How To Feed Your Pet A Healthy Diet Of Fruits, Veggies, And Protein



. Skunks are mammals identifiable by their characteristic black and white striping. The striped skunk is the most recognizable species in North America. The skunk is also present in most parts of the US and Mexico.


In the Midwest, Southwest, and Central Mexico, you can get the hog-nosed and hooded species. Skunks are adaptable creatures. They can thrive in different habitats provided there is shelter and food. They live within 2 miles of a water source. They rarely travel far from their established homes.

skunk in wild

Spotted skunks are lighter and weigh about 1-3 pounds, whereas striped skunks can weigh more than 15 pounds. Skunks are herbivorous creatures. Therefore, they can adapt to any diet. Most of their food consists of insects and small prey during the summer and spring. When the food is scarce, they turn to eat plants.


In winter, they take over garbages and rubbish cans for food. Skunks prefer eating plants over animals. They forage for food at night. They are notorious for their foraging habits. Skunks raid garbage and rubbish. They look for their favorite food. It can be very messy.


They leave behind a foul odor and holes about 3-4 inches wide. Skunks are typically wild animals. However, you can domesticate one if the law allows. Domesticated skunks are allowed in most states in the United States.

skunk in rocks

They are also allowed in Canada, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, and Italy. Protein should make up 60-70% of your pet's diet. Proteins should make up 60-70%.


Eating meat, dairy products, raw chicken, bone marrow, cans of salmons, sardines, and cheese are good sources of protein. Skunks love fruits and vegetables, so, it's safe to offer your pet blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberry. Commercial cat and dog food may have too much fat and a lot of protein. Skunks are highly susceptible to bone issues and arthritis.


You can add calcium supplements on top of raw chicken and cheese. Skunks are easy to feed and can eat both plant and animal materials. A healthy skunk has an average lifespan of about 5 years as a pet and about 5-10 years living in the wild. Their feeding regimen needs to include a well-rounded diet. .

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