Published at Sunday, July 29th, 2018 - 20:13:43 PM. . By Carla Preston.
The average life span of a fox in the wild is from two to three years. Being cared for in captivity, this can go from ten to twelve. If the owner decides to breed, adequate shelter and ground to burrow the new born pups must be provided since this is where it will happen. You shouldnt disturb the fox during this time and just wait till the pups come out because the threat from outsiders has prompted some mothers to kill their young. Studies have shown pups taken away from the mother after whelping are friendlier so this should be monitored.
Animal shelters do a good job of screening animals before adopting them out to new homes. They also screen potential pet owners. IF you find a pet offered through an animal shelter, you will be asked to sign a contract saying that you agree to care for the pet long term. You will also be asked several questions about your home, your children and other pets you may have. This is not to be noseyit is simply to help match an owner with the right pet. If the animal suffers from a medical condition, such as diabetes, the new owners know this up front before adopting. Having the animals health history at the time of adoption helps the animal find a permanent home.
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