Skunk Haven is the name Deborah Cirpriani chose for her home where she takes care of 50 domesticated skunks. These animals are well loved pets and Deborah devotes much time and effort to their care. She even hosts Skunk Fest
every September which is widely attended by other skunk owners from around the country. Apparently the animals can be affectionate and personable little creatures.
Listed in chronological order. Newest comments at the end.
When I was a child a friend of my mom's had a pet skunk. The stink gland had been removed and the skunk was friendly and like to be petted and fed treats. Some of the ones pictured are really pretty, I did not know some of them had different colors of fur and she even has an albino one. Very neat except that 50 of any animal in one place is just overwhelming.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 10/08/13 at 09:19 AM
IIRC, Flo-Ridda has a law against removing the scent gland but a friend of Mom's has a pet skunk which I've admired from afar.
Posted by Expat47 in Xanth on 10/08/13 at 09:44 AM
Same kind of story here, patty. Grandma Bragg had one at one time. The little creature was very tame and had a favorite spot under a freestanding pantry cabinet where he would hide and ambush anyone walking by. It was his little game and he seemed to enjoy himself. You should have heard my mother the first time he ran out and grabbed her ankle.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 10/08/13 at 11:11 AM
My late mother-in-law used to feed wild skunks in her yard in Mills, Wyoming. She was an anti-social type, and did it to annoy her neighbors. She knew that when skunks feed regularly in a certain spot, they won't spray in that area. The neighbors *didn't* know that, though. It did a great job of keeping the neighborhood's stray dogs out of her yard.
Posted by tadchem on 10/08/13 at 12:47 PM
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