Can I have a pet raccoon?
October 30, 2006 3:13 PM Subscribe
Anyone know anything about pet raccoons?
posted by Yelling At Nothing to Pets & Animals (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm wondering if it's really possible to keep a raccoon as a domestic pet. I live in an area where they're fairly common, and I've always thought they were cool little creatures.
I know that raccoons aren't domestic in the sense cats and dogs are, but I've also heard stories about people with pet raccoons. I can't find much that's helpful on the internet, so I'm putting the question to you folks. Do people have pet raccoons? How common is this? What are the pitfalls?
And no, I haven't taken one in or anything like that. My current living situation makes a pet of any kind pretty much impossible, so this is just an idle thought.