Skunks Do Not Make Good Pets for Everyone

Many people are now getting skunks for pets. They are becoming very popular. Skunks are playful and they can be destructive.

 

Now a day’s people seem to want unusual pets and the skunk has become very popular.  Skunks have been domesticated and kept as pets for over 100 years.  They are one of the most unusual exotic animals kept as pets.  Skunks are not legal as pets in many states and in others you must get a permit to keep one.

Skunks can make great pets for some people and they can be a challenge.  If you decide you really want a pet skunk get one from a breeder and do not try to tame a wild skunk and it will not usually work.  You must have their scent glands removed when they are very young.

Not all skunks have rabies.  It is true they are common carriers but they must have been bitten by an animal with rabies for them to have rabies.

Skunks are very playful and have excellent personalities.  They love to play games and they can be very funny.  They love to play with their owners and tag is one of their favorite games.  Skunks a can be very stubborn at times.

Skunks can make great pets but you must remember they are not like owning a dog or cat.  If a skunk gets upset they can be very destructive.

You must be sure you provide your skunk with a proper diet.  They will need fresh vegetables, fruits, dairy products, high quality protein and whole wheat.

You must get your pet skunk neutered or spayed when it is very young or it will become so aggressive it will not be a good pet.  You must not ever put your skunk in a cage or he will become very aggressive and will bite.

When you go to get your new skunk be sure his eyes are bright and clear.  His coat should be glossy with no yellow staining on the white fur.

If you decide to get a skunk check the law in your area as to whether they are legal for you to have as pets.  Next find a reputable breeder.  It is a good idea to read some articles on skunks before you get one.

Article sources:

http://www.bellaonline.com

http://www.exoticpets.about.com/ps/skunks

 

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  1. sheilanewton

    On September 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Would love to have a skunk. They’re beautiful creatures. But oh!! The smell!

  2. jennifer eiffel01

    On September 20, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I do not know if I would want a skunk. I would have to think about it first. I do not want another pet. I lost my chihuahua to an eagle and my mom is trying to convince me to get another dog, but I am saying a firm NO!

  3. shelpeare

    On September 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Interesting concept! Lol.

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