Baby skunks can spray. Skunks spray when they feel frightened or threatened, and baby skunks are more likely to spray than adults because they tend to frighten more easily.Know More
When baby skunks are present, the mother is usually nearby. If there is a skunk den on the property, the mother may be in there. If her babies are approached, the mother will almost certainly rush to defend them and may spray. Skunks, including babies, also bite, so caution should be taken around these animals, no matter their age.
Skunks should never be fed human food. They require a special diet found in nature, and feeding them human food can cause illness or death.Learn more about Mammals
Most skunks have the ability to spray up to eight times in defense. The exact number depends on how much the skunk has used in previous shots, as the animal has the ability to control the amount of the oily liquid expended in each spray.Full Answer >
According to HowStuffWorks, natural repellents than can be used to keep skunks away include oil of mustard and moth balls. These two products are especially effective in keeping skunks away from your garbage. Simply place the oil and moth balls at the bottom of the garbage can.Full Answer >
Skunk spray smells like sulfur and is very strong. Some people report a garlic or onion smell as well. Once sprayed, the scent of a skunk lingers for a long time.Full Answer >
Skunks defend themselves with a horrible-smelling spray that is strong enough to ward off badgers, foxes, wolves and bears. According to National Geographic, the oily liquid is produced from anal scent glands under the skunk's tail.Full Answer >