SK: skunk toys

Tony Pinto Tony_Millie at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 7 10:43:10 PST 2010


I might consider a golf ball vs. a ping pong ball, roughly the same size but
more solid in nature and less likely to be chewed apart and possible cause
an obstruction.  You may also want to consider frozen melon balls or
something else of that nature that they lick at and play with while doing
so.

I also have some PVC pipes of various sizes that I can fill with treats or
kibble, the pipes have holes drilled in them where the food can spill from
is spun properly, the ends are capped off.


Tony
Veterinary Technician
Carolina Veterinary Specialists



-----Original Message-----
From: skunks-bounces at rdwarf.com [mailto:skunks-bounces at rdwarf.com] On Behalf
Of Debby Pelletier
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 1:27 PM
To: Friends and fans of skunks.
Subject: Re: SK: skunk toys

Bryan,
My skunk loved to play with a match box VW Beetle.  He would step on it and
it would shoot across the room and he would chase it.  I did leave him alone
with it just in case he wanted to chew on the wheels.  It was great fun
watching him.  I also saw a suggestion recently about using a ping pong
ball.  I think that is a good idea.
Debby Pelletier

--- On Thu, 1/7/10, Bryan Summerford <bsummerford at memphiszoo.org> wrote:


From: Bryan Summerford <bsummerford at memphiszoo.org>
Subject: SK: skunk toys
To: "skunks at rdwarf.com" <skunks at rdwarf.com>
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2010, 8:50 AM


Can you guys give me some ideas for skunk toys?  I have kongs and and treat
kongs, but i need something for my little guy to play with that he can not
tear up or that he would not ingest.  I need something that I can assure my
boss that it provides enrichment for the skunk.  Any suggestions would be
great!

Bryan Summerford
MEMPHIS ZOO
aquarist/central zone animal keeper
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