Tulsa Wildlife and Animal Removal

What is a Skunks Diet?

Skunks are omnivorous which means that they eat both Tulsa animals and plants as their natural diet. They eat insects such as earthworms, grubs, larvae as well small rodents such as rats, frogs, birds, lizards, moles, snakes and also eggs. In plants they eat roots, leaves, fungi, nuts as well as berries.

The Tulsa skunks that live in urban areas get their food through scavenging in garbage for leftovers, they also find their way to fetch for pets food and they also eat carcasses of other domestic animals. They also dig in search of worms and grabs in the buildings. Skunks are the primary predator of bees and they use their long fur to protect themselves from stinging and eat the guard bees. The following is the natural diet for the domesticated and the wild Oklahoma skunks and where they are found.

There are two types of Oklahoma skunks. The wild and the domesticated one. Wild skunks do not make good pets but the domesticated one is entertaining, docile and very loving. As much as they scavenge in the garbage for their food, the owner is required to make sure that they are fed with a healthy diet.

Proteins: Skunks are supposed to be fed with variety of proteins which include dairy and meats. You can also feed them with crickets and worms, nuts and pumpkins since they are rich in proteins and fats.

Vegetables: Domesticated Tulsa skunks are supposed to be fed with a lot of vegetables.

Fruits: Captive skunks need Fruits since they are safe and healthy. Offer fruits such as berries, bananas, apples and pears.

Fats: To maintain the Tulsa skunks coat and the health skin, they should include in their diet fats and fatty acids. They should be sourced from seeds, nuts, poultry products and soybean oil.

Vitamins and Minerals: There are some diets which provide essential vitamins and minerals. For general body functions and bone development, skunks should be fed with calcium. The source of calcium is found when skunks consume naturally eggs, fish as well as fortified dairy.

Nutrition related health problems: Pet Oklahoma skunks lives about five years in captivity, but their natural life span in the wild is at least 10 to 15 years. A pet skunk can suffer obesity, diabetes, kidney disease if not fed with a proper diet.

The above Oklahoma skunk diet is all natural. Wild skunk can get the food from the various sources above and the domesticated one can be fed by the owner with a balanced diet as indicated above.

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