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Can you keep a raccoon as a pet?
Raccoons are quite adorable, and many people consider keeping one as a pet – perhaps influenced by the Disney movie Pocahontas. However, you must know that raccoons do not behave like domestic animals at all. Before adopting raccoons as pets, you must take a look at the guidelines and tips that we at AnimalWised have compiled for you.
How do I get a pet raccoon?
Prior to getting a pet raccoon, find an exotic veterinarian who is willing to treat the animal. Even where raccoons are legal it can be difficult to find a vet who specializes in them. Raccoons can develop all sorts of medical issues. They are susceptible to skin infections and fleas, especially if they spend time outside.
Can raccoons live in an apartment?
Raccoons cannot live in an apartment or a flat. If you definitely want to have a raccoon as a pet you must have a house with a garden and an exclusive space for the raccoon’s use such as a large cage or even a room.
Can you buy a raccoon without a permit?
To be extra sure, check the breeder license and certificates. It is illegal to own a raccoon without a permit. If you鈥檙e planning to buy a raccoon from a breeder from another state, then you need a permit first. For importing raccoons from other states, you鈥檝e to apply for an import permit as well.