SK: Skunks Digest, Vol 93, Issue 2

Claudine Arredondo Graf carredondograf at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 26 07:54:02 PST 2015


I hadn't gotten a volume in years! Please make sure I stay on the mailing list. I do not have a skunk (always wanted one after my ferrets passed - they are so darn precious). Your newsletter is SO educational. Although, I do not believe our state allows ownership of skunks (at least at last check 7 years ago), if the day ever comes that I should be so blessed, I can see that there is so much that I need to learn and I do not want to be caught ignorant. They are so delicate.Very informative. Very interesting. Do you have a website? Back issues?Thank you for remembering to include me.  Claudine
 
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Today's Topics:

  1. Gotta see, Honey badger (Stan Kemble)
  2. Re: Skunk Diet and Flea Control (SkunkLady2 at aol.com)
  3. Flea stuff for skunks (Tery)
  4. Re: Flea stuff for skunks (SkunkLady2 at aol.com)
  5. Re: Flea stuff for skunks (SkunkLady2 at aol.com)
  6. Re: Flea stuff for skunks (Ken Rosser)


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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:22:49 -0700
From: Stan Kemble <kemble at live.com>
To: Ray Tarbox <rtarbox at live.com>, Mike Quiring
    <mquiring at potlatch.com>, Sally Kemble <silsalmarie at yahoo.com>, Sue
    Kemble <suekemble at comcast.net>, Charlotte Kemble
    <ckcharlie08 at gmail.com>, David Parks <b4longbow at yahoo.com>, GARY
    GRAHAM <ggraham at ctcak.net>, Karen Johnson
    <animalfarm at cpcinternet.com>, List Skunk <skunks at rdwarf.com>, Michael
    Quiring <mquiring63 at gmail.com>
Subject: SK: Gotta see, Honey badger
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Saw this on youtube, determined as a skunk, but smart as hell.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c36UNSoJenI                         

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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:33:40 -0500
From: SkunkLady2 at aol.com
To: skunks at rdwarf.com
Subject: Re: SK: Skunk Diet and Flea Control
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Full dietary recommendations....and other advice for various problems are  
in SKUNK STUFF at _www.skunksaspets.com_ (http://www.skunksaspets.com)  
 
SKUNK STUFF is 30+ years of information gathered from people, vets and labs 
 all over the world....most living with, learning from and loving pet  
skunks.
 
How much do they each weigh? 6-8 lbs is usually the optimum range for  
skunks.  The diet you list is, in my opinion from my experience, too  much.  The 
veggies should all be raw to aid in teeth cleaning as well as  
jaw/throat/digestive "muscle work" and the cottage cheese should be one  teaspoon, 
alternated occasionally with low-fat yogurt.  Dog food should be  no more than 10 
pieces daily, less if trying to take weight off the skunk.  )The lamb and 
rice is great and can be alternated with Chicken or Turkey dry  food.
 
What is Vita-Skunk???  Never heard of it.  What is the flax seed  for?
Most seeds are super high in calories, so be very cautious.
 
As to weight loss, Fall and Winter are the hardest time as their whole  
metabolism "shifts gears" to deal with the long hard Winter--under our electric 
 blankets, in front of our TVs and eating from our fridge!!!,-- but it 
still  happens!!!  So cut the calories way down, divide the remainder into 3 
tiny  meals to help keep the metabolism as "up" as possible and in just a very 
few  short weeks, they will begin to slim down automatically with the onset 
of  SPRING!! 
 
What does the vet say about the paralysis?????
 
Write anytime I can help!
 
Shelor Brumbeloe
Skunks As Pets
 
 
 
In a message dated 1/23/2015 3:19:06 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
sewuerch at comcast.net writes:

I want  to thank everyone who responded to my concern last winter when one 
of my  skunks had zero appetite for over a week. As you predicted, Bradley 
is doing  fine. I would like advice on three issues for my skunks. 

