How do you deal with the smell?

In our previous posts we've mentioned that foxes, especially red foxes, have a very strong odor.

Once a fox pees on something, it's incredibly difficult to get the smell out. The smell is pretty hard to describe, I've personally stopped finding it unpleasant, (I've kind of gone nose blind) but I hear frequently from guests that it's rather unpleasing. We steam clean the carpets regularly, light candles, wax burners, etcetera to help with the smell.

The foxes are "housebroken". See our FQA for more information.

Red Foxes however are avid markers. They will mark (pee on) food, toys, their beds, your bed. Pretty much anything they feel is theirs. Including their food and water dishes. This is something that nearly impossible to break them of since it's a very natural habit for them.

Happy pee is also a quirk of most foxes. Excited foxes will probably greet you or a dog with happy wagging tails and a stream of pee in their wake.

Ryan Bush