We first met Juniper the fox on Instagram, where we saw her frolicking on her mom’s bed, and instantly fell in love. Who was this cute fox? So we decided to reach out to her owner, who gave us the full scoop!
“Foxes have a very high prey drive, meaning that they will attempt to hunt due to their natural instincts,” the pet fox’s mom told Bored Panda when we asked her about the video. “Juniper and all foxes pounce in this way when they hear a scratching noise which to them resembles the sound of a mouse under the snow or ground.”
Update: Juniper’s mom makes it clear on her Instagram that having a fox as pet is not just like having a dog or a cat: “Fox pets smell. Bad. Their urine and feces smell like skunk mixed with ammonia. There is no way to ‘de-scent’ a domestic fox. You cannot keep a fox indoors 24/7… Foxes as pets are destructive, they will destroy things in your house. Foxes must be fed some raw meats and bone content in their diet. They also need taurine, or they can go blind, suffer from seizures, and even die…”