There are a great deal of people that prefer to have unique and exotic pets. A skunk is one of those special and exotic animals that you can turn into a house-pet. You have to be prepared to care for this animal, and ready for their particular behaviors so as to enjoy having these little creatures around.
Typically a skunk that is going to be kept as a pet will be taken to the veterinarian so they can have their scent glands removed. If you do not do this then your pet could spray you any time they become irritated with you, frightened, or startled. The vet will check the animal for any signs of illness and will vaccinate them from things like the diseases that dogs and cats can get. There’s no vaccine for rabies that’s been determined to operate on only skunks so you may not be able to get them this sort of vaccine. You have to call around and ensure that the local veterinarians in your area will accept your new pet as their new patient.
These little creatures are extremely active and very curious. They’ll investigate everything they see and they frequently will steal anything they think will make their bed softer to lie on. Training them requires some patience and commitment but it can be achieved. Teaching them they cannot explore some regions of the home might end up being more difficult.
They do not like to be simply ignored and will require that you pay attention to them. They like to play and can be very persistent when they would like to play with you. They can also be very loving and extremely entertaining. Their playful and curious nature makes them delightful to just watch.
Before getting one of these animals you’ll have to make sure that it’s legal for you to have one as a pet on your state. There are laws in various states governing the ownership of exotic animals. You may call your county courthouse and ask if it is legal for you to have one, and if you will need a permit to own one of those animals.
To feed this animal you are going to want to prepare cooked poultry meat such as chicken. Vegetables that are fresh and they are also able to eat some cooked vegetables. They like nuts and grains and can be fed cereal. Avoid high fat foods and processed meats in their diets. You’ll also find some foods that are specially formulated to feed into these animals in captivity.