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Urist likes foxes for their cunning.

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Fox - Fox man - Giant fox

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 25

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 600 cm3
Mid: 3,000 cm3
Max: 6,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 6
Fat 6
Intestines 1

Raw materials

Bones 4
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A small carnivorous animal found in temperate climates. It has orange fur and is known for its cleverness.

Foxes are small carnivores frequently found roaming through temperate forests. They are solitary and only appear one at a time. While carnivorous, they're also benign and will generally avoid confrontation, being fairly non-threatening due to being only slightly larger than a cat. A woodsdwarf or miner armed with a battle axe or pick can easily dispatch a fox, but non-military dwarves will probably cancel their jobs and run away instead. Newborn foxes are called pups.

Wild foxes can be trained by an animal trainer and kept as low-value pets, though they cannot be further trained into war or hunting beasts. Foxes can be butchered for a bit of meat, but there are often better creatures to raise for a meat industry. While fox fur has notable value in real life, fox hides in Dwarf Fortress have the same default value as most other animal hides.

Some dwarves like foxes for their cunning.

Admired for its cunning.