The Fennec fox is a small nocturnal fox found in the Sahara Desert of North Africa. Their most distinctive feature is their large ears which help to dissipate heat and keep them cool in the desert heat. Fennec foxes are the smallest of all foxes and weigh only about 2-3 pounds.
They are about the size of a large house cat.
In Pennsylvania it is legal to own a fennec fox with a permit. The permit application must be submitted to the Department of Agriculture and the permit must be renewed every year.
There are a few strict requirements that must be met in order to be eligible for a permit such as having a secure enclosure for the fox and proving that the fox will not be released into the wild.
If you are interested in owning a fennec fox be sure to do your research first. These animals require specialized care and are not suitable for everyone.
Fennec foxes are not common pets so it may be difficult to find a reputable breeder. Be prepared to spend a significant amount of money on your fox as they can cost upwards of $2000.