Raccoon – cute, charming animal with gorgeous fur and beautiful eyes. Once you see it, difficult to forget, so more and more people beg the question: is it possible to keep a raccoon in the house?

Whether or not: the features of the content

Immediately dismiss the idea of having a raccoon in the house is those families that have small children up to 7 years because this animal may present a danger to them. If the house is already live other Pets, consider how they will get along. For example, with a cat and a dog, raccoon, great to get along with, really need to foresee the possibility to isolate animals from each other in the event of any conflict. But birds and rodents are not fuzzy "along the way", because they are his natural food.

Second question: what to feed? Because raccoons need animal food: rats, mice, birds, frogs, lizards, fish and the like. Those who hold houses a large number of indoor plants, you say goodbye to them – a raccoon will not leave them no leaves.

But if all these difficulties did not stop the future owners, they should be prepared for other pitfalls of contents home of this animal: raccoon may never become a pet, and will never give to take yourself in hand, responding to such actions are very sensitive bites, of which can remain wounds and then scars. Besides, these animals are very sharp claws. If the animal is sick, find a vet will be Oh how not easy, because of the experience of treatment of such animals little.

What else you need to consider when maintaining this beast

When the content of a raccoon home, you need to be prepared for changing not for the better character. An adult animal is not the cute little puppy that was in the beginning, besides during mating season the male will start marking their territory, not every host will like. And yet... the Raccoon is a night predator. And if the owner is not a healthy heroic dream, he would Wake up at night from that beast looking for food. All that can be pogresan and ragged, certainly will be carried out, including wires, electrical appliances.

The body of the raccoon is immune to many infectious diseases, but not distemper, and rabies. The last is a viral disease, very dangerous to humans. So the young animal have to do all the necessary vaccinations and small to engage in his upbringing and schooling to the tray.

To the question: is it possible to keep the raccoon at home that everyone must answer for himself based on all the above and the fact that the animal can live 12-16 years. If none of the difficulties of the future owner is not afraid, he can only wish good luck and strong nerves!