What Do You Feed A Fennec Fox?

What does a Fennec fox eat?

Fennec foxes are opportunistic eaters.

They forage for plants but also eat rodents, eggs, reptiles, and insects.

Like most desert dwellers, the fennec fox has developed the ability to go for long periods without water.

How do you take care of a Fennec fox?

Fennec foxes can easily climb out of fenced enclosures. Keep humidity down, provide good ventilation, and avoid dusty cage substrates. In the wild, fennecs practice site-specific defecation and, therefore, can be litter box trained. Because of their digging habits, a covered litter box is recommended.

Is a Fennec Fox a good pet?

The fennec fox or fennec (Vulpes zerda) is a wild animal but also considered a good pet. Experts say they are social animals and with the proper environment can be a good house pet.

Are Fennec foxes dangerous?

Fennec Foxes are not dangerous to humans, but they are also not domesticated. Some people do keep them as pets.

Do Fennec foxes smell?

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 Fennec foxes eat snakes?

Fennec foxes are opportunistic eaters. They forage for plants but also eat rodents, eggs, reptiles, and insects. Like most desert dwellers, the fennec fox has developed the ability to go for long periods without water.

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.

Do Fennec fox bites hurt?

Fennec foxes have very sharp teeth and even their play-biting can hurt.

Can you raise a fox like a dog?

As members of the canine family, they look a lot like domesticated dogs. They are the only member of the canine family that can adeptly climb trees. Most pet foxes are not domesticated (only one type is). A majority of foxes kept as pets have been socialized or hand-raised since birth.

Can Fennec foxes be potty trained?

No matter what any breeder or fan says fennec foxes cannot be potty trained. A small percentage will instinctively use a litter box or puppy training pads nearly all the time. To foxes their waste is a marking technique to show ownership and they do not hesitate to use it.

Do Fennec foxes get along with dogs?

Fennec foxes can be kept as pets, although they are not very common. Fennec foxes behave much like dogs, but since they are not domesticated, they do require careful socialization. You’ll need to take precautions against them escaping when kept as pets.

How much does it cost to purchase a Fennec fox?

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. Fennecs are adorable, enchanting creatures that many people think they can own.

Can u buy a Fennec fox?

If it is legal in your state it is imperative that you purchase your Fennec fox from a licensed and approved breeder. Otherwise it is considered an illegal pet even if it is legal to own them where you live.

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.

Will a fox kill a cat?

Foxes pose little danger to cats. Generally, though, when faced with the claws and teeth of a cat, foxes will back away, knowing they will probably suffer a serious injury in any fight. However, foxes will scavenge the remains of dead cats, but actual evidence of them killing cats is extremely rare.