First, I am a  little concerned on their diet and calorie intake. (I have 
"chunky skunkies".)  I try to feed as low calorie as food as I can and still 
have correct  nutritional balance. I feed approximately 1/3 cup of 
vegetables each day, with  cooked green beans being the most common. In addition, 1/4 
cup low-fat cottage  cheese, 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed, several pieces 
of Lamb and Rice  Formula, and 1 vanilla wafer. I would like to know 
exactly what different  people are currently feeding their skunks -- amounts, 
brand names (if  applicable), and supplements (taurine, calcium, vitamins). I 
use Vita-Skunk  from Exotic Nutrition. Does anyone else use or have an opinion 
about this  product? This product contains taurine but I am not sure if it 
has enough. In  addition, I give 250 mg of calcium three times a week. 

Second, my  skunks have had a big problem with fleas. The skunks' 
veterinarian, Dr.  Paradis, recommends Frontline but I have had little success using 
this  product. Now I use Adam's Flea Spray. However, the woman that does the 
skunks'  nails each month said that she has heard bad things about this 
product. I  really would like to know what other people are using. 

Third, one of  the skunks, Milton (born April 2011), has developed 
paralysis in his hind legs  two weeks ago. I was giving him a different brand of 
calcium than the other  two skunks. Could this be the cause? Or, perhaps, the 
skunks are not getting  enough taurine. I have increased his calcium intake 
(using the brand I give to  Bradley and Parker) and am giving him oil of 
evening primrose as part of his  therapy as suggested by an on-line source. Does 
anyone have any suggestions.  

Thank you so much for considering these questions and problems.  
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Message: 3
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:11:37 -0500
From: "Tery" <gohsman at charter.net>
To: <skunks at rdwarf.com>
Subject: SK: Flea stuff for skunks
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I give my Sebastian nitenpyram, the 2- 25 pound dosage.  If that is harmful,
please let me know.  It is supposed to be harmless to the animal, but it
only kills fleas for about 24 hours.  I give it once, skip a day and give it
again, then not until he has fleas again.  Frontline plus doesn't work on my
animals either.  This works, but its made to give every day, which I don't.
Sebbie is overweight as well.  I tried the skunk delight but he wouldn't eat
it.  I supplement his food with taurine.

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  1. Skunk Diet and Flea Control (sewuerch at comcast.net)


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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:04:47 +0000 (UTC)
From: sewuerch at comcast.net
To: skunks at rdwarf.com
Subject: SK: Skunk Diet and Flea Control
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I want to thank everyone who responded to my concern last winter when one of
my skunks had zero appetite for over a week. As you predicted, Bradley is
doing fine. I would like advice on three issues for my skunks. 

First, I am a little concerned on their diet and calorie intake. (I have
"chunky skunkies".) I try to feed as low calorie as food as I can and still
have correct nutritional balance. I feed approximately 1/3 cup of vegetables
each day, with cooked green beans being the most common. In addition, 1/4
cup low-fat cottage cheese, 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed, several pieces
of Lamb and Rice Formula, and 1 vanilla wafer. I would like to know exactly
what different people are currently feeding their skunks -- amounts, brand
names (if applicable), and supplements (taurine, calcium, vitamins). I use
Vita-Skunk from Exotic Nutrition. Does anyone else use or have an opinion
about this product? This product contains taurine but I am not sure if it
has enough. In addition, I give 250 mg of calcium three times a week. 

Second, my skunks have had a big problem with fleas. The skunks'
veterinarian, Dr. Paradis, recommends Frontline but I have had little
success using this product. Now I use Adam's Flea Spray. However, the woman
that does the skunks' nails each month said that she has heard bad things
about this product. I really would like to know what other people are using.


Third, one of the skunks, Milton (born April 2011), has developed paralysis
in his hind legs two weeks ago. I was giving him a different brand of
calcium than the other two skunks. Could this be the cause? Or, perhaps, the
skunks are not getting enough taurine. I have increased his calcium intake
(using the brand I give to Bradley and Parker) and am giving him oil of
evening primrose as part of his therapy as suggested by an on-line source.
Does anyone have any suggestions. 

Thank you so much for considering these questions and problems. 


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Message: 4
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:42:29 -0500
From: SkunkLady2 at aol.com
To: skunks at rdwarf.com
Subject: Re: SK: Flea stuff for skunks
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Smart skunk!  90% of the diet should be raw veggies.
 
