Fennec fox - Page 7 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #61 of 75 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 11:59 PM
New Member
 
KHarris89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 39
I don't think I'd want to own a wolf.. ever lol I like to separate exotic pets into 2 categories: Ones that have the ability to kill you, and ones that don't.... I'd rather stay in the 'ones that don't' category LOL

Gorgeous bird btw!
KHarris89 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #62 of 75 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 12:16 AM
Member
 
Aahnay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: High plains desert of Southern Idaho
Posts: 282
wow, so cute! I suppose if they are bred and raised in captivity, then yes. But so many animals, like the Capuchin arent. Their mothers are shot, and the pellets sometimes lodge in the babies. The babies are then captured, and shipped off.

That breaks my heart. A lot of animals are captured in a similar way.

Yes I know I know, betta too. =)
Aahnay is offline  
post #63 of 75 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 10:05 AM
Member
 
TheCrabbyTabby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 474
Fennec foxes are actually acquired the same way. They are taken away from the mom, usually at a very young age and usually the mom is killed, and the kits are hand raised.

Then they are sold as "pets".

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”
Mahatma Gandhi
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
TheCrabbyTabby is offline  
post #64 of 75 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 10:27 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 3,026
Just because people can have an exotic pet doesn't mean they should.

http://www.bornfreeusa.org/index.php
registereduser is offline  
post #65 of 75 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 11:17 AM
New Member
 
KHarris89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 39
If you're getting a fennec fox in the US, which is where most if not all US fennec fox owners have gotten them, you're getting one from a breeder who has bred generations upon generations to produce pet-quality animals. There is no need to take them from the wild.

Ferrets are classified as 'exotic pets', and I have 4. Sugar Gliders are also classified in that group, as well as chinchillas, hedgehogs, cockatiels, turtles and lizards, gerbils and some hamsters, and other reptiles/rodents/birds that we are familiar with being owned as pets. Exotics aren't just limited to the ones we're not used to seeing as pets.

Exotic pets can also refer to animals that are not native to the local area or country, which makes the betta an exotic pet

Last edited by KHarris89; 07-11-2012 at 11:32 AM.
KHarris89 is offline  
post #66 of 75 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 01:26 PM
Member
 
starrlamia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 492
Quote:
Originally Posted by KHarris89 View Post
If you're getting a fennec fox in the US, which is where most if not all US fennec fox owners have gotten them, you're getting one from a breeder who has bred generations upon generations to produce pet-quality animals. There is no need to take them from the wild.

Ferrets are classified as 'exotic pets', and I have 4. Sugar Gliders are also classified in that group, as well as chinchillas, hedgehogs, cockatiels, turtles and lizards, gerbils and some hamsters, and other reptiles/rodents/birds that we are familiar with being owned as pets. Exotics aren't just limited to the ones we're not used to seeing as pets.

Exotic pets can also refer to animals that are not native to the local area or country, which makes the betta an exotic pet
yup, you cant lump all exotics into a good or bad category, it isnt that simple!
starrlamia is offline  
post #67 of 75 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 01:51 PM
New Member
 
KHarris89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 39
Exactly. Unfortunately when some people hear the term 'exotic pet', they automatically think big cats/wolves/primates and other deadly animals that can easily kill you if they wanted to. They don't think about the small ones that do little to no harm. Foxes for example, they only bite if threatened with no way out, and if they do then it's like a cat or small dog biting you. Yeah it hurts, but it's not going to maim you. Heck, cats are more dangerous than foxes because they can claw the heck out of you out of nowhere in addition to biting lol
Granted I don't agree with people who keep big cats like tigers/lions/cougars/etc and other deadly exotics, but it's not my place to tell them what they can and can't do.
The number one exotic I would love to own would be a Spotted Genet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G-EP...feature=topics
KHarris89 is offline  
post #68 of 75 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 10:48 AM
Member
 
nel3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,681
a fennec would be nice but id prefer a sibfox. they're designer domesticated foxes in Russia that have strict owner requirement for even considering one by the farm. they took the tamest fox and bred them. they even lost the traditional 2 tone red/white or silver coat. you can google sibfox easily.

i dont have such facitilites to keep a fox but id rather go for the larger one if i had the right conditions to own one..

Kigurumi (F) yellow PK 7/4/13, Kurama VT 9/8/13, Zeydalus Salamander EE PK 21/3/14, Ryuk turquoise dragon DeT 8/5/14----Crested Gecko (8ths old) Sven Cal 27/12/11,

RIP: Osiris copper DT, Nel blue VT, Nelliel turquoise grizzle DT, Zaku red cambo, Blitzkreig Pineapple CT, Halloween orange chocolate DeT, Grimmjow, turquoise green CT

Last edited by nel3; 07-13-2012 at 10:56 AM.
nel3 is offline  
post #69 of 75 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 04:52 PM
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
I heard the funding was cut down for them and a bunch of those foxes got put down.
Which is good, Russia's spending money on way more useful hybrid animals now. They're working on these crazy coyote-dog crosses who have like, a WAY better sense of smell than dogs do.

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
Olympia is offline  
post #70 of 75 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 10:54 AM
Member
 
nel3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,681
Quote:
Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
I heard the funding was cut down for them and a bunch of those foxes got put down.
Which is good, Russia's spending money on way more useful hybrid animals now. They're working on these crazy coyote-dog crosses who have like, a WAY better sense of smell than dogs do.
thats news to me, 1st time i heard of that. it is what it is, nothing is 100% guaranteed these says. they'll probably come up with similar fur patterns as sibfoxes. it seems to be the result from such selective breeding.

Kigurumi (F) yellow PK 7/4/13, Kurama VT 9/8/13, Zeydalus Salamander EE PK 21/3/14, Ryuk turquoise dragon DeT 8/5/14----Crested Gecko (8ths old) Sven Cal 27/12/11,

RIP: Osiris copper DT, Nel blue VT, Nelliel turquoise grizzle DT, Zaku red cambo, Blitzkreig Pineapple CT, Halloween orange chocolate DeT, Grimmjow, turquoise green CT
nel3 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome