- A tunnel of rotting corpse..plus
- a field of broken rotting eggs.....plus
- 10 years of sewage clogged drain....and many more
Well i tried my best but you may just have to be sprayed by a skunk to really experience what i am talking about. But despite that nose killing fragrance the skunk may let out, there are ways to go around this and have a skunk as a pet.
Well, when people do get this exotic animal as their pet the first thing they may want to do is to remove the skunks scent gland. Yes, you have to put your skunk under the cutting table. The vet will perform a minor operation on your pet skunk to remove the scent gland which allows the skunk to spray that horrible liquid in its own defense. So now that you have removed the stink spot from your skunk you must prepare to care and love your skunk forever. There is no turning back now as you cannot let that skunk back into the wild as it would be defenseless and would easily end up on the menu of some large cat. So now you bring the pet home, you have to treat it as though you have any other pet. You need to feed it, monitor it's health and anything else to make your pet skunk feel comfortable.
Pet Skunk Care
You have a pet skunk, but don't think skunk, think pet. Ensure that you bring your skunk to get to get any vaccination which it may need. always consult your vet regarding skunk vaccination.
Get the skunk Neutered If Not Already Done
If you don't want to end up having your yard over run with little skunks, your best bet is to have your pet skunk neutered. Neutering is basically disallowing the animal from either fertilizing a egg, or becoming pregnant. Female skunks normally get neutered at around 4-6 months, while their male counterparts set at 3-4 months.
Should You Declaw Your Pet skunk?
Why? Have you ever seen the claws on one of those black and whites? They will rip your heart out (just kidding). Well, it is a good thing that skunks aren't aggressive. But it is not recommended for declawing your skunk, as skunk use their claws to handle their foods. All you need to do is trim them regularly, yeah, you need to keep your skunk looking skunkalicious.
A Place To Put Your Skunk
Well, dogs have dog houses and cats have cat houses right? So what do you believe a skunk has? A skunk house of course! When skunks are in the wild, they would normally be found in dens built be them or capture some den abandoned by another animal such as a fox. Skunks will also live in hallow logs or even woodpiles. So your best bet when finding a comfy little area for your skunk could simply be giving it a small dog house. You can modify that dog house to make it even more attractive to your pet skunk by giving it a nice tunnel entrance.
What To Feed Your Pet Skunk
So a basic pet skunk diet could consist:
- A mix of vegetables (raw is good, but can be cooked slightly)
- Berries and fruits
- Chicken meat
- Insects (worms, grasshoppers, beetles, etc.)
Never Feed Your Pet Skunk The Following:
- cat food
- asparagus (known to cause seizures)
- processed meats
- bacon or bacon fat
- fried foods
Always remember that no matter which animal you consider to take home as your pet. It is your obligation to ensure that that animal gets the best care possible. So if you do decide on a skunk as pet, you must therefor practice giving your new found friend some good skunk love.