Is it legal to own a Fox in Texas?
What are the fox laws in Texas?
TEXAS: Pet foxes are not allowed. “Fur-bearing animals may not be possessed as pets.” “A Fur-bearing Animal Propagator is a person licensed to take or possess a living fur-bearing animal and hold it for propagation or sale. Fennec foxes and bat-eared foxes are legal to own as pets in the state of Texas, as they are African species of fox. Keeping native wildlife species like the red fox as pets are still banned in Texas. All of our fennec fox and bat-eared fox kits are hand-raised and well socialized.
States where you can legally own a fox: Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Tennessee, and Wyoming. Species that are native to the United States often have different rules than exotic foxes.
Foxes are as smart as dogs and could be on the way to domestication. It may sound odd, but over the years, wild foxes have been bred to live almost like dogs and cats — but not e¬tly, as they’re hard to fully domesticate. Today, pet foxes are legal in up to 15 states, but the rules vary by breed