Donnie was born in 2007.
Donnie is a "Glazier Fox". A glazier fox
is a mix of a marble and pearl fox.
(one parent a marble fox, the other parent a pearl fox)
When I did the introductory,
I put Donnie in a 3x4 dog cage with a litter box, hiding
spot and covered parts of the cage to help him feel
secure. I gave him a day or so to adjust to his
environment. My dogs were already use to
having foxes, so I didn't need to do much of an
introductory to the dogs.
It was mostly to see how the raccoons and foxes reaction
will be toward a new kit.
Once Donnie adjusted, I would let Daryl and Larry see
him in the cage. I was very surprised
to see how quick Daryl took to him, as he did with
Darla. Daryl was actually a "helper fox". He
would bring Donnie some of his treats and even some of
his toys and set them next to the cage for him.
When I seen that, I figured Daryl would be fine with
Donnie. But, I still did not take any chance,
because he was so small. As Donnie got a little
bigger, I let him out with Daryl and Darla, under
supervision only. Everyone seemed to get along
As he was better than half grown, I let him go in their
room and pen.
But, I think I left Donnie too soon with the other
foxes. He began to shy away from me.
He is not aggressive, just very shy. He stays
outside in the pen most of the time. He loves the
top shelf in the tower in their pen.
Donnie as a kit had a blue cast to his fur.
This was the "pearl fox" gene in him.
As with most fox kits, his appearance looked more like a kitten
than a fox. As he grew, his blue coloring changed
to a grey/blue. The shade is pretty light.
His nose stayed pink. He has a strange eye color.
Sometimes they look green, and sometimes grey. He don't
seem to shed as bad as Darla and Daryl do.
Donnie's favorite treat is raw eggs, chicken jerky and
His regular diet is cooked chicken, dry cat food and can
Donnie also gets liver when available. His
favorite meat is deer meat.
All three foxes get the same type of food.
When Donnie was young, he was very friendly, as most
young kits are. I worked with him every day.
He was doing really good. Then I broke my leg, and
had a hard time getting around.
Unfortunately, he did not get the proper attention that
foxes need at that age.
He gets along with the other foxes and raccoons.
But, he does seem to keep to himself
more than the other foxes do. He is not aggressive
at all, just very shy. I hope to work with him more to
get him over his shyness.
Donnie don't seem to shed as much as Daryl and
Darla do. Donnie's color don't seem to change much
thru the seasons.
DONNIE'S LIVING QUARTERS:
Donnie's, 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. Donnie really favors the very top shelf of
the tower. The foxes have access to the tower from
within their pen.
DONNIE'S PHOTO GALLERY:
Please be sure to look at
gallery. The photo's are sorted
by the year. Starting at 2007 when he was born.
Donnie is very camera shy, so I don't have many
pictures of him, except in his younger days.
ARE ALL FOXES
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.