"To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world..."
Update: Fig has been with us for a little over two weeks now. He's still very skittish around people, but he does come up for treats. (Who wouldn't). His favorite toy/best friend is a Hippo with crinkle paper guts. He diligently hides his friend in my bed every morning and pulls him back out to play each night.
•He loves miss Juniper, almost as much as she loves him. They spend their days sleeping under the bed until the sun goes down. Then they're ready to party.
•He has a little blue jean vest he wears that helps with his anxiety. You can see a little peep of it here, but I think you guys need a video to fully appreciate how adorable he is in it. As well as how helpful it is at making him feel snug and safe.
•Figs leg, toes, and eye have all healed very well. I have noticed that he gets tired much more quickly than a fox his age should. I'm debating getting him a prosthetic a little earlier than I had originally anticipated to help with this as well as with the stress he seems to be putting on his good leg.
More updates coming soon! For all of figs updates you can check out his new hashtag #FigTheFoxx
"Marvel at my masterpiece human"
A friendly reminder to all of those who have messaged me that there are only a handful of slots left to order black and gold paintings at juniperfoxx.com.
Pictured is an 18x24 stretched canvas (and a cheeky artist who's always ready to show off her work) #pablopifoxso
Update: Juniper has completely taken on the roll of being Fig's mother. She has gone so far, in fact, that she stole my dinner off of my plate and took it to Fig for him to eat. Which he immediately did and I was left with my mouth hanging open.. dinnerless.
If you turn your volume up you can hear the calls that she makes to him. They're very soft and sweet. She's been extremely gentle, constantly watching over him and grooming him. In this video she continually tries to bring him her Banana to play with.
I couldn't have asked for a better situation for either fox. Some of you may recall Juniper's instincts compelling her to care for her two Toy balls as if they were babies. Fig satisfies her need to mother a kit and in turn he is going to live a more natural life by having a fox companion to grow up with.
If you have a question you want answered comment below for all of our informational posts click here #livingwithjuni . (P.S. Fig will not be getting his own Instagram. He will be a part of this one with Juniper )
Guess what's finally back?! I know a lot of you have been waiting forever for the black and gold paintings to be back in the shop and after 7 months of waiting they're available! I was finally able to find a decent supply of black canvas for you guys and I'm so happy to be able to offer these beauties again (they're my personal favorite). I only have a small number of canvases so once they're gone I'm not sure if they will be relisted. You can find them at Juniperfoxx.com and as always thank you all for your continued support in our endeavors! #pablopifoxso
It looks like almost everyone decided on the name Fig, so Fig it is!
Fig finally got to spend a little quality time with @boyfriendmoose today. Moose is confused as to why there's a tiny Juniper running around the house. We're still taking introductions to Juniper slowly, she's pretty unpredictable at times so we're taking it delicately. More videos of Juniper and Fig coming soon. I'm also working on editing a vlog type video showing the trip to Minnesota to pick Fig up from @mikdolittles_animals. Im not super proficient at editing videos in Premier pro yet, so we'll see how it turns out ♀️ #FigTheFoxx
•This baby is considered a "fire and ice fox" he will not get darker or turn orange. In fact, he'll actually get lighter the older he gets. He will be mostly a cream color with blue/grey stockings. He will look similar to the second picture on this post (Image from google).
•He is from a fur farm. For those of you who don't know a fur farm is a place where foxes are bred to become pelts for things like coats, hats, and jacket trim.
•He is six weeks old and his missing eye, foot and toes are due to a bacterial infection that took place while he was living on the fur farm.
•He will be getting a prosthetic foot in just a few months. While animals can adapt to live fine with missing limbs, he will need a prosthetic because of the fact that he's only missing his foot. This causes him to put pressure on his wrist when he walks. This can be stressful to the bone and the prosthetic will act as a cushion.
In honor of our newest addition I'd like to finally announce that we have a new shirt in the shop! It's only because of all of you that this little guy is able to have a home with us and that we're able to provide all of his upcoming medical treatment as well as continue to rescue in the future. I'd like to take a moment to thank you all so much for your continued support!
You can find these shirts at Juniperfoxx.com.
(Be mindful of sizes as they run a little slim)
To be completely honest I've been very nervous about introducing our new addition to Juniper. She generally doesn't like animals that are similar or smaller in size to her and only prefers the company of large dogs. For that reason I thought she may reject the baby.
After speaking with others who housed multiple foxes they reassured me and explained that foxes generally love babies and out of everyone I spoke with no one had ever had a problem with introductions. They let me know it may be an especially good introduction since Juniper "mothers" her toys (two blue squeezer balls we call the Wilson sisters).
If you listen closely at the beginning of the video you can hear Juniper make a gurgling sound. This is a noise that foxes use toward babies! She immediately knew it was a baby fox and even though she was unsure of how she felt about their first introduction, it's a great sign that she made this sound!
Juniper has never seen another fox before so everything about him is very new to her. We're taking introductions slowly, but it looks like it's going to be smooth sailing very soon. #livingwithjuni