Some Important Facts About Domesticated Foxes
If people are given the chance to forget even just for a while that foxes are predators, when you come to think about them, they are actually not that bad looking animals. If you forget for a while that they are wild animals, you may be inclined to take one home and treat it as a pet. This is actually a truth that has been proven for a long time already by a lot of people. Fortunately, in this modern day and age, a lot of people are now interested with the thought of getting miniature animals. Miniature animals are actually the usual animals you see that are turned into smaller versions so that they will be considered as pets. So, why is this concept related to foxes? Well, you should know that there are mini foxes.
One example of small foxes are the Fennec foxes. This kind of foxes is usually living in the northern part of North Africa in the Sahara Desert. You can easily pinpoint them because they have particularly large ears that are unusual and always stand out. This specific kind of fox has been considered by the world as the smallest canid species. These foxes also have internal organs that are used to living in low-water desert environment as well as harsh temperatures such as high temperatures. Their ears that have just been mentioned that are unusually large for their bodies are not just irrelevant organs, they are quite sensitive when it comes to hearing any moving possible prey around them.
While thriving in the wild, Fennec foxes can actually live up to a maximum of twelve years. They have been usually found to dig sands to serve as their own habitats. If they are trained well enough, they be could become more tame and could be considered as pets. This is one of the reasons why this specific species of fox just like the silver fox is considered by several animal organizations as a domesticated fox that can then be considered as pets.
It is a well-known fact that Fennec foxes usually survive more when placed in the wild. However, though there are still a lot of people that do not consider one as a domesticated pet, if they are just given proper training, they will surely make good pets.
If you are interested in getting one then do make sure that you are responsible enough. The same with other exotic animals, it is your responsibility to make sure that you only get them legitimately and with the necessary legal papers or documents. This does not only ensure your legality of taking care of one but also you will be able to obtain the right care for your domesticated fox if you do things legally.