Are Fennec Foxes Dangerous To Humans?

Fennec Foxes are not dangerous to humans, but they are also not domesticated.

Some people do keep them as pets.

Are Fennec foxes friendly?

Fennec foxes are considered exotic pets.

These little desert foxes are friendly and inquisitive and can make unique pets. While having a fennec fox is a lot more work than a dog or cat, owning a fox is kind of like having a dog and a cat in one animal. And as cute as they are, fennec foxes take a lot of work!

Are Fennec foxes aggressive?

Fennec foxes can be aggressive when necessary: Males get aggressive with territory and will mark with urine. They also become aggressive during mating season. Females will be aggressive when it comes to defending their young.

What would happen if the Fennec Fox went extinct?

If the Fennec Fox were to go extinct, agricultural crops and the Northern Sahara Biome would both be detrimentally affected. Additionally, the Fennec Fox is the smallest Canid, or Genus of fox, giving it an aesthetic value that would cause its extinction to be even more saddening.

What states can you own a Fennec fox?

It is legal to own a fennec fox everywhere in the United States except Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada and Washington.

What can I feed a Fennec fox?

The captive fennec fox should ALWAYS be offered fresh water. In captivity, an exotic canine diet (e.g. Mazuri), high-quality dry or canned dog, or cat food is fed. Vegetables, fruits, pinkie mice, rodents, eggs, crickets, mealworms, as well as commercially available raw meat diets are also offered.

Can foxes be pets?

Although it’s perfectly legal, keeping a fox is extremely challenging. They have not been domesticated so they are difficult to tame, and many people report damage and chaos in the home. Foxes don’t make good pets.