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

Friday 9th April
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Kes Arevo said:
So... Any smelly incidents?
She doesn’t have scent glands. So other than her stool which she’s does in the litter tray and to be honest doesn’t smell half as bad as a cat, no.


RizzoTheRat

21,020 posts

159 months

Friday 9th April
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Gretchen said:
That's some serious claws (and a very cute face), do they need to dig a lot to keep them ground down?

El stovey

39,355 posts

230 months

Friday 9th April
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RizzoTheRat said:
Gretchen said:
That's some serious claws (and a very cute face), do they need to dig a lot to keep them ground down?
I thought they looked a bit sharp too!

Still cool story

“What happened to your face Gretchen”
“Oh just got attacked by my skunk”

hehe

It looks fantastic, can you train it to do stuff or does it just walk around your house and sleep etc.

Kes Arevo

409 posts

6 months

Friday 9th April
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Gretchen said:
She doesn’t have scent glands. So other than her stool which she’s does in the litter tray and to be honest doesn’t smell half as bad as a cat, no.
Phew! Had to ask!

Turn7

20,201 posts

188 months

Friday 9th April
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I never knew yo could actually own one, let alone want to!

Very cute all the same....

Mr E

20,038 posts

226 months

Friday 9th April
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Sheets Tabuer said:
Hopefully you don't own a female black cat.
What you did there. I sees it.

hehe

ali_kat

31,775 posts

188 months

Friday 9th April
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love

lemansky

1,142 posts

72 months

Saturday 10th April
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Gretchen said:
Gorgeous!



fttm

2,400 posts

102 months

Saturday 10th April
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Full of character , hope everything workouts especially the care pet bit . We had one living in an old grain bin for a few years which we fenced off from the dogs , never gave us any bother just came and went as it pleased . Best avoided in the wild , they really are very pungent .

Flat6er

1,656 posts

177 months

Saturday 10th April
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TwigtheWonderkid said:
I would have called her Pongo. Although she looks like........a Nancy getmecoat
This didn't get the credit it deserved.

Gretchen. She looks amazingly cute but I'd be concerned about those claws if she felt cornered.

shedweller

341 posts

78 months

Saturday 10th April
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Sooo jealous!

We have kept house ferrets for years (ferrets loose in the house)
And as such we are considered weirdos by muggles who do not understand the nature of this type of animal.

We have often lusted after a skunk as a house pet but always seem to have a ferret or two in the house at the time they come on the market.
Although with those claws... scratching at doors could be an issue but they train very easily and quickly if anything like ferrets in that regard!

Does she crap into a corner like a ferret does? Always funny watching them reverse in!



Gretchen

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17,580 posts

183 months

Saturday 10th April
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Her claws are for foraging. I guess if she ever had the time to get bored she might start digging at carpets. But so far so good. They are nowhere near as sharp as cat claws. One of my cats scratches like a hypodermic needle almost every time he jumps up for cuddles!

Yep she backs in to the corner of the litter tray to defecate. Much like a ferret/hamster. My other half has had house Ferrets before and says she’s similar.

Little video of her snaffling her favourite bits from her food bowl.


Kes Arevo

409 posts

6 months

Saturday 10th April
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Brilliant!

TwigtheWonderkid

35,981 posts

117 months

Saturday 10th April
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Told my wife about this and her reply cracked me up........

"A skunk......ffs why, had the shop run out of honey badgers?"

LosingGrip

6,186 posts

126 months

Saturday 10th April
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She looks very cute!

LotusMartin

1,008 posts

119 months

Saturday 10th April
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Reminds me of this from Christmas...
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Gretchen

Original Poster:

17,580 posts

183 months

Sunday 2nd May
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Tinks first time with Locusts. She’s quick on these so hard to get a photo.


condor

8,771 posts

215 months

Sunday 2nd May
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Are they live locusts? slightly sedated? or dead?

Saleen836

8,902 posts

176 months

Sunday 2nd May
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condor said:
Are they live locusts? slightly sedated? or dead?
Looking at the container they will be live, I used to buy live crickets for my Tarantula in the same type of container

condor

8,771 posts

215 months

Sunday 2nd May
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I was interested to know, rather than being judgemental smile
What is the likelihood of a locust escaping and causing a plague of biblical proportions ? biggrin