My web Site was updated 01-20-2016. We are taking deposits NOW, for Spring babies.
The Red fox kits will be born in March. Grey fox are next usually late April and May. Arctics are usually June. 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!!!
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.
The gray fox and the skunk make the best (wild)house pets. I had a gray fox (Teddy) in my home for 2 or 3 years. He would steal anything small, car keys,silverware, TV remote, and about anything small. He hid all his treasures under my son's bed. If we could not find something we took a flashlight and crawled under my son's bed, and looked through Ted's treasures. He would lay on our lap while we watched TV. He was easy to litter train. A gray fox is half the size of a red fox.
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
Arctic fox kits 3-4 weeks old $450 each
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.
Some Prices * Arctic Fox pups $450 * Red Fox & Ranch Fox pups $400 each.* Grey Fox pups $500 each.* Pot Belly pigs $50-$200 each.* Mini donkeys $50-$400 each.* Camels $4500-$12,000 Each. Mini Goats $50-$300 Each * Mini Sheep $50-$200 each. Fennec fox kits $2000-$2500. Prices vary due color,sex and personality.
If you are looking for miniature donkeys, mini zebu and camels. Call for what is available.812-865-3140