Skunks As Pets? Ohio Woman Says Yes, Indeedhttp://www.peoplepets.com/news/strange/skunks-as-pets-ohio-woman-says-yes-indeed/1
Some of us are dog people. Some of us like cats, horses, birds -- even pigs. Deborah Cipriani, 51, loves skunks. Yes, skunks -- as in black and white, Pepé Le Pew, back-off-or-I'm-going-to-spray-you-with-fumes-so-noxious-it'll-make-your-head-spin skunks. But Cipriani will tell you that skunks come in a wide array of colors, not just black and white, and that keeping them as pets is no different than having a cat or dog to love. Every morning, Cipriani rises at 6 a.m. to feed her pet skunks before leaving for work. "I have an office job that supports my skunk habit," she jokes. Cipriani politely declines to reveal exactly how many skunks she currently has, but will say that she has 40 to 50 litter boxes strewn around her house that she cleans twice a day. It takes close to an hour to feed each of her skunks a breakfast of 1/3 to 1/4 cup of frozen vegetables and their supplements. At night she feeds them holistic dog food mixed with an array of fresh vegetables, fruit, chicken, yogurt, cottage cheese or cereal. "Between the food and the supplements, it costs about $600 a month," Cipriani tells PEOPLEPets.com. "You have to feed skunks the right diet, including calcium, or else they'll lose bone density and start crawling."
licks and sniffs to all my pals Sasha
p.s. Mommy is feeling a little "under the weather" so she won't be doing my tailgate recipe post this weekend. I think"under the weather" means that she keeps running to the potty and staying in there forever and I don't want to be"under the weather". I will take care of her that is if she ever comes out .