Can You Keep a Raccoon as a Pet?

What states is it legal to have a pet raccoon?

Arkansas..Delaware..Florida..Indiana..Nebraska..North Carolina..South Carolina..Michigan.

Can raccoons be tamed as pets?

If you find a raccoon that has been domesticated or rehabilitated, they can be a loving and playful pet. It’s only legal in 16 states to own pet raccoons. You’ll need to find out if your state allows them before bringing one into your home. Domesticated raccoons can be housetrained and become affectionate.

Can you domesticate a racoon?

Raccoons can’t be domesticated NOW, but studies have shown that raccoon violence has gone down in the past hundred years. This could be due to a number of factors, or it could be that less-aggressive raccoons are more likely to survive than aggressive raccoons.

Is having a raccoon as a pet illegal?

Keeping a pet raccoon is strictly illegal in many states, including but not limited to New York, Tennessee, Colorado, Illinois and Kentucky. If you reside in an area in which ownership of raccoons is prohibited, you are not permitted to spot a raccoon out in nature, bring him into your residence and care for him.