Unusual Pets - Skunks - Page 1

My Pet: FREE Tools to Care for Your Pet and Connect with Others

Over 10,000 Vet Approved Articles Search All Articles

Unusual Pets - Skunks

By: Alex Lieber

Read By: Pet Lovers
Email To A Friend Print
With a Latin name that translated into "stinks, stinks," the skunk was once the Rodney Dangerfield of the animal world. But the perception of the Mephitis mephitis or skunk, is improving as more people adopt these native-born animals as pets. In fact, skunks are quickly becoming one of the more common of the "uncommon" pets.

If bred by a reputable breeder, a de-scented skunk can make an excellent companion, and can even be considered a patriotic pet – skunks can definitely carry a "made-in-America" label. They are not found on any other continent or island unless imported there.

Skunks have been domesticated for almost 200 years. The have extraordinary intelligence, memory and problem-solving ability. You cannot train or correct a skunk like any other animal. It takes patience and love.

Skunks show a lot of human traits – they can be warm, funny and affectionate at times, as well as demanding, obstinate and aloof. They are curious, so you can expect them to rummage through drawers, pocketbooks, the laundry hamper and other such fascinating places. They also know what they want. Skunks have been known to steal the covers and pillows off beds to improve their own sleeping quarters.

Learn more about what it takes to own a skunk by reading the story Choosing a Skunk.

Comment & Share
Email To A Friend Print

Dog Photos Enjoy hundreds of beautiful dog photos Let's Be Friends Follow Us On Facebook Follow Us On twitter


Email to a Friend

Article to eMail
Unusual Pets - Skunks

My Pet
Coming Soon

Tools to Care for Your Pet and
Connect with Others!

Be the First to Know.
Notify Me