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Raccoons as pets? #6734829
01/18/20 07:30 PM
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I wondered if any of y'all have any experience..first or second hand...

I just saw a story on the news of a little girl who was attacked by a "pet" raccoon.

When I as a little girl I remember my neighbors had one and when she turned 4 or 5 they had to let her go because she became very destructive..she returned a few times and did damage to their home and eventually was put down..if memory serves me right.

I wonder if you can ever take the "wild" out of them?

They're illegal to have as pets in WV now.


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Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: cathryn] #6734833
01/18/20 07:32 PM
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They are illegal now in many states but they do make great pets......they do get into everything. crazy

Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: cathryn] #6734842
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Originally Posted by cathryn


I wonder if you can ever take the "wild" out of them?


NOPE, I've known dozens of folks who've tried, even with newborn kits, and they always got destructive-mean....I think when it's time to breed, could have something to do with it.


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Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: cathryn] #6734845
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They get aggressive after a year old-get their teeth pulled out like a circus bear.And they chit all over the place.
A skunk is a way better pet.Easy to litter train like a cat.

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Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: Bruce T] #6734848
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Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: cathryn] #6734856
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i used to have 1 it never did me no harm

Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: cathryn] #6734861
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I know lots of people who have or had raccoons. For the most part they have had few problems besides the coons getting into all sorts of things when left unattended. I know two people who had coons get aggressive. They both got rid of the aggressive coons, but both got more coons later.

My friend Ron's last coon would play with his face and then all the sudden pull one of Ron's nose hairs. I thought it was hilarious.

Keith

Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: cathryn] #6734864
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I have had quite a few as pets along with squirrels with no problems at all.

Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: cathryn] #6734869
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I had one. He was pretty good but we also neutered him
He unfortunately got into something and got sick


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Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: cathryn] #6734873
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They start out fun then it gets all crazy when they get older get a skunk better pet.


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Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: cathryn] #6734874
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I have one years ago, it was fun when it was young. When it got older it got aggressive. It would snap at you anytime there was food around. I would not have one again. JMO

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Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: cathryn] #6734878
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Once heard about one that was kept in a coastal town, and brought to a commercial fish cleaning station. The fish table had a flow of running water. The young coon would play in the stream of water and occasionally get a piece of fish. About the same time, there was a feral cat that would come to the cleaning table and play in the water also.

Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: Law Dog] #6734883
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
They start out fun then it gets all crazy when they get older get a skunk better pet.

Until they spray you that first time... crazy

Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: cathryn] #6734888
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Wild animals don't make as good a pet as dogs.

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Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: cathryn] #6734913
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My grandpa told me about a young coon they kept as a pet that spent so much time playing with their blue heeler it thought it was a dog and it would chase other coons into trees with the heeler.


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Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: BadgerTrapper97] #6734914
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Originally Posted by BadgerTrapper97
My grandpa told me about a young coon they kept as a pet that spent so much time playing with their blue heeler it thought it was a dog and it would chase other coons into trees with the heeler.

Lol laugh

Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: KeithC] #6734923
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Originally Posted by KeithC

My friend Ron's last coon would play with his face and then all the sudden pull one of Ron's nose hairs. I thought it was hilarious.

Keith


You are one sick puppy.


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Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: cathryn] #6734934
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Had one when I was a kid. Had him neutered which helped his demeanor a lot.

Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: trapdog1] #6734964
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Originally Posted by trapdog1
Had one when I was a kid. Had him neutered which helped his demeanor a lot.



Neutering has that affect on males. grin

I think it would be neat to have one as a pet but i dont think I could ever Completely trust it not to bite me..and they have alot of sharp teeth

I do think you could learn alot by watching them


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Re: Raccoons as pets? [Re: cathryn] #6734987
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It would be immoral for you to have one. Poor thing would be bitten all over laugh laugh laugh

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