How To Get a Pet Raccoon

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It’s almost baby season–which means our inbox is flooded with messages daily from people asking us to sell them a fox/raccoon/bobcat/opossum/etc. As a sanctuary, we do not breed, sell, or rehome our animals to the public. However, we are here to educate you about owning captive-bred wildlife.    What To Consider When Getting a Pet […]

How to Build a Fake Tree for an Animal Enclosure

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When it comes to designing animal enclosures, the time and effort put into it isn’t just for us humans–it is for the animals too! Wether you run a rehab or a sanctuary or are just keeping an exotic pet, well-designed enclosures are essential for allowing animals to live their best lives. If you are anything […]

What To Do If You Find a Baby Raccoon

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Some people might take finding a baby raccoon as a sign you need to keep it and have a pet raccoon, but I promise you–It is not! Raccoons are not cats and there is no “raccoon distribution system.” 

Do Raccoons Hibernate? Understanding Raccoon Torpor

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As the seasons change and the days grow colder, many people find themselves wondering about where animals–like raccoons–go in the winter. If you have a pet raccoon, you might find yourself wondering why they are so sleepy in the winter, or why your raccoon is taking longer to wake up than normal.

Raccoons and Moonshine

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What do raccoons have to do with moonshine? Moonshiners found a unique purpose for the raccoon baculum. Because of the bone’s distinctive curve, it worked perfectly to guide the flow of moonshine when moving the drink between vessels.

Exotic Pets and Child Safety

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Are exotic pets safe around children? As someone with over fifty animals on my property–raccoons, bobcats, foxes, etc–I frequently get asked how my kids do with the animals. This question is generally followed by “What exotic pets can you recommend for households with children?” These are both complex questions, but I’ll try to break it […]

Social Media’s Exotic Pet Problem

Social Media’s Exotic Pet Problem Viral videos of pet foxes and raccoons make my life harder. Don’t get me wrong, I think they are adorable and I love watching them, but these videos also result in me having to do more paperwork. Allow me to explain: If you’re on social media, then you’ve seen viral […]

How much should a pet raccoon weigh?

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How Much Should A Pet Raccoon Weigh? This is a question we get asked a lot, and due to the rise in popularity of pet raccoon videos on tiktok, something a lot of people have been searching recently. Interestingly enough, the ideal weight for a raccoon doesn’t have all that much to do with the […]

Are Pet Raccoons Legal in my State?

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Are Pet Raccoons Legal In My State? We here at Exotic Pet Wonderland understand how hard it can be to get straight info on the legality of exotic pet ownership, so we’ve created this list to more easily answer the question “Are pet raccoons legal in my state?”  Our updated map for 2024 showing the […]

Dealing With an Aggressive Pet Raccoon

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Dealing with an Aggressive Pet Raccoon If you have a pet raccoon, or have mentioned getting one, you have probably heard something along the lines of “Oh! My grandad/cousin/sister’s best friend’s uncle had a pet raccoon! It was sweet when it was a baby, and then it grew up and got mean, so they got […]

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