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"Meeko" the newest foster.

Discussion in 'Exotic Mammals' started by Poisoned, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    "Meeko" the newest foster.

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    He's smaller than he looks.
    The neighbor found him in his driveway and apparently was sweeping (with a broom) him to the neighbor's property. His wife made him stop and called me. Poor little fart was so dehydrated and pitiful. I spent all of yesterday evening filling him with pedialyte, and them formula late last night. He's eaten twice today and is very active. His eyes(sort of) opened last night (and were filled with pus, so we're treating that too!) and are mostly clear now.
     
  2. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    theres your skull you were wanting :grin:....cute little guy but they are evil
     
  3. keagan

    keagan Little Dog

    Very cute!

    I wanted to get a couple ferrets after moving from California last year, but I am afraid I honestly could not devote enough time to them.
     
  4. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    I immediately thought of how ironic that was. :lol:

    Yeah I hear they (well, males mostly) tend to get right shitty once they mature. I didn't have the other raccoon I fostered long enough to see that.

    Same here Keagan, Ferrets seem to take a lot of care and with everything else I have I decided against fostering/adopting any of them.

    You do know this is a Raccoon, right? lol He does look a bit like a ferret.
     
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  5. keagan

    keagan Little Dog

    Nope, I thought he was a ferret with a cute mask! In the second shot, he looks so long and weasily. Lol. I've only seen grown coons, and there'd be no mistaking that.

    Well, racoons are cool too. Had to talk the husband out of wanting one ... along with some other weird pet whims he has had. He was watching youtube videos of them playing with dogs.
     
  6. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    ive had coon jerky and made chilli a couple different times. greasy when you fry it, but drain it and its pretty good eating. (yeah I know, but im from Iowa, we eat lots of things most wouldn't)
     
  7. Titansmom

    Titansmom Puppy

    Sounds a little like south Louisiana! :)
     
  8. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Raccoon just seems like it would taste godawful. But then again, looking at a crab or duck if I didn't grow up around them being eaten I'd probably think the same.

    Well, other than being constipated (which I think I just fixed.. blech!) he's doing alright. If I still have him within the next couple of weeks I will post some more pictures, they change pretty fast, he should be up and moving in a week or two.
     
  9. omgrobyn

    omgrobyn GRCH Dog

    Ferrets ARE a lot of work, especially once they get old. Lifespan is 3-8 years, generally 3-5. I've got a 5 y/o and a 7 y/o ferret, right now the 7 y/o is battling adrenal disease. I love the thieving little bastards. Once Steve dies I'll get another older ferret to keep Carl company. After that I think I may be done with ferrets.

    My friend has had a raccoon for the past several months that she found alone in a dumpster (she waited a couple of days to see if it's mother would return first). It's a female. She's starting to get cranky with people and really only likes the people she was raised with. My buddy says when she gets mean she's turning the raccoon into a hat.

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  10. omgrobyn

    omgrobyn GRCH Dog

    Hope this works. Here's the critter. She did not like me and I needed the blanket to keep her from chewing up my hands.

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  11. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Aww she's cute. But I hear they tend to not like any strangers if they're kept as pets... She kinda has that look that cats get when they're deciding if they should play with you or bite the shit out of you. :lol:

    This little tiny thing was constipated so obviously his tummy wasn't happy, so he took it out by biting me while sounding like a gremlin. His teeth are just coming through, but I can imagine the damage he could do if he had them, he was so pissed.. I'll be so happy when he can poop on his own.
     
  12. omgrobyn

    omgrobyn GRCH Dog

    I had her in a pretty fierce arm lock so she couldn't get at me.:lol:

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  13. keagan

    keagan Little Dog

    omgrobyn, that is really cute! Always wanted to meet a "pet" raccoon. I would have been too afraid to hold a mean coon though - they've got some teeth!
     
  14. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    I've already ordered anthelmintic fenbendazole for the raccoon roundworms (so I can stop being so horrifically paranoid about sterilizing after handling). I really hope he keeps on trucking along so well.
     
  15. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

    I actually had a buddy who owned a Raccoon and it was VERY friendly and was eager to meet new people, so i am surprised to hear that most of them are not, I guess he was an exception!! Cute little fella! i wish you and him luck
     
  16. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Well, I sent my little boy to a lady who has another male a bit older than him. She's getting them vetted today. And they'll be released together.
    I'm not gonna cry.
     
  17. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    Awww, you did a wonderful thing sending him off-to be honest its prolly a good thing I have never had more chances to raise wildlife-I don't think I would be able to give them up myself, I get attached easily.
     
  18. Boogieman

    Boogieman Good Dog Premium Member

    Dude I've had it and that shit SUCKS ASS!!! LOL
     
  19. Drateibmoz

    Drateibmoz Little Dog

    Definitely was not expecting a raccoon when I opened the thread lol Cute, though.
     
  20. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    He has a totally clean bill of health, and he staying with her until spring with his new buddy.

    It's impossible to not get attached! I've raised squirrels and other critters and they just sorta of want to do their own thing after you've fed them. Raccoons sit there and give you big ole puppy dog eyes until you cuddle them so they can sleep, and they knead you while purring the whole damn time, they know who you are and want to interact.


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