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Kasper
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Hello :)

Postby Kasper » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:47 pm

Hey everyone!
So I'm Kasper and I currently reside in the UK.
My main goal by joining this forum is to learn about what it is like to own a an exotic animal(mostly a fox) and what I should be doing to prepare for owning one. :)
I'm a few years off from getting one at the moment (need a well-paid job, house, etc, etc) but I'm eagar to learn everything I can :)

I'm also interested in knowing which animals get on best together and which don't as I would like to get on and if I want multiple pets, which order do I get them in (e.g. if I want a dog and a fox. Do I get a dog and bring the fox into the dog's world? or the other way around).

Animals I am interested to own at some point in the future(Not all of them but a few most interested in):
- Red foxes
- Fennec foxes (Most interested in)
- Arctic foxes
- Caracal (If legal in the UK)
- Fishing cat
Critters interested in owning at a later date:
- Fennec Fox, Arctic Fox, Red Fox
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Re: Hello :)

Postby Kwandrsn » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:07 pm

Hi Kasper. I'm new here as well. We have been doing lots of research for a while now about red foxes. Finally pulled the trigger and put a deposit down on a baby. We have a little less than 3 months before we get it. We have 2 dogs. One is an inside dog mostly except we let her out to use the bathroom. The other is a stray puppy that showed up and never left and stays outside. Our fox will be a baby so the fox will learn to live with the dogs. As for our dogs the inside dog is about 8 years old and she doesn't seem to mind other animals. She will chase a rabbit occasionally but never gets close enough to catch one and if she did she would be scared of it. The outside does is a little hyper but still young and seems to love other dogs so I don't expect any issues there. we also have a hedgehog and we will have to make 100% sure the fox cannot get to the hedgehog because I'm pretty sure that would not end well. I'm no fox expert but I wouldn't keep any prey animals around foxes, they most likely be will be dinner.

If I had a choice and was going to get another dog I'd wait and get them at the same time so they grow up together.
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Re: Hello :)

Postby Ash » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:46 pm

Hello, and welcome.

It really depends on your personal preference which fox you get first. I personally would keep the different species separate. Sometimes arctics and reds get along, but other times a red can kill an arctic. So separate enclosures would be a must. As long as they all had their own space, it wouldn't matter which order you got them in.

That being said, exotic cats are a step above canids. So I definitely don't recommend getting an exotic cat as your first exotic.

Any of the foxes would make a good starter exotic. A fennec might be easier for you to house, and it would live indoors with you. Their diet can be tricky, but there are some good sites such as this one: http://tiny-foxes.com/Diet.html that have great info.
3 red fox, 4 pectinata iguanas, nile monitor, BW tegu, sailfin dragon, leachie gecko, 6 snakes, 2 salamanders, 3 tarantulas
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Re: Hello :)

Postby Kasper » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:54 pm

Hi guys! Thanks for the welcome :)

I look forward to conversing with the community you have here!

Kwandrsm; That's so cool! I wish you all the best when you recieve the kit! If you could let me know what it's like to own one that would be most helpful! :)

Ash: Thanks for the link! I'll have a look at it later this week :) and I'll make a note of what you've said for future reference.
Critters interested in owning at a later date:
- Fennec Fox, Arctic Fox, Red Fox
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Re: Hello :)

Postby Kwandrsn » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:06 pm

Kasper wrote:Hi guys! Thanks for the welcome :)

I look forward to conversing with the community you have here!

Kwandrsm; That's so cool! I wish you all the best when you recieve the kit! If you could let me know what it's like to own one that would be most helpful! :)

Ash: Thanks for the link! I'll have a look at it later this week :) and I'll make a note of what you've said for future reference.


Will do I'll post on here from time to time but I'll mostly be posting on fb
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Re: Hello :)

Postby Kasper » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:45 am

Awesome! thanks :)

If your comfortable with it, can you link me to where you are posting the updates?
Perfectly fine if not, I'll just keep my eyes open on here for them :)
Critters interested in owning at a later date:
- Fennec Fox, Arctic Fox, Red Fox
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Re: Hello :)

Postby GitaBooks » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:03 pm

Welcome to the forum! So glad you could join!

Foxes rock! I can say that dogs are almost always more tolerant of new pets than exotic pets are of getting a new dog. Its sort of the same way with most animals from what I can tell. Our cats tend to like the dogs that were there before them better than the dogs we got after their arrival. However, a friendly or laid back cat can be very tolerant.

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