A fox is a small to medium-sized omnivorous mammal with a flattened skull, upright triangular ears, a pointed, slightly upturned snout and a long bushy tail. they live on every continent except the Antarctica. If you have a pet fox, you will need a name that suits your pet’s personality. Read on for some interesting name options.
Tips To Name A Fox
Naming a fox is not that hard. There are a few tips you can follow when selecting a name for a fox. It is always best to give your animal some time to observe its personality and then name it based on the observations you gather. It is not a problem if the fox is nameless for a few days it will be worth the wait. There are a lot of places you can get inspiration from such as movies, books, music, cartoons and even famous figures. You can write down a list of possible names you can come up with. Consider involving your friends, family, and visitors if you want to name a fox at the zoo or game park. Make sure that the names you gather are simple, easy to pronounce as well as catchy. Make sure that you do not to give your fox a name that sounds like a command or a name that is too long. A name with one or two syllables will be perfect. Also ensure that you choose a name that does not carry any negative connotations. There is nothing wrong with having a funny or quirky name but make sure that you choose a name that will not sound awkward when you call it out in public. After studying the personality of your fox and getting help from family and friends, naming your fox should be a breeze.
Cute Fox Names
Rocky: You can name your fox Rocky, a name inspired by the fox’s den which is sometimes under a pile of rocks.
Chilli: Chilli is a hot spice and it makes a good name for a lovely looking but deadly fox.
Vixen: The term Vixen refers to a female fox, and it makes a cute name for your pet fox.
Fuzzy: You can name your fox Fuzzy, based on its fur, the name will suit.
Mystic: Mystic is a good name for a fox whose character is hard to read.
Chewy: Foxes are said to be chewy animals; they will chew through anything they find, so the name is perfect for your pet.
Red: Red is an ideal name for your fox whose coat is red.
Here are other cute names for your pet fox.
Different Fox Species
There are over 30 species of foxes which can be found in almost every continent but the red fox is one of the most widely known fox on the planet. The red fox can be found in almost every northern region around the world. This type of fox can also be found in parts of central America, Africa, as well Asia. There are also other popular species which include the arctic fox which are found in the arctic regions such as Eurasia, North America, Iceland, as well as Greenland. These types of fox are monogamous and mate for life. They have dens on the sides of cliffs and they do not hibernate in winter. There is also the pale fox (Vulpes pallida) which is another of the desert foxes that lives in northern regions of Africa in countries like Sudan and Somalia. These animals live in the dune and grassland areas of the African continent. Pale foxes are also another common type of fox which make deep dens in the earth and are selective when picking areas that have vegetation. Another common fox is the swift Fox which is a desert fox that can be spotted in the plains of western Canada, the deserts of North America and other parts of Texas. These desert fox have also found their way further south into other areas of South America but the largest population of swift foxes are in Kansas and New Mexico.
Baby Fox Names
A baby fox is called a kit and when they are born in large numbers they are referred to as a litter. Below are nice names that will suit your kit.
Snuggles: Snuggles is a good name for your baby fox. The name alludes the fox’s cuddly look, with all that fur.
Kitz: You can name your baby fox Kitz, a name derived from the term kits which refers to the young ones of fox. The name is appropriate for your baby fox.
Baby Bear: A fox is as cuddlesome as a bear; therefore, this name is perfect for it.
Chocolate: Chocolates are sweet and the term chocolate is used to endear a lovable person, hence it makes a good name for your adorable little kit.
Gunnar: A gunnar is a higher rank in the army and you can name your baby fox Gunnar. The name will suit a tough male kit.
Buttons: Buttons are pretty small, hence you can name your small baby fox, Buttons.
Moose: A moose is a strong and big mammal of the deer family; and if your baby fox is exhibiting great strength, name him Moose; the name will suit it.
We have compiled other baby fox names for you to choose from.
A Fox Habitat
Foxes can be found all over the world in many diverse habitats such as forests, grasslands, mountains, as well as deserts. These animals can adapt very well to human environments including farms, suburbs, and large communities. Fox are also resourceful and are well known for their intelligence and cunning nature. They can be found inhabiting every continent of the world, except for Antarctic. While these animals are flexible, they favour open spaces with a cover. An important factor about a fox’s environment is the availability of a source of freshwater such as a stream, a creek, or a lake. Foxes are also crepuscular, meaning that they are active during the low-light hours of the morning and early evening. When it comes to living with others, foxes live in small family groups. Within these family groups, there is a strict hierarchy of dominance that is established. In this kind of environment some kits thrive and others do not. When the young fox leaves the group, they can be alone for a long time until they find a mate. The most common places to spot a fox are in the gardens, rivers, wetlands, deciduous woodland, mixed woodland, and arable land.
Pet Fox Names
Foxes are beautiful bushy-tailed mammals that you can adopt for domestication. They make the best exotic pets as they can create close bonds with their owners. Here are some of the pet fox names you can consider.
Swift: Swift is a good pet fox name based on its speed.
Rusty: The name Rusty is a good name for a fox with a reddish coat.
Tyson: You can name your fox after the great fighter Tyson. The name is apt for a good fighting fox.
Phantom: Phantom is an appropriate name for your dark coloured fox.
Mythic: If you have heard some crazy myth about keeping foxes as pets before; name yours Mythic.
Oreo: An ore is a brand of cookie made of chocolate wafers joined by a layer of white sugary filling. You can consider naming your fox who has a double coloured coat, Oreo, the name will stick.
Badger: Badger means a plague, therefore, this name suits a fox that harasses other foxes or one that gives you a hard time.
We have listed more pet names that are appropriate for your fox.
