Archer is a beautiful Arctic Fox. He never dreamed he would leave the cold wilds of the north and become a pet. But that is what happened. Archer was adopted and nurtured as a pet. In this video, you will see just how much Archer loves his new home. The video shows Archer mimicking his owners boyfriend when he laughed out loud. Archer appears to have a huge grin on his face and he laughs out loud to the amazement of his human companions.
It is rare to have an Arctic Fox as a pet. They have been domestically bred for several years, but their unique disposition makes them a hard match for some families. They have a white or grey coat in the summer months and in the winter their fur grows thick and white. This is because they come from regions where there is a lot of snow and their fur hides them from predators such as polar bears.
An Arctic Fox will eat almost anything. They prefer meat but will not pass up berries and plants to sustain them through the tough winter months. A domesticated Arctic Fox enjoys dog food designed for small breeds or puppies. They also should be given vegetables and eggs from time to time.
When an Arctic Fox becomes a pet, they will normally take to one person in the home. That person can train them as they are very smart, but they must be patient. An Arctic Fox will allow you to pet him only when he feels like it. He will never completely become submissive. You should never try to force him to do anything. The end result could include a fox bite.
Before taking an Arctic Fox into your home, you should have him examined by a veterinarian. In the wild, the Arctic Fox is the main host of the spread of rabies. They also can carry a parasite called Echinococcus Multilocularis. It is wise to make sure you soon to be housemate is cleared of all illnesses.
If you plan to purchase an Arctic Fox as a pet, it is a good idea to get them when they are 4 to 6 weeks old. It takes a long time for a fox to bond with people. This is especially true if there are children in the home. Bringing in a grown fox when you have small children is a bad idea on any level.