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maintmandy

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    Hi, I am waiting for a skunk litter in May, so mid June I will be getting my new little skunk friend. I know I want the black and white coloring, but I am having a hard time choosing between a male or female. I have a male cat who will be a little over a year old by then and I am hoping they will be friends. He just lost his brother and its really sad seeing him alone. They were everything to each other. He is great with my Guinea Pigs, rabbits, chickens and ducks. A skunk is more playful than farm animals, and I think less shocking then bringing in a new cat. Would a boy or girl be better form a bond with a male cat? It's hard to find much info about personality. I really need some first hand knowledge. Would two boys be battling for territory? Would a girl want to play with a boy cat? I will be getting it fixed as soon as I can so hormones don't flair up. Any thoughts? Thanks, Mandy
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Welcome Mandy. Most kits are playful and I don't think it will matter if you get a boy or girl.  Skunks of either sex can be territorial so there is no guarantee either way. Most likely, a kit raised with a cat will get along. If they don't, the cat will be able to get away from the skunk.
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maintmandy

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That makes me feel better.  I bond better with males, so that is my first choice.  If animals are loved enough they usually have love for each other also. 
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All my cats have always liked my skunks.
I love all skunks, and my first was a boy, and I have a boy now, Logan, but I prefer females.
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I know they each have potential to go either way, but both of my females are very skittish (one a rescue the other I raised from a small kit) and all of my males are active and social, not afraid of humans.

It could be coincidence, but that's just how it happened for me.
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maintmandy

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Thanks for the good info. I found my female cats don't need as much for love and attention. I don't know if skunks are going to react the same way. If males are going to be friendly to a male cat, I am going for male.
 
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Boringoldsally

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Did you end up getting a boy or a girl? I’ve had both. I’ve found the males to be a lot less skittish of outside people then females. Up until about a year to 1 1/2 years old they are just buggers. They just pester anybody and everybody around. Doesn’t matter if it’s a boy or girl. And I’ve found the males get into EVERYTHING! A lot more than my female has. If you can get threw that time then your home free and you will have the best pet ever!
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Boringoldsally

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I agree with everyone here. My male wanted to be held all the time. He wasn't skittish at all. People would come over and he would go right up to them. Now my female is totally different. She gates being held. Will bite you if you try to pick her up. Runs and hides if she even hears another person's voice. If I had my pick I'd chose another mail any day.
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