Foxes

Foxes

Foxes breed just once a year. The mating season begins in January when the screeching mating cries can be heard during the night and the early hours. A litter of four to five cubs is born about late March, and the cubs remain exclusively inside the den for about six to eight weeks. The cubs leave the den around June or July and will begin to learn how to forage for food. By September, the cubs will be just about fully grown, and in late October the cubs leave the family, to set up their own territory, often nearby. Foxes are omnivorous; their usual diet is birds (small wild birds, chickens, ducks etc etc), worms, small mammals (wild and pet rabbits, guinea pigs etc ), insects, fruit and household refuse.