you could make a fox your pet?

@lady1993 (16834)
Philippines
June 1, 2012 2:48am CST
I just saw some youtube videos where the person was feeding the fox and the red fox was inside the house, on the bed too. I just thought fox were dangerous.. but they are cute.. the fox looks like the one in Mozilla.
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@crossbones27 (19219)
• Redlands, California
1 Jun 12
A fox is pretty much a wild dog. The same as a coyote or a wolf, except a little bit more tamer. That does not mean it should be taken lightly. It is still a wild animal. Always take precaution. It was how wolves were domesticated. The problem is they are not cute animals. These are creatures who have to survive by any means necessary. They will bite and claw if they fill threatened, no matter how nice they look. It does not mean they are bad it is just mother nature at her purest.
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@lady1993 (16834)
• Philippines
2 Jun 12
Oh, i was quite scared looking at the fox who approached the woman cautiously.. I would not want to touch one or get near to one, unless they are in a cage.. They have really sharp teeth.. and scary eyes.
• Redlands, California
5 Jun 12
It is a lot easier to take care of wild animals when you find them young. They are a lot easier to train. They have the instincts of wild animals but not the experience of living in the wild. So they have not gained what us humans call bad habits.
@marguicha (91918)
• Chile
1 Jun 12
I never think of a wild animal as being cute or not. I imagine myself taken from my home and made to live in another environment. That´s what happens to animals that are not domestic and are made into pets. I´m sure they like the wild much better, even if there´s less food and they have to fight for their live and freedom.
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@lady1993 (16834)
• Philippines
2 Jun 12
Well, yes, i think we have to put ourselves in their shoes sometimes.. But I also feel sad for the wild animals, since they have little space to live in since people start to occupy it and their food become scarce too.
@marguicha (91918)
• Chile
2 Jun 12
I had a verbal fight some weeks ago with a friend who does not care at all for ecology. There he said that animals could be taken to some other place (as if they were rocks). I answered that I would not want to live in a mansion in a place that was not my homeland. People should stop being so agresive. The answer is not to put animal is cages (or houses) so that they survive. That´s captivity (jail).
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@lady1993 (16834)
• Philippines
2 Jun 12
Yeah, i hate it that some people think that animals can just be placed anywhere and be fine.. that could put some stress on them, since they are out of their natural habitat.. They are not like people who can adjust to anything.. and some people even find it hard to adjust sometimes.. what more for animals ..
@topffer (33797)
• France
1 Jun 12
You can probably have a pet fox if you get it very young, but it is generally forbidden, because foxes are potential carriers of several diseases, including rabies. Fennec foxes are authorized here, and I knew a couple who had a fennec : it destroyed their couch : foxes have good teeth and claws. These animals are wild animals and my opinion is that their place is in the nature and not in a house.
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@lady1993 (16834)
• Philippines
2 Jun 12
Yeah, even small dogs that are domesticated can get rabies, fox has a higher possibility of getting it since they are wild animals. Yeah, they are better left in the house since they are good at hunting..
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@topffer (33797)
• France
2 Jun 12
The difference between a fox and a dog, is that a dog gets rabies but the fox is only a carrier and looks healthy. You don't realize that your pet fox has rabies.
@lady1993 (16834)
• Philippines
2 Jun 12
Oh, that's scary.. than you for the information.. I would never go near a fox now that i know that..
@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
4 Jun 12
Hello lady1993 I doubt that I would make a fox my pet for a couple of reasons. One, they are carriers of the rabies. In most places where I've lived, it is illegal to have a fox as the pet precisely because of this. The other reason I wouldn't make the fox the pet is because they are wild animules, and I wouldn't want to remove that freedom from them. Now, I might make the fox my friend, so that the fox could visit me regularly, and return to its den daily. I had a friend who did this, but then the man from the State came and captured the fox and took it away. My friend was very the sad.
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@lady1993 (16834)
• Philippines
5 Jun 12
I also think wild animals should stay in the wild since that i their home. We shouldn't take them away from their homes, since even people don't like to move a lot.. especially if they like where they are already.
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• United States
5 Jun 12
Well said!
@freymind (1352)
• Philippines
9 Jun 12
Yes they are cute to look at and seems docile but I don't think I want to have a pet that belongs in the wild. I'd rather let him live his life free in the wilds where he belongs and I'll just take care of my dogs at home.
@lady1993 (16834)
• Philippines
9 Jun 12
Yes, i don't want that too.. maybe i'd just watch a fox from afar but not even touch it.. i'd prefer a monkey- but they are much more mischievous.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
6 Jun 12
It might have been raised by people since it was a baby or so, perhaps even rescued from somewhere. I have seen such videos on youtube and once I saw one of a duo of foxes or so jumping on a trampoline, which was quite entertaining.
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@lady1993 (16834)
• Philippines
6 Jun 12
Yeah, that could be the reason. I also saw another video of a red fox in a cage, i think it was injured or something so they kept it there so it'll be safe.. It looked so happy when it saw people.
• United States
5 Jun 12
Years ago one of my friends had a fox as a pet in the house. She named it Foxy (Original name I know lol) But the fox was very tame and took on the characteristics that it picked up from her 2 dogs... He would eat out of their food bowls, curl up next to you on the couch and even run and play with the dog toys outside. It was so soft and friendly. Unfortunately he got hit by a car crossing the road one day after they had him for over a year... It was crazy to see how friendly and dog like the fox was
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@lady1993 (16834)
• Philippines
5 Jun 12
Foxy.. Maybe each fox has its own personality.. SOme of them can grow up to be tame, it just depends on the people and animals around them. The environment.
@savypat (20247)
• United States
2 Jun 12
Like all wild animals, THEY DON'T MAKE GOOD PETS. While young and dependent they seem to fit in but at maturity the problems arrise. First on my list would be they smell terrible, while not as strong as sknuks they are musk animals. Of course you must nuter them, but under the right stress they may resort to wild behavior. How could you ever trust them around children? Best to just enjoy them in the wild and if not available try a zoo.
@lady1993 (16834)
• Philippines
5 Jun 12
Well yeah, they are still wild animals even though the owner has them since birth.. But jerryWalch did share, another mylotter who responded.. that he owned one before and it was a good pet.
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
2 Jun 12
I am not really sure if they can be tamed and become a pet.. But people have had scarier and more dangerous pets than a small fox.. Some even have tigers and huge snakes. So i think a fox is alright.
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@lady1993 (16834)
• Philippines
2 Jun 12
Well, yeah.. now that i think about it,people do have other scarier and bigger pets than a red fox.. I have heard of otehr people owning tigers, and snakes.. i wonder if some even own alligators.
@acey76 (1278)
• Philippines
1 Jun 12
Well, I think you could possibly tame wild animals when you got them first when they are young, with this, you can introduce them to new environment and they will adopt it same with our domistacated animals like dogs and cats.
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@lady1993 (16834)
• Philippines
2 Jun 12
Yes, i think that is okay.. since if you got them young, then you can train them and give them pet food.. and maybe they won't hurt people.. But they still have their natural or animal instincts though..