Prepared in Fur Resources, Division of Wildlife Research
SELECTING A RANCH SITE
Raising Racoons – A well-drained suburban or farm property with a generous supply of fresh drinking water offers a suitable site on which to raise raccoons.
Plenty of shade and some sunlight are essential to the health of the animals…
They are great climbers, and to furnish them as a means of exercise trees are sometimes permitted to stand in their pens.
PENS AND DENS
Raccoons behave well in captivity and are more easily handled. than most other fur animals. Pens 24 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 6 feet high, similar to those for foxes, are satisfactory for raccoons.