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Old January 8th, 2013, 08:58 PM
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My silver fox Kai

Introducing to all of you Kai (means ''fire'' in Irish), a male silver fox (vulpes vulpes) born in spring 2012. He is my associate's and I's fox, and he's a total bundle of joy!
He's extremely energetic, loves to play, run around and play tricks on us. He's a silly one. He always makes a little ''I'm laughing at you'' face every time we disapprove with something he's doing.

He was a lot to handle when he was young, but he's all worth it! And this spring 2013, we are getting more foxes (some will be for our Tame The Wild ranch, to breed domestic pet foxes, and the others will be our own other pets!).

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Old January 8th, 2013, 08:59 PM
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Old January 8th, 2013, 09:00 PM
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And the last one (for now )
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Old January 9th, 2013, 08:43 AM
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What province/territory are you in?
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Old January 9th, 2013, 04:07 PM
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What province/territory are you in?
I am in Quebec. Unlike many would think, domestic foxes are allowed in some Canadian provinces (it also depends on your municipality)... here in QC domestic-colored foxes are allowed (those who changed their colors because of domestication). Kai isn't a domestic-colored fox, his color (silver) is a color found in the wild, but I have a license given by the DNR that allows me to have a fox of his color!

www.thefriendlyfox.webs.com/legality (a website I made, I contacted all the DNR of each province/territory, and you can see if they're legal where you live)
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Old January 9th, 2013, 09:15 AM
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I think it wrong to keep wild animals as pets. I am not sure why anyone would want a fox for a pet. I feel if a person really loves foxes they would want the animal to live in nature as a fox was meant to do and not in a house or a cage.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 10:45 AM
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very nice are they trainable?
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Old January 9th, 2013, 04:11 PM
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very nice are they trainable?
Yes they are, but they have more of a cat-like personality, so they require a bit more patience and expertise with felines, and exotic animals. But they are more trainable than cats; he walks in leash, sits, does his business in a litter box (98% of the time) and -sometimes- gives his paw
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Old January 9th, 2013, 09:54 PM
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I love your photo of him with the dog. A friend's father here used to keep foxes as pets, but they were born in the wild red foxes. Kai seems very content and I agree about dogs. You can't get anything much more feral than our Aussie dingo, yet the aboriginals tamed them and kept them as pets and for hunting. Cats to me seem one step closer than dogs to their wild ancestors.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 08:10 AM
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[QUOTE=Goldfields;1052037]I love your photo of him with the dog. A friend's father here used to keep foxes as pets, but they were born in the wild red foxes. Kai seems very content and I agree about dogs. You can't get anything much more feral than our Aussie dingo, yet the aboriginals tamed them and kept them as pets and for hunting. Cats to me seem one step closer than dogs to their wild ancestors.[/QUOTE]

Cats ARE one step closer to the wild than dogs. Maybe several steps. One source I found says cats are thought to have been domesticated around 3,000 BC while dogs were domesticated around 12,000 BC. That's a huge, huge difference. For most of us, as per a cat documentary on TV some years ago, living with a cat is the closest we will get to living with a wild animal.

My Vet says he learned in Vet school that of all domesticated animals cats and pigs will adapt to feral living faster and more successfully than any other domesticated animal.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 07:31 PM
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I love your photo of him with the dog. A friend's father here used to keep foxes as pets, but they were born in the wild red foxes. Kai seems very content and I agree about dogs. You can't get anything much more feral than our Aussie dingo, yet the aboriginals tamed them and kept them as pets and for hunting. Cats to me seem one step closer than dogs to their wild ancestors.
Thanks! And yes, I actually find domestic cats have a way more ''wild'' behavior than domestic foxes At least Kai and Vixey... (Vixey is the arctic fox).
When you say ''our'' Aussie dingo, do you mean you own a dingo? I have always dreamed of owning one, or at least seeing one. They are fascinating creatures, in my opinion. Around, if not on February 1, 2013, I will get a New Guinea dingo (also known as New Guinea singing dog). Genetically and scientifically, they are not domestic dogs, but they are still registered to CKC. However, they are the rarest canines in the world, with less than 300 individuals existing in the whole world at this very moment.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 04:10 PM
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I think it wrong to keep wild animals as pets. I am not sure why anyone would want a fox for a pet. I feel if a person really loves foxes they would want the animal to live in nature as a fox was meant to do and not in a house or a cage.
That's your own opinion. Remember at one point, dogs were wild animals that we started keeping. And how about snakes, chinchillas, ferrets, servals kept as pets? They too, had wild ancestors... Kai's ancestors have first been domesticated around 120 years ago, so he is a domestic animal. He acts like a cat/dog with a spoiled baby attitude, never been aggressive. And he couldn't survive in the wild, he does not have his dominant wild instincts anymore. And Kai isn't kept in a cage, he has the whole back yard (which is pretty big) to run around in, and I walk with him around 5 hours/day
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:18 AM
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That's your own opinion. Remember at one point, dogs were wild animals that we started keeping. And how about snakes, chinchillas, ferrets, servals kept as pets? They too, had wild ancestors... Kai's ancestors have first been domesticated around 120 years ago, so he is a domestic animal. He acts like a cat/dog with a spoiled baby attitude, never been aggressive. And he couldn't survive in the wild, he does not have his dominant wild instincts anymore. And Kai isn't kept in a cage, he has the whole back yard (which is pretty big) to run around in, and I walk with him around 5 hours/day
I am glad it is illegal to have a fox for a pet in my state. I would not have any of the animals you mention for a pet. I know dogs where once wild but it would be a lot nicer to save a dog from being put to sleep than breeding foxes to be pet. Thousands of dogs are being killed everyday , we do not need to bring more animals into the world.
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