FAQ

Can I own a pet fox and how do I get it?

It depends where you live, and how much time and effort you can invest into researching local laws and transportation regulations.

Is it easy to get a fox - No. 

If you're interested to purchase a siberian tame fox - please contact the Institute with any questions.

Are foxes expensive?

Just like some dog breeds, foxes are fairly expensive. However, tranportation cost and other risks is likely to make final cost very high.

Can I breed tame foxes?

Institute of Cytology and Genetics (Novosibirsk, Russia) is the only breeder for domesticated silver foxes that were selected for many generations (over 50 years). All foxes come neutered. IP rights belong to the Institute of Cytology and Genetics (Novosibirsk, Russia) and protected by multiple domestic and international patents. It is illegal to breed Siberian tame foxes purchased (directly or indirectly) from tame fox farm at Russian Institute of Cytology and Genetics.

Is it hard to take care of foxes?

Caring for foxes is similar to caring for dogs. Please, read CARING FOR TAME FOXES section for more details.

Foxes are wild animals. Can they attack human?

Naturally, foxes have never been aggressive to humans. Where many dogs are trained to guard and protect, tame foxes are specifically trained to be friendly to humans. The risk of attack is lower than that for a dog. However, if the animal is tortured or otherwise feels threatened, it may bite.

Do foxes get along with kids, other pets?

Foxes play well with kids and get along with dogs and cats. They would likely learn to use litter box if they live around cats.

Can we visit the SibFox Farm?

There is no tame fox farm in United States. All animals are located in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Is it possible to meet with a fox in person before adopting it?

You will have to travel to Novosibirsk, Russia to meet tame fox in person.

Do foxes smell bad?

Yes.

Foxes are exotic animals and there is not a lot of information about how to care for them. What if I fail to provide proper care?

Unlike most exotic animals, foxes are neither fragile nor needy. Genetically, they are very close to dogs, so if you have cared for a dog, you will have no difficulties caring for a fox.

The basic rules of fox care are the following:

  1. A balanced diet

  2. Sufficient exercise (walk or play)

  3. Sufficient rest

  4. Some affection

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