SK: Thinking about getting.. Skunked?

Jeff Williams tramsootru at
Tue Nov 8 20:12:51 PST 2005


Thank you for the reply.. Looks like if I want a pet skunk, I have to find 
one that has been breed in my state.. Anyone know any breeders in Alabama?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Keli Schoeffel" <b_energetic at>
To: "Friends and fans of skunks." <skunks at>
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 9:51 PM
Subject: Re: SK: Thinking about getting.. Skunked?

> Hello Jeff,
> I have two skunks as pets. They are very entertaining to watch,  one is 
> more friendlier than the the other, and will let me hold him.  I know that 
> they can be very playful at times, but also like to sleep alot, as they 
> are nocturnal animals.  However, you can break a skunks routine of staying 
> up all night and sleeping all day unless of course that is your typical 
> schedule.  I have found that $200.00 is the typical asking price for a 
> black & white skunk that is already descented.  Mind you that you should 
> also get them fixed, so you want to include this cost into your 
> consideration on getting a skunk.  The website will 
> give you a lot of detailed info about having one as a pet.  I love my 
> little stinkies, but one down side is that they are very curious and get 
> into everything- it's an eye opener to what children will be like.  Skunks 
> instincts are to dig, and they LUV to dig up my carpet, and the tileing in 
> the kitchen- I rent and I am sure my landlords will not
> love me or them so much!!  If you are trying to find a breeder it depends 
> in what state you live- as some states do not allow skunks to be sold or 
> kept as pets.  I live in Pittsburgh, PA and can give you a name of a 
> breeder.  I am also selling one of my skunks if you are still interested 
> in having a skunk after you check out the website.  Email me: 
> B_energetic at  I am selling him for &200.00.  He is about 6 months 
> old and is not fixed yet.
> Thanks
> ----Keli
> Jeff Williams <tramsootru at> wrote:
> Hello everyone-
> This is my first post and I just joined the list..
> My fiancee' and I have always enjoyed "out of the ordinary" pets.. I had 
> been looking into the possibilites of getting a koala, however, that has 
> turned into something that is obviously not within my powers..
> So, I was speaking to a friend of mine about "odd" pets and he said "well, 
> what about a skunk?" To which I thought - "A skunk?? Are they fun to play 
> with?" As, that is one thing I require out of a pet.. Something that will 
> play with me..
> Anyhow, I've been doing a little bit of reading and one thing I have yet 
> to find and it is something that will make or break this decision - is 
> where are some reputable breeders and how much should I be looking at 
> paying - initially - for a skunk?
> I am interested to find a breeder and/or a vet.. I plan on locating local 
> vets who will be willing to care for our skunk, however, I can go "some 
> distance" to pick up a skunk from a reputable breeder..
> I do have one other question - how do skunks mix with other pets? We 
> currently have a cat.. Just wanted to make sure the two would get along..
> Any advice would be appreciated..
> Thanks
> Jeff
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