SK: Burning the winter pounds?

Pat Kuyrkendall pattylyn1 at
Wed Jan 19 19:47:55 PST 2011

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> From: SkunkLady2 at
> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 19:47:01 -0500
> To: skunks at
> Subject: Re: SK: Burning the winter pounds?
> Basically, give them all they want, they are very good for them and 
> virtually calorieless. 12 pounds is way too heavy for 98% of skunks. He's 
> probably sluggish because he doesn't feel great. He's likely to have painful 
> joints due to his weight, so I suggest cutting his total daily intake down by 
> at least a third....then cut THAT total into 4 or 5 tiny meals, each of 
> which includes raw Jalapenos. Give one now and then for a treat, too. MOST 
> skunks love them like peppers and most also have to 'kill' 
> peppers.....pounce them with their feet and rip them open with claws....then they eat the 
> green part and come back later for the seeds, almost like dessert.
> This is a VERY difficult time of year to get a skunk to lose weight, but 
> you CAN get them to at least hold the line and come Spring, they will lose it 
> much faster.
> Have you been to _www.skunksaspets.com_ ( ? 
> SKUNK STUFF contains information gathered over 30 years, from owners and 
> vets from all over the world. It also has a link to The Pet Skunk Photograph 
> Album with page after page of cuddle bugs....again, from all over the 
> world!!
> Shelor
> In a message dated 1/18/2011 10:10:39 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, 
> pattylyn1 at writes:
> How much do you give them and how often. My boy Skooter is 12 pounds and 
> this time of year gets pretty sluggish
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