Full dietary recommendations are in SKUNK STUFF at _www.skunksaspets.com_ 
(http://www.skunksaspets.com)  
 
Shelor Brumbeloe
Skunks As Pets
 

 
In a message dated 1/23/2015 4:28:12 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
gohsman at charter.net writes:

tried  the skunk delight but he wouldn't eat  it. 



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Message: 5
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:49:21 -0500
From: SkunkLady2 at aol.com
To: skunks at rdwarf.com
Subject: Re: SK: Flea stuff for skunks
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As to dealing with fleas, I use "back of the neck drops" ON MY  
DOGS.....therefore there are no fleas to bother anyone.
 
Shelor Brumbeloe
Skunks As Pets

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Message: 6
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:54:51 +0000 (UTC)
From: Ken Rosser <hepzibah666 at yahoo.com>
To: "Friends and fans of skunks." <skunks at rdwarf.com>
Subject: Re: SK: Flea stuff for skunks
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I had my own wrestles with fleas with my first skunk, Mycroft. He got the fleas off the mice that came in from the cold. The vet was always complaining Mycroft was overweight, but he never saw how fast Mycroft could catch and eat a mouse.I gave Mycroft baths with dish soap, and that killed fleas, as well as washing his bedding. The other thing I got from the vet was Advantage, and that really worked.
 

    On Friday, January 23, 2015 4:28 PM, Tery <gohsman at charter.net> wrote:
  

 I give my Sebastian nitenpyram, the 2- 25 pound dosage.? If that is harmful,
please let me know.? It is supposed to be harmless to the animal, but it
only kills fleas for about 24 hours.? I give it once, skip a day and give it
again, then not until he has fleas again.? Frontline plus doesn't work on my
animals either.? This works, but its made to give every day, which I don't.
Sebbie is overweight as well.? I tried the skunk delight but he wouldn't eat
it.? I supplement his food with taurine.

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From: Skunks [mailto:skunks-bounces at rdwarf.com] On Behalf Of
skunks-request at rdwarf.com
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2015 3:00 PM
To: skunks at rdwarf.com
Subject: Skunks Digest, Vol 93, Issue 1

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Today's Topics:

? 1. Skunk Diet and Flea Control (sewuerch at comcast.net)


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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:04:47 +0000 (UTC)
From: sewuerch at comcast.net
To: skunks at rdwarf.com
Subject: SK: Skunk Diet and Flea Control
Message-ID:
??? <2087356072.5669760.1410732287215.JavaMail.root at comcast.net>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8

I want to thank everyone who responded to my concern last winter when one of
my skunks had zero appetite for over a week. As you predicted, Bradley is
doing fine. I would like advice on three issues for my skunks. 

First, I am a little concerned on their diet and calorie intake. (I have
"chunky skunkies".) I try to feed as low calorie as food as I can and still
have correct nutritional balance. I feed approximately 1/3 cup of vegetables
each day, with cooked green beans being the most common. In addition, 1/4
cup low-fat cottage cheese, 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed, several pieces
of Lamb and Rice Formula, and 1 vanilla wafer. I would like to know exactly
what different people are currently feeding their skunks -- amounts, brand
names (if applicable), and supplements (taurine, calcium, vitamins). I use
Vita-Skunk from Exotic Nutrition. Does anyone else use or have an opinion
about this product? This product contains taurine but I am not sure if it
has enough. In addition, I give 250 mg of calcium three times a week. 

Second, my skunks have had a big problem with fleas. The skunks'
veterinarian, Dr. Paradis, recommends Frontline but I have had little
success using this product. Now I use Adam's Flea Spray. However, the woman
that does the skunks' nails each month said that she has heard bad things
about this product. I really would like to know what other people are using.


Third, one of the skunks, Milton (born April 2011), has developed paralysis
in his hind legs two weeks ago. I was giving him a different brand of
calcium than the other two skunks. Could this be the cause? Or, perhaps, the
skunks are not getting enough taurine. I have increased his calcium intake
(using the brand I give to Bradley and Parker) and am giving him oil of
evening primrose as part of his therapy as suggested by an on-line source.
Does anyone have any suggestions. 

Thank you so much for considering these questions and problems. 


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