||Two years old|
||Aberdeen, Scotland, UK|
is my black and white swirl coloured skunk. She is special because
she is really unusual and loves to cuddle up and watch t.v. She also likes
to go for walks on nice days. She loves to sleep and eat and loves playing
with her toys, and my cat is her best friend. She comes running to meet me
when I come home and loves to chase my toes.
Domesticated skunks can legally be kept as pets in the UK. She was
de-scented, but it is now illegal in this country to do it as of this
year. You don't need a licence to keep them, but they are challenging to
look after. I had to skunk-proof my house as they get into everything and
will eat anything. Her diet is scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast,
yoghurt and dried meal worms for lunch, and mixed veggies, chicken or
fish, pasta or rice for dinner. Once a week she gets live locusts/crickets
and twice a week fruit, and a daily vitamin and mineral suppliment. She is
very independent, but loves cuddling up to sleep. She does not know many
tricks and won't do anything without food as incentive. She loves to run
rings around my feet when I walk, and everyone who owns a skunk knows of
the skunky shuffle she uses to get around. She uses a litter tray and has
complete run of the house, except the bedroom. Her favorite toys are the
treat ball and the ferret kong and the cat - she loves playing tricks on
her. She also likes to play with me, she will chase me round the house,
fluff up and stamp her front paws at me util I chase her back!
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