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Obesity in Pet Skunks

Sadly, obesity is much too common in pet skunks and one of the leading causes for their current short lifespan. Obesity is completely the owner’s responsibility! It is…

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Is Your Skunk Ready to Show?

It is not too early to start preparing your skunk for the show. How is your skunk’s coat? Skunks 2 years and older, may shed in the spring,…

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4 Month Old Skunk Kits

September is a busy month for new skunk owners! In September, the kits born in May will be turning 4 months. There were lots of changes in the…

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Spotlight on Cleopatra

Here is our beautiful Cleopatra. She is my second Mephitis, the first being a chocolate. My first one passed on New Years Eve of 2014-2015, suddenly. It was…

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Raw Hemp Cookies

  Raw Hemp Cookies are a healthy and tasty treat for skunks and you may you like them too! Keep in mind, it is nutrient dense so follow…

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Spotlight on Gidget

I’m posting this on behalf of Landa Berry. She recently lost a kit because another kit attacked it. Sadly, it did not survive. Her story is below. “Yesterday…

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Vetting your Veterinarian

Vetting your Veterinarian – What every skunk guardian needs to, and has a right to know…. How to interview your vet: What is their bite policy?  Will bites be…

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Pet Skunk Blood Work

Blood work should be done on your skunk’s annual wellness exam, and at other times when the Veterinarian needs it for either diagnostic reasons, or preceding surgery. Blood…

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Spotlight on Henri

On February 21, 2006, I took Henri (my otherwise glowingly healthy, not quite 6 year old boy) to see his regular vet. At that time I knew of…

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De-Worming your Adult Skunk

De-worming your adult skunk properly is a very important part of skunk ownership that is often done improperly or not at all.  All skunk kits come with roundworms…

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Spotlight on Molly

I am an owner of a boy and girl skunk, both brown and white, and about 8 years old now. Their names are Gizmo and Molly. I was…

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Pet Skunk Tips Magnetic Locks

Picture this if you will….you wake up and you hear what you think to be items that were ON the counter, crashing to the floor. Instinctively you run…

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Featuring your Skunk

We have a new topic category featuring your skunk. This is where you tell your skunk’s personal story. The topic is open to past or present skunks. What…

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New Skunk Owners

Are you a new skunk owner??? Have you located a vet to treat your little furkid??? Consider “interviewing” the vet first to know if he/she has treated skunks…

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Prolapses

Prolapses in skunks most often occur because of improper or incomplete de-worming. This can happen a day or so after de-worming a skunk with a huge parasite load….

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De-Worming Your Baby Skunk

All baby skunks come with roundworms! Some will come with coccidia (small single cell parasites). Please do not assume that if your skunk has parasites, that you will…

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