Is That Skunk?
Additional Web and Print Resources

Wild Skunks

Dragoo Institute for the Betterment of Skunks and Skunk Reputations
http://dragoo.org/
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
http://www.humboldt.edu/~wfw2/skunkspray.shtml
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
http://fwp.mt.gov/wildthings/livingwwildlife/skunks/sku_facts.html
This Web site provides information about wild skunks and living with them peacefully.

Family Mephitidae – Wilson & Reeder’s Mammal Species of the World
http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=14001521
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
http://www.skunk-info.org/
This site is devoted to helping captive-bred pet skunks and their owners.

Skunk Haven
http://www.skunkhaven.net/
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.
http://www.aspenskunk.org/
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 http://www.StinkyBusiness.org.

  • 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

    Hello,
    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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