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For some of the species of animals I have or had information on, You will find their photo gallery.
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DONNIE  DELL
(Glazier Fox)

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)

DONNIE'S  INTRODUCTORY:donnie the glazier fox kit
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 good.

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 the glazier foxDONNIE'S
 APPEARANCE CHANGE:
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 FOOD:
Donnie's favorite treat is raw eggs, chicken jerky and fish.
His regular diet is cooked chicken, dry cat food and can cat food.
Donnie also gets liver when available.  His favorite meat is deer meat.  All three foxes get the same type of food.


DONNIE'S DISPOSITION:
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'S SHEDDING:
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.
Theydonnie the glazier fox 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 Donnie's photo 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 LIKE DONNIE?
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 DONNIE'S   PHOTO   GALLERY  
 
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