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Diet

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DIET

In the wild their diet consists of small rodents, birds, eggs, lizards, insects and plants. Plants are an important part of a Fennecs diet. They are able to use the moisture from the plants to keep them going when water is scarce. They will drink water when it is available. They are able to go for long periods of time with only the moisture that they receive from the foods that they eat. The Fennecs also conserve water by producing highly concentrated urine.

In captivity, Fennecs are easy to please. They are not picky eaters. These little "thieves" will steal their owners food whenever they can. We all know that "human" food is for humans, but if they steal some "human" food once in a while, it shouldn't hurt them.

A well-balanced diet should include either a high-protein top quality dog food such as Royal Canin Small Breed Puppy or Mazuri Wild Canid diet. The rest of the diet should include some of the following: cooked or raw chicken (never feed pork as it is toxic), cooked eggs, fresh fruit, canned dog food and a small amount of fruit and/or frozen mixed vegetables (thawed). You can also treat them to figs, sliced dates and dog treats.  Do not feed grapes or raisins or chocolate as all of these are toxic to the foxes.

This page was created on 08/27/04