Skunks are amazing animals in all possible ways. They are North and South American mammals, but in last few decades, skunks are becoming pets. Although capable of living indoors with humans similarly to cats or dogs, pet skunks are relatively rare, partly due to restrictive laws and the complexity of their care. Pet skunks are mainly kept in the United States, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Italy.
In the United States, pet skunks can be purchased from licensed animal shelters, non-profit skunk educational organizations such as the American Domestic Skunk Association, Inc., or breeders with a permit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Baby skunk availability peaks during springtime, immediately following the skunk mating season. Some large fur farms sell surplus skunks to pet stores.
Skunks are probably best known for their ability to spray foul-smelling fluid as a defense against predators. Most wild skunks spray only when injured or attacked, as a defense mechanism. The mercaptan-emitting scent glands are usually removed in pet skunks at about four weeks of age. Since 2006, this removal practice has been illegal in the UK. (Source: Wikipedia)
After all this, if you still want skunk as a pet, and if you meet all the necessary legal standards, and you have all the necessary prerequisites to adopt one of these beauties, then you can continue reading the article and fulfill your desire with hope. All others (like me) can only satisfy desire by watching these lovely images and videos. Enjoy 🙂
1. Cute and adorable
Have you ever thought about your favorite pet in the future? It is enough to look in the photo how cute this creature is and all the prejudices one have will disappear in a second.