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J U N I P E R & F I G (@juniperfoxx)

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Ah, the sweet symphony of smacking and nose whistles. #BetterThanBeethoven

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Moose had a surgery to remove a few masses earlier this week. When I brought him home I was worried about how the foxes would react, especially Juniper considering she freaks out if another animal even vomits. • To my surprise they both seem very concerned about Moose. You can see in the video Juniper is initially really excited to see him, but her tail slowly stops wagging and her body language changes when she realizes he’s hurt. • Fig has been following Moose around for days and has barely left his side, but gets really nervous about Moose’s cone. Maybe he recalls that when he wore a cone he would bombard people with it and is just trying to avoid a collision. @boyfriendmoose

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What is this “silent night” everyone keeps talking about? It hasn’t been silent since Juniper was born.

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Trying to plot out the perfect opportunity to destroy the inside tree

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Something a little different. • I don’t normally share training videos, but I’m really excited about Herb’s progress. Herbal the chinchilla does NOT like to be held. He runs away and chatters if you even look like you’re heading for his behind to scoop him up. I can only imagine this is because he came from a home with multiple children and was likely manhandled daily. • I’ve been working with Herbie every night for the last few days to try to get him comfortable with sitting on my hand. By placing my hand flat and rewarding him with treats whenever he sits his entire body on me, he will learn to associate my hand with a positive reward. As you can see, whenever he gets a little nervous I let him run and hide. This lets him know he’s not being forced to do anything and that if he needs to take a minute to regain his confidence that’s okay. The most important part of training any animal is letting them know they can trust you. • Being able to hold Herbal isn’t just for my own benefit. Male chinchillas actually need to be checked regularly for something called a “fur ring” because they were originally bred for fur and they are prone to getting parts of their fur wrapped around their “uh hum” penis. If left this can lead to serious issues even penal prolapse. So once a month he needs to be held and checked and if I can do that in a way without traumatizing his by holding him down against his will, that would be ideal. #HerbTheChi #Chinchilla

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Buy One Cuddle Get One Free

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Ah yes, the sweet sounds of a train around the tree without any of the assembly. 🚂 (🔊)

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Open Discussion: As many of you already know, I don’t condone foxes as being conventional pets. I don’t think they would do great in most homes because of their care requirements and overall temperament. However, just because they aren’t suited for most homes, does that mean they aren’t a domestic animal? • Did you know that chinchillas and foxes were/are both used for fur? Did you know that both began to be taken from the wild and tamed for the fur trade around the same time? Chinchillas were only introduced as pets after they were originally used in the fur trade, but were once a common wild animal. • When people see chinchillas in a home their first thought isn’t “that’s a wild animal it shouldn’t be in someone’s house”. In fact, chinchillas are extremely common and adored pets, but more often than not when people see a Fox in the same situation regardless of how far back it’s ancestors were domesticated, they believe it is still a wild animal and should not be considered a pet or kept for any other reason besides being a rescue. • I’d love to know everyone’s opinion on this topic! Why do you think people see one animal as a pet and another animal with the same historical background as a wild animal? Is it lack of information? Care needs? Both? Let’s talk. •

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“Somebody wrap me up, because I am a gift”

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How Dare You

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I DON’T WANT A LOT THIS CHRISTMAS

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Every time I feed Herbal it’s like the first time he’s ever seen food. (🔊) #doublefisting