IMPORTANT: Your skull will be shipped to you once it is completed. See delivery time below. You WILL NOT receive this skull immediately. If you have any questions, please read the FAQ below before contacting me!
- Species: Raccoon (procyon lotor)
- Average Size: 3.75 - 4.5" inches +/-
- Average Weight: 2 - 4 oz.
- Delivery Time: 90 - 120 days
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- What is a "custom order" skull?
This means that I will clean a skull just for you and ship it to you when it is completed. This is an ideal option if you need a skull that I don't currently have available. You are not purchasing a skull that is ready for immediate shipment.
- What if I purchase other items with my Custom Order Skull?
Adding a custom order skull to your order will not delay the shipment of your items. Your custom order skull(s) will be shipped separately to you when they are completed. You will receive an Etsy notification with tracking information when your custom order skull has been shipped.
- When will I receive my skull?
The "Delivery Time" stated above is the typical amount of time it will take to finish your skull. After you place an order, I will send you an invoice in the mail with an estimated completion date on it. This date is not exact- your skull may ship much sooner, or it may take a few extra weeks to complete. My cleaning process is very natural and cannot be rushed. Each skull is unique and some take longer than others.
- Will my skull be damaged or missing pieces?
I will select an average to large sized skull with little to no natural flaws to send you. You will NOT receive a broken or damaged skull. However, every skull is unique! Many have a naturally missing tooth/cavity, calcium deposits , slight deformity, or other scarring. I do not consider these things damages, but I will avoid sending out skulls with conspicuous imperfections.
**I do NOT glue the jaws shut on any of my skulls.
- How are the skulls cleaned?
I professionally clean my bones and skulls using a gentle, non-toxic, water-based process called maceration. This process takes nothing away from the natural luster of the bone. I DO NOT bleach or boil my skulls!
- Will I receive updates about my skull?
I have a large, steady stream of custom orders and requests, which makes it difficult for me to contact each client with individual updates. If you ever want an update on your skull feel free to send me an Esty conversation. You will receive an Etsy notification when your skull has shipped.
- How will my skull be shipped?
I ship all custom order skulls via USPS First Class mail with delivery confirmation. Please check with your local laws to make sure you are allowed to import/posses this species. If you are ordering multiple skulls, you may receive multiple packages. For additional shipping information please see my Policies page.
- Can this be shipped internationally?
All wildlife exports, by law, must be inspected by the U.S.F.W.S. before leaving U.S. soil. There is an inspection fee of $100 per package, which has been factored into the international shipping rates.
*If this listing does not have an international shipping option, it may require permit and inspection fees. Contact me with your interest. Please check with your local customs to make sure you are allowed to import/posses this species. For additional shipping information please see my Policies page.
- What other skulls are available?
I can process most North American and domestic species, so if you have any specific custom requests I encourage you to inquire. Most antlered and horned mammals are large and expensive to ship, and therefor not recommended.
- Where do the skulls come from?
Most of my skulls are acquired as a form of 'byproduct' from the hunting and trapping trades. Typically the bones and skulls are discarded. I strive to utilize this 'waste' and give others an opportunity to study and admire these natural specimens.
If you have any questions, comments, or requests feel free to ask!
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Please notify me if you are paying via personal check, money order, or concealed cash. Your order will not be shipped until payment is received.