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Fennec Fox

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Name: Leo & Pac
Age: 2 Months Old
Sex: Male & Female

Characteristics:

[Intelligent, Sociable, Loving, Cuddling, Tamed & Outgoing]

Each Pet Comes With:

[Papers, Written Health Guarantee, One Month Food & Free Toys]

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Make sure you take into consideration how much work a fennec fox will be before you say “I want one!” just because they are cute.

Foxes are not for everyone, but if you are here, you probably already know they are very hard work. They are almost like having a newborn baby in the house, and I would recommend taking vacation time (almost like maternity leave) when you get your little one.

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DESCRIPTION

Fennec Fox. The fur of the fennec fox is straw-coloured. Its nose is black. Its tapering tail has a black tip. Its long ears have longitudinal reddish stripes on the back and are so densely haired inside that the external auditory meatus is not visible. The edges of the ears are whitish, but darker on the back. The ear to body ratio is the greatest in the canid family and likely helps in dissipating heat and locating vertebrates.

Ecology and Conservation

They are not only suffering from habitat loss, but they are often hunted throughout the Sahara, making them rare in parts of Northwestern Africa. Foxes do not pose any major threat to people or their livestock. The overpopulation of rodents poses a direct threat to the environment and agricultural crops. Consequently, small carnivores are extremely important to the balance of many ecosystems. In fact, they are important small predators that help to control rodents and locusts populations. .

Locally, in North Africa, the main threat appears to be trapping for exhibition or sale to tourists. There may also be a higher risk of road kill in areas of human development

FOX IN CAPTIVITY

In their natural environment, they breed in mid to late winter and will have 2-5 cubs in March or April. A fennec will live 11-14 years in captivity so do educate yourself about this species before buying one. You can train them to walking on a leash. these guys will easily roam and hunt at any chance so it is a good idea to always have them on a secure leash or in an enclosure when outside.

DIET

In the wild, fennec foxes eat insects—particularly grasshoppers and locusts—as well as small rodents, lizards, birds and their eggs. They will also consume roots, fruits and leaves, which help them to hydrate. Hunting occurs at night and alone; fennec foxes use their abnormally large ears to listen for prey underneath the sand, and once located will dig with all four feet to expose their meal. They can catch and kill prey larger than themselves; there have been documented cases of fennec foxes taking down fully grown rabbits.

At the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, fennec foxes eat meat, assorted fruits and vegetables, mice and insects.

SLEEP HABIT

Nocturnal animals, fennec foxes will hide out in burrows during daylight to avoid the hottest portion of the day. They create the burrows themselves, often digging out a series of tunnels that can reach up to 32 feet (10 meters) in length. It is not uncommon for these dens to have multiple entrances and exits to provide a safe escape in the event of an outside threat.

REPRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

Captive reach sexual maturity at around nine months and mate between January and April. Fennec Foxes typically give birth to one litter of pups per year, with between two and five young in a litter. During the four to six weeks of rutting season, males can become extremely aggressive and will mark their territory with urine. Females will go into estrus for one to two days, and following copulation the gestation period lasts between 50 and 53 days.

The copulation tie lasts up to two hours and 45 minutes. Gestation lasts between 50 and 52 days, sometimes also up to 63 days. After mating, the male becomes very aggressive and protects the female, provides her with food during pregnancy and lactation.  Males defend females before and during birth, and will provide food to the female until the pups are about four weeks old. Young are born fully furred but blind; their eyes open after eight to 11 days, and they are able to walk at about 2 weeks. They communicate by barking, purring, yapping and squeaking.

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