Although raccoons can be quite the nuisance on residential and commercial properties, they happen to be one of the cutest baby animals! Furthermore, there are plenty of truly interesting facts about raccoons that could possibly cause you to develop some appreciation for them. For instance, did you know that raccoons are incredibly intelligent? It’s true! They can remember directions and locations, solve complex puzzles, and perform complicated cognitive tasks. See our blog, “How Smart is a Raccoon?” to learn more about raccoon intelligence studies.
In the meantime, if you are still not convinced that raccoons are special animals, continue below to enjoy some precious snaps of baby raccoons from across the world!
Baby raccoons are called kits, or cubs, and they are born blind and deaf. Their ear canals and eyes finally open up within 18 to 23 days after they are born.
Raccoons are mammals, so they drink mother’s milk until they are fully weaned off around 16 week of age. After 6 to 9 weeks, they begin to eat solid food.
Raccoons are excellent climbers, and begin learning around 16 weeks. They have human-like paws with long claws, allowing them to grip, pull, and pry just like us.
How to Stop Nuisance Raccoon Activity
Although cute, we still don’t want raccoons invading our properties and causing damage with their instinctual behaviors. So in order to prevent raccoon activity around your property, you will need to follow some important guidelines:
❧ Keep garbage cans locked up, or keep the lids sealed shut, and only take your cans out to the driveway on the morning of trash pickup day, and never the night before.
❧ Never leave pet food or water bowls outside. If you store pet food a garage or shed, be sure it is in an air-tight container and your garage or shed is non-accessible by animals.
❧ Install motion lighting on patios, porches, and garages. Or consider installing a sound machine to scare raccoons away. Install a fence around gardens.
❧ Sprinkle your yard with ground red pepper, and then soak cotton balls with ammonia and place them around your property. Be care if you have outdoor pets.
❧ Remove bird and squirrel feeders, as well as, bird baths. Pass up on the Koi pond. They will eat your expensive fish!
If Your Raccoon Problem Persists…
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