Average 10-15 pounds
Require a large Outdoor enclosure with several hiding
places, shelter and enrichment.
Can indoors, but NOT recommended 24/7. They like to be
Many shades of red.
Red fox family also have white and/or black marking
(Marble), White with grey (Glazier), black and silver
Some have a slight musk odor to their fur. (mostly reds)
Urine has a skunk odor. (Not as strong as a skunk) They will
mark, but, seems to diminish as they get older and spay or
Yes, they can be litter trained if started young and should
have more than one litter box.
A litter box should be kept in their pen also. This lessens
the pen odor and ensures better litter habits when brought
indoors. However, some foxes may be more difficult.
No, they are not. They are not like dogs or cats and
generally will come to you for petting or scratching.
Adult foxes should not be forced to be picked up.
Some foxes can be a "one-person" fox.
with other animals:
They love dogs, as long as the dog is NOT aggressive. A fox
and a dog will play well together.
Cats should NOT be kept with foxes or left unattended.
Kittens MUST be kept completely separate from foxes.
Any animal that is smaller than a fox, should NOT be kept
with a fox or have contact.
some will bark almost like a dog, scream or crackle.
|Every state is different, it is important to check with
your state Game Commission/DNR to find the legality.
Also some cities/townships will need to be approved.
PLEASE, do NOT keep a fox illegally. If you are caught
with an illegal fox, you will be fined and the fox will be
||There are several good breeders.
PLEASE be cautious when buying a fox online. You are
better off buying a fox from a legit breeder. There
are many scams on the internet, don't fall prey to them.
If buying out of state, please make sure what your state
requires. Many states require an import permit.
||Red Foxes are the largest of other foxes.
PLEASE make sure you understand completely the proper care
of a fox prior to buying one.
Do extensive research.
Message board has a wealth of information and very
knowledgeable and experienced fox owners.