My web Site was updated 02-11-2018
If you have sent us a deposit for a Pet animal please call me or send an email in March or April! Or even NOW. We contact people when your pet is ready. Red fox Ground hogs and Raccoons are ready in late April and May. Skunks andArctic fox are ready in late May or June. Some people are hard to reach. Again this year I have received two deposits without a PHONE NUMBER! I hope you call and give me a phone number. Some people do not answer their phones nor do they have Voice Mail set up. We do not mind at all if you call and ask about your deposit or when the pet might be ready. When a baby animal is ready it needs to be picked up. I like knowing I can reach you. Thanks, Bob
Also checkout our critter web-site. www.lostriverexotics.weebly.com We are in the developing stage on new web site. Adding new info daily.
We are taking deposits for the 2018 season, a deposit is $100. 2017 Prices for Babies, skunks $300, Brown Raccoons Spring (April, May and June)$300, White and Red Raccoons Spring (April, May and June)$400, Brown Raccoons (August thru November $400), Red or White Raccoons (August thru November $500), Red fox $400, Coatimundi $750, Ground hogs $300, Arctic fox $450, Nigerian Dwarf Goats $100-$400, Mini Zebu heifer calves on bottle $1000, bull calves on bottle $500 and Baby camels on bottle males $4500, females $6500. Prices are subject to change without notice. Call for current price.
Animals for sale 2 1/2 - 3 year old camels, They have been used in petting zoo and Nativities asking $6000 each. These camels are ready for camel ride training. A couple yearling that have been in petting zoo and Nativities, asking $4500 each. We have Hair Lambs that were used in Nativities $75 each. Nigerian dwarf goats males $75. Have mini donkeys for sale.
Before sending a deposit call your local game warden and ask if it is legal to own the animal you are wanting to buy. Make sure you really want to buy the animal. You can send a $100 deposit for fox kits born in March-June,skunks, groundhogs or other animals. Do not send CASH!!! In the mail. We only refund your deposit if we cannot produce the animal. Be sure you include your name and phone number with your deposit. Also include what the deposit is for. Do not send cash in the mail! For a deposit send a personal check or call with a credit card. Send deposits to Lost River Game Farm, PO82, Orleans IN 47452
We do charge you 7% sales tax!!!
We are USDA licensed and state licensed
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Pickup your RECEIPT! Keep in a safe place.
Some Tips, to think about before picking up your new Pet! Bring a small pet carrier or tote for your animal. Yes, your pet needs held a lot but you might need to stop on the way home. Have a supply of soft fuzzy blankets or towels for your lap, incase your pet uses the bathroom. Pickup your receipt! Find out before you leave home if you need a Health Paper. Do not call me a month after you pick up your pet and ask for a Health Paper. We have to make an appointment at the Veterinary office for your pet to visit. We will need your name and address for the health paper. Ask your local Veterinary if you need a Health Paper. Our Vet charges us $25 for the paper. When you get home with your new pet, hold it alot. Do not use Tap water when mixing any milk. Use bottled water. All tap water is different. If your pet is young keep half of your tote on a heating pad. That way if it gets hot it can move to an area that is cooler. For bedding do not use Cedar shavings. Use soft fuzzy blankets cut into two foot squares or Pine shavings. If any food gets on fuzzy blanket replace with a clean one. Talk to your pet with a soft happy voice. An old grumpy voice does not work. If your voice can make a baby cry you might have a hard time winning over your new pet. Again pickup your Receipt. It has our USDA number on it. On the way home do not set your new pet on the ground to use the bathroom. It might pickup Parvo or Distemper. If a friend has a pet cat or dog with runny eyes do not let them touch your pet.
Be careful of Scams! Just a few people are dishonest. Most people are honest. If a person will steal he will also lie. A few people run ads for animals at a very cheap price. Usually wanting a large deposit up front. If it is a very cheap price, ask for their address and go pick up the animal. If it is a scam they will not be at the address given. We have people run scams on us every year. The most common is someone claims they paid for an animal and are here to pick it up. They usally claim they sent cash thru the mail. Or if our credit card machine is not working they leave info from a bad card. So we can run the card later when credit card machine is working and they are long gone. Will not do that again. We will not take a personal check from you when you arrive to pick up your new pet. We have taken some people to small claims court. Guess I will not use them as a reference. When you purchase an animal act like a GROWNUP! It is now your responsibility! You are feeding it, you are caring for it. I am not. You now have to show some accountability and be a grownup.
Call me 8AM- 8Pm I will help any way I can. But, I am not a Veterinary. One person called and said her 6 month old fox had a knot on it's head. Ask what I thought. I said take it to your Veterinary!! It was a bee sting. A few people call and their pet critter or even dog is very sick, vomiting, convulsions. Take it to your Veterinary. Almost always it ate something it should not have eaten, like chocolate, prescription drugs, illegal drugs,mouse poison, lunch meat wrappers,stuffing from chew toys,some house plants,cleaning solutions to name a few. Critter proof his home. Baby proof your home. If you have a question no matter where you bought your critter give me a call maybe I can help.
If you are wanting to get a new pet the first thing you need to do is call your local Fish and Wildlife Office and see if it is Legal. Laws change all the time. Be sure you can legally have the animal you want. Then do your research on caring for the animal.
