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 should you know about raccoons as pets?
If you鈥檙e looking to own a pet raccoon, there are a few things you should know about them. They can be a lot like a puppy or ferret: affectionate and playful. They are very intelligent animals and have a good memory and problem-solving abilities.
Is it legal to own a pet raccoon?
It鈥檚 only legal in 16 states to own pet raccoons. You鈥檒l need to find out if your state allows them before bringing one into your home. Domesticated raccoons can be housetrained and become affectionate. But pet racoons like to play as much as they like to cuddle.
Where can I get a pet raccoon?
It is best to obtain a pet raccoon from a breeder, although these may be difficult to find. Some people have raised orphan raccoons as pets but this may be illegal even in areas that you are allowed to have a captive bred pet raccoon.
What do raccoons need to survive in the wild?
Inside, your raccoon should have access to food, water, shelter, and structures (e.g., large branches) for climbing and jumping. Include toys, such as balls and food puzzles, to keep your pet entertained.