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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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