Daryl Dee is a marble fox. I
bought him as a kit May 2004, along with Larry Lee
Both have grown up together. They got along really good,
and played together. To this day, they are still
best of buddies.
After I did the day or two of introductory with my dogs,
they all got along great. Daryl loved the dogs,
and would also play with the dogs. Unfortunately,
all the dogs that Daryl Dee played with, are now
DARYL'S APPEARANCE CHANGE:
When you see Daryl's photo gallery, you will notice the
change of appearance in him since he was a kit.
Most kits look more like a kitten. But, as the fox
grows, their tail will begin to develop to a "fox tail"
Daryl's favorite treat is raw eggs, chicken jerky, ice
cream as treats.
His regular diet is cooked chicken, dry cat food and can
Daryl also gets liver when available. His favorite
meat is deer meat.
When Daryl was younger, he was not real people friendly, the eggs helped when I worked with him to get him more
"people friendly". My work paid off,
because Daryl is friendly, he comes when I call him. He
loves to be petted, scratched.
Actually, Darla (female fox) showed me how they groom
themselves, or each other.
DARYL WITH BALLOONS:
the photo gallery, you will see Daryl surrounded by
balloons. I usually have a news years eve party, with
lots of balloons. Daryl decided, he likes to break
them the next day (after they fall).
Sure saved me some work. Daryl and Larry will
break the balloon one at a time. Once the balloon is
broke, he goes to another. They don't try to eat
them, or use the broken balloons as toys.
If they did, I would not let them near the balloons.
Daryl's begins to shed in early spring. But, by fall,
usually November, he usually has his full winter coat.
This time of the year is when foxes look their best.
It is amazing how big they look with their winter coat.
When Daryl is done shedding, he looks like shabby and
When Daryl sheds, it usually comes out in hunks, not
strands of fur. Darla (female fox) grooms him,
which lessens the hunks of fur. Daryl will also
let me groom him and pull some of fur hunks out.
DARYL'S LIVING QUARTERS:
Daryl, as do the other foxes and coons, have their own
room with lots of hiding places.
also have a doggie door from their room that goes into
their 10x20 pen. In the pen, is a tall tier with about
three floors. They love this, they have a very
They also have a lot of hiding places in their pen. I
still let Daryl in the house, but, not 24/7.
Daryl loves being outside, but, he also loves being in
the house. so he has the best of both worlds.
DARYL'S PHOTO GALLERY:
Please be sure to look at
gallery. The photo's are sorted
by the year. Starting at 2004 when he was born.
There are many photos of Daryl, he really don't mind me
taking pictures of him.
ARE ALL FOXES
LIKE DARYL DEE?:
NO they are not. Raising a fox can be a lot of
work, understanding and patience. It is very
important to have a lot of activity for foxes,
otherwise, you could have a destructive fox. If you are
considering a fox, please make sure you do your research
and you fully understand a foxes behavior.
Foxes are NOT like dogs, therefore, they need to be
There are many fox owners on my message board. Feel free
to join us.