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Whole bones?

Postby Whisper » Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:26 pm

So, my friend buys a lot of bulk meat, and she gave me a large, hoof/joint ish bone for zorr. It was hard, solid, and bigger than his head. I gave it to him, and when I went to clean the enclosure, it was gone. Can foxes eat whole bone?

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Re: Whole bones?

Postby dragonking » Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:49 pm

I don't think he ate it all. Especially if it was solid. He probably chewed on it for a bit then cached it.
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Re: Whole bones?

Postby Whisper » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:28 pm

I turn over and replace all the woof chips and dirt once a week, so I know he didn't cash it. When I give him a toy or bone, he will play with it and bury it when he is done. He never digs far though, mostly he just pushes dirt over it, and I see a big lump.
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Re: Whole bones?

Postby TamanduaGirl » Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:11 am

If he can chew it up he can eat it. Too much bone at once can cause constipation though. Otherwise it should digest unless somethings not quite right with him.
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Re: Whole bones?

Postby Whisper » Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:41 pm

He seems fine, thanks though. Should I still give bones to him?
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Re: Whole bones?

Postby TamanduaGirl » Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:37 pm

Yes. Raw meaty bones help keep their teeth clean and provide minerals.
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Re: Whole bones?

Postby Whisper » Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:47 pm

Okay, thanks for your help (:
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Re: Whole bones?

Postby Ash » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:22 am

A friend actually gave me some deer legs for my foxes. Oh my gosh, they LOVED them. They stripped them clean and still chew on the bones. Great for their teeth!

A member here would feed her foxes a chicken wing with the bone each night to "brush their teeth." lol.
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Re: Whole bones?

Postby Aeroz » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:03 pm

is it still ok if they bones are cooked? I know cooking causes some changes so I just wanted to check. We got left over ones from dinner so I thought she could have them.
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Re: Whole bones?

Postby TamanduaGirl » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:24 pm

No. Cooked bones can splinter an are also more likely to cause an impaction if they eat too many.

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