Question: Are Fennec Foxes Dangerous?

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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.

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!

Is the Fennec fox on the endangered list?

Least Concern

How much does a Fennec fox cost?

Fennec foxes cost approximately $1500-2000, and generally people will be placed on a waiting list for a year or more to obtain a kit from a breeder. Fennec foxes do not rehome well as they tend to bond with their first owner.

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.

Why does the Fennec Fox have big ears?

The fennecs are most recognizable by their large ears, reaching 4 to 6 inches in length. Those ears not only help them listen for prey underground, but also serve to dissipate excess heat of the desert. They have a thick, sandy-colored coat that keeps them warm at night and reflects the sunlight during the day.

Do Fennec foxes stink?

Although they’re not on the level of a skunk or a ferret, fennec foxes do have scent glands on the tips of their tails. This gives off a musky odor when the animal is startled or stressed. These foxes are nocturnal in the wild although a pet fennec usually adapts somewhat to its owner’s schedule.

Do foxes smell bad?

Like skunks, foxes secrete a smelly odor from scent glands. But foxes don’t use it as a weapon. They wear their smell to distinguish themselves, more like a bad perfume than a stink bomb! A fox’s musky scent helps it convey status and mark its territory.

How do Fennec foxes behave?

Their distinctive, batlike ears radiate body heat and help keep the foxes cool. They also have long, thick hair that insulates them during cold nights and protects them from hot sun during the day. Even the fox’s feet are hairy, which helps them perform like snowshoes and protects them from extremely hot sand.