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Tue Jun 9, 2020, 06:17 PM

Gorgeous Silver Fox Comes When Called

Roxi lives at Fox Friends Sanctuary, not to be confused with the heinous "Fox and Friends."

From the https://www.foxfriendssanctuary.org/ website:

Roxi is a red fox (vulpes vulpes) and her coloration is called silver. She came to Fox Friends Sanctuary as an owner surrender. Her owner felt that she was unable provide enough time for her. Foxes are very demanding animals, our beloved Roxi is no exception.

Roxi is a very enthusiastic and vocal girl. She loves running, screaming, hoarding toys, and digging. Another hobby of hers, that she shares with other foxes, is peeing on everything. Foxes love to mark!

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Reply Gorgeous Silver Fox Comes When Called (Original post)
catbyte Jun 2020 OP
tblue37 Jun 2020 #1
tblue37 Jun 2020 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2020 #3
Iliyah Jun 2020 #4
2naSalit Jun 2020 #5
TreasonousBastard Jun 2020 #6
Collimator Jun 2020 #12
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2020 #14
Collimator Jun 2020 #15
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2020 #16
mopinko Jun 2020 #7
3catwoman3 Jun 2020 #8
question everything Jun 2020 #9
Duppers Jun 2020 #10
electric_blue68 Jun 2020 #11
IronLionZion Jun 2020 #13
Generic Brad Jun 2020 #17

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 06:19 PM

1. K&R for Foxi Roxi. nt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 06:22 PM

2. Her tail is especially pretty. nt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 06:27 PM

3. What a gorgeous tail!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 06:27 PM

4. What a beauty! . . .

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 06:41 PM

5. She's pretty!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 06:49 PM

6. No idea foxes could be so domesticated. And yes, she marked her water bowl.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 07:55 PM

12. There is a scientific program

going on in Russia that has been in effect for over 50 years now. The people involved have been domesticating foxes for generations. (Both fox generations and human generations, now.)

The point of the study was to understand more about the engine that drove wolf domestication by our early ancestors. Genetics was thought to be the key and as reproductive technology improved for humans, the techniques have been used to further the study on foxes.

I first heard about the program on a PBS program about dogs. One of the points the narrator made about the domestic (not tame, fully domesticated) fox as a pet is that it combined "the independence of a cat with the loyalty of a dog", so the comment about foxes being "demanding" surprised me.

Frankly, if I had the money and wherewithal, I would love to have one of those foxes. Of course, I would feel guilty about all the shelter dogs that I could be helping, but in my fantasy, I have a lot of money, so I would adopt an unwanted dog and donate to the shelter as well.

The one thing that I would not do is get a cat, because I am severely allergic.

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Response to Collimator (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:33 PM

14. I saw that program.



I seem to remember a key finding about how the foxes changed over the years, but I don't remember what change it was.
Coat color?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:39 PM

15. There were changes in coat colors

curling tails and floppy ears. The scientists determined that the genes for those traits were very near the genes associated with adrenaline levels in the animals.

So, as the foxes became less fear/stress-prone around humans, certain odd appearance traits appeared as well. It fits in pretty neatly with what we have observed with our selective breeding with dogs.

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Response to Collimator (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 02:17 PM

16. Coat colors, ears and tails, huh..


Al linked to adrenaline levels.

that has implications for more than fox, I should think. Wonder if anyone is looking into that it would be hell of a study.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 07:25 PM

7. well, i am a silver fox.

imma let you write the rest of this joke.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 07:28 PM

8. What a spectacular tail!

Her coat is luxurious.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 09:32 PM

9. Peeing in the water dish?

I thought animals do not soil their homes..

And the courage of the person to use naked fingers..

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 12:45 PM

10. Been a subscriber to her channel

You'll like this one too...






Probably folks here won't believe me, we have little wild gray foxes following us on our dog walks almost every night for a couple of yrs now. It's always too dark for my phone's camera to clearly capture them.

💕 foxes.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 07:46 PM

11. Woah....

Awww, my friend would be soooo disappointed....

she'd think you'd be talking about Adam Clayton!

(U2 bassist)


And that IS a beautiful fox! Didn', know they could look like that.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 03:27 PM

13. I've read that foxes have evolved over the years to be more like domestic dogs

especially the urban foxes that have several generations of experience living around humans.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 02:57 PM

17. I was expecting a video of me

It did say gorgeous silver fox. I nearly have the silver part down.

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