Now this proves we are crazy!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by feather and mountain man, May 23, 2011.

  1. feather and mountain man

    feather and mountain man Corn fed Indiana farmgirl

    Jan 17, 2010
    Well I must be crazy. I am getting a baby fox to raise. My uncle is bringing it over on Sunday. It is out of a litter of 6 one died. The person that has them trapped the momma in a steal trap only to find the pups living under a near by building crying for the mom. The eyes still closed. So now that they are getting bigger they need help with them as 5 pups are hard to handle. So as I have raised babes of all kinds I offered to take on one. So now I am raising the preditors. [​IMG] WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? [​IMG] I hope it doesn't eat my chickens! I will raise in in the rabbit cage at first to keep it safe. Then I will build it an appropriate pen. Then we will see what happens after that. I already have a game breeders license so I will just notify DNR of its presence here on the farm and that will be the legits of that. Then I may see if a local zoo or preserve wants it as it will not be able to live in the wild. If not it will have a forever home here. I love raising baby animals. So wish us luck.

  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Pics! [​IMG]
  3. SueSteeves

    SueSteeves Songster

    Mar 18, 2010
    Southern California
    Yay!!! That sounds like an amazing experience!
  4. feather and mountain man

    feather and mountain man Corn fed Indiana farmgirl

    Jan 17, 2010
    Well the baby gets here Sunday. uncle Robbie will drop him off. I can't wait!

  5. Slinkytoys

    Slinkytoys Songster

    Jun 22, 2009
    Black Forest
    Try to get the one that has the most white. They are proven to be easier to "befriend". There was a study done many, many years ago that tested this theory and found it to be true. When they bred the ones with the most white---each generation became more friendly and doglike. I found that very interesting.
    My family and I rehabbed many different animals from the zoo. You never knew what you would find at our place. Bats, raptors, raccoons, Canadian & Eastern Timber Wolves-----man, I had a great childhood.
  6. feather and mountain man

    feather and mountain man Corn fed Indiana farmgirl

    Jan 17, 2010
    Well we have changed our minds about getting the lil fox. I don't think I have the time to rehabilitate a fox back to the wild at this time.
  7. Bantimna

    Bantimna Songster

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Quote:Me two!

    Maybe you could teach the fox possibly to watch your chickens at night?

    Good Luck, and have fun raising some naughty critters!

  8. Razadia

    Razadia The Odd One

    Apr 7, 2011
    Montgomery, Alabama
    Quote:Aw, that's sad to hear. My dad raised a fox when he was in his teen years and he said they make wonderful pets. He also said that it's rare for them to become attached to more than one person.

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