When people talk to me about their pets and how they are so frustrated that one day, one time, their dog pooped in their shoe cause they went on vacation for a week and left the dog behind, I can't help feeling like they are executing a humblebrag. I love skunks. I can't imagine life without them. But there is the undeniable fact that skunks can be wildly destructive without meaning to be. They love you and want to be with you. They are curious what is behind that door you have blocked them out of. They want to know what that smell is. (Hint: It's food you spilled on the carpet months ago, and they will attempt to dig up all of the carpet to determine if any food was left behind.)
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I figured I would share a few of my skunk destruction stories to help those looking to get a skunk understand what they are in for.
I have had so many skunk issues where I have had to stay up all night watching my skunks due to stitches and a chewin habit. I was told repeatedly by my vets that skunks can't wear a cone of shame because of their head shape. The cones, they say, slide right off of the skunk. Until recently, I believed them. That is, until I had to take Newt to an emergency vet and she came out fitted with a cone that has stayed on for days.Read the Rest
This is the tale of how I ended up with a new tootie.
Someone in one of the other skunk groups bought skunks and decided she didn't want them anymore. I went down to pick up one of the skunks because I live nearby and was informed that she would not be able to keep the skunk much longer.Read the Rest