Raccoon Pet Release
i had raccoons as a pet for a while does that
effect how they live in the wild if you set them free or is it best
to keep them until they die
If you had them since they were babies they are probably imprinted on
humans (meaning they look to people for food and are not afraid of
them). This would make it hard for them to survive in the wild. If you
had them as adults and just for a little while, they probably retained
much of their wildlife "skills" and would be fine out by themselves.
If you do have raccoons that you wish to return to the wild, look for
a wildlife rehabilitator near you. They would have the ability to try
to recondition the animals to be released again.
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Update: June 2012