After birth, raccoon babies stay in the nest while raccoon mom goes out to find food. She needs to eat to help produce milk for her young. They will be independent at 8 to 12 months.
What do baby raccoons eat?
Baby raccoons are completely dependent on their mom’s milk for the first six weeks. As they grow old, they learn how to forage by eating berries, insects, fish, andfrogs from their mom.