Red Fox Kit
We are so very excited to announce the arrival of our red fox kit. She is settling in very nicely and we have already begun the training. Red foxes can be very skiddish animals and care must be taken when they are young to introduce them to many people, places, and things so they are not afraid of them when they become an adult. This little vixen is a little shy for about two seconds and then become confident and curious. She has already learned that nail trimming is a breeze, and ear, nose, teeth, and eye inspections are just like being cuddled. She is now wearing a harness and in the following days she will learn how to walk on a leash. Learning all of these things now will help her stay healthy and safe in the future. Over the next few weeks and months she will be exposed to many different stimuli to desensitize her to new environments so she will be calm and comfortable as an Animal Ambassador. She is already focused on humans as a source of companionship and seeks out our attention. As I type this she is stretched out on my lap. Now remember that foxes are not domestic pets, they will not act like a dog or a cat when they become an adult. When they are young they are very cute and cuddly, but as they mature they will become "wild". We understand the nature of non-domestic animals and have had training and experience working with exotic animals. Please don't think that a fox would make a good pet. If you want a cute pet please look into rescuing a dog or cat from an animal rescue, they are the ones that need human love and attention. This red fox kit will become an ambassador for her species and teach about predators, omnivores, native and invasive species, conservation, and last but not least, the reality of fur farms.
We have not decided on a name for her yet. If you would like to suggest a name please visit our Facebook page and post it there. We will be voting on her name at our fundraiser, Bowling For Animals, on May 18th!
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