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									Caring for a Fox as an Exotic Pet

For most people foxes are wild animals that are best   left alone in their
natural habitants. However there are some people who   have discovered the
joys of keeping a fox as a pet. It may surprising to   some, but caring for
a fox as an exotic pet may not be as difficult as it   seems.

Knowing Foxes

Foxes can be like dogs. They require attention and a lot of
socialization. They are quite energetic, active, and curious. These
intelligent creatures are also cunning, and flexible. They can easily
escape, and thus it is important to see that they are secure wherever
they maybe to avoid losing them.

Foxes have characteristic odors caused by oil and sweat glands. To
prevent them from smelling, it is important to keep them cool and well
ventilated so that they won't secret oils excessively. Occasional bathing
may also be advisable but too much bathing can cause dryness that
exacerbates the secretion of odor-causing oils.

Making a Home for a Fox

Foxes can be very much treated like dogs; however they should be put in
secure cages when they are not being watched since they can easily
escape. A dog crate is sufficient to secure them indoors, escape-proof
pens may be used outdoors. When walking foxes, it is important to leash
them securely enough so they can't escape.

Feeding a Fox

Foxes are omnivorous animals, they can eat almost anything. Thus it is
important for them to have a balanced diet. There are commercial dry
foods available on the market, specifically made for wild animals. These
make great bases for their diet. Foxes may also be fed with premium cat
or dog food. To make the fox’s diet varied, fruits, vegetables, eggs,
mice, mealworms, and crickets may be added.

Potty Training

Many fox species can be trained to use the   litter box. It is advisable to
use a covered box because foxes dig in the   wild when they excrete. Potty
training is pretty much like the same with   dogs. Give rewards and praise
for each time they use the litter box, but   punishments should be avoided
when they defecate elsewhere. When the fox   is on the verge of defecating
or urinating, it should simply be moved to   the litter box.

Caring for the Foxes’ Health

It is important to bring the fox to the vet regularly. Their health care
is pretty much similar to dogs, and thus can be quite easy to manage.
Having an fox as an exotic pet can be rewarding. These little critters
may prove to be a great companion and perhaps a best friend as well.

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