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The Internet’s Cutest Snow-White Fox Is Growing Up
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The Internet’s Cutest Snow-White Fox Is Growing Up

Remember Rylai, the adorable white-furred red fox we wrote about a month ago? We’ve loved watching her grow into a big girl so we wanted to share her photos with you!

As cute and fun as it is to watch Rylai (who’s 2 months old), one of the best things about this story is about how much sensible advice Rylai’s owner has for anyone else interested in owning a fox or any other exotic pet. Read on for more info!

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Meet Rylai, a domesticated white marbled red fox

She is now two months old – she’s growing up!

Rylai lives at home with two other dogs

“I’ve wanted a pet fox for several years. After a lot of research and waiting, I felt that my home and schedule were ready,” her owner writes

“Rylai is much more stubborn [than a] cat or a dog in every aspect”

“When she wants something, it is much more difficult to deter her”

“Her stunning coat color is the result of over 100 years of domestic breeding – she’s not albino

 

“Her color does not occur in the wild and only exists in captive bred foxes”

“While color is not the only reason why she can not survive in the wild, it makes her easy prey for predators and also makes hunting for food near impossible”

“Rylai can’t be left alone for long periods of time”

“I don’t leave for long dinners, movies, or anything that takes over 2 hours and even that is a stretch”

 

“Rylai is still learning how to walk on a lead with a harness but pet foxes in general can be taught to walk on lead”

Her owner wants to raise awareness about the responsibility that owning an exotic pet entails

“I have past experience with exotic animals and significant dog training experience”

“Rylai is my companion. We hope to continue to be a great example of responsible exotic pet ownership”

“I am in full support of adopting a pet from a shelter”

“That being said, responsible breeders (of any animal, exotic or not) and responsible pet owners are NOT the problem”

 “The real problem is mill/commercial breeding, backyard breeding, and irresponsible pet owners”

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FurnishMyWay_Blog
Community Member
7 years ago

I've never heard of owning a fox for a pet but this one sure is cute! There seems to be a lot of work that goes into owning an exotic animal. Her owner seems responsible enough for the job!

WesleyFox
Community Member
7 years ago

In most cases of Fox Owner ship some people will actually make sure the animal is put down, for a reference on this google Vader the Fox a North Dakota black coated fox.

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LorraAllen
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7 years ago

ugh.....a "domestic" fox? humans have this need to "domesticate" everything! from weasels, to rats, bunnies, hedgehogs, turtles, birds...."oh its so cute, I want one"! sigh....if only we could care for the domestic animals living in shelters....we've let them down terribly.....

AnnieO'Reilly
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7 years ago

Did you not read what she wrote? She's adopted a fox that was bred for its color. It would not survive in the wild. This is "go big or go home" fostering, and it sounds like she's quite aware what she's in for.

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BastBastet
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7 years ago

well lets leave them alone ,after all we have not done a great job with the ones we have already domesticated hundreds off dogs killed around the world cats thousands of them sich or dying in the streets millions of bunnies birds and other animals suffer .So let them be. Far away from us as possible ....

LorraAllen
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7 years ago

My point exactly!! However our opinion is not being heard by humans as this thread would indicate :)

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FurnishMyWay_Blog
Community Member
7 years ago

I've never heard of owning a fox for a pet but this one sure is cute! There seems to be a lot of work that goes into owning an exotic animal. Her owner seems responsible enough for the job!

WesleyFox
Community Member
7 years ago

In most cases of Fox Owner ship some people will actually make sure the animal is put down, for a reference on this google Vader the Fox a North Dakota black coated fox.

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LorraAllen
Community Member
7 years ago

ugh.....a "domestic" fox? humans have this need to "domesticate" everything! from weasels, to rats, bunnies, hedgehogs, turtles, birds...."oh its so cute, I want one"! sigh....if only we could care for the domestic animals living in shelters....we've let them down terribly.....

AnnieO'Reilly
Community Member
7 years ago

Did you not read what she wrote? She's adopted a fox that was bred for its color. It would not survive in the wild. This is "go big or go home" fostering, and it sounds like she's quite aware what she's in for.

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BastBastet
Community Member
7 years ago

well lets leave them alone ,after all we have not done a great job with the ones we have already domesticated hundreds off dogs killed around the world cats thousands of them sich or dying in the streets millions of bunnies birds and other animals suffer .So let them be. Far away from us as possible ....

LorraAllen
Community Member
7 years ago

My point exactly!! However our opinion is not being heard by humans as this thread would indicate :)

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