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Chase
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Elina is it true that fennec foxes are those that cause the more hassle of all the fox species? that's what I heard

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Posted : January 24, 2013 5:59 pm
Elina
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No it's not true.
Out of the species I keep the fennecs are probably the easiest.

Foxes are destructive in scale with their size the same as how loud they are is in scale with their size. Yes my fennecs call more then the others and yes it is loud but it has NOTHING on Harry trying to talk to his wild red fox friend outside and Harry has nothing on Ranger calling to Callie or Slush calling to Sapphire.

When it comes to how destructive they are yes, after about a day Akiko can remove the tail on a toy mouse, maybe the eyes too. Valla given the same mouse will have removed it's eyes and tail, Ranger again with the same mouse. . . There will be no mouse just some fluff and some stuffing.

Akiko might kick some litter out of her box every day, Valla might flip hers over if she is in a mood but do you know what Sapphire did? Sapphire uprooted a 4ft tall evergreen in her enclosure.

Foxes, like some dogs like to dig when they are going to sleep somewhere. Fennecs are pretty much silent when they do this as the fur on their paws is so thick and they are so light. The corsacs sound like rapid tapping, the reds and arctics sound like hammering (this is on wood flooring).

All the larger species will chew just about anything hence I train them not to but this does not mean my poor innocent shoes don't sometimes prove too much for the will power of all but the fennecs. The fennecs have never killed a pair of shoes, underwear or a lone teddy bear, all the others have. The fennecs soft beds are normally replaced as I wash them so often that they split at the seems, not because the fennecs have done anything to them. (Okay they were being washed as they had been messed on but still). Out of the others Harry is the only one who does not nibble his beds.

So no, fennecs are a walk in the park!


http://theflashmans.blogspot.com/ - Online home of Elspeth and Harry Flashman the Corsac foxes.
http://flashmanfoxes.webs.com - Photos and videos of my foxlings!

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Topic starter Posted : January 25, 2013 11:58 am
TamanduaGirl
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The talk about fennecs is not to make them seem worse than others but to make them seem realistic. The problem is there is a lot of info out there that makes them seem like a perfect little dog in a fox suit. They don't litter train and are worse about that than some of the other fox species. Many, many fennec owners do have a problem with chewing but only rubber. While Elina's fennecs have not hurt the floors digging there have been reports from owners where they have but it probably does take them awhile.

My fennec fox site: http://tiny-foxes.com
My anteater site: http://www.livingwithanteaters.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TamanduaGirl

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Posted : January 25, 2013 1:40 pm
Alynn
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What I've heard is that they tend to be a bit more aloof and less affectionate than most species, but you're gonna get some aloofness no matter what species you get, generally speaking.

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Posted : January 25, 2013 2:00 pm
Elina
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As the question was

is it true that fennec foxes are those that cause the more hassle of all the fox species?

I was just comparing them to the other 3 species I have HOWEVER if I were to compare them to say my papillon they sound hellish!
No they do not cause the most hassle however as Alynn said they are more aloof. No they don't litter train half as well as the others but thankfully they don't pee/poop much. Yes they sleep in their mess BUT mine also give themselves sand baths so they are as clean as nature intended. (I still bathe them.) They are so easy to bathe I would not say that is hassle and with the floors I just distract mine when they dig any more then the customary 'making an invisible bed' thing.

I would not really say any of mine are a hassle, they are all pretty well behaved.


http://theflashmans.blogspot.com/ - Online home of Elspeth and Harry Flashman the Corsac foxes.
http://flashmanfoxes.webs.com - Photos and videos of my foxlings!

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Topic starter Posted : January 25, 2013 3:23 pm
Chase
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Sapphire sure likes to dig! I also read you lost your boy Slush at one point? How worried you must have been! Did he come back by himself, or did you catch him? Thank goodness no hunter killed him.
Your fennec foxes sound very well behaved compared to stories I've heard from other owners.... (some told me their fennecs peed, pooped all over the place, grudged on electric wires, made objects fall from tables, break furniture, etc.) and that's something that made me thing they were naughty little foxes. Good to hear yours are good!

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Posted : January 25, 2013 5:03 pm
Elina
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Do you mean when Mr.Sapphire got out? That was not Slush, that was Logan (Sapphire's 1st 'husband').

