Anyone have a pet skunk?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Iowa Roo Mom, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    I'd like to have one... Does anyone have experience with these?
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Poultrykeeper08 has one..and he wont give me iiiiiit! [​IMG]

    Hes got a wittle baby one.. [​IMG]
     
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    They do kill chickens and you could get sprayed. I would not get one. But I don't have any experience with them.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:LOL you get them de-sented kiddo. [​IMG]
    and yeah..they do kill chickens..gotta keep them away from them, i guess.
    They say they make better pets than a cat..
     
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:LOL you get them de-sented kiddo. [​IMG]
    and yeah..they do kill chickens..gotta keep them away from them, i guess.
    They say they make better pets than a cat..

    How do you de-sent them?
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:LOL you get them de-sented kiddo. [​IMG]
    and yeah..they do kill chickens..gotta keep them away from them, i guess.
    They say they make better pets than a cat..

    How do you de-sent them?

    [​IMG] they come that way fromm the skunk breeders. [​IMG]

    The vet has to do it.. I'm not sure where their scent bags are..
     
  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL you get them de-sented kiddo. [​IMG]
    and yeah..they do kill chickens..gotta keep them away from them, i guess.
    They say they make better pets than a cat..

    How do you de-sent them?

    It is a surgery procedure I believe. You remove the scent glands, just like you do with ferrets.

    A pet ferret is more likely to kill your chickens then a skunk, still wouldn't let my pet skunk "play" in the chicken coop.
     
  8. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Um no... I wouldn't let it out of the house! It might get caught in my traps set for wild skunks [​IMG]
     
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  9. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    I love skunks.when I start trapping season,I always catch spotted skunks in there.They love bacon [​IMG]
    They are so darn cute!! I always let the go.Never had problems with them getting the chooks.

    Ever since my ferret died I have wanted a skunk.But we have way to many indoor dogs and cats.Maybe one day when I get my own place...
     
  10. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Ours was named Stinky. The still have a smell to them but they do make great house "cats." You are not aloud to have native skunks. If you live where black an white skunks are you can have gray an whites of brown an whites.
     

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