Unsafe Foods for Skunks


Toxic foods are poisonous to skunks and should be completely avoided.

  • Onions
  • Chocolate
  • Asparagus
  • Cat food
  • Avocado skin and seeds
  • Grapes


Unhealthy foods won’t necessarily cause lasting harm to skunks but should still be avoided because of the negative impact on their health.

  • High-fat foods
  • High-sugar foods
  • Processed foods
  • Iceberg lettuce

For more information on foods that are safe to feed to your skunk, see our article on Skunk Diet.


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