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7 Domesticated Pet Foxes

Updated on July 6, 2017
The Foxes that can be kept as pets
The Foxes that can be kept as pets | Source

Are you interested in rare or exotic pets. Nowadays, the demand for exotic pets like wolves and foxes are growing, and many people like them as a pet. If you are looking for a pet fox., check this article to get the list of domesticated pet foxes to make your choice.

1. Fennec fox

Fennec fox
Fennec fox | Source

The Fennec fox is the smallest nocturnal fox and smallest canine species in the world, found in Sahara of North Africa and also known as the desert fox. They are rare because of their small size, rounded eyes and big ears. Though they are wild animals, in recent, they are domesticated as pets and one of the most adorable, demanded and popular Fox as pets.

Physical Traits and Info.

Fennec Fox
 
Scientific name
Vulpes zerda
Native/Available
Sahara of North Africa
Height
Approx 20 Cms
Weight
0.68 - 1.6 kg
Life Span
10 years in Wild and 12-14 years in captivity

2. The Red Fox

The Red Fox as a pet
The Red Fox as a pet | Source

The red foxes are the largest animal of fox species, which are most popular for their intelligence, quick and tricky activities, outstanding vision, and great senses of smell and hearing. Red foxes live mainly around the Arctic Circle in North Africa, North America and Eurasia. Their population is reduced in the wild because of being hunted by wild animals like wolves, coyotes and bobcats and humans, to get their long, soft fur, which is highly valued. In recent years, many people domesticated them as a pet and they are making a good reliable pet.

Physical Traits and Information

The Red Fox
 
Scientific name
Vulpes Vulpes
Native/Available
Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia.
Height
14 - 20 Inch
Weight
7-15 Pounds
Life Span
2 - 5 years (In the wild)

3. The Siberian Fox or Silver Fox

Siberian Fox or Silver Fox as pet
Siberian Fox or Silver Fox as pet | Source

The research and project for, domestication of red foxes was started in Russia which is still in progress. The purpose of this project was to create a domesticated pet fox, which are reliable, friendly and have all the exceptional qualities of foxes. Actually the Russian domesticated red fox is a domesticated form of the red fox. Latter the Belyaev and his team started breeding wild silver foxes to create silver pet fox, which are today’s domesticated per silver foxes and also known as Siberian Silver fox.

Physical Traits and Information

The Siberian Fox or Silver Fox
 
Scientific name
Vulpes vulpes
Native/Available
Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia.
Height
17 to 35 inches
Weight
Upto 20 pounds
Life Span
2 - 5 years (In the wild)

4. The Russian Red Fox

Russian Red Fox as Pets
Russian Red Fox as Pets | Source

The research and project for, domestication of red foxes was started in Russia which is still in progress. The purpose of this project was to create a domesticated pet fox, which is reliable, friendly and have all the exceptional qualities of foxes. Actually, the Russian domesticated red fox is a domesticated form of the red fox that makes a good and reliable pet.

Physical Traits and Information

The Russian Red Fox
 
Scientific name
Vulpes vulpes
Native/Available
Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia.
Height
17 to 35 inches
Weight
Upto 20 pounds
Life Span
2 - 5 years (In the wild)

5. Arctic Fox or White fox

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The arctic fox is native to Arctic regions that, which is a small fox that has whilte colored, densed bushy coat and a long, fluffy tail and also known as the white fox, polar fox, or snow fox. The color of arctic fox changes according to weather, it has a gray, or blue coat in in summer that turns white in the winter. They are one of the rare animals which are well adapted to arctic region and they make the best out of almost any situation. Their independent nature, fluffy look and capability to survive in colder places attracts many people in region to keep as a pet and they make good pets.

Physical Traits and Information

Arctic Fox
 
Scientific name
Vulpes lagopus
Native/Available
Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia.
Height
17 to 35 inches
Weight
Upto 20 pounds
Life Span
2 - 5 years (In the wild

6. The Gray Fox or Tree Fox

The Gray Fox
The Gray Fox | Source

The gray foxes are the oldest species in the Canidae family, which are available in Grey coats and because of their exceptional tree climbing skill they are also known as Tree Foxes. They live in dense, open forests and rocky habitats, where they are able to evade coyotes by their tree climbing skill. Basically, they are the wild animals, but some exotic pets lovers take a trial keeping them as pets, but at some places, you may have to get a class III animal permit, to own them. They are an intelligent, self-dependent, healthy pet that needs early training and precaution at the early stage- because they are the escape specialists.

Physical Traits and Information

The Gray Fox
 
Scientific name
Urocyon cinereoargenteus
Native/Available
South-central Canada and North Carolina
Height
10.8 to 17.5 inches
Weight
3.6 to 7 kg (7.9 to 15.4 lb)
Life Span
Approx 4 years in wild

7. Marble fox

The  Marble fox
The Marble fox | Source

Arctic Marble Foxes are the recently developed pets, which are also one of the most costly pets nowadays (some Marbel foxes are sold in ~ $45,000). Basically, they are a domesticated and genetic variation of the Red Fox, which was bred and sold solely for profit. The "man-made" coloration of Marbel Fox, does not normally occur in the wild, They were tamed by Floridian exotic animal importer and a Soviet geneticist to develop, domesticated pet fox.

Physical Traits and Information

The Marbel Fox
 
Scientific name
Vulpes lagopus
Native/Available
Canada
Height
10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm)
Weight
3.2 to 9.4 kg
Life Span
6 to 9 years in wild and 10 to 15 years in captivity

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