This time of year I get 10-30 calls a day. Some days my cell phone is dead by lunch time. Sometimes I come across as angry, unhappy and a mean old man. These are just a few of the things I've been called over the phone. Most of the time when the phone rings I am in the pasture feeding horses, cows, camels or doing chores. I am 59 years old now and was raised on a farm. As a kid I had pet fox, skunks, raccoons, cows, hunting dogs, and horses. Since then I have raised many different types of critters. River Otters, Mountain Lions, Mini Zebu cattle, Chipmunks and Bobcats, to name just a few. I am NO expert on animals. The definition of an expert, is a man 20 miles from home. Animals surprise me all the time. They teach me all the time. I have had fox of some kind, since I was 12 years old. Had a pair of River Otters live in my home for several months. Raised river otters for many years. All I can tell people is what works for me. It may not be right for you or your critter. But it works here. The reason for this boring paragraph is coming. Some of the comments I hear from a few folks bother me. Some folks claim their critter was not like the critter they raised a few years ago. It is different. The last critter I had loved everyone, this one only likes me. The last one litter box trained easy, this one has accidents. The last pet I had was not shy, this one is timid. So it was either not bottle fed soon enough, not played with enough by the breeder or at least it has got to be someone elses fault, because I play with it just like the last one. Animals are like people. They have their own individual personality. Raise a few kids. They usually are not the same. Get married a few times. Personalities change. Take river otters, most of them are great pets for a couple of years. Then they change. I think it is Puberty. When they are about two years old, they remind me of a teenage kid that thinks mom and dad are stupid. Most kids grow out of this. Some river otters grew out of this, some did not. No two fox are alike. No two camels are alike. They all have traits that are similar, but they are different. Take horses, we love to work with horses. Love to trail ride. If you buy 8-10 horses at a young age, raise them up to be 3 year olds and start breaking them. Will they all turn out the same. NO. A couple will be tame enough for kids. Some will make good riding horses for an adult. And 1 or 2 might need to be a pasture horse, nice to look at, but do not go near them. If the latter were a person they would be in jail or prison. I am trying to get you to understand that sometimes you can do everthing right, and it does not work out. Sometimes in people, sometimes in animals. Just never give up. And yes keep calling and I will help you any way I can. Bob
Every day I receive some emails that I do not answer. These emails ask multiple questions. I type with one finger. It would take me hours to answer some of your many questions. The same with texts. Keep questions to yes and no answers. Or write out your questions and call me. All lengthy emails and texts I delete. If you are a Drama Queen please buy your pet somewhere else. When you purchase an animal it is yours! Keep it SAFE. If you take it to the Vet's Office leave it in the car until it is your turn to see the Vet. Do not let people in Vet's office touch your pet. There are sick animals in a Vet's office.
Lets talk about worms. Next time you are in a pet store or farm store look at products that deworm your pet. The one we use has Pyrantel as active ingredient. It is for domestic dogs and pups. Read how many times it says to deworm your domestic pup. I am looking at a bottle of Nemex-2, a dog dewormer. It's label reads for treatment, at 2,3,4,6,8 and 10 weeks. This is for a domestic dog. A fox, raccoon, coatimundi, skunk, groundhog and about any pet needs to be dewormed on a regular basis. We deworm our babies at about three weeks, and then every 10 days for another month. Coon can carry Brain worms, that are deadly to humans. If you have a pet coon deworm it. If you have an animal that is full of worms and you give it dewormer it usually gets a intestinal blockage from dead worms and dies. That is why animals need to be dewormed on a regular schedule. If you want your animal tested for worms take your pet or a fresh fecal sample to your vet, He can check fresh fecal for worm eggs. If you have taken a baby coon from the wild it needs to be tested ( taking an animal from the wild is illegal in most states).
Below are a pair of red fox we use in some of our animal display.
A pair of Fennec Fox relaxing.
Above is is an Arctic Male Fox
Above is a Pair of Arctic Marbles(red fox with white hair)
If you are looking for really neat pet, and you have small children buy a baby goat or lamb that is on the bottle. They make a great pet for a small child.
WE DO NOT SHIP
Animals For Sale 812-865-3140
located in Orleans Indiana 47452
Below are some baby animals that we raised in 2013.
Please call, do not TEXT.
WE have camels for sale most of the time, call for info.
Here are pictures of red fox pups.
In summer they are blue or grey.
In the winter they are white.
A Pearl or Dakota Gold fox pup.
Baby ground hog
If you want to buy a fox Please Read!
Red Fox, Silver Fox, Arctic Fox and Grey Fox have one litter a year. Litters (puppies) are born March through May.Fennecs have had two litters in a year. If you are wanting a pet fox get your puppy at 4 -6 weeks of age. If you want a breeder you can get your puppy at any time. A 4-6 week old puppy loves everyone. The pup has yet to bond to anyone. This is when you need to pick up your pet! Your pup needs to ride home in your lap. If we wait till the fox pup is 8 weeks old and I ship the pup here is what happens. He arrives at your home, all new smells. All new people with a new home. He does not feel safe. The pup will probably bite you. Anyone buying a pup should drive to the farm (breeder) and spend some time with the pup in his surroundings. Not all pups in a litter will make a pet. They are like people, no two are alike. There are a lot of scams out there be careful sending money.Fox do not make a good pet for a small child.
If you are looking for miniature donkeys, mini zebu and camels. Call for what is available.812-865-3140