|Name:||Ronnie - user reviews|
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|I have a 4 1/2 month Fennec Fox. She is very adorable and loves to play with other animals. She is almost pee pad trained all the was. She is very energetic and loves to run around the house and play. Please only serious buys only. She will come with some food,toys, pee pads. We also have a 10' long x 5' wide x 6' high cage that can also go with her if you would like it (extra fee for the cage) Email me at Helton.firstname.lastname@example.org for more pics and details. Asking 3000 for her and 3500 with the cage. We would possible be open to trades and or best offers. It never hurts to ask . AGAIN SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY|
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|Name:||Charlotte - user reviews|
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|❤❤❤❤-- HOLIDAY PRICE!!! VERY LIMITED TIME OFFER!!!--❤❤❤❤ I have a hand raised, tame female Fennec fox kit available to a loving family. She is about 4 months old, working on pad training and can be walked on a leash with a harness. She is spunky and full of energy. We have raised her in a family home with kids and other animals- loves my sister and my dog! She will play with her toys (with you or alone) and enjoys a belly rubs and treats. We do not cage her, but you can crate her when you are not there/at night to avoid accidents. Her diet consists of high end dog and cat food kibble, high end canned food, and a variety of fresh fruits, veggies, insects and meat. -❤Hand raised in a family home!! -❤VERY well socialized with kids and other pets -❤Pad trained -❤leash trained -❤well started on very healthy, well balanced diet! Please know your state specific laws on fox ownership before contacting me. - you can check your states laws in the link below. http://fennecfoxes.net/fennec-laws/ She will come with a full starter kit, complete with food, toys, treats, training pads, collar, harness, lead, bed and transportation crate and a care sheet if needed. located in Franklin Tn 615-613-2544 call or text Fee is $2000 CASH ONLY!! THIS IS A SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRICE- PRICE WILL BE BACK TO NORMAL AFTER THIS WEEK!|
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|Handraised fennec fox born june 13,2015. 1 male ,1 female.(siblings). These are premium pups, super tame and loving. Well socialized. $2500 cash only.|
|Fennec fox female|
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|Fennec fix female, 7 weeks old on sale this week. $1800.00 Hand raised indoors. Very sweet. Call or text 423-721-0379|
With their oversized ears and playful behavior, the unforgettable Fennec Fox can make a desirable and unique pet for the exotic animal enthusiast. But, as in the case of any exotic animal, it is important for the owner and caretaker to ensure that they are prepared to provide the right environment for raising a Fennec Fox. A Fennec Fox owner should carefully consider the fox's temperament and background when determining whether or not they can provide a good home for the animal. The following article provides an overview of the housing, diet, and enrichment activity needs that any potential owner should consider before electing to adopt one of these unique animals.
The Fennec Fox is the smallest of the foxes. This makes them more sought after as a pet. The large ears is a major characteristic that makes them so easily identified from other fox species. The ears are used to radiate body heat and lower their temperature, they have adopted to surviving the Sahara desert. Their coat is very soft and beige in color. The soles of the feet are covered in long fur to allow the fox to travel on the desert sand very easily. The natural habitat that you will find a fennec fox is in the Sahara desert of Africa. They enjoy living in the sandy areas that contain dunes.
Before considering adopting a Fennec Fox as a pet, a potential owner should check all state and federal laws and regulations to ensure that they are permitted to own an exotic animal. Furthermore, caretakers who rent may need to check with their landowner or rental agreements. Owners should also consider what nearby veterinary care is available in the event that the animal needs medical attention. Even if immediate medical attention does not prove necessary, a Fennec Fox may need preventative treatments or vaccinations. Diseases and infections common to other animals such as heartworms and fleas can also affect a Fennec Fox. Owners should be aware too that rabies vaccinations may not be effective in foxes. As Fennec Foxes are a vector species, they can acquire and transmit rabies without presenting any symptoms. Local veterinarians and/or zoos may be consulted to determine what preventative care should be provided and if emergency care can be provided in the event of any accident or illness.
Fennec Foxes are native to North Africa, specifically the harsh desert climate of the Sahara, and can be found anywhere from Morocco to Egypt. Their most notable feature - their unique, large ears - can range between four to six inches. Their ears function to protect them from the heat of the Saharan desert: the large surface area of the ears allows the blood vessels within the ears to rapidly dispel heat thereby allowing the animal to regulate its body temperature in the fluctuations that typically occur in native desert environments. Thick fur provides sun protection during the day but also serves to insulate the fox's body, shielding it from drops in the temperature at night. The cream or tan color of the fur camouflages the fox in the desert, protecting it against native predators. Fennec Foxes also have fur on the bottom of their paws that protects the pad of the foot from the heat of the ground and provides traction for moving quickly across sifting sands.
