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- Some people like to keep raccoons as pets, but
keep this statement in mind: raccoons don't make good pets!
You might be able to teach them to do tricks, but the tricks raccoons
learn on their own aren't always so funny. For instance, running
water fascinates raccoons. So much so, that they will turn and
leave on water faucets! Their curiousity is never-ending and
they'll always climb everywhere and check out everything.
- Raccoons and their curiousities may be cute when
they're little, but when they become adults they'll develop nasty
tempers. Sometimes if they do not get their way, they will
bite. Keeping a raccoon in a cage is one solution, but this also
tends to make them miserable.
- Most city zoos and local animal shelters won't
take raccoons (although I know of a few that do) so it's best to let
raccoons live in the wild.