SK: diet

Ken Rosser hepzibah666 at
Mon Jan 4 15:21:27 PST 2010

My skunks start the day with 10 pieces of dog kibble of the best quality I can find, along with 2-4 almonds, a small handful of Honey Nut Cheerios, a cat vitamin containing 250 mg of taurine, or part of a capsule to make sure they get that taurine which is essential for their hearts. Add to that 1 capsule of EPO (Evening Primrose Oil) to help with stress, 3 pieces of tartar control something for their teeth (cat treats, but only 3 pieces a day) though carrots will also help with their teeth cleaning. Sometimes I add a tablespoon of low fat yogurt or cottage cheese.

The rest of the day they can have diced peppers, zucchini,  or any other vegetables your skunks will eat. A few drops of extra virgin olive oil will also help. Special treats can be tofu, cooked chicken, or cooked turkey.

That's all I can think of for now.

----- Original Message ----
From: Bryan Summerford <bsummerford at>
To: "skunks at" <skunks at>
Sent: Mon, January 4, 2010 12:43:19 PM
Subject: SK: diet

this is the diet im giving my 7mo old male skunk..does this sound good?
1/2 cup light dog food 1/2 cup veggies 1/4 cup fruit .  I give this in an AM diet as well as a PM diet.  Also i give lots of crickets and mealworms.

Bryan Summerford
aquarist/central zone animal keeper
Skunks maillist  -  Skunks at
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