How To Get a Pet Fox

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It’s almost baby season–which means our inbox is flooded with messages daily from people asking us to sell them a fox/raccoon/bobcat/opossum/etc. As a sanctuary, we do not breed, sell, or rehome our animals to the public. However, we are here to educate you about owning captive-bred wildlife.    What To Consider When Getting a Pet […]

The Importance of Taurine in Animal Diets

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When it comes to keeping your exotic pet healthy, developing a diet that contains all the nutrients your animal needs is essential. One such nutrient required by many species of exotic pet is the amino acid called taurine What is taurine? Taurine is a type of amino acid. For those unfamiliar with what amino acids […]

Pet Foxes and the October Crazies

If you’ve conducted research on pet foxes, chances are you’ve come across the term “October Crazies.” If this is your first year as a fox owner, you might be curious and perhaps a bit anxious about what exactly these October Crazies entail

How Much Does a Pet Fox Cost?

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How Much Does a Pet Fox Cost? One question we get quite frequently is “How much does a pet fox cost?” Now, I am sure most people asking that are only wondering how much the actual fox costs. The truth, however, is that buying the fox is the cheap part! After you buy the animal […]

Exotic Pets and Child Safety

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Are exotic pets safe around children? As someone with over fifty animals on my property–raccoons, bobcats, foxes, etc–I frequently get asked how my kids do with the animals. This question is generally followed by “What exotic pets can you recommend for households with children?” These are both complex questions, but I’ll try to break it […]

Canadian Marble Foxes aren’t what you think!

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Canadian Marble Foxes are not what you think! So I’ve got to be honest, when I hear the term Canadian marble fox, I cringe. The term “marble fox” itself already confuses people–marble foxes are just marble patterned red foxes, not a different species. And when the topic of Canadian marble foxes comes up? The confusion […]

Social Media’s Exotic Pet Problem

Social Media’s Exotic Pet Problem Viral videos of pet foxes and raccoons make my life harder. Don’t get me wrong, I think they are adorable and I love watching them, but these videos also result in me having to do more paperwork. Allow me to explain: If you’re on social media, then you’ve seen viral […]

Do Domesticated Foxes Exist?

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Do Domesticated Foxes Exist?  Short answer: No. Truly domesticated foxes do not exist. Long answer–Still no (ft. the Russian Silver Fox Experiment) With the rise in popularity of pet foxes on social media, I often find myself telling people “Actual domestic foxes are not real, and anyone who is trying to sell you one or […]

Are Red Foxes Legal Pets In My State?

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Are Red Foxes Legal In My State? We here at Exotic Pet Wonderland understand how hard it can be to get straight info on the legality of exotic pet ownership, so we’ve created this list to more easily answer the question “Are red foxes legal pets in my state?” Are red foxes legal pets in […]

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