Foxes are carnivorous animals that eat mice, rabbits, and other small mammals. They also have a fondness for birds and eggs, which can make them dangerous to your garden if they’re not kept away. Foxes are typically nocturnal and prefer to hunt at night, so you may not even notice they’re around until it’s too late.
Foxes are omnivores, but their diet is mostly meat-based. Their main source of sustenance comes from small rodents like mice and voles as well as rabbits. Foxes will also eat birds’ eggs, fruit (especially berries), earthworms, insects, and carrion (dead animals).
Although foxes will eat almost anything they can find, some things should never be given to them as treats or snacks. Here are some of the things you should avoid feeding your pet fox:
- Lettuce (which causes diarrhea)
- Celery stalks (which cause severe bloating)
- Avocado pits (which contain persin)
- Raw eggs (which contain salmonella bacteria)
Foxes are a common sight in many areas of the world, including North America. They’re also known as red foxes, and they’re a member of the Canidae family of animals, which includes wolves, coyotes, and domestic dogs.
Foxes are omnivores and are capable of eating just about anything. However, there are some things that you should never feed a fox. Some foods can be poisonous to them or even fatal if consumed in large enough quantities so it’s important to know what those foods are before offering them to your pet fox.
Foxes don’t always know what is poisonous to them so pet owners must keep all toxic plants out of reach. To ensure your pet doesn’t become ill from eating poisonous plants and other items found around your home, be sure to read this article for more information about what’s safe for foxes and what isn’t.
Poisonous foods for foxes can include any of the following: Ground nuts, raw or cooked meat, fruits, and allium. You can also try to avoid exposing them to these foods by keeping them away from your yard or garden. In the U.S., peanut butter is a favorite of foxes. While it is not poisonous in Denmark, Danish peanut butter is not the same as the kind you can find in the U.S.
Allium Poisonous to Fox
Allium is a family of plants. This group of plants is highly toxic to dogs and cats. Its toxic properties are often overlooked, despite its widespread use. The toxic effects of Allium species are usually apparent within one to several days after ingesting the plant. Clinical signs include depression, hemoglobinuria, hemosiderin urinary casts, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. If you suspect that your pet has consumed Allium, you should immediately take steps to remove the source of the poison.
Keeping your fox safe means avoiding the presence of Allium plants. These plants contain a sulfur compound known as a disulfide, which can damage red blood cells. Avoid providing dehydrated foods for your fox, and instead, feed it fresh vegetables. In the wild, foxes will consume vegetables, so it is safe to feed them potatoes and tomatoes. However, you should keep the amount of food that you feed your pet to a minimum.