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Riverside California Raccoon Control Situation: Hi, I found your e-mail link on a website about raccoons, and I'm assuming that you know alot about raising raccoons. My husband and I found a baby raccoon the other day and brought it into our home to raise but I have some questions about how to raise him. I need to know how you can tell a boy from a girl? what is the easiest way to tame him? what is the best diet for him? Is Pedialyte really good for him when hes dehydrated? should we give him some kind of vitamins? Is there anything you cant or shouldn't feed him? any requirement other than a rabies shot to keep him? I am really hoping you can help me or know someone who can. Thank You for your time. Thank You, Michelle
My response: Michelle - I do not know anything about raising baby raccoons, nor do I advocate keeping one as a pet. Some people have managed to do so successfully, but many others have had bad problems - they are docile as babies, but become wild in temperament at about 6 months of age. - David
Hi David, I've been looking over your website and wonder if you have any advice for humanely removing a mother raccoon and her litter (about 2 weeks old) from an upstairs bedroom (not an attic) of a house. The room isn't used anymore but is quite cluttered and we know how she got into it, but have left her path to outside clear so she can get food etc. I called one wildlife removal service and the guy didn't seem very confident about handling this. In fact he told me to call local animal control since the animal is actually in the house itself, but they won't even call me back. The CA fish & wildlife service thought only pros would handle it, not animal control. Do you think it's worth trying to toss some ammonia-soaked rags or anything like that into their environment to get them to leave on their own? (How would she carry all the babies, though? she gets out through a partly open window with an AC in it) We really don't want to upset the mom or babies and want to get them relocated if we can & then board up the window. Any advice at all or reputable companies you know of in NJ would be so helpful. It seems from your site that you care about the welfare of these animals. Thanks in advance for any help! Sincerely, -Megan
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