Raccoons are intelligent animals. They can problem solve and have good memories. However,raccoons are wild animals,so taking one from the wild won鈥檛 have good results and is likely illegal. If you find a raccoon that has been domesticated or rehabilitated,they can be a loving and playful pet.
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What makes raccoons the best pets?
Here are the possible things that make raccoons the best pets. The nocturnal trait makes raccoons a better deal as a pet. The creature tends to offer maximum protection to its owner at night against intruders. The intelligence enables the animal to distinguish between their owners and intruders.
How long do raccoons live as pets?
Be prepared to make a long term commitment to a pet raccoon. They need lots of care and attention as well as supervision and if they are well cared for it is reasonable to expect them to live for 10-15 years.
Is it legal to have a pet raccoon?
Some people have raised orphan raccoons as pets but this may also be illegal even in areas that you are allowed to have a captive bred pet raccoon. Taking native animals from the wild is not permitted in most areas.
Are raccoons friendly to humans?
Some raccoons may be curious and friendly with people. Other raccoons may be skittish and flee when approached. Disease carriers. Raccoons can carry rabies, and there鈥檚 no approved vaccination for rabies, so if your raccoon bites or scratches someone, they may be confiscated and euthanized for testing and as a safety precaution.