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Old 02-22-2010, 11:14 AM
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Default Those russian domesticated foxes.. now for sale

Sibfox – Tame Fox - domesticated fox bred in Russia, available in USA from SibFox, Inc.

I don't like the site for a few reasons. (I do like they will take them back, and that they come neutered)

But I do think they should be available. The breeding program has had issues with funding and what to do with the foxes they produce.

On another note I find it very interesting that they now seem to come in merle.
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:16 AM
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Cute! But I don't think they should be pets.
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:19 AM
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...on top of all that, they are about 6 grand!
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:35 AM
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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.
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:40 AM
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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.

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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
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:43 AM
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I want one! lol
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:08 PM
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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!
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:10 PM
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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
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I'm with Laur.... I want one.
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