Raccoons (Procyon)

Predatory animals, such as raccoons, or their scientific name Procyon lotor, are not good for keeping in houses. If they were not bought already domesticated, you need to look after them carefully. Raccoons have sound and firm teeth, are aggressive and dangerous, and can break open-air cages, enclosures, and other animal housings.

Raccoons (Procyon)

Hence, the predators are usually bought when they are kids. They are reared on milk with the help of teats. Raccoons can also be given to a cat or a dog that suckle and bring them up to their maturity. Because of such an upbringing a predatory animal gets accustomed to the owner. The proper training and treatment of raccoons usually make them tame, obedient, and even fluffy pets.

Raccoons (Procyon)

These predatory animals are mainly fed with meat products. However, from time to time raccoons should be given some live animals to hunt them, so that they will satisfy the biological need in prey. When they are in pens and cages, you can also feed them with porridge, dairy products, etc., but that has to be only 50% of the whole ration. One should regularly and thoroughly clean and disinfect animal housings, because raccoons make them quickly dirty due to this kind of nutrition.

Raccoons (Procyon)

Moreover, you should always keep in mind that these trapped in the wild nature predators don’t belong in the cages, especially where the space is confined. It is hard for raccoons to go through poor living conditions in cages. You can see it, as they become more aggressive and fierce, behave disobediently and claim way more attention, than other animals. Sometimes wild animals gnaw guard nets, gratings, cage bottoms, trying to get out of them. Captivity quite often depresses raccoons. They get nervous and fretful. Be careful, as raccoons can fall ill with a lot of different and serious diseases.
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