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Re: my racccons

Postby pat » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:14 pm

Kagney wrote:Thank you! I'm excited to get one, pretty sure Giz will love it! :mrgreen:


some raccoons you might have to show them. however, Jerry seen me do it one time, and he was a pro at it.
Carrie on the hand, see's Jerry using it, but she gets confused :roll:
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Re: my racccons

Postby pat » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:16 pm

Ana wrote:Got to be a way to make them. I'm gonna look into this. :D


if anyone can make them, it would be you. would be great, you probably can sell quite a bit of them.
especially, since they are hard to find.

please keep us updated..
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Re: my racccons

Postby pat » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:19 pm

forgot to mention, my dogs never did get the concept. there was only one dog from the past that did.
Sybil figured it out though. Didn't take long for Jerry to figure it out.
I put the grain-free dog food in it. Jerry eats it out of the yuppie puppy but, not in a dish :roll:
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Re: my racccons

Postby pat » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:34 pm

been meaning to mention this:
a friend of mine posted a video on my FB. it is a raccoon owner blowing bubbles, and the raccoon loved it,
the raccoon would break the bubbles as it went in the air. I didn't get a chance to try on it mine yet.
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Re: my racccons

Postby TamanduaGirl » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:50 pm

I saw that video on FB but think it was just shared from wherever not the owner sharing it when I saw it.

Goats get the idea quick. Thought our goats only had regular gumball machines we put food in so people could put a coin in and get some food to give them. The goats would come up and juggle the turner thing and that made a bit of grain fall loose then they'd lick it out of the dispenser. Had to keep an eye on them.
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Re: my racccons

Postby Kagney » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:36 pm

Yeah, I figured I'd have to show her, and put a few almonds in it to start with... just until she learned the concept. I'm pretty sure she'd learn to tap dance for almonds. :lol:
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Re: my racccons

Postby Ana » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:09 pm

The bubbles! I saw that too! I'm going to get the catnip bubbles and try it out! Jude could definitely use a pick me up, this
diet really has him down in the dumps. :/
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Re: my racccons

Postby pat » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:26 am

TamanduaGirl wrote:I saw that video on FB but think it was just shared from wherever not the owner sharing it when I saw it.

Goats get the idea quick. Thought our goats only had regular gumball machines we put food in so people could put a coin in and get some food to give them. The goats would come up and juggle the turner thing and that made a bit of grain fall loose then they'd lick it out of the dispenser. Had to keep an eye on them.


I have seen them at my local zoo and pittsburgh zoo. Of course I had to buy the food for all the animals :lol:
didn't know goats could pick up on that concept so quick. I use to have goats, but not a gumball machine :lol:

The zoo animals usually get the connection, especially with food. at least most zoos don't pay much money to feed the animals.
However, I guess in the winter (when the zoo is closed) they have to feed them.

when I was at the pittsburgh zoo, (quite a while ago) I remember seeing a couple black bears, where the food was put in some type of container.
the bears pulled a rope to get the can of food to them.

guess when it comes to food for animals, they can figure almost anything out to get the food.
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Re: my racccons

Postby pat » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:32 am

Kagney wrote:Yeah, I figured I'd have to show her, and put a few almonds in it to start with... just until she learned the concept. I'm pretty sure she'd learn to tap dance for almonds. :lol:

most raccoons can learn very quick. not sure if the almonds would work. if the food is too big, it won't go through.
I use the grain free small kibbles to put in the machine. all you can do is try the almonds. maybe peanuts would work.
I might try that. mine like peanuts. maybe I will mix peanuts with the dog food.

However, I try to keep their calorie intake down. not easy, but, I try.
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Re: my racccons

Postby pat » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:37 am

Ana wrote:The bubbles! I saw that too! I'm going to get the catnip bubbles and try it out! Jude could definitely use a pick me up, this
diet really has him down in the dumps. :/


catnip bubbles :shock: where did you see that? I think I did try giving my foxes and raccoons regular catnip, but, they weren't interested.

what are you feeding Jude? (I am always looking for new ideas)
I feed mine:
cooked ground chicken
grapes
a few mini marshmellows
an egg (every 2-3 days)

george loves prunes :roll: so he gets that almost everyday. has to be the one in the jars with the liquid.
he won't eat the dried ones.
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Re: my racccons

Postby Ana » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:10 pm

[url]https://www.amazon.com/Kookamunga-Krazee-Kitty-Catnip-Bubbles/dp/B000084E76/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1492898512&sr=8-3&keywords=Catnip+bubbles/url]Catnip bubbles are here!

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This is what Jude gets at night. During the day he gets 1 cup of natural balance low calorie grain free dog kibbles, doled out throughout the day.

I've got a local doctor who contacted a prominent European zookeeper- he created this diet for Jude. Kibbles are being reduced until they reach 80 grams
daily. I'm doing it slowly to try and prevent him freaking out. He's anxious and depressed on this diet, it's excruciating, but I'm holding out. icon-sad
Charb is getting fat too. Everybody is on reduced portions, with less sugar and carbs. icon_confused.gif
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Re: my racccons

Postby pat » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:20 pm

How in the hell do you get them to eat veggies? I tried some, and they did not eat it. :roll:
Carrie don't seem to be overweight. Jerry is a little bit, but not too bad. George is overweight.
He is very inactive.

Thank you for the link. I tried the bubbles today, they didn't seem very interested. icon_confused.gif
I will keep trying.
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Re: my racccons

Postby Ana » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:47 am

With Jude, LOL, I started by eating them myself and pretending I didn't want to give him any.
Through that he was able to figure out he likes celery, peppers, LOVES grapefruit. Bottom line
is if he's hungry at night - that's what is available. :/ You know me, lol, you can imagine how
crazy its making me but there's no choice - Jude does NOT get to weigh 35lbs. Once he's down
to 25 I'll be able to relax, but right now he's yuuuge, and he scares me all summer with his
panting from every little exercise. The lard has to go! :lol:
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Re: my racccons

Postby pat » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:16 am

thank you Ana for the tip. I will try to pretend I am eating veggies. however, I personally don't like many veggies.
I know how hard it is to keep a raccoon at a normal weight.

george seems to have got worse with his weight after losing 3 raccoons icon-sad
(Larry Lee, billy bob and Larry Jay) icon-sad

Jerry and Carrie played so much yesterday. I left them in the house all day, and they had a blast.
Carrie can find anything to amuse herself :lol: George stayed in the enclosure on his shelf icon-sad

I felt bad, cause the last 2-3 weeks, I didn't give them much quality time. I had so much to do. (still do, but, I needed to take a break)
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Re: my racccons

Postby Ana » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:42 pm

It was such a rough year for you. :( Thank goodness coons (and people) are so resilient and adaptable.
Are you going to the swap this year officially?

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