Mr Elina saw him the first time and was very confused. When he got over the top he came to the back door and Mr Elina eventually caught him, cut his nails which were quite long as we had not cut them yet as he is a bit freaked out by us and put him back. Mr Elina thought that he had jumped from the platform so he took that out too. A little while later he looked outside and Mr Sapphire was crouched atop one of the panels. Mr Sapphire then quickly got to the floor and ran off and as he had been caught once before he knew how to evade capture a second time. Mr Elina had to spend hours chasing Mr Sapphire around the 2.5acres (approx) he had access too eventually catching him and managing to put him in Sapphire's enclosure which has a roof.

The bonus to how we have split up our land is that even getting out of an enclosure does not mean you are 'free'. We have over a hectare of land, where I keep the foxes is on about 2.5 acres. Around the 2.5 acres there is 6ft fence on one side, 6ft tall hedge row with wire in it from the roots to the top and 1ft burred down stone flower beds that the hedge grows out of on two sides and then the house on the other. It is not fox proof but still hard to get out of when you have a human right behind you so if you stop, you are caught. If they got out of the foxy garden they are in our grounds still .

We also have in my garage 4 fox traps for if they get further then the foxy garden.


http://theflashmans.blogspot.com/ - Online home of Elspeth and Harry Flashman the Corsac foxes.
http://flashmanfoxes.webs.com - Photos and videos of my foxlings!

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Topic starter Posted : January 26, 2013 9:37 am
Chase
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Haha what a trouble he caused! But wait.. you said Sapphire "first" husband... is Logan dead now? icon-sad
(not wanting to ask a private question, don't reply if you don't feel like it)

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Posted : January 28, 2013 5:11 pm
Elina
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http://theflashmans.blogspot.co.uk/2012 ... -14th.html


http://theflashmans.blogspot.com/ - Online home of Elspeth and Harry Flashman the Corsac foxes.
http://flashmanfoxes.webs.com - Photos and videos of my foxlings!

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Topic starter Posted : January 28, 2013 6:51 pm
Chase
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Oh my... that must have been horrible to live... 🙁 I'm glad Slush entered your lives now

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Posted : January 29, 2013 5:17 pm
AllysonLauren
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Elina what type of fox traps do you have?

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Posted : January 29, 2013 10:04 pm
Elina
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Elina what type of fox traps do you have?

I'm not sure what they are called but they are like a cage and the door closes when you enter it.


Dilly and Akiko by Flashman foxes, on Flickr

So another video of Dilly and a fox, today it's Dilly and Akiko!

You get to see Dilly grooming Akiko at the end Smile

Dilly and Akiko by Flashman foxes, on Flickr


http://theflashmans.blogspot.com/ - Online home of Elspeth and Harry Flashman the Corsac foxes.
http://flashmanfoxes.webs.com - Photos and videos of my foxlings!

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Topic starter Posted : April 5, 2013 8:30 pm
Elina
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Please follow the link below and click 'like' on the photo of Dilly being the April fool for the photo to be in the UKAKK calender next year (as April of coarse)! Thanks in advance!

... =1&theater

PS: The photo has Akiko hence I posted it here as well as in domestic dogs. It's worth clicking the link even just to see the photo .


http://theflashmans.blogspot.com/ - Online home of Elspeth and Harry Flashman the Corsac foxes.
http://flashmanfoxes.webs.com - Photos and videos of my foxlings!

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Topic starter Posted : April 9, 2013 9:28 pm
Ash
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That is such a cute picture! I love how her paw is on her face.

I'm Fable and Ifrit's mommy. Also mommy to Carousel, Breeze, and a bunch of snakes, lizards, and spiders. Oh, and one amphibian!

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Posted : April 10, 2013 1:56 pm
Elina
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I remember some of you liked my fox cushions on some of my photos and videos so I thought I would share these!

Fox sofa cushions by Flashman foxes, on Flickr

My better half got them for me the other day from BHS (British home stores). I would post the link but I cannot find them on their website.

Anyhow I love them but Akiko is a bit upset that they look nothing like her .


http://theflashmans.blogspot.com/ - Online home of Elspeth and Harry Flashman the Corsac foxes.
http://flashmanfoxes.webs.com - Photos and videos of my foxlings!

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Topic starter Posted : April 24, 2013 8:32 pm
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