Those russian domesticated foxes.. now for sale

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  1. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    Cute! But I don't think they should be pets. :(
     
  3. Jules

    Jules Magic, motherf@%$*#!

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    ...on top of all that, they are about 6 grand! :yikes:
     
  4. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    If they shouldn't be pets then neither should dogs. These are not wild animals. They can't just go back to the wild anymore than most domestic animals can. (if you don't know of these foxes check out the russian fox studies)

    I do think there should be a screening process.
     
  5. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    I think as long as they do the right screening and make sure the people that get these animals are READY for them and their special care, then im all for it!

    they did their jobs, they cant go back to the wild and now they need loving homes to care for them and they come neutered so nobody can breed them and try to make $$ of them

    Oh and the contract sounds pretty good:


    a) The Buyer agrees to maintain this fox in good health, provide routine preventative health care including, but not limited to, inoculation, and internal and external parasites.

    b) The Buyer further agrees to provide proper exercise as indicated in order to maintain this fox at a proper weight and in good physical shape. A proper diet consists of top-quality puppy/dog food and supplements.

    c) The Buyer agrees to NOT start SCHUTZHUND BITE/PROTECTION TRAINING of this fox. The Buyer acknowledges that failure to meet the requirements of this section will result in the Buyer forfeiting all claims and shall be solely responsible for any and all future veterinarian bills for the fox.

    TEMPERAMENT

    a) The Seller recommends that the Buyer attend obedience classes for dogs with the fox and provide proper socialization opportunities for the fox.
    (lol can you imagine going to a class with a fox in it? but its a good idea)

    b) The Seller shall not be held responsible for acts of the fox that are due to the Buyers negligence.

    c) The Buyer agrees that this fox is NOT to be LEFT IN A BACKYARD or KENNEL ONLY. This fox is sold with the understanding that it is to go to carefully selected parties and that the Buyer AVOWED that the fox would become a member of the family. (This is to assure proper development and maintenance of the temperament for which the animal was bred.)

    d) Should the fox exhibit aggressive behavior which the Buyer deems intolerable and irreversible within 12 months after purchase (Bite/Protection work will void this section of the contract), evaluations of the fox be scheduled with three recognized veterinarians, one to be chosen by the Buyer, one to be chosen by the Seller, and one to be chosen jointly. Should the fox be deemed overly aggressive by two of the chosen veterinarians, the Seller will arrange for the euthanasia of the fox or take it back
     
  6. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I want one! lol
     
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    I always wondered what they did with those foxes. I think it sounds kind of cool, but I noticed they don't say a whole lot about how living with a fox would be different from living with a normal dog. How is a fox with children? Strangers? Do they really adapt that cleanly to a typical household?
    Are they only selling adult foxes, or can you also by a puppy (or is it kit?)?
    I have to admit, when I first read the study a few years back, I wanted a fox sooo bad I could taste it, but now that I'm better educated, I would need to know more. Also be a lot richer! :lol-sign:
     
  8. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    It says on the site they sell them after 3 months. And it says they tend to be more docile than dogs and are good with kids and other pets.
     
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    I want one. lol. I told Ian he can get me one for my birthday :lol-sign:
     
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    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    I'm with Laur.... I want one.
     
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    Petland used to sell artic foxes for like 400$ when I was little. I think I would do that and save 5,600$. I used to beg my mom to let me go play with them and they really reminded me of cats. I know these are supposed to be domesticated but those artic ones were not bad then;)
     
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    I have wanted one for years, lol. That domestic fox experiment is so fascinating. Some day I'd like to go back to school and finish up my studies on genetics.

    I wanted to do my graduate studies along the same lines. It's so interesting how all animals get white blazes as they are domesticated. Personally, I think that the levels of adrenaline in embryos influences how the pigment gets distributed at various points of development. I believe that some of the color mutations seen, mostly the white marked/irish markings, are present in wild animals and not really mutations. They are just allowed to express themselves under different conditions in the womb. That would be my hypothesis anyway. It would be fascinating to try intrauterine adrenaline supplements on rats and mice to see if you could get pups out of a white marked breeding to come out with solid agouti coloring.
     
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    My grandpa had a pet arctic fox that he found as a kit in Alaska. It was really cute. I'll have to ask him if it marked everywhere or not, lol.
     
  14. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Lol Rose has been mistaken for a fox several times. How cool would it be to have a REAL one? :lol-sign:
     
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    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    Now you know why I'm so in love with Rose ;) I kid you not, it's because she looks so foxy :)
     
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    I don't know that I would shell out $6K for a fox, unless that price also includes the cost of shipping and such. It would be neat to have one, but I can just imagine the havoc they would wreak in obedience classes and such. :yikes: Can you imagine having a fox in a class with some hounds?
     
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    :rofl1:

    Dekka, where is the merle fox? Are you talking about the one that looks like it has black ticking? Or did they mention it somewhere else on the site?
     
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    I admit it, I want one too! Everyone always wants pet wolves; I've always found foxes much cooler.
     
  19. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    That includes the shipping from Russia.
     
  20. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    The thing is those arctic foxes are not domesticated. These are. Its like having a wolf vs a dog. I don't think its something I would want to cheap out on lol.
     

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