It is beyond normal to own one of these animals as a family exotic Pets. But for some families it is just fine to have one. Obviously, it is conditioned to keep a distance well clear of thee white and black striped stinkers. But, Gloria Kim seems to be ok with that. This Mom from New Jersey actually owns a skunk under the name of “seven”, with removed scent glands to stay away from any kind of stinks. He lives in a small box and walks using a leash.