Is That Skunk?
Additional Web and Print Resources

Wild Skunks

Dragoo Institute for the Betterment of Skunks and Skunk Reputations
Jerry Dragoo’s Web site provides basic biological information pertaining to wild skunks. For information about the classification of the Mephitidae family, check out Dragoo’s detailed account.

Skunk Spray Information
William Wood, of Humboldt State University’s Department of Chemistry, provides information of the chemistry of skunk spray — and how to neutralize its odor.

Skunk Facts – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
This Web site provides information about wild skunks and living with them peacefully.

Family Mephitidae – Wilson & Reeder’s Mammal Species of the World
This Web site provides an up-to-date (2005) classification of the Mephitidae family, which includes skunks and stink badgers.

Domestic Skunks

Owners of Pet Skunks
This site is devoted to helping captive-bred pet skunks and their owners.

Skunk Haven
Skunk Haven is a rescue and assistance group that can help the owners of pet skunks by giving advice and support.

Aspen Skunk Rabies Research, Inc.
ASRR is dedicated to obtaining a government-approved rabies vaccine and quarantine period for domestic skunks.

In Print

Dragoo, J.W. 2009 (in press). Family Mephitidae (skunks). In Handbook of the Mammals of the World, vol. 1 Carnivores (D. E. Wilson and R. A. Mittermeier, eds.). Lynx Edicions. Barcelona, Spain.

  • katye

    As a Rep for Skunk Haven, I can tell you that there’s a wealth of information on that site. And there’s always someone available to help with any problem you have with a skunk.

  • Azar

    the SkunkHaven web site is awesome– there is SO MUCH information on that site — and Deb and the SkunkHaven Reps are always ready to educate skunk owners on how to take the very best care of their skunkie pets.

  • Debbie Brooks

    In your skunk program you mentioned an antidote if your animal got sprayed by a skunk. I got the items that you mentioed but not the quantity. I could not find it on your web page.
    Thank you Debbie

  • Share Bond

    Another important web site reference to add is SKUNKS Scentral at

  • Dana Ayler

    I enjoyed the skunk program, Is That Skunk?. Theirs lots of skunks in my area. I tried to write down the remedy for skunk spray, just incase my dog gets sprayed, but I was’nt fast enough. Hydrogen Peroxide, baking soda & ?. Could you please e-mail me the receipe. Thank You,

  • Natalie Cooksey

    My name is Natalie Cooksey. I have done a lot of research over the past few months, and I know for a fact that I would like to have a domestic skunk to enrich my life. I know that they need LOADS of attention and one on one time. I also know that a skunk is the perfect animal for me and I would love to give one a home. My only problem would be finding a breeder. I have searched high and low to no avail. I could really use some help! I was wondering if maybe SkunkHaven could help me with adopting a skunk. It would be MUCH appreciated. I live in Georgia, and I have checked the state laws dealing with exotic pets. It is legal as long as the skunk is not black or black and white. Any other color is legal. I am looking for a dark brown kit with stripes. I would rather have a kit because it can grow with me, and we can learn together who the other is. When it comes to gender, I would like to have a male but its optional. Having a kit with a good personality is way more important to me.
    Thank you for your time,
    Natalie Cooksey

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