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8 foot fence?

Postby Vata Raven » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:54 pm

It is possible?

I was thinking 8 feet tall and putting coyote rollers on top would make an escape more difficult. Just in case if the animal slipped from the enclosure.
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Re: 8 foot fence?

Postby Ash » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:42 pm

It is possible, but I would still have an enclosed top. My foxes can scale the side of their enclosure so fast. Once when Ifrit got scared she jumped onto the panels and climbed to the very tip top, and that was like 10' high.

While I think it would stop a fox that is less active (like Fable) I wouldn't necessarily depend on it solely. But a determined fox like Ifrit I'd worry about.

But it would definitely be interesting to know. At work we put coyote rollers on the top of the gator cages to stop them from climbing out. So far it hasn't been a problem, but it should work.

8 foot fences are hard to come by, so it would likely have to be special-ordered somewhere online or handmade. Most fencing panels are 6' tall.
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Re: 8 foot fence?

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:40 pm

Someone on Fb has some she lets out into a 8ft with a lean in with electric and that's the only way I'd try it and still not unsupervised. Red fox can jump up to 8 ft high, and can get even higher with a jump and scale(dig the claws in on the way up). Heck even my house cat would jump and land 7 ft up without digging his claw in at all on the way up when he was younger.

So many foxes escape every year I'd be loathe to not make a fully secure enclosure really. But if I had the land and money I might consider it for a supervised play area where you are with them, and then do electric top and bottom with a lean in. Rollers are not really secure enough as at the posts there is going to be non-rolling spots.
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Re: 8 foot fence?

Postby Vata Raven » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:06 pm

Ash wrote:It is possible, but I would still have an enclosed top.

I wasn't talking about the enclosure; I was talking about the yard.

As I said, "Just in case if the animal slipped from the enclosure."
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Re: 8 foot fence?

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:11 pm

A lean in with electric lines would probably work especially for arctics as they don't jump as well as other foxes.
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Re: 8 foot fence?

Postby Vata Raven » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:33 pm

Are these usable as fences or are just fence covers?

http://www.alekoproducts.com/ALEKO-PLK0 ... 0gr-ap.htm
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Re: 8 foot fence?

Postby Vata Raven » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:36 pm

TamanduaGirl wrote:A lean in with electric lines would probably work especially for arctics as they don't jump as well as other foxes.

When you say an electric line, you talking about an electric fence like this?

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Re: 8 foot fence?

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:39 pm

Yeah just a line of electric fence around the top and bottom to discourage them messing with the fence. Image

One arctic owner did that plus a dig guard and paving stones around the edge for his arctic and didn't have the lean in for his yard but his arctic had bad hips. His was a typical wooden yard fence.

Vata Raven wrote:Are these usable as fences or are just fence covers?

http://www.alekoproducts.com/ALEKO-PLK0 ... 0gr-ap.htm


That you is just privacy screen for adding to your fence.
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Re: 8 foot fence?

Postby DeweysMom » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:52 am

Vata Raven wrote:Are these usable as fences or are just fence covers?


As TG said, these are just for privacy. I have them on my outdoor enclosure and they work great for privacy and for providing filtered sunlight in the hotter months. But they in no way would work as fencing for anything with claws or teeth.
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Re: 8 foot fence?

Postby Vata Raven » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:13 pm

Thank you for the advise

I will look into this more. I'm not sure if I would want to do en eclectic fence because I wish for my new build home to run off solar panels.
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Re: 8 foot fence?

Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:45 pm

Electric fence is easy to do solar. It's DC so they run off a battery normally so you can have solar charge the battery.
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