You probably associate skunks most with the foul odor they can sometimes give off. And who wants such a stinky pet?! Well, prospective skunk parents need not worry; most skunks sold in the United States and Canada have those scent glands surgically removed. Though skunks are intelligent, curious and can even be house-trained, major drawbacks include a very tricky diet, difficulty in accessing quality veterinary care, and the possibility of the skunk getting rabies. When it comes down to it, not enough is known about the proper care for skunks to make them a good option for a pet.
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