(Volume up for some cute annoyed fox grumbles) Super excited to finally announce that we're part of an adorable app called Upventure. Juniper is an unlockable character in the game which you unlock by collecting diamonds. Which is undeniably perfect considering her love for all things shiny. Ive linked the game in our bio for those of you who would like to check it out! (Since the game is still very new it seems it doesn't always show up in the android App Store, be sure to click the link in our profile to go directly to the app).
Send me your high scores via direct message! The person with the highest score will be announced Monday and will receive a free Juniperfoxx teeshirt. #TheAppestFox
This girl and her crystals, this beautiful chunk of amethyst was sent to us by @enchantedcrystal and Juniper claimed it immediately after I unpackaged it by putting her butt on it. Thanks June. #foxesandcrystals
Hiding your treats incase of snack emergencies: An instructional guide by Juniper.
While we were in Asheville we picked up some gourmet dog treats from Three Dogs Bakery. This cake pop was made specifically for pups and Juniper couldn't be more excited. #DoomsDayPrepper#SnackEmergencies
This is the time of the year where I get the most inquiries about others wanting to purchase/adopt a fox as a pet, because of that I will occasionally be reposting older "living with Juni" posts. Explaining why foxes do not make good pets and that just because there are people selling them doesn't mean they should be "pets". This video is around a year old and while aggression is less of an issue these days, resource guarding is still in her nature, as is the case with all foxes
"((Listen for fox vocals)). This was a topic I was planning on posting about without video because we normally avoid provoking Juniper into aggressive states. However, we got her a new toy today and she immediately became very possessive of it and started attacking the swiffer sitting next to the couch (which she made a den out of). So I figured this would be he perfect opportunity to show you guys the less appealing aspects of living with a fox. Also just a disclaimer, I was not poking her with this.. I was trying to get it back from her.The motions you see are me tugging on it and her not letting go/trying to take it into the couch.
Foxes can be extremely possessive over certain toys or food. This is a normal behavior referred to as resource guarding and it's best to just let them be once they're in this state of mind. This behavior is partly why I advised they are not like cats or dogs. This is natural behavior. This is what should be expected.
Bites do happen and in the case of nature versus nurture, nature will always peep through."
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Traveling with a fox
After announcing that we would be traveling with Moose yesterday many of you brought up great questions about what traveling with Juniper would be like.
Vacations are pretty much nonexistent for foxes.
Firstly, let's talk about rabies. Foxes need rabies shots just like dogs. However, the rabies shot is not a legally recognized vaccine for foxes. Because of this foxes cannot be boarded at kennels or doggy day cares.
"So bring Juniper with you?" Traveling with any exotic animal is difficult, especially foxes. In order to cross state lines with a fox it's required that you call each state's Department of Natural Rresources to advise/get authorization to import. While it is possible to take her, it's pretty difficult and some states do not permit import, even when just driving though and because of her rabies vaccinations not being recognized many hotels will not permit her to stay.
"Who watches her for you?" Foxes bond closely with only one or two people. Interaction with new people or even people she knows, but doesn't interact with daily can be very stressful. It's also difficult to find someone who would be up to the enormous task of caring for her in our absence. Luckily, I have a wonderful family that loves her as much as I do and doesn't mind babysitting every once in a while. (P.S. Who's going to be at the bottle release at wicked weed tonight? ) #livingwithjuni
Hey guys Guess who's going to be in Asheville North Carolina this weekend? We are! This is our first trip to the area so if any of you have some suggestions on places we should visit comment away. Neat places to stay are also welcome!
Juniper isn't able to travel with us, but I'll be sure to post the places we'll be visiting on Moose's insta ( @boyfriendmoose ) if anyone is up for some doggy play dates. #boyfriendmoose#CarRideCronicals
Valentine's Day is tomorrow and because we love all of you we're going to be giving away two of these burlap canvas paw print paintings!
To enter tag your valentine and tell us something you love most about them. Two winners will be announced tomorrow evening.
*Our shop has also been updated and to spread the love we're offering 20% off all canvases when you use the code 'BEMINE' now through 2/15. Link is listed in our bio or visit juniperfoxx.com (please be mindful of shipping times as we never force Juniper to paint)*
Look at this happy face. Thursday night I injured my back and was unable to walk or stand for a majority of the weekend. Luckily, I had some help with taking care of all of our critters.
Today was the first day since Thrusday that I was able to walk out to Juniper's enclosure. It melted my heart to see how happy she was after a few days of absence. Who wouldn't melt at the sight of snaggle-toothed smile?
(P.S. I'm sorry about all of the cooing, but I'm sure you don't blame me ♀️. Juniper also loves her toes to be touched and usually turns to a game of nibbles if I poke them instead of rubbing them, but today she decided she wanted to stick with belly rubs instead)