11 Pet Fennec Foxes That Can Stay in Our Laps Forever

Posted by Mateja Lane
Looking Fennec fox in wooden room.

Fennec foxes are considered exotic pets.

These little desert foxes are friendly and inquisitive and can make unique pets. While having a fennec fox is a lot more work than a dog or cat, owning a fox is kind of like having a dog and a cat in one animal.

Fennec foxes bark like a dog and have the same energy, but can be trained to use a litter box and have been described as aloof as a cat. They can learn tricks like sit, stay, and fetch and people harness-train these animals to take them on walks.

All in all, Fennec foxes can make great pets but they are still wild animals and you must check with your state and county laws and regulations in case you need a license. California is one such state that does not allow fennec foxes to be kept as pets. States like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Nebraska have deemed them as non-dangerous exotic animals but the ordinances can vary between cities.

These exotic pets will run you about $1,500 and are not like domestic pets. And as cute as they are, fennec foxes take a lot of work!

But if you take that journey as a fennec fox owner, here are some adorable examples of the times ahead.

They'll cuddle with you...eventually. 

They like laser pointers almost as much as the cat

Music: Demon Kitty Rad. Katzenjammer.

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They'll be bed hogs. 

В прошлом посте я упомянула о случае, после которого Мая перестала есть без остановки)) Многие из вас спрашивали меня об этом и я решила поподробней рассказать о нем)) Сразу говорю, история не для слабонервных?мы только взяли Маю к себе. В то время она жила в свободном доступе ко всем комнатам, гуляла где хотела- по всей квартире. Клетку мы не использовали.И в это же время нам с дачи привезли кучу помидоров, которые мы не разобрали и оставили в коридоре. Ну и в итоге мы проснулись и увидели круглый меховой шарик, кучу надгрызанных помидоров ну и другие кучки? Зато Мая теперь сразу все не съедает и завтрака хватает ей на пол дня? In the previous post I mentioned the case, after which the May stopped eating non-stop)) Many of you have asked me about it and I decided to tell you this story))We just took Maya. At that time she was living in a free access to all rooms, she was walking around the apartment anywhere and any time. We didn't used cage .And at that same time, we brought a bunch of garden tomatoes, which we have not sorted out and left in the hallway. Well, we finally woke up and saw the round fur ball, bunch of bitten tomatoes and of other stuff?? So now Maya doesn't eat all breakfast at once so she can have food while i'm not at home?

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They love playing outside. 

They'll go on walks with you.

They need to go to the vet like any other pet.

They'll wait for you to get home from work every day. 

They'll try to share with the cat

They'll go on adventures with you. 

Наконец то Алиса оказалась на свободе... Ну не совсем, конечно, но от первой прогулки эмоции именно такие ?? Столько всего нового, веселого, интересного, словами не передать) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Finally Alice turned up on the loose ... Well, not really, of course, but from the first walk just such emotions ?? so much new, fun, exciting, words can not convey) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#walk #emotions #прогулка #лето #фенекАлиса #fennecAlice #лисаАлиса #foxAlice #фенек #fennec #fennecfox #pet #petfox #foxesofinstagram #exoticpets #instapet #petsagram #petoftheday #petlover #cute #fluffy #cuteanimals #animallovers #babycat #babydog #cutecats #littledog #catlove #doglife #instagood

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They'll dress up for holidays. 

#merrychristmas #from #fennecs #fox

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And make themselves right at home. 

Remember that foxes, and fennec foxes in particular, take a special kind of pet owner! It can be easy to be swayed with these sweet pictures, and it is possible to have these little desert animals as pets, but please do your research!

Do you have a fennec fox? Show us in the comments below!

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