A baby skunk is called a kit. Litters typically contain four to six kits; however, some litters have as many as 10. At birth, kits are mainly pink with traces of black and white and almost no fur.
Baby skunks are born with their eyes sealed shut, and they remain shut for the first three weeks. They can produce musk by the time they are 8 days old but cannot spray until they are approximately 3 weeks old.
Baby skunks first venture out of the den with their mother when they are 6 to 8 weeks old, and they stay with their mother for about eight months. The father skunk plays no role in raising the kits and sometimes kills them.