We often get questions from individuals wishing to own their own fox. This is just some general information and answers to questions we receive daily. Please remember that foxes are inherently wild mannered and while they do portray characteristics similar to cats and dogs, they are still a fox.
🌿 Foxes have a very strong odor. You can smell Juniper the moment you pull into my drive way. Their urine and feces smell like skunk mixed with ammonia. There is no way to “de-scent” a fox.
🌿Foxes can't just be kept in your back yard. Or in your home. They need their own space to be able to do fox stuff. They're avid diggers and will most likely destroy your flooring at some point or another. They can dig under any fence or climb over it.. Easily.
🌿Foxes need a special diet and must be fed some raw meats and bone content. They also need taurine, or they can go blind, suffer from seizures, and even die. Simply giving them dog or cat food will not do.
🌿Foxes are illegal to own in many areas. Just because they are legal in your state, does not mean the same is true for your city. Legality depends on permit regulations. You do need a permit.
🌿Foxes pee on things they think is theirs. This is a marking behavior and nearly impossible to break them of and remember their pee stinks. So having a fox means having almost everything you own smell awful.
🌿Foxes are easily stressed by new situations and people. They usually bond to one person and find exposure to new people and loud noises to be frightening.
🌿Foxes do not always get along with dogs, and in fact, dogs are pretty likely to hate them. Foxes have a wildly different body language than dogs and this causes confusion and anxiety for most dogs.
🌿Foxes naturally guard their resources, this means they are prone to biting when you're near something they find valuable and don't want you to take.