You might include such ingredients as worms, insects, and other invertebrates along with plant material including fruits. The bottom line is that they will eat whatever is available, whenever it is available. If what you have is less esoteric, you might want to look out for Grain-free dog food is a good staple food to give daily to your pet raccoon but you need to supplement the kibble with poultry, fish, or eggs along with a large amount of fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole prey items such as mice.
It is important to keep in mind that whatever they are fed, raccoons like to make a big mess when they eat. They especially like to wash their food before they eat, so for that reason they should be provided with a large bowl of water for this purpose.