Removing the "Stinky Sac" from a Skunk...keeping them as a Pet.

@Jshean20 (14367)
Canada
August 2, 2012 2:15pm CST
Am I the only one that finds skunks to be cute? Yes I know they stink, but their appearance is cute and it's also cute that they defend themselves by throwing a stink bomb in your face. I have heard of situations where people have the smelly sacs removed from the skunk and keep them as pets. I don't necessarily agree with this because I think they are meant to be wild, but they sure are cute. What do you think?
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@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
14 Aug 12
I have never seen a skunk only on television . I think most fussy animals are really cute but I would hate a to get s stink bomb in my face . I think removing a skunk smell sacs would be kinda sad , I agree they are meant to be wild .
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
14 Aug 12
Yes they are meant to be wild, but they sure are cute. I think they have the cutest little faces. I've also heard that right before they spray you, they thump their hind legs as if to warn you that they are about to make you stink.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
2 Aug 12
I personally do not find them that cute. They are supposedly a member of the cat family or vice versa so I've heard, as in close relations of animals but for some reason I don't beleive that. I can't see a lion and and a skunk "related" in any way for instance. I do know they sometimes have the smelly sac of the skunk removed so that it can't stink up the place at all. I'm not sure how that is done but it must be from someone who really knows their skunks, am experienced animal veteranarian.
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
2 Aug 12
I know around here it certainly isn't common to keep a skunk for a pet, but I've heard of it being done. I'm sure some vets would refuse to remove a skunk sack, not common practice and they probably disagree with keeping them as pets anyways.