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How to Buy a Pet Fox

| Updated November 01, 2017

How to Buy a Pet Fox. Fennec foxes are the most popular exotic pet fox. They are the smallest of all foxes and are a creamy white color. The foxes can be easily trained, but they are diggers so they need safe enclosures. Although other types of foxes are sometimes kept as pets, the fennec is usually a better option for those who want a pet fox.

Consider whether a fox is the right pet for you. Take into consideration your lifestyle, habits, living arrangement and budget. Research pet foxes to see if their personality, needs and care is something that you want to take on.

Check the state and local laws and regulations to be sure that you can have a fox as a pet. Some may require permits or disallow foxes as pets.

Look online for breeders with good reputations. Finding a breeder in your area will give you a chance to assess a potential pet and is safer for your pet than shipping. The Fennec Fox website has links to sites listing breeders and other places to buy them.

Call pet shops in your local area or region to see if they carry pet foxes.

Find other fox owners and ask them about potential places to find and buy a pet fox. Join online forums that are on the topic of pet foxes. You may encounter breeders or dealers who have pets for sale.

Search in classified ads both off and online for foxes to buy. The Animal Finder's Guide is a trade publication for exotic breeders and dealers and it may contain foxes for sale.

Select a fox from a breeder, pet store or another owner. Try to spend some time with your potential new pet before purchasing to check for any red flags in terms of health or personality.