In this video from November 2013, Ron the red fox plays excitedly with Eric, his human companion in their Mountain Home, Arkansas backyard. Arkansas is one of the few states that allow foxes to be kept as domestic pets without a license.
Ron is a pet red fox I bought from a licensed exotic animal breeder, in Oklahoma, captive-bred and hand-raised. My state of Arkansas allows pet foxes without any permit needed. He enjoys a large outdoor habitat and also a small indoor caged spot in my living room. Foxes are said to make ‘bad’ pets, but I would rather say foxes make wonderful pets!… Just rather destructive, moody pets, NOT FOR CHILDREN.
Here’s an even more recent video of Ron playing in the snow.
UPDATE: Sadly Ron the fox passed away on April 6, 2016.
Our dearest RonRon passed away early this morning, peacefully, in his sleep, as he was curled up in a cute foxball… He was nearly 8 years old.