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Welcome to Sybil's Den.  This site is meant for information purposes  on raising  pet exotics animals based on my experience.  There are care sheets for black bears, foxes, raccoons, emus, farm animals and domestic animals.   Also please find a very informative message board with a lot of great members.

For some of the species of animals I have or had information on, You will find their photo gallery.
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DARYL  DEE
(Marble Fox)

Daryl Dee is a marble fox.  I bought him as a kit May 2004, along with Larry Lee (raccoon).
Both have grown up together. They got along really good, and played together.  To this day, they are still best of buddies. daryl the marble fox kit

DARYL'S  INTRODUCTORY:
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 deceased. 

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 FOOD:
Daryl's favorite treat is raw eggs, chicken jerky, ice cream as treats. His regular diet is cooked chicken, dry cat food and can cat food. Daryl also gets liver when available.  His favorite meat is deer meat.


DARYL'S DISPOSITION:
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:
Idaryl the marble foxn 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 SHEDDING:

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 thinner.
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.
 daryl the  marble foxThey 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 good view.
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 Daryl's photo 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 handled different.
There are many fox owners on my message board. Feel free to join us. http://sybilsden.com/bb/
 
Fox Main Page DARYL'S   PHOTO   GALLERY  

 
More information on Foxes, please see   FOX CARE SHEET  and   MESSAGE BOARD
 


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