Fascinating Facts About Foxes
Foxes are intelligent and fascinating creatures. Just like cats they have increased visibility in dim light. These animals climb trees, and they can use their whiskers to navigate and even stalk their prey just like cats. Grey foxes are capable of retracting their claws too. Some types of foxes resemble cats such as the grey foxes. Red foxes on the other hand resemble dogs. The male foxes are called dogs and the female foxes are called vixens. A group of fox families is called a skulk or leash of foxes, and a lot of them live underground in dens. When the female fox, the vixen has her pups the litter of foxes can be between one and 11 pups. Foxes live in the den together for a number of months while the puppies grow. The puppies can live in the den with the vixen, while the dog gathers for meals. The underground dens are also used by other predators, including coyotes, wolves, and bears Unfortunately, humans, pose the largest threat to foxes.
Red Fox Names
Red foxes are solitary hunters and their diet can be as flexible as their home. They feed on rodents, birds, rabbits and other small game; but when living among humans, foxes will dine on pet food and garbage. Here are nice names for a red fox.
Ruby: The name Ruby means red, so, if you want a name that alludes the fox’s colour, name her Ruby.
Lone-ranger: Since red foxes are solitary hunters, the name Lone-ranger is ideal.
Scarlett: Scarlett is a good name for your scarlet red pet.
Maple: You can name your fox after the red maple leaf in autumn.
Crimson: Crimson is a good name for a red pet fox.
Goldie: Some red foxes are born with a golden coat, which is complemented by the name Goldie.
Cherry: Cherries are a red fruit which you can name your red fox after.
Rabbit Slayer: Red foxes feed on rabbits, so the name Rabbit Slayer is apt.
Redford: You can also consider naming your red fox Redford.
Can You Keep A Fox As A Pet
Making a fox your pet can be a good idea but it can be a challenging at the same time. Foxes have the ability to form strong bonds with their owners. They look a lot like domesticated dogs but they have a personality that is more like an aloof cat. Also, these animals are the only member of the canine family that can climb trees. Keep in mind that not all pet foxes can be domesticated. The majority of foxes that are kept as pets have been socialized and or hand-raised since birth. Also foxes can be trained to make use of litter boxes but the male ones can be a bit of a hustle. On the downside these animals love to dig, which can cause a bit of damage indoors to carpets and potted plants. There are some basic factors you should consider such as exercise and enrichment, habitat considerations, diet needs, and basic care by an exotic animal veterinarian. Also, a lot of foxes have a really high energy level, and mark their territory with urine like most dogs, plus they have demanding enrichment needs
Cool Fox Names
Having a fox run around in a cage at your backyard is cool and you should be able to give it an exotic name too. We have put together a list of cool names which you might like for your fox.
Flag Tail: A fox’s tail is long and it can be used as a signal flag to communicate with other foxes; hence the name Flag Tail will suit it.
Scenter: Foxes communicate by making scent post, urinating on trees or rocks to announce their presence; that is cool and naming your fox after this characteristic is even cooler. The name Scenter is derived from the word scent, which refers to a certain fragrance.
Blanket: A fox uses its tail as a warm cover in cold weather, and so the name Blanket is perfect for it.
Pepper: Pepper refers to a hot spice which you can name your adorably feisty fox after.
Kit: Kit is a good name to give to your fox; it is short for the Japanese name Kitsune which means fox. It is a cool name for your fox.
Sparky: Sparky is a cool fox name derived from the word spark which refers to a flicker. This name is best for a spirited fox, one that is very energetic.
Felix: The name Felix is a cool name for your male fox.
Here are other cool names which you can give to your fox.
Cute Female Fox Names
A female fox is called vixen. If you think of giving your fox gender specific names, here are cute names for your female fox.
Candy: Candies are sweet and so, you can name your lovely female fox, Candy.
KitKat: You can name your beautiful fox after the delicious KitKat chocolate.
Cinnamon: The name Cinnamon is perfect for an elegant fox whose coat has spots of darker red.
Fluky: The name Fluky means one who is lucky and it is a cute name for your fox if you feel she is a blessing to you.
Snowball: This name is apt for your big fox whose fur is white.
Jewel: If your fox is the best pet you have, name here Jewel, the name will stick.
Kia: Kia is a short and cute feminine name that is perfect for your female fox.
Here are more feminine names which are perfect for your fox.
Cute Male Fox Names
A male fox, also known as a dog can make a good pet. Here are cute male fox names we have put together for you.
Mr Fox: You can name your fox, Mr Fox. The name is inspired by the cunning fox in the cartoon ‘The Fantastic Mr fox.’
Below are other masculine names that are best for your dog.
Funny Fox Names
If you want an amusing name for your fox, here are some of the funny fox name options we have compiled for you.
Chihuahua: Chihuahua is a good name to give to your fox. The name is inspired by the Chihuahua which is a small dog; therefore, this name is apt for a fox with a small stature.
Brush: A fox’s tail is thick and bushy like a brush, therefore, you can name your Fox Brush and the name will stick.
Swipa: Swipa makes a good funny name for your fox.
Nicknames for Foxes
You can think of cute monikers to call your fox by; read on for some cute fox by names.
Jack Russell: A large fox is the size of a Jack Russel terrier, therefore, Jack Russel makes a good by name for your big fox.
Furry Feet: The name Furry Feet is perfect for a fox that grows fur on its feet so that it may be protected from the cold in winter.
Beautiful Fox Names
Fennec Fox Names
We have compiled a list with names that will suit your fennec fox.
Things to Consider Before Bringing a Fox Home.
- A fox’s dietary needs which includes mealworms, grasshoppers, larger insects, berries, vegetables and dog food.
- Foxes need plenty of exercise so provide a caged outdoor area with ample space for them to run around.
- You will need regular care for your fox from a specialized exotic animal veterinarian.