Prior to buying a raccoon, please make sure you have done extensive research. This also means talking with other raccoon owners. A raccoon is NOT like a dog or cat and should be raised with a lot of knowledge and understanding of a raccoons disposition. You should get one at a very young age. I recommend getting a raccoon that is still on the bottle. This helps with the bonding process. Look for the most calmest raccoon in the litter. Captive born raccoons are generally more docile than a raccoon from the wild. Also, you will not know the background of a wild raccoon. Please do not buy one online, unless you know for sure who the breeder is. Keep in mind, there are a lot of scams online that claim they have young raccoons.
When people find young raccoons, whether tiny eyes-closed infants or slightly older eyes-open but un-weaned babies, it is usually due to one of 6 scenarios. Obviously the first scenario means the young are orphaned and in immediate, often desperate need. Eyes-closed infants will be dehydrated and starving, usually having waited for their mother for a day or more before wiggling out of the nest. Slightly older eyes-open babies may be scared and wary or they may be desperate enough to approach and follow people. Baby raccoons rely on their mother for a long time. They wean gradually after about 12 weeks in the wild, but remain with her for close to a year, and den with her over their first winter. So, a fluffy little 8 week old, eyes-open baby, although mobile, is still totally dependent. In the second, third and fourth but only occasionally fifth and sixth scenarios, the young may still be reunited with their mother, so long as they are not injured unless the injury is superficial. One thing to note is that eyes-open babies who have been missing their mother for only hours rather than days i. The reason the fourth and fifth scenarios only occasionally lead to a reunion with the mother is that predators are often attracted to unguarded den sites, where the mother has already gone missing trapped out and removed, or killed, or predation itself has caused an injury, and an injured baby should not be returned to its mother. The best solution for babies and usually the homeowner as well is to leave the mother raccoon alone for a grace period of a few weeks — she will move her young herself once they become mobile and start to venture out with her on her foraging rounds. At that point it is safe to exclude the entire family and make repairs so the situation does not repeat itself the following spring.
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