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Do skunks make good pets?

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I recently saw a skunk in a pet store. They are really beautiful animals. Do they make good pets?
asked Jan 13, 2014 in Mammals by anonymous

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Wild skunks can't be pets but those bred in captivity can be calm and loving. Domesticated skunks are usually de-scented between 2-5 weeks old, removing the worry that they will spray. But if a tame skunk is lost, it has no defenses against predators. It is illegal to own skunks in many areas, so check your local laws.
answered Jan 22, 2014 by (36,420 points)