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Difference Between Dogs And Foxes As A Pet

There are actually many people who are excited with the idea of owning a fox as a pet. They are intelligent and charming animals and there’s something special in having such animal that not most people have. While it’s true that foxes may make a decent pet for some who has resources and time to take care of them, numerous people are making the mistake of buying pet fox, thinking that it’ll turn out to be like a dog.

Truth is, foxes and dogs have totally different characteristics and traits and it is important for you to be aware of these things.

Number 1. Foxes are harder to train – naturally, dogs are born with a strong pack mentality. Dogs view their owner as its alpha and hardwired to follow them. When it comes to fox, they live to please themselves than their owner. Dogs only want to make you happy while foxes want to get treat.

Number 2. Foxes stink – foxes have a strong odor whether you like it or not and while dogs can take few weeks without a bath before getting a stinky odor, foxes might smell skunky for most of the time. Basically, you can somewhat lessen this musky and strong odor by neutering the fox but don’t expect to get rid of it entirely.

Number 3. Foxes are shy – most people think that foxes are awesome pet, which is true, but where the problem lies is thinking that they can show it off to their neighbors and friends. The truth almost always falls short of this which is the sad truth. Foxes are so affectionate and attached with their families, but when there are strangers and visitors around, they are quite shy.

Number 4. Foxes have special needs – foxes require specific exercise and dietary requirements than a dog. They actually need lots of exercise per day and so energetic. For this reason, you should have a carefully designed outdoor enclosure if you are serious to owning a fox.

Number 5. Foxes are great escape artists – foxes are more intelligent in getting out of enclosures compared to dogs. Believe it or not, they can leap 6ft in the air, cling upside down to be able to climb along a chain link ceiling, climb up fences and so forth. An enclosure that is built to keep foxes won’t be enough if it is just big because it also need to have a full roof and impossible to dig out of.

It is true that foxes can make a wonderful pet but for this to happen, loads of research is needed about these animals to know how to take care of them.