There is the smallest and most cute fox on earth in the desert. It is a phenet fox that boasts a beautiful appearance and a bigger ears than a body. I introduce this little and mysterious creature.
A beautiful desert fox
Fennec fox (Scientific name: Vulpes zerda) is the smallest fox in the world. It is usually found in sandy, semi-arid deserts of northern Africa, as well as in widespread areas ranging from Morocco, Egypt, Niger, Sudan to eastern Kuwais. Although the distribution area has not been accurately reported, it is known to be inherited as an easily adaptable feature in the desert environment.
Almost miniature size, boasts the characteristics of the maximum length of 41cm stay. The weight is about 1.5kg. The long, bushy tail changes the direction when it runs, and it makes it possible to keep the nose and feet warm by rolling round the time. The hair is not only long and thick, but also sandy in the desert, and it actually goes well with the sand environment. This feature not only makes it possible to endure the cold nights of the desert, but also reflects it in the daytime when the sun is down. The average life expectancy is 10-14 years.
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It is classified as nocturnal, mainly at night, to protect from the heat of the daytime stinging desert and the nematode owl, hyena and jackal.
Sociability is also high. It is usually relatively sociable to interact with more than 10 colleagues through oysters. However, during the mating season, it has an unusual character of independent living. Like other canines, male foxes use their urine to mark their area, and in the mating season there is an instinct to attack if the person becomes more sensitive and threatened by other males. It is similar to dogs in that they communicate with the sounds of barking, crying, and grimace.
It is also omnivorous, eating small insects, reptiles and rats in addition to various vegetables such as grasses, roots, fruits and fruits. Water intake is absorbed through plants because water lives in precious deserts.
Their most distinctive feature is of course their appearance. The difference in outward appearance between other foxes and dogs and animals is remarkable, especially when they are too big to be seen against the body. The maximum length of the ear is about 15cm, and it has inherited many sensitive features besides the listening feeling. For example, these large ears are effective when controlling temperature or adapting to desert environments. It also has the ability to run about 20km an hour with a not very long bridge.
She is also adopted as a pet because she has a unique appearance and a tendency to behave like a dog. In addition to the fact that it is not a commonly seen pets, it is a good idea to remove the misfortune that escapes from the house through socialization training in advance because of the feature of being a domesticated animal. It is necessary to confirm whether it is an animal that can be raised as a pet before the adoption.
Also, although it is a dog, it is a different animal, so it should not be regarded as a puppy, and it should be surely understood. Pennek is not only very active and curious, but also has the habit of digging oysters. Therefore, when fencing in the open air, it should be designed so as to prevent the fence from digging or climbing over it. It is also important to get rid of stress by playing for a lot of activity. It is effective to train toys to throw. Do not forget to try to avoid being bothered because you tend to want to play with other pets too.
It is good to wear a collar when going outside. Running is fast, and once you miss it, you may not be able to catch it again.
Like other dogs, you should take care of your health through regular checkups and immunizations. A vaccine is also needed for rabies, acute epidemics, parvovirus or idenovirus. Consult with a veterinarian to get rid of the antiparasitic, insect and flea drugs can be administered.