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I'm not sure how I would feel about a raccoon or opossum as a pet. I suppose if they had been a pet since they were born it would ok. I don't think I would trust one that was in the wild and then tamed. I can't say for sure because I don't know enough.

When I hear people talk about having wild animals as pets, all I think of is that woman who had a pet chimpanzee and it ******ed her friend, ripping her face off basically. I think having a pet as a wild animal, you would have to worry about what it would do around other people.

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On 6/24/2021 at 5:00 PM, k*itlind said:

As long as they aren't a danger to the person or to their other pets, I don't see a problem with it. I would love to have a fox as a pet.

Yes. I think that'd be cool.  I've heard they stink really really bad and the smell could foul up your house. 😅

I have heard though that they behave very much like dogs. Some breeds can be litter box trained. 



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My friend actually saved a raccoon in Long Island and its probably better behaved than myself 😂 I wouldn’t take one in because I don’t have the knowledge and I’m in a city with kitties 🐱 but I love people saving animals, foxes are beautiful too. These are wild creatures though, you’d need a really good vet who even has the capability of caring for one. Seems like a lot of work and almost like raising a ch*ld. Much respect to anyone who does undertake this task 💜

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If, big if, they have the resources and knowledge to take care of the animal I’m fine with prople having it. A lot of “starter” pets like beta fish, rabbits, and turtles and snakes  actually are super high maintenance and need specialist vets. So do your research before getting a pet. You don’t want to be cruel on accident but it happens more than you’d think

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