Ha, I was all enthused to start this blog, but now I don't know where to begin. I suppose I'll talk about Gizmo first, he's the one this is really all about.
Gizmo is my pet fox. He's a full-blood North American Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes fulva), though his odd coloration often leads to people asking if he's mixed with anything else. He is captive born and bred, and has never known the wild. The same with his parents, and grandparents, and so on for many generations.
Because his mother rejected him, Mandy (his breeder) had to bottle-feed him right from the very beginning. He's been completely socialized to people, and is completely tame. I've taught him several tricks; he's a very fast learner.
Also, I'd like to make it clear from the start that I do NOT recommend foxes as pets for most people. It's like having a cat, a dog, and a tempermental two-year-old all rolled up into one package. Gizmo is adorable, but he is also a massive amount of work. Keeping a pet fox is just something that most people would not have the time and energy for.
I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it.