Something different. Meet my new baby Skunk

Something different. Meet my new baby Skunk

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Gretchen

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17,580 posts

183 months

Thursday 8th April
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Growing up one of my best friends Dad had all manner of animals about the house. I thought nothing of a sleepover with a Fox at the end of the bed and more in enclosures that came and went from the house. A Kinkajou in an outside enclosure, snakes, lizards, Sugar Gliders, Hedgehogs, Fancy Rats and Mice and other mammals. I always wanted a Skunk.

Last week that dream was fulfilled after I found one locally for sale and took my boyfriend to see her...

Meet Maude. Born Spring 2019. Litter trained, loves to snuggle and just the sweetest nature. Maude was born outside of the U.K. and has had her scent glands removed. A practice now illegal here. She loves her food, in particular Carrots, Chicken, Beef, Red Peppers, Almonds and natural dog food and treats. My cats (haven’t met her yet) have kindly donated lots of their toys which she enjoys playing with, chasing balls and digging for treats in the tunnels.

Maude will hopefully take to walking on a harness so she can enjoy trips to the park to forage for grubs and such. And I also plan to take her in to work (care home) to meet the residents (elderly/dementia) as a therapy pet.












hairy v

397 posts

111 months

Thursday 8th April
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She is beautiful! Please give us updates. smile

moorx

2,384 posts

81 months

Thursday 8th April
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Seriously cute biggrin

Sheets Tabuer

16,228 posts

182 months

Thursday 8th April
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Hopefully you don't own a female black cat.

Lovely, how the hell do you ge them?

The Rotrex Kid

24,612 posts

127 months

Thursday 8th April
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Well I think you win the ‘oddest pet award’ on PH this week. What a beauty!

Kes Arevo

409 posts

6 months

Thursday 8th April
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Bookmarked!!

UTH

2,842 posts

145 months

Friday 9th April
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I remember many years ago seeing something on TV about someone with a pet skunk and it looked like one of the cutest pets I'd ever seen!

I assume it's possible to toilet train? Does it use a litter tray? Or wait until it can go outside?


TwigtheWonderkid

35,981 posts

117 months

Friday 9th April
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When you take her out walking, don't let on about the removed scent glands. That way you might get space to do your own thing. hehe

RVVUNM

1,913 posts

176 months

Friday 9th April
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When I saw the first photo I thought you had been conned and bought a Badger.

Petrus1983

4,980 posts

129 months

Friday 9th April
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That’s adorable!

Don’t know why but reminded me of this -


Sammo123

1,751 posts

148 months

Friday 9th April
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Petrus1983 said:
That’s adorable!

Don’t know why but reminded me of this -

That made me laugh much more than it should have laugh

condor

8,771 posts

215 months

Friday 9th April
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Lovely - What a great pet to have smile

irocfan

27,418 posts

157 months

Friday 9th April
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Fantastic - I (dimly) recall reading somewhere that skunks actually can make good pets (as do sloths).

As for your friend's dad, you sure he wasn't Dr Dolittle?

Gretchen

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17,580 posts

183 months

Friday 9th April
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UTH said:
I remember many years ago seeing something on TV about someone with a pet skunk and it looked like one of the cutest pets I'd ever seen!

I assume it's possible to toilet train? Does it use a litter tray? Or wait until it can go outside?
She so soft, her tail course similar to dogs, uses a litter box like a cat would. If she’s let out it needs to be in a secure space as she doesn’t have recall and her ‘wild’ instinct would result in her wandering and getting lost. She will most likely be microchipped as a precaution in the event this happened. Due to her being de-scented she’d also lack a homing skill.

Oh she now appears to have inherited the name ‘Tinks’ due to her inquisitive and tinkering nature.



Sheets Tabuer

16,228 posts

182 months

Friday 9th April
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And it's also short for Stinks.

Taita

6,752 posts

170 months

Friday 9th April
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Does have a lovely boopy nose too biggrin

TwigtheWonderkid

35,981 posts

117 months

Friday 9th April
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I would have called her Pongo. Although she looks like........a Nancy getmecoat

steveo3002

8,486 posts

141 months

Friday 9th April
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looks like a pepe...after pepe le pew

Gretchen

Original Poster:

17,580 posts

183 months

Friday 9th April
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TwigtheWonderkid said:
I would have called her Pongo. Although she looks like........a Nancy getmecoat
Haha. We had this discussion. Nancy is a spider! (He’s just got a Jumping Spider so maybe on the cards?)




Kes Arevo

409 posts

6 months

Friday 9th April
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So... Any smelly incidents?