Pet Fennec Fox Legal and Illegal States 2023

Spoiler Alert: Owning a Fennec Fox is illegal in Alabama.

This cute but wild canid is native to North Africa and is therefore considered exotic in the United States. Fennec foxes may possess tons of cuteness and charm but they are wild animals and could pose a danger to people. As a result, many states (illegal in 27 states) do not allow their residents to keep Fennec foxes as personal exotic pets.

As nocturnal animals, fennec foxes spend most of the day in underground burrows and emerge from their dens at dusk to search for food. Fennec foxes are fast runners with a speed of 20 miles per hour and can change directions very quickly.

Fennec foxes may be one of the cutest animals in the world, but they are still wild animals, whether bred in captivity or not. Pet fennec foxes don’t like strangers, so they will attack and bite intruders. Furthermore, acquiring a fennec fox from a reputable breeder in the United States can cost you up to $2,500.

However, it is perfectly legal to visit and enjoy all The Fennec in Birmingham, AL has to offer.

Source: The Pet Zealot


1630 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233


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