Can Fennec foxes survive cold weather?

Can Fennec foxes survive cold weather?

How does a fennec fox survive in the desert? Fennec foxes have many desert adaptations, including fur-covered feet, heat-radiating ears and pale fur that offers excellent camouflage in the sand. Their thick fur offers additional protection from the sun and keeps them warm during cold desert nights.

What do Fennec foxes do in winter?

Fennec foxes are mostly nocturnal animals. They spend most of the day in an underground burrow avoiding the desert heat.

What type of climate do Fennec foxes live in?

Fennec foxes live in North Africa, throughout the Sahara Desert and east to Sinai and Arabia. They prefer sandy deserts and arid regions with desert grasses or scrub vegetation. Fennec foxes are territorial, and mark their terrain with urine and feces.

What temperature do Fennec foxes like?

Housing the Fennec Fox As desert animals, fennecs require temperatures of at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit. If you live in an appropriate climate, an outdoor enclosure that’s as large as possible is ideal to give your fennec some exercise.

How do Fennec foxes survive without water?

The fennec fox appears to be the only carnivore in the Sahara Desert able to live without freely available water. Their kidneys are specifically adapted to conserve water. They can obtain moisture from the food they eat and by licking the dew that forms in their dens.

How much is a pet fennec fox?

If a fennec fox sounds like the ideal pet for you, you can expect to pay between $2500 – $3500 for one (plus shipping if you do not live near a breeder). Take the time to check out the breeder to be sure that they are raising their animals ethically, and that the animals are both in good health and well cared for.

How does a Fennec Fox move?

Like all foxes, fennecs are very quick and agile. They can jump straight up a little over two feet and four feet horizontally from a dead stand still. They use these skills in both escape from capture and to catch prey. Pups have been observed bouncing around while playing.

Where does a Fennec fox sleep?

underground dens
They sleep in underground dens during the day so they don’t have to be in the hot sun. If they do have to go out when it’s sunny, their fur coats protect them from sunburn.

Can you keep a fennec fox as a pet?

The fennec fox or fennec (Vulpes zerda) is a wild animal but also considered a good pet. Experts say they are social animals and with the proper environment can be a good house pet.