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After Being Rescued This Cute Skunk Joined His Wild Brothers and Sisters and Left For the Wild

Skunks are sensitive, intelligent animals, and like all intelligent animals, temperament varies with each individual. Skunks tend to be highly curious and will open cupboards that are left unlocked. Skunks also tend to be very friendly, loving, entertaining and playful. However, they can also be stubborn and headstrong.

Some owners have noticed skunks smelling something that was spilled on the carpet long ago, and attempting to dig to find out what is buried there. Like ferrets, their curiosity can lead them into danger, especially if they crawl inside reclining chairs or other machinery.

Although capable of living indoors with humans similarly to dogs or cats, pet skunks are relatively rare, partly due to restrictive laws and the complexity of their care. Pet skunks are mainly kept in the United States, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy.


In the United States, pet skunks can be purchased from licensed animal shelters, non-profit skunk educational organizations such as the American Domestic Skunk Association, Inc., or breeders with a permit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Baby skunk availability peaks during springtime, immediately following the skunk mating season. Some large fur farms sell surplus skunks to pet stores.

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Responses to "Rescued Baby Skunk Just Having a Good Time (VIDEO)"

  1. To cute

  2. Anonymous says:

    Growing up I had a pet skunk. He was given to me by someone who could not keep him. He was a good pet and he stayed both in the house and outside in a cage. He died at the ripe old age of about 15 years old. My dad would take him to the vet every year for his shots and he ate pretty much whatever we ate. My sisters would dress him in doll clothes and paint his toe nails. I would carry him around in the car, riding in the back window. One day I took him to high school on bring your pet to school day. Needless to say when I turned him loose in the school that morning everyone went flying out one of the doors, that included students, teachers, principal, and superintendent. They did not realize that was my pet for the day. Some of the kids knew I had him, but most did not know about Flowers the skunk. He loved to drink Dr. Pepper, would not eat an egg unless it was cooked and when it rained or he got a bath he still would have a faint skunk odor. At night he would have visitors as we could tell when we got up the next morning.

  3. ♥grinning with the skunk, from ear to ear♥

  4. Richard F says:

    it wouldnt be a good time if he sprayed you

  5. Anonymous says:

    +Richard F, pet skunks have their stink glands removed by the vet.

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