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catlover1019
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Has anyone here had one, or known someone who has? Are they a thing at all (beyond probably some cases in the countries their natural range)?

If they are a thing and one of you guys has experience with them, are they any different than the "Standard" North American species in terms of behavior or anything else? I have this perception of tropical mammals being more laid-back then those from more temperate climates, but I don't even know where it comes from or if it's accurate at all, not to mention if it would extend to an animal so similar;ar to their North-American counterpart.

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Posted : August 15, 2019 5:00 am
Ash
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I think a guy I follow on Instagram has them. His name is TexasHyena, and he owns a lot of exotics, and I believe he had several if I am not mistaken. It may have been some other procyonid that looked raccoon-ish.

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Posted : August 15, 2019 12:00 pm
linseylou
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Ive heard of them at auctions sometimes, and I believe even keel exotics sells them, but idk if I'd go with either of those options :shrug: I think there's someone in texas that breeds them as well. I only know of a rehabber who has one as a pet. I'm interested in owning them one day myself, but have heard on top of being larger than a common raccoon, they are more full of attitude as well. They're kinda cool looking though and I'm pretty fascinated and want to learn more. They're VERY big compared to common trash bears. They also can't handle cold temps as well due to their short fur

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Posted : August 15, 2019 9:23 pm
TamanduaGirl
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Texas Exotic Animals on FB breeds them.

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Posted : August 24, 2019 5:54 pm
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I never heard of them before until mentioned here.

I could be wrong, but, I would think they would be a little more difficult to work with vs. a standard raccoon. :shrug:

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Posted : August 24, 2019 7:10 pm
TamanduaGirl
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I've not heard a whole lot from the people I know who have them but the little I have they seem about the same or maybe even a bit easier since smaller but without their being more widely owned so we hear more reports it's hard to say for sure.

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Posted : August 25, 2019 2:36 am
pat
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I've not heard a whole lot from the people I know who have them but the little I have they seem about the same or maybe even a bit easier since smaller but without their being more widely owned so we hear more reports it's hard to say for sure.

I think, not sure, I read they are more difficult. However, there are other species of animals that are more difficult than standard raccoons, and do a good job raising them.

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Posted : August 25, 2019 10:14 am
Fireflybates
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I know of one woman who ones a crab eater coonie. Bigger, faster and their bites do much more damage than the lil northern coons.  They are gorgeous

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Posted : October 21, 2019 12:24 am
TamanduaGirl
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@fireflybates

They are actually smaller than north american raccoons but maybe hers is on the bigger side. The difference isn't huge and may have more to do with diet than genetics.

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Posted : October 21, 2019 7:59 pm
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