They are not meant to be kept as pets even if they are friendly. They will destroy a house and if they are not social with other coons they become severely depressed.Aww, Racoon's are soo cute. I hv a family member on My Dad's Side of the Family that owned a pretty BIG 'Coon'. I mean he was big. She kept him in her basment in a Tall Pen. I went to give him a carrot when I was little, and his actually Growled at me. He was scary and didnt like me.