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Fox thread. Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)18:49 UTC+1 No.1664048 Report

I'm getting one next year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RCNxQRedwQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkFnDw_E7NE\\

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-C3IvbRyTE
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Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)18:56 UTC+1 No.1664053 Report

If you're having the idea it's going to be cuddly, nice and clean you should probably second-guess yourself right now.
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Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)19:00 UTC+1 No.1664058 Report

>>1664053

Yeah, I've done research on them. I know what to expect, going to build an outdoor enclosure for when they get older and bathe them 2x a month.
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Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)19:22 UTC+1 No.1664066 Report

>>1664058
If it's outdoors, don't bother bathing it. It's just stressful for the animal. Just keep the enclosure clean
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Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)19:36 UTC+1 No.1664081 Report

Put your fox on a small cage and ignore it.Now buy a Macaw,put it in another cage and forget about it,now get a Rhinoceros...it will be so much fun to clean up after,silence,feed and ultimately ignore in it's confinement.
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Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)20:46 UTC+1 No.1664105 Report

>>1664048

You have the $7k for these animals, and upkeep pricing, and the amount needed to cement under the enclosure, and then buy fencing etc?
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Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)21:08 UTC+1 No.1664117 Report

>inb4 you know who


Does it still post here? Not seen it in ages.
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Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)23:22 UTC+1 No.1664227 Report

>>1664105

Yes.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)02:29 UTC+1 No.1664409 Report

You're sick
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)05:37 UTC+1 No.1664505 Report

>>1664117
-shudders unhappily- I sure as fuck hope that romanticizing autist hasn't gotten his hands on a fox.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)06:32 UTC+1 No.1664532 Report

>>1664048
>I'm getting one next year.

No you're not. Just stop now.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)06:33 UTC+1 No.1664534 Report

>>1664117
he was here a month or two ago. Posted once, got ran off.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)06:40 UTC+1 No.1664536 Report

>>1664227
I'm just gonna let you know now, you shouldn't get any small exotic animal including foxes and small wild cats, unless you have a net worth over 1M USD with additional steady income, and have at least 5 acres of additional land excluding what your house covers.

Not to mention all the complications of climate, and training your fox to alternate between the house and enclosure. You'd have to have a tunnel for it to go between both freely.

It's super fucking expensive, and I don't recommend it at all unless you can meet every qualification, and already have considerable experience with the animal in question.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)11:32 UTC+1 No.1664578 Report

>>1664536
And let's add that you essentially forfeit having a job and social life because the animal will need constant supervision. For a decade or more, unless you treat it badly.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)12:02 UTC+1 No.1664580 Report

>>1664578
That too. You basically have to be retired, since you can't do a 9-5 with an exotic.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)17:21 UTC+1 No.1664660 Report

>>1664053

To be fair, you can say the same of most cats and dogs too. Yes, a fox is definitely a lot more work though, but they also have cute and cuddly moments like cats and dogs do. Not to mention any pet will have their negative moments as well. It's not like a dog is all play or a fox all work.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)18:02 UTC+1 No.1664684 Report

>>1664660
You are making a critical failure of equating a friendly wild animal with a pet. Your fox may love you as much as a cat or a dog is capable, but it is NOT a cat or a dog. It will ruin your shit out of basic curiosity, it doesn't run on a neutered powerplant that can be tapped out by a short walk in the park, you can't actually take it to the park, it is territorial and will attempt to get out of your property to scout and establish said territory, it will kill smaller animals, it will dig holes everywhere trying to make shelters and food stashes, and its cries will make your neighbors call the police on you because they'll think you're slaughtering babies. Caring for a wild animal is closer to having a disabled relative than to having a pet. It's a hard, 24/7 obligation, not a fucking fashion statement.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)18:46 UTC+1 No.1664703 Report

>>1664536

You're severely exaggerating what a fox needs to be happy. A decent-sized enclosure with toys, playtime in the backyard and in the house, and toys will make a fox decently happy. There are plenty of middle-class and even lower class people who own a fox and who are happy with them and vice versa, see Sybil's Den.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)18:48 UTC+1 No.1664705 Report