In the wild, Fennec Foxes typically live in underground dens, burrowing into sand dunes. They are a social animal and will typically construct their homes adjacent or even connected to other families of Fennec Foxes. A community of Fennec Foxes typically consists of approximately ten members. Fennec Foxes mate for life, with each pair working together to protect their territory. A caretake should consider that some animals may fare better in a group or with a mate and should expect the animal to crave some level of interaction. As with other social animals, the owner should also consider social behaviors inherent in animals that cohabit. Owners should expect that they need to spend time socializing and bonding with the animal in order to maintain a harmonious living situation.
While the personality of the Fennec Fox has been compared to both cats and dogs, the Fennec Fox may act with a more cat-like independence. Like both cats and dogs, however, the Fennec Fox is naturally inquisitive, even mischievous, and will seek to explore its environment. A Fennec Fox will spend a good portion of its day sleeping, but they are not sedentary animals and need to be given room to explore and run. They are nocturnal animals so some period of high activity may occur at night. The potential owner should be aware than an animal may need to be engaged either through play or by allowing the animal to investigate its environment under supervision. Fennec Foxes have been known to participate in such playful behavior as playing fetch and play-fighting. The fox may also nip or bite during play, and may nibble as a social grooming behavior. Training will help teach the animal what behavior is acceptable and what is not. Owners should also consider purchasing toys such as those designed for cats or small dogs and teaching the animals that it can bite toys but not people. Given their propensity for digging, some owners may also elect to install a sand box for the animal's entertainment. The enrichment of the Fennec Fox's environment will make for a happier animal.
Their diet includes small rodents, birds, reptiles, eggs, and insects. They will also eat fruits and seeds. They will have a favorite spot to eat at. This may be anywhere, so make sure that there is not any toxics in the cage that could be digested with the food, like litter that you may have in their litter pan. The fox will hunt for its food at night.
The Fennec Fox is an omnivore. In its native habitat, the animal primarily consumes insects and small animals. Their large ears allow them to easily root out insects. They have also been known to eat eggs, reptiles, plants, and roots. In captivity, the diet should consist of food with a high amount of protein: insects such as crickets or meal worms are often good choices, and dog and cat food may be given as well once checked for suitability. Only small amounts of fibrous fruits and vegetables should be provided. Owners should carefully monitor the animals' stool to ensure that that the animal has a proper diet. Supplements of taurine and Vionate may also be considered. Owners should consult with a veterinarian or exotic animal specialist to determine the specific diet for their pet. The animal should also have access to water, though the Fennec Fox has adapted to survive arid conditions. Their kidneys are adept at retaining water and in its native habitat the animal will often rely on water digested through its food sources. While they can survive long periods of time without access to water, the owner should always ensure that the fox has access to fresh clean water in order to avoid exposing the animal to the risk of dehydration.
The Fennec Fox is a social animal. They will be found in the wild in groups of up to 10-15 individuals. Fennec's being a social animal will make them a good pet because like the domestic dog, they will enjoy your company and want to be with you. But like any social animal, you may come across one that wants to be the dominant one in the group with training, you can keep this in check.
As with any animal, the needs of the animal will change depending on the animal's age. A young Fennec Fox, known as a kit, will require more attention and should not be fed until nursing is complete. The kit will be considered an adult when it reaches maturity at nine months. In its native habitat, the gestation period typically lasts 50-53. Longer gestation periods have been reported for animals in captivity. Litters typically consist of one to four kits. The kit will nurse for about a month. During the gestation period, the male Fennec Fox will remain with the female fox, known as a vixen, providing protection and food until both mother and kit are more independent. During this period, the male may become more aggressive. Like other young animals, a young kit will need additional attention. In the event that the kit cannot be nursed by its mother, the owner should consult a veterinarian to determine an acceptable substitute. Owners should also consider that a young fox will be much more receptive to both training and bonding and should be prepared to spend additional time with young foxes.
