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I have a female raccoon, when do they come in heat and how

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I have a female raccoon, when do they come in heat and how long do they carry their young?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Anna replied 8 years ago.

Female raccoons reach sexual maturity at about one year of age. They don't come in heat the same way dogs and cats do, but rather have a breeding season. In the north, that's usually from January to March. More southern climates have longer breeding seasons, with breeding occurring year round in Florida. Raccoons carry their young for about 9 weeks. If you have more questions about this, just let me know by clicking on REPLY.


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