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Kit found outside, need help

Postby Mermaid » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:26 am

Hello, my name is Alysha (like Alicia) and I live in America. My boyfriend recently found a fox and would like to keep it, only thing is we have no idea what we're doing or even what type of fox she is (it is a she, we have no idea, how do you tell the difference?) pic attached.https://ibb.co/cLHjNH
Any sort of help and quickly would be super appreciated, she's about 3 weeks old and is working on going from being bottle fed to hard food, she's adorable and I've been working my butt off reading a ton and this is the only super helpful site I've found icon-smile

I did post this in the intro channel as well, I just really need help asap (admins don't kill me)
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Re: Kit found outside, need help

Postby Ash » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:50 am

Hi, I responded in your intro thread above.

I just want to repeat that in most states it is illegal to keep a wild-caught fox. So finding a vet willing to treat it is going to be near impossible to find. It needs to be given to a state-licensed rehabber or put back where it was found. Lots of times fox kits that are found alone aren't abandoned or in trouble--they've just wandered a little ways from the den.

That being said, I'm here and happy to help with any questions you may have. What kind of help do you need? If you need a place to order fox formula, Fox Valley is a really good place that will send you formula right away. https://www.foxvalleynutrition.com/
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Re: Kit found outside, need help

Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:48 pm

It's a red fox. Ohio requires a permit for them but they have to be captive born for the permit. You can call and ask 1-800-WILDLIFE (1-800-945-3543) If you want but it says so here: http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/licenses-an ... es-permits /edit

List of rehabers so she can be raised to go back to the wild
http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/portals/wil ... tators.pdf
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Re: Kit found outside, need help

Postby pat » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:17 pm

Mermaid,

I can understand how hard it would be to turn the kit over to a rehabber. However, the sad part, is if, the dnr finds out, they most likely will kill her :cry:

I wish there was a way to get her legal, but, I don't know of any. unless you can find a breeder that would give you a bill of sale. but, chances are pretty slim on that icon-sad. it don't hurt to try.

you can tell the sex of the fox by looking on the stomach, it should be obvious.

keep in mind, foxes are not at all like dogs. they require a large enclosure. they really should not be kept in a house 24/7 as an adult.
foxes do mark, if the fox is kept indoors, your house will stink pretty bad.

I also agree with mary and ash, a vet will not treat an illegal fox icon-sad
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Re: Kit found outside, need help

Postby Mermaid » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:38 pm

Pat,

I said in another thread, that she is in the UK, she just needs to get her lisence and she should be good.
The bf is the working on getting it now, but it isn't required there, he just wants to be sure the vet will take her, he has to build her pen, that's for certain, it is definitely the most important thing to us. But as of right now all she's been doing is sleeping and eating, but still the pen is top of the list c:
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Re: Kit found outside, need help

Postby pat » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:20 pm

Mermaid wrote:Pat,

I said in another thread, that she is in the UK, she just needs to get her lisence and she should be good.
The bf is the working on getting it now, but it isn't required there, he just wants to be sure the vet will take her, he has to build her pen, that's for certain, it is definitely the most important thing to us. But as of right now all she's been doing is sleeping and eating, but still the pen is top of the list c:


you certainly made my day. sounds good for you. If you have any questions, we are here for you. many of us have fox experience.
I raised foxes for about 15 years.

try and spend as much time with your fox. they do understand words too.
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Re: Kit found outside, need help

Postby Mermaid » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:45 pm

Pat,

Sadly, I'm about to ruin your day, other thread I was told that what I read was incorrect and she has to go to rehab. Bf is super upset but he's still gonna try and get a bill of sale because he really doesn't want to get rid of her. We're hoping a seller will help but it's doubtful. Gonna try everything before it's too late. She's an angel, sleeps in his arms and even tells him when she has to go to the bathroom. Just sucks the government doesn't understand

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