The Importance of Socialising Skunks

When we got our first Skunk, Rogue, she was 6 months old and had come from a supplier rather than a breeder. She had been raised in an outdoor pen. She had no human interaction for this time, so by the time we got her via a friend’s exotic pet shop, she was a fairly scared little girl. On the day we got her home, we put her down on the sofa, and Jasper (one of our Springer Spaniels) promptly jumped up to see who this new friend was! (he…

Feeding Skunks

Skunks have not long been kept in captivity in England, so there is limited information available on their care. I have worked with our Skunk Feeding Expert (Alice the Skunk!) to test out different foods and to work on getting a balanced diet right for her. The basic balance of food types that a skunk needs are 75% Vegetables, 5% fruit, 10% dairy and 10% protein. You can also buy skunk vitamins and minerals which can ensure that they get everything they need, however with a good, balanced diet, it…