Facts about Fox's


Foxes are found over virtually the entire world, and their eating habits depend on what prey is available where they live. They hunt and eat rodents, rabbits and hares, unwary birds and other small prey. If food is scarce, they will eat insects, grubs, eggs, and—like dogs and coyotes—even some fruits and vegetables.


Fox Hunting Habits. Nocturnal animals, foxes hunt at night and rest during the day. Although foxes are closely related to dogs, they do not hunt in packs the way that wolves and coyotes do. The solitary fox hunts more like a cat, slowly and quietly stalking its prey until the fox gets within striking distance.


In general, each fox claims its own territory and it pairs up only in winter. Territories may be as large as 50 kilometres squared (19 square miles), however, in habitats with abundant food sources, ranges are much smaller, less than 12 kilometres squared (4.6 square miles


It is an omnivore and its diet includes fruits, berries and grasses. It also eats birds and small mammals like squirrels, rabbits and mice. A large part of the red fox's diet is made up invertebrates like crickets, caterpillars, grasshoppers, beetles and crayfish.



Foxes have adapted to their urban life style by building their dens under garden shed or hedgerows. They dig deep underground to hide and keep warm and to keep their young away from predators. As well as hunting for small mammals and other small animals, you can often see evidence of foxes raiding household bins.



Size: Arctic foxes can range from 2.3 to 3.5 feet (.76 - 1.1m) in length, in addition to their 12-inch (.3m) tail. At the shoulder, they stand around 9 inches to 12 inches (.2 - .3m) tall. Weight: Arctic foxes range from 6.5 to 21 lbs (2.9 - 95kg).


While male foxes are usually larger than females, an average red fox usually weighs between 6.5 to 24 pounds (3 to 11 kilograms), and its average body length spans between around 2.5 and 3.5 feet (90 and 112 centimeters).