Frequent question: What do you feed a fox cub?

Virtually anything. Being carnivores, they like cooked or raw meat and tinned pet food. Foxes also like other savoury items such as cheese, table scraps, bread soaked in fat, fruit and cooked vegetables.

What do wild baby foxes eat?

These cubs start eating solid food at around four weeks old. Despite the variety of foods they’ll eat, a fox’s diet is mainly composed of meat protein, so the ideal stuff to feed pet foxes are cooked or raw meat or tinned pet food. They also eat peanuts, berries, fruit, and cheese.

What do you do if you have fox cubs in your garden?

Only touch the fox cub if necessary and, if you need to, do so as little as possible to keep them wild. If the cub is in immediate danger or the eyes are closed, move it to a sheltered spot nearby and, if you like, provide some dog food and water.

Do fox eat cats?

Keeping cats safe: A typical adult cat is almost the same size as a fox and has a well-deserved reputation for self-defense, so foxes are generally not interested in taking such cats on. Kittens and very small (less than five pounds) adult cats, however, could be prey for a fox.

Should I give a fox water?

Always ensure you provide a bowl of fresh drinking water, this is particularly important during hot dry spells. Even if you don’t wish to feed a visiting fox, a shallow bowl of water is always welcomed by our wildlife.

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What attracts foxes to your yard?

The best way to feed foxes in your garden is to try and replicate their natural diet. Primarily this means meat protein so leave out cooked or raw meat, tinned dog food, or specially-formulated fox food like Wild Things. Your foxes will also be pleased with treats like unsalted peanuts, fruit and cheese.

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