When asked about the marble fox, most people will make a weird face and either say that they didn’t know about this creature or would confuse it with some mythical creature from their childhood stories. As made up as it might seem, there is actually a type of fox that is called the marble fox.
Foxes find their origins in the canine family and are wild animals related to wolves. One of the things that set them apart from wolves is the fact that foxes are lone hunters, while wolves prefer to hunt as a pack. The exotic marble fox is known to live in Canada and Alaska. This means that this type of fox can adapt to very cold temperatures. It is also known as the arctic marble fox.
This species of fox is real but its occurrence wasn’t an accident. This is actually a man-made breed. It has amazing, thick, white fur on all of its body. The fox might also have various mixes of gray or black patterns intertwining. This makes it look like a marble piece. These patterns might be seen around the eyes, creating a burglar look, or around their ears. These patterns give it the marble fox name.
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They also have cute furry tails and an unusual pointy muzzle. There are a lot of different types of fox around the world and each comes with its own unique characters and a unique type of fur.
Although they might be cute, they are still wild animals and should be treated like it. People didn’t manage to domesticate this species of fox up to this point. This means that it will be up to you if you want to keep one around your house, but you will have to be prepared to deal with a wild and unpredictable animal. If a fox is what you want but you’re not necessarily set on a marble specimen, then you can even do your research and find out what types of foxes have been domesticated and will make for better pets. Keep in mind that there is a meaning behind the words “sly like a fox”. They are usually very slick and will do everything they have to, to land some food.
Keeping a fox will prove to be quite difficult. They might start to behave as time passes, but at some point or another, their nature will make them very unpredictable. When kept around people, they will start to act just like cats. They will give you the impression of being submissive and then when you least expect it, they will show their instinct-following personality. This means that it is especially dangerous to keep this animal around children. You risk having the animal attack unpredictably and hurt one of the kids. Seeing one on a public street in your city shouldn’t make you want to pet it. You should stay away and even walk in the other direction if possible. This is because this wild animal is not only dangerous, but it might even carry some diseases.
Before going out on a hunt to get yourself a wild marble fox, read up on your state laws to make sure you’re actually allowed to own one. There are only a handful of states that are known to allow you to own a fox, including Indiana, Alaska, and Arkansas. Even if your state allows fox ownership, you should also read up on the conditions, guidelines, and provisions you will have to consider when getting a fox as a pet. This will, of course, also depend on the types of foxes that are approved for owning.
The reason why most states will make it difficult for you to own this creature is that it is considered part of the wildlife and really hard to domesticate and train. Only a small amount of people have ever bragged about domesticating a fox, and not all of them were right. Another issue with foxes is that they carry a lot of diseases, one of them being rabies. This means that a bite from this animal should be followed by a rabies shot. It also means that if your fox bites someone, authorities might consider that it will have to be euthanized.
The information I offered above should be enough for you to understand whether marble foxes make for good pets or not. If things still aren’t clear, let’s go into some of the details of the species. This breed was born from the mixing of the silver fox and the original red fox, both of them being wild animals. Of all of the creatures in the canine family, foxes are among the most unpredictable, even more unpredictable than wolves.
When searching for fox sellers, you will come across a lot of shady breeders and dealers. Getting a wild animal from someone you know nothing about is a risk that really isn’t worth taking. You won’t know anything about where the animal came from, what is its personality, and whether it is carrying any diseases or not. If you already have children or cats around the house, then getting a fox as a pet would be a really bad idea. If you have dogs, on the other hand, considering that they are from the same big animal family as the foxes, they might actually get along better, although the fox is still a wild, unpredictable creature.
When it comes to training, although foxes will like the occasional treats, they will really be against following commands to get them and they will usually look for other ways of eating what they want, like stealing from your hand. You will also have to consider the smell of a fox. Don’t expect it to smell like a house pet even after you wash it. The fox will have a strong, foul odor that won’t go away regardless of what you do. You might make the smell a little less powerful if you neuter the animal, but this musky skunk scent will stay on them regardless.
If you’re set on owning a pet marble fox, I recommend that you do enough reading to make sure you find out exactly what you’re getting into. You should also read up on the best ways to care for it because this creature will be very demanding.