Seems a bit cruel to get a Fox they are not yet adapt to the life of a pet, they are very wild animals and probably don't wan't to be a pet. Dogs on the other hand did use to be wild animals but we have been using them as pets for centurys and are now quite tame and used to the life of a pet.
Being an Arctic Marble, her species is human made and could never survive in the wild. Her chances of surviving could have been terminated by hunger or killed for her fur. But I respect your views on the subject and won't lash out like some mad man.
Ah that is a good reason to get a cutesy wutesy Fox. Yeah I know why you got her/him,and I agree but I still think the concept is a bit new for people and Foxes. How will people know how to care properly? Because alot of people aren't very animal aware.
foxes would make good pets. everything is wild at some time. such as: snakes, rats, hamsters, cats, dogs, horses.
Fish r technically wild animals too, yet they are common pets.
Foxes would adapt, especially if they r raised and around humans when they r born. If u take 1 straight out of the wild. that might be a problem. but raising them as babies is alright.(the breeding programs ect)
Actually, the ones it the Russian breeding program are 100% domesticated, meaning that they are so far removed from their wild cousins behaviorally that they could not survive in the wild and need human companionship to feel whole and complete. The silver foxes from the Russian breeding program are part of an extensive research project, which has been going on for decades (since 1960s, I believe), and will keep going on as long as the project is funded. Inside of neighboring countries (and a few in the USA, I believe only one fox has been sent here), they fund the project by selling domesticated foxes, and they are said to be wonderful, delightful, and enriching pets when taken care of properly.
Basically, these silver foxes are not just "cheery"; they are visibly and verbally happy when people are around, and are dependent on human care. These are clear signs of true domestication; many animals cannot be domesticated for a multitude of reasons, but foxes have shown in the past that they are capable of domestication and now it has been done. As a consequence, their appearance, such as ears, tail and coat, have all changed and they now look vastly different from wild foxes in Russia. Again, these foxes have been bred generation after generation to be calm, and or not so wary of people. This is quite different from a normal taming.
If you'd like more information on these true domestic foxes, I definitely suggest taking a look here [link] and reading this nat geo article, which goes into the domestication of foxes (and other animal species)here [link] Again, this started as a research project, so it is scientifically backed up, and they are learning a lot about the process of domestication through this experiment.