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New Racoon Mom

Postby bama_girl_71 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:01 am

Hey everyone! I have recently become the mommy to two baby boys. They are about 3 weeks old and I've had them for 5 days. So far, they are eating well, going to the bathroom regularly. However, I live on the Ga/Al line but there isn't a vet locally that will even attempt to talk to me about them or even see them. Every vet I call tells me to turn then over to wildlife management. Well i have become attached to my babies ❤. They go to work with me every day just so I can make sure they eat and potty as needed. My question is where can I take them to get checked by a vet. We are very close to Auburn, Al and even the vet school won't see them Thanks!
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Re: New Racoon Mom

Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:53 am

Neither state allows them to be owned so no one will see them. If you can find a rehab that will take them and raise them for release that would be for the best. I found one in GA that does raccoons but not sure how near you: https://www.facebook.com/savwildliferescue/

If you keep them you risk their lives, they can not get any medical care and if found out once older they might be killed, there is also some risk to you.

I'll leave this as a cautionary tale: https://www.livescience.com/62985-baby- ... tment.html
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Re: New Racoon Mom

Postby Juska » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:52 am

If they ever get sick you won't be able to get them medical attention. Don't be selfish and keep them when you don't have the means to care for them.
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Re: New Racoon Mom

Postby pat » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:33 pm

I agree with mary and juska.

however, in my mind, do wild raccoons have a fair or good life? personally, I don't think so, nor do the foxes and other wild animals icon-sad
a fox's life span in the wild is about 3-4 years old, captive is 10-14 years.

I see so many dead raccoons on the road icon-sad more raccoons than foxes.

if you are going to keep your babies, there might be a vet that will treat them, however, we are talking about a lot of travel time icon-sad
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