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Is a skunk a herbivore carnivore omnivore or insectivore?
Skunks are omnivores and eat a variety of foods seasonally, including vegetable material and up to their weight in insects every week. For Milton the skunk’s feast, keeper Wendi Mello gave him a mixture of blueberries, pears, yams, omnivore and insectivore chow and a handful of mealworms.
What is a skunk classified as?
Skunks have long been classified as a subfamily of the weasel family (Mustelidae). Genetic data, however, suggest placement of skunks in their own family, Mephitidae (mephitis being Latin for “bad odour”).
What family are skunks in?
Can skunks and cats get along?
As hard as it might be to believe, skunks actually make pretty amazing pets. If you raise them correctly, they can become lap pets and friendly pets. Generally, they get along with other animals such as dogs and cats, but the respect has to be mutual. Similar to cats, skunks can be litter trained.
Do possums carry rabies?
Rabies. In fact, rabies is extremely rare in opossums, perhaps because they have a much lower body temperature compared to other warm-blooded animals.
Can my dog get a disease from a possum?
Because of increased building and development into areas that were previously rural, pets may be exposed to more wildlife, such as raccoons, skunks, squirrels, opossums, or deer that are infected with leptospirosis. Dogs also may pass the disease to each other, but this happens very rarely.
How do you know if your dog has leptospirosis?
Signs of leptospirosis may include fever, shivering, muscle tenderness, reluctance to move, increased thirst, changes in the frequency or amount of urination, dehydration, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and mucous membranes), or painful inflammation within the eyes.
Can humans get leptospirosis from dogs?
Leptospirosis is a disease caused by a bacterial infection which can lead to severe kidney and liver damage in dogs and can be spread to humans. If left untreated, the disease can be deadly.