SK: mama skunks & there young

SkunkLady2 at SkunkLady2 at
Fri May 19 12:49:25 PDT 2006

In a message dated 5/19/2006 11:28:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
b_energetic at writes:

> I was wondering if anyone could tell me if mama skunks will eat their young 
> if they are unhealthy or they die.  My skunk had 1 baby, but after a day I 
> couldn't find the baby anywhere.

Yes and they will also eat young in stress situations.

Your skunks should be neutered and spayed for their health.
Their lives are being shortened by each heat/rut...and hers by 
gestation and by parturition.


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