Amazing pet foxes from Novosibirsk that will make you go aww
Have you ever heard of Russian domesticated foxes from Novosibirsk? They are bred to be kept as pet foxes. If you are intrigued, read on!
This article will be especially interesting for trivia fans, those who love online quizzes and animal lovers.
#1 Dmitry Belyaev’s Experiment in Domestication of Foxes
We get used to foxes and take them as wild animals. However, there are fascinating domesticated foxes in Siberia. They are a result of a long-term breeding experiment. In 1959, the zoologist Dmitry Belyaev set a goal of domesticating wild red foxes.
#2 Beginning of Russian Pet Fox
He wanted to learn how dogs became domesticated. Belyaev had a hypothesis that if only the tamest foxes were allowed to breed, in the course of time he would get a pet fox. The results were amazing. By the way, the experiment is still being carried out.
#3 Pet Foxes vs. Wild Foxes
The scientist created foxes that are not like their wild forebears. These pet foxes are not afraid of people. They are crazy about any person just like dogs.
#4 Fur of Pet Foxes
Russian pet foxes can be of any color, including red, silver, black and white. It means that you can find any pet fox you like. By the way, which fox would you prefer?
#5 How Pet Fox Behave
As has been already said, Russian domesticated foxes are great pets. They are friendly and playful. These foxes can be easily trained and kept at home. You would probably be surprised but they like cuddling as well.
#6 Example of Cuddling
By the way, are you sure that pet foxes are just for you? Take this test and learn which animal is a perfect pet for you! Share your results in the comments below.
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