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Inari and Kitsune

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Re: Inari and Kitsune

Postby Elina » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:16 pm

The fennecs have an odd thing going on.

Inari is with Barbie.
Kitsune is not with Gruffalo but she does like him more then she likes Inari.

The four of them are working like a team to raise the kits. Barbie really has no need to leave them as Inari brings her food, Kitsune guards her as does Gruffalo however when Inari is resting Kitsune will take over transporting the food.
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Re: Inari and Kitsune

Postby sarajeku » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:43 pm

That sounds adorable to watch. But poor Sprite! How will she get to "mother" the kits?! Will that be her job after they've been pulled?
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Re: Inari and Kitsune

Postby BattleMage » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:07 pm

Elina wrote:The fennecs have an odd thing going on.

Inari is with Barbie.
Kitsune is not with Gruffalo but she does like him more then she likes Inari.

The four of them are working like a team to raise the kits. Barbie really has no need to leave them as Inari brings her food, Kitsune guards her as does Gruffalo however when Inari is resting Kitsune will take over transporting the food.

OMG, I really want to see some video of them together :lol:

PS: @Elina, I finally able to leave a comment in your flashman page after 3 tries. That anti-robot thing is just too powerful, it is even anti-human :lol:
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Re: Inari and Kitsune

Postby Elina » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:37 am

sarajeku wrote:That sounds adorable to watch. But poor Sprite! How will she get to "mother" the kits?! Will that be her job after they've been pulled?


She will get to eventually I just actually have no idea how the heck I am going to get them away from their family with the patrols :lol: . The security around them rivals that of the crown jewels! (Just wait and there will be fennecs paroling the tower of London lol).

BattleMage wrote:OMG, I really want to see some video of them together :lol:

PS: @Elina, I finally able to leave a comment in your flashman page after 3 tries. That anti-robot thing is just too powerful, it is even anti-human :lol:


I plan to film them and how they are doing all of this as I don't think anyone else has. The closest thing I can think of is a meerkat colony. It really is truly amazing to see.

Sorry about the anti-human anti-bot thing :lol:, gosh it must be good!
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Re: Inari and Kitsune

Postby BattleMage » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:47 pm

I think I read in another thread mentioning fennecs are bad in parenting in a captive environment.

But in your case they are actually showing some kind of social corporation together looking after the kids. You must be providing them a very lovely and homy environment, they feel so comfortable and just be themselves like living in a natural environment icon_biggin.gif

I just can't wait for the video :piggy:
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Re: Inari and Kitsune

Postby Elina » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:40 am

BattleMage wrote:I think I read in another thread mentioning fennecs are bad in parenting in a captive environment.

But in your case they are actually showing some kind of social corporation together looking after the kids. You must be providing them a very lovely and homy environment, they feel so comfortable and just be themselves like living in a natural environment icon_biggin.gif

I just can't wait for the video :piggy:


Doing my best video wise, no good footage yet but I am trying. They seem to know when the camera is pointing at them and they just won't preform :lol: .

It has not all been easy. The kits started out in a dog bed in the middle of the fennec room (please note there are over 10 nice out of the way places they could have had their kits but no, they chose centre stage). Then one day when I was feeding them the adults grabbed a kit each (well 3 of them did) and ran out the door, down the hall and under my bed! After that as I had a ferret nation in my room so I could keep an eye on Akiko at all times I managed to tempt them to move into there instead of under my bed. . . These kits are well travelled lol.

But yes all along the family group has been working together which amazes me. I am so proud.

Really happy as I was 'allowed' to hold and play with all 3 kits last night! Gosh I love them all already hehe!

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Baby fennec fox Sept 8th 2012 by Flashman foxes, on Flickr
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on lap by Flashman foxes, on Flickr

They are growing up so fast! Ears are starting their journey upward!

This photo is really bad but you can see all three of them:
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Group shoot by Flashman foxes, on Flickr
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Re: Inari and Kitsune

Postby Jen Jen » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:20 am

Awwwww! They are so beyond cute!
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Re: Inari and Kitsune

Postby Elina » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:03 am

Like many pedigree dog breeders I like to name litters so last year we had the Phoenix kits and this year due to the fennec kits being born at the end of the London 2012 Olympics we have the Olympic kits.

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The above photo was taken of them on Monday but it took me a while to choose names.
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Re: Inari and Kitsune

Postby Crafty » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:00 am

I absolutely love the Greek names! Greek myths are some of my favorite mythologies :D
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Re: Inari and Kitsune

Postby Talys » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:26 pm

I love the name Leonidas! They are such regal cuties =D
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Re: Inari and Kitsune

Postby cheshire fox » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:12 pm

cute fennecs ^^
ahh, elina.. is it really your birthday?
if that's so, then i'm 2 years and 2 days older than you :lol:
 
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Re: Inari and Kitsune

Postby Elina » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:29 am

cheshire fox wrote:cute fennecs ^^
ahh, elina.. is it really your birthday?
if that's so, then i'm 2 years and 2 days older than you :lol:


Yes my birthday is September 12th 1986 and yep it really was my birthday. . . 26 now, no more 25 and under discount at the theatre :icon-frown: .
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Re: Inari and Kitsune

Postby Talys » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:05 am

Happy belated birthday Elina!!!
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Re: Inari and Kitsune

Postby Viltor » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:01 am

Grumble grumble... dang youngens complaining about being 26....

BACK IN MY DAY, we hit 26 and we liked it! Uphill! Both wa... wait, that doesnt work...

NEVERMIND THEN!

P.S. Happy Belated Birthday
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Re: Inari and Kitsune

Postby Elina » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:06 pm

Hehe thank you for the birthday wishes!

I took some pics of the kit's Monday night or more Mr E did, I am a bit unwell and I don't wan't them to get the sniffles.

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Olympic kits at 5 weeks of age by Flashman foxes, on Flickr

Mr E is teaching them how to 'sit'. His star pupil Leonides:
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