Fennec foxes may be cute, but they do not make good pets. In fact, in many jurisdictions, it is illegal. They are territorial, difficult to house train and can be destructive. Not to mention the specialized diet, health care and socialization with other fennec foxes they need to have a high quality of life. But most people don’t realize the level of commitment it takes to properly care for these animals until it is too late.
If fennec foxes have piqued your interest in animals, I encourage you to visit Daisy and Barkley at the Small Mammal House. If you aspire to work with this species, be prepared to fall in love! I have so much fun working with our fennec foxes. They have a lot of energy and learn quickly – they certainly keep me on my toes!
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Visit Daisy and Barkley in the Small Mammal House when you plan your visit today!
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