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Foxes as Pets

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There are people out there who are just not satisfied with the normal variety of domestic animals. These are the people that seek to domesticate wild animals or choose from the widening variety of exotic pets. Sometimes it’s best to let wild animals just be wild.

Foxes as Pets

Foxes have been gaining popularity among people who are looking for a more exotic pet. It’s even legal in some states. In Arkansas, you can catch a wild fox and keep it as a pet, but there’s a limit of 6 for every household. That seems outrageously high.

Having a fox as a pet would be similar to having a cat the size of a dog; who always acts like a puppy, but has the attitude of a cat, a stray cat. They tear things up, they pee in the house and they are incredibly moody.

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The mistake that’s being made, is by people who are trying to force a wild animal to be something that it’s not. Even if you have had a fox since it was a baby, once maturity sets in so do those wild instincts.

Russian scientists have developed a domesticated breed of fox. For 35 years they have bred only the friendliest foxes; those who had the best disposition towards humans. These foxes are incredibly rare and it costs around $9000 to import them.

The personality of a fox varies greatly from fox to fox. Some might argue that foxes make excellent pets. There might be some wild foxes out there who would make great pets.

The Fennec Fox is a small type of fox that has large ears. They are more common as a pet than any other fox. I suppose it all depends on the type of person you are (and a variety of other things) to determine which type of pet works for you.

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