Because of their inquisitive nature and agility, housing should be carefully considered. Enclosures should take into account not only the animal's ability to escape but also potential predators. Native predators include jackals, hyenas, and wild dogs. As the animals are quite small (they are the smallest species of canid, weighing only two to three pounds), owners should also consider what native predators may prey on a Fennec Fox. Eagles, hawks, wild dogs, foxes, large snakes, and coyotes may also prey on a Fennec Fox that is not safely protected in an enclosure. In addition, their small size enables them to easily squeeze through any holes within an enclosure. They have been known to escape through holes in chain link fences and may injure themselves by catching a foot in wire enclosures when attempting to escape. The foxes are also extremely agile. They can easily scale a fence and are capable of jumping two to four feet. Any outdoor enclosures should be continued deep underground (or with a solid base), completely covered with a roof, and free of even the smallest holes. Even escape-proofed enclosures should be carefully monitored as the animals are naturally inquisitive and will continuously attempt to explore any weaknesses in the enclosure. Unlike a dog or a cat, a Fennec Fox that escapes from its housing probably will not return of its own volition.
The fox lives in dens that they will dig themselves. These dens can be several yards deep. Fennec's dig at great speeds which is something to think about when considering one for a pet. They may dig out of the yard quickly if precautions are not taken. They are small enough to fit through a chain linked fence.
It would be best to build an enclosure specifically for the fox that is dig proof. Or for enrichment for the fox, dig the wire fencing down into the ground about 8-10 feet below their enclosure so that they can dig. Digging is a natural behavior that they will do. Also they may show this digging behavior in your home.
Given the ease with which they can escape enclosures, another housing option for the pets may be to keep the animal indoors. Owners seeking to keep Fennec Foxes inside will need to take into consideration concerns such as those that affect cat and dog owners. Like other small animals, Fennec Foxes can easily get underfoot. The fur on the pads of the feet prevent the animal from being easily heard and owners or occupants of the same area may not be aware that the animal is close. Similarly, they are quick and can suddenly move from a safe position to an unsafe one. Owners should be very careful when the animal is being allowed to roam around the house freely to ensure that they do not step on the animal. As the animals are very light, even a slight misstep can cause severe injury or even death.
Fennecs are also very curious animals and even while supervised may cause damage to the property or to themselves while attempting to investigate the house. As with cats or dogs, owners should ensure that the animals cannot become entrapped in small areas such as holes in baseboards or spaces around appliances. Since Fennec Foxes also enjoy jumping, the owner should check to ensure that the animal cannot knock over any heavy or fragile items - both for the safety of the animal and to ensure that no damage is done to property. Animals should be closely supervised while roaming free within a household and should be kept in a crate or other escape-free enclosure when the owner is not supervising.
Owners who decide to keep their Fennec Fox in the house may also want to consider the quite minimal impact of smells and sounds that having a pet will entail. In this respect, a Fennec Fox makes an excellent indoor pet. The foxes do not produce a bad odor, but their coats can be washed using dog shampoo if desired. They also are not overly loud animals, though they may squeal or bark when excited or playing.
In their natural environment, they breed in mid to late winter and will have 2-5 cubs in March or April. A fennec fox will live 11-14 years in captivity so do educate yourself about this species before buying one. You can train them to walking on a leash. these guys will easily roam and hunt at any chance so it is a good idea to always have them on a secure leash or in an enclosure when outside.
Regardless of whether a Fennec Fox is kept outdoors or inside, an owner will likely prefer to train the animal to defecate and urinate in an assigned area. Fennec Foxes are more consistent with litter training when they are within confined areas such as crates. When allowed to roam in the house or enclosure, they will likely have occasional "accidents." In the wild, males protecting a vixen during the gestational period have been known to mark their territory. Owners can use either puppy pads or litter boxes, but should expect that the animal will never be completely house-broken. Due to the animal's proclivity to dig, owners who choose to train the fox to use a little box will likely want to select a box that is covered or more enclosed than a litter tray.
Owners may choose to take the Fennec Fox out of its housing. The Fennec Fox may easily slip out of a collar or harness. While most owners will elect to keep the animal permanently inside or within an enclosure, some may take the Fennec Fox out using a full-body jacket to ensure that the animal does not escape. As mentioned previously, an escaped Fennec Fox is not likely to return to its home, nor is it easy to trap or catch.
Overall, the Fennec Fox has adapted well from its native habitat to serve as an entertaining and unique pet for those who are willing to provide the right home and enriching environment. As with any animal, an owner should be willing and able to provide the necessary medical care, food, and housing that the animal immediately needs. For the responsible Pet owner, a Fennec Fox will make an unusual but ideal pet, perfect for cuddling, playing, and general merriment.
A group of foxes are called a skulk or a leash.
The male fox is called a reynard
The female fox is called a vixen
A baby fox is called a kit.