Yes,it is possible to have a raccoon as a pet. Although you won鈥檛 find them in pet shops,you can adopt one through private breeders. It鈥檚 difficult for a pet shop to provide one,as the raccoon isn鈥檛 considered to be a pet,as its behavior is usually quite different from a pet.
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How to get a raccoon as a pet?
Purchasing Your 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 are the dangers of having a pet raccoon?
Your pet raccoon must be vaccinated against rabies. Pet raccoons tend to suffer from obesity. Reduce the risk by taking special care with the raccoon’s food and encourage it to exercise under your supervision. Raccoons may also suffer hip dysplasia.
Is it hard to take care of a raccoon?
Plus, raccoons have dietary needs and health issues that can be difficult to manage. And as active animals, they need lots of space to roam. But if you have the knowledge and time to properly care for a raccoon, they can be fascinating and funny companions. Can You Own a Pet Raccoon?
Is it legal to own a pet raccoon in Canada?
The answer is no, for several reasons. It鈥檚 illegal: In Canada it is illegal to keep raccoons as pets, as they are on the 鈥榩rohibited animals list, alongside several other exotic species. It鈥檚 unethical: Raccoons are wild animals.