October 15, 2022 by Marjorie R. Rogers, MA (English), Certified Consultant
A baby raccoon is a small, cute creature that resembles a cross between a teddy bear and a monkey. They are typically born in the springtime, and their mother will care for them until they are old enough to fend for themselves. Baby raccoons are not able to see very well when they are first born, but their sense of smell is highly developed.
As they grow older, their fur will change from its newborn gray color to the more familiar black-and-white pattern of an adult raccoon.
A baby raccoon looks like a small version of an adult raccoon. They have the same bushy tail and masked face, but they are much smaller overall. Baby raccoons are born blind and deaf, but they grow quickly and are able to see and hear after just a few weeks.
Cool facts about baby raccoons and baby raccoon sounds.
Pictures of Baby Raccoons by Age
If you’re like most people, you probably think of raccoons as being cute and cuddly. After all, they are often portrayed that way in movies and on television. But the truth is that raccoons can be dangerous animals, especially when they’re carrying rabies.
That’s why it’s important to know how to identify a baby raccoon by its age. One way to tell a baby raccoon’s age is by looking at its fur. Baby raccoons have grayish-brown fur, which becomes darker as they get older.
Another way to tell a baby raccoon’s age is by looking at its eyes. Baby raccoons have blue eyes, which turn brown as they get older. If you see a baby raccoon, it’s important not to approach it or try to pick it up.
It’s also important not to feed it, as this can make it dependent on humans and more likely to attack when it gets older. If you’re concerned about a baby raccoon, the best thing to do is call your local animal control or wildlife rehabilitation center for assistance.
How Big is a 4 Week Old Raccoon?
Assuming you are talking about a North American raccoon (Procyon lotor), they range in size from 24 to 38 inches long, not counting the tail, and weigh between 14 and 23 pounds. Females are generally smaller than males. A newborn raccoon is called a “kit” and weighs about 3 ounces at birth.
It will gain about 1 pound per week until weaning at 8-10 weeks old.
What Does a 2 Week Old Raccoon Look Like?
A two week old raccoon is about the size of a house cat. It has a black mask around its eyes and its coat is mostly gray with some brown patches. Its tail is not very long yet but it is starting to get bushy.
The raccoon will continue to grow and fill out over the next few weeks until it reaches its adult size.
How Can You Tell the Age of a Baby Raccoon?
You can tell the age of a baby raccoon by looking at its teeth. Baby raccoons have 20 teeth, which they will lose and replace with 42 adult teeth between the ages of 4 and 6 months old.
How Long Can a Baby Raccoon Survive Without Its Mother?
A baby raccoon, or kit, can survive without its mother for around three months. After that time, the kit will need to be taught how to find food and shelter on its own. The best chance for a kit to survive is to be raised by its mother in the wild.
A baby raccoon looks like a tiny version of an adult raccoon, with a bushy tail and masked face. Baby raccoons are born blind and deaf, but they grow quickly, opening their eyes after about two weeks. At three to four months old, young raccoons are ready to leave their mother and strike out on their own.
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