Early morning madness with Scout the Fennec Fox





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Uploaded on Jun 7, 2008

When we first adopted Scout, we had to keep him in this small crate for all of about two nights until we got his bigger kennel and room set up. When we'd wake up and go to let Scout out of his carrier, he'd flip out in happiness to see us. Especially when he heard Doggie coming into the room, that's when he begins screaming the loudest. He loves attention from his family and is skittish around strangers at first as any wild animal would be.

Edit: A lot of people had an issue seeing him locked in this small cage in my early videos when we first brought him home. The good news is that he never lived in that cage. I used that cage when we first brought him home but shortly after we got him a large enclosure that he occasionally stays in. If you watch some of my most recent videos you will see that scout mainly stays out of the cage, free-roams the house, and mostly stays up late playing with me. However sometimes he'll go into his cage to sleep and loves it just as much as the next fox loves their den. Small sleeping quarters for a fox is not an issue and it makes them feel more secure. If you think about the size of a fox den in the wild, it'll make more sense to you. If foxes built big luxurious dens it would make it very easy for a predator to come inside and eat them.

If you're looking to own a fennec fox as a pet, please do all the research possible before even looking for available breeders. Fennec Foxes are huge responsibilities and require special permits in most states in the US. Some states wont even allow you to own one as a pet at all so you'll need to check with the Fish and Game wildlife committee in your state for the proper laws in exotic pet ownership. I've seen Fennec Foxes range in the price of $1000-$5000 depending on season, breeder, and location. Owning a Fennec is like having a small dog with the agility of a cat. They are also highly skittish around strangers and shy in general. If you're expecting to get one to hold and cuddle all the time, I suggest getting a cat or a dog instead. Please respect the fact that they are still wild animals and learn enough about their needs and mannerisms before thinking of owning one.

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