>>1664684

The Russian domestic foxes are not what I would consider a "friendly wild animal".
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)21:19 UTC+1 No.1664774 Report

>>1664705
I would. They're not domesticated in any way yet, they're only selected based on friendliness and non-aggression. So what you'd get if you ordered one now would be a somewhat inbred fox that has a friendly personality and is used to captivity. It's still, fundamentally, a fox.
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Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)05:58 UTC+1 No.1665087 Report

>>1664774

That is basically what dogs are, somewhat inbred wolves with friendly personality and used to captivity.
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Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)10:18 UTC+1 No.1665221 Report

>>1665087
Since you have no idea what you're talking about, maybe you should stop.
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Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)10:53 UTC+1 No.1665231 Report

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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)04:55 UTC+1 No.1665857 Report

>>1664053

Why haven't you died of AIDs yet, faggot?
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)04:56 UTC+1 No.1665858 Report

>>1664081

Why haven't you died of AIDs yet, faggot?
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)04:57 UTC+1 No.1665859 Report

>>1664409

Why haven't you died of AIDs yet, faggot?
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)04:58 UTC+1 No.1665860 Report

>>1664532

Why haven't you died of AIDs yet, faggot?
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)05:04 UTC+1 No.1665863 Report

>>1665221

Since you are a faggot, maybe you should die of AIDs already.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)05:39 UTC+1 No.1665881 Report

Just watched videos of foxes, then raccoons for about a half hour. Thanks.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)05:40 UTC+1 No.1665883 Report

They're so cute though :3
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)10:38 UTC+1 No.1666044 Report

>>1665863
I use protection.
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Anonymous 07/02/14(Wed)18:12 UTC+1 No.1667691 Report

>>1664684

> it will kill smaller animals, it will dig holes everywhere trying to make shelters and food stashes, and its cries will make your neighbors call the police on you because they'll think you're slaughtering babies

Again, this could be applied to several breeds of housecats and dogs as well.

I am NOT saying a fox is a cat or a dog, nor am I saying they aren't going to be much harder to take care of. But the way you word makes it sound like other pets are perfectly behavied little affectionate angels while foxes are hateful hellspawns that are impossible to take care of unless you are as rich as Bill Gates and stay at home all day every day.

That is most definitely not the case.
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Anonymous 07/02/14(Wed)18:19 UTC+1 No.1667692 Report

>>1667691
yes it is. dogs and cats have been domesticated for THOUSANDS of years to coexist seamlessly with humanity. they do a pretty good job at that, even at their worst. a fox is a wild animal with exactly 0% domestication. it doesnt coexist seamlessly with humanity, even at its absolute best

fuck off.
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Anonymous 07/02/14(Wed)19:14 UTC+1 No.1667726 Report

>>1667692

Except that they have been domesticated and even ones not part of the expirement such as the ones in fur farms have had breeding for tameness done.

Plus none of this changes the fact that some cats and dogs are just as bad, or in some cases even worse, and that you don't need to be a millionaire to properly take care of one no matter how much of a nerd rage boner you pop over it.
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Anonymous 07/02/14(Wed)19:21 UTC+1 No.1667728 Report

>>1667691
he's kinda got a point.
I call the cops if my neighbor's dogs are barking all day. Of course I'm going to complain about a screaming fox.

they're louder than dogs, and sound pretty fucked up.
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Anonymous 07/02/14(Wed)19:30 UTC+1 No.1667729 Report

>>1667692

Lol, explain that to numerous pet fox owners and numerous states which classify them as domestic animals.
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Anonymous 07/02/14(Wed)19:31 UTC+1 No.1667730 Report

>>1667728

Yes, I know. Foxes have a pretty wide vocal range, and their scream sounds pretty scary, not to mention is loud.

Although really, any animal that won't shut up 24/7 would be annoying.
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Anonymous 07/02/14(Wed)19:31 UTC+1 No.1667731 Report

>>1667728

Foxes do not scream nearly as much as dogs bark.
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Anonymous 07/02/14(Wed)19:43 UTC+1 No.1667737 Report

>>1667731
Until you run out of lube.
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