I'm so excited to finally tell all of you our big news! We moved! Not only did we move, but I FINALLY got around to making a YouTube video for you guys. (Link is in our bio). In the video you will also meet the newest member of the family!
This has been a crazy transition for everyone, but it's going to allow us so many more opportunities to help animals.
I plan to make our YouTube channel an educational platform for animal care and a way to show all of you our day to day with Juniper, Fig, and the rest of the gang a little more in depth. Once we reach 10,000 subscribers on the channel I will upload our next video. Be sure to comment and let me know what you'd like to see in one of our upcoming videos #BetterLate#ThanNever
"Dear Diary, it has been 1.5 hours since my last treat. I feel that this may be the human's attempt at torture. I have communicated to them that I will not break so easily and to also bring me another treat as soon as possible to avoid complete annihilation of their kind. They do not seem worried. They are foolish." #DiaryEntry17
Red Foxes are avid markers. They will mark (pee on) food, toys, their beds, your bed. Pretty much anything they feel is theirs. This is something that nearly impossible to break them of since it's a very natural habit for them. Between Juniper and Fig, our carpet is starting to suffer. Luckily, we have @Stainmaster Carpet Pet Stain Remover helping us keep the carpets looking new. Juniper isn’t too pleased about this bottle thing thats erasing all of her hard work. #CarPETales#CleanandProtect#Sponsored
When I first brought this guy home, I was a nervous wreck. I was anxious about whether or not Juniper would accept him. I was slightly on edge about caring for another fox, knowing the trials that come with raising a perfectly healthy fox, let alone a special needs animal. I was apprehensive about the upcoming months raising this little pup, albeit I trusted that I could handle him.
Bringing him home I expected to be able to show all of you how truly difficult it is to care for a fox kit. After tending a handful of wild creatures, I knew what to expect. Except Fig is far from an average youngster.
This pure little heart is the most gentle fox I have ever had the honor of living with. He hasn't destroyed one thing in our home. He hasn't once bitten me or shown signs of aggression; All very normal fox behavior. He loves all of the other animals that live with us and shows them the same gentleness that he shows myself. He wants nothing more than to lay at the foot of the bed and watch the world go by.
I couldn't be more thankful to have had this little one come into our lives and I'm overjoyed thinking about how magnificent he's going to be as an adult fox. #FigTheFoxx
Pablo Pifoxso taking advantage of her creative space.
Most days Juniper can hardly contain herself when I pull out the tarp for us to paint. Our little game is unusual enrichment, but it keeps Junipers mind and body active.
Juniper began painting when she was almost a year old. I was sitting in my backyard painting to pass the time when she decided she wanted to play in the paints too. From that day forward whenever she saw me painting she was eager to make a game of it, and these days she paints more than I do.
We are still accepting orders for Juniper's artwork until Monday 8/11. If you would like to purchase a painting check them out on our website Juniperfoxx.com (We never force Juniper to paint so please be mindful of shipping times as they may vary) #thehappiestfox
This is not he most exciting or the cutest video, but it's a pretty important one! A few months ago I posted a similar video of Juniper eating her meal and showing signs of being slightly aggressive. We had been working on her food aggression issues since she was six weeks old, when she began attacking us during every meal.
Foxes are notorious for aggressively guarding their resources. (A retained wild trait). While I normally allow Juniper to display all of her wild tendencies, this was something that we needed to work on, so I began training her to understand that guarding her food and toys was okay, but being aggressive and biting while guarding was not.
Since that last video she has not only shown zero signs of food aggression with myself or Moose, but also allows baby Fig to eat right of of the bowl with her. @reelraw
For more information about food aggression and fox behavior click here #livingwithjuni (it's best to start from the bottom)