Representatives Fenech species mainly inhabit the desert areas of North Africa. Compared with many other fox species, this breed is characterized by unusual external features, for example, their body is very tiny and unusual. In Latin pets known as “Vulpes zerda” and chanterelles Fenech often referred to as one of the most unusual destinations – old Fennecus. Its officially recognized the name of the variety on the basis gained from the Arabic word «fanak», which means “fox.”
Let us consider in more detail exterior features Fenech species. Among all pets from canine, Fenech are owners of the smallest body because the body is less than that of domestic cats.
The average pet has a growth of 17 cm to 23 cm, the trunk length design reaches 30-40 cm, the tail portion about 35 cm and the weight does not exceed one and a half kilograms. Attractive face multiple bit short, pointed shape. Eyes large, expressive. Among the various predators, the breed Fenech, possess the most massive ears compared with the ratio of the head portion, as long reach almost 15 cm-18 cm. Such big ears inherent animals for good reasons. Firstly, because of the massiveness of the ears, pupils are able to hear sounds naimaleyshie that publishes their future victim, as it helps in the pursuit of their prey. In addition, large ears Fenech needed for the regular cooling body inside because of constant hot everyday. In order to make it easier to endure extreme hot climatic conditions, livestock also have hairy feet, so that chanterelles can easily navigate through the hot sand terrain. The teeth of animals are small enough, especially miniature fangs, teeth fox little match bolsheuhogo direction. Wool cover that is characteristic of the breed, is soft and density, the hairs rather long. The breed of chanterelles meet various kinds. The most common colors, which is also called the standard, the top bit is characterized by reddish or pale yellow hues, and the lower field of white flowers. Tail pretty pubescent, at the end of the brown or black. Variety Fenech is famous for its “violet” or nadhvostovymi glands, despite the fact that it is inherent to all the chanterelle, the representatives of the variety this area the darker color, and it is completely covered with stiff hairs. Newborn Young owners are almost all pure white color.
Studies have shown that the largest number of pupils living in the central areas of the Sahara. In addition to this area, to meet the pupils are given the opportunity in areas ranging from northern Morocco, the Sinai and Arabian peninsulas, and ending with the southern limits – Niger, Chad and Sudan.
The main area that is suitable for checking copies Fenech, is sandy desert regions, there should preferably be overgrown with grass and sparse shrubs, because it is such a habitat ensures pets shelter in case of unforeseen situations, as well as providing food and a variety of nutrients. Proper housing mink Fenech dig yourself out there and there are many secret passages. Like many predators, the animals are nocturnal. The breed belongs to the direction of social animals. They live together with other family members, and their numbers in the same burrow is about individuals. One hole parts of the whole holds a clan of couples, as well as their newborn pups, sometimes living there and a few of the older generation. It also happens that in the same housing mink may live several families, it all depends on location and habitat conditions. The animals were considered very vociferous, indeed, they always bark, grumble, whine or howl.
Let us turn to food pet species represented. Fenech eat almost everything that characterizes them as omnivores. Most of the food is extracted from sand or dug out of the ground. Maintaining hunting occurs in Fenech alone, in fact, it is typical for fox family. The diet is made up of chanterelles small vertebrates testicles, various insects, especially locusts, every kind of fell, moreover, are used as food plants, livestock or fruit and vegetables. Due to the inherent massive ears, animals easily pursue their prey, because they are able to hear the slightest rustle. Because of the terrain, inhabited by foxes, they have developed the ability for a long time not to drink the liquid, thus stick to the norms of the water balance, because they needed the water is removed from the meat, berries or leaves of plants. In addition, stocks Fenech do when they have the opportunity to, if necessary, to take advantage of savings.
Observations of the representatives of this species have shown that Fenech is very agile and active little creatures, they are excellent jump, high jump and long, can reach a height of 60 cm – 80 cm in height. Due to the interesting colors of the coat animals easily blend in with the sandy expanse, which is why they are inconspicuous. The researchers found no other animals that live in the same environment as the Fenech, who would attack represented the breed or bore them any harm. Pets are famous also for its outstanding sense of smell, hearing, and excellent visibility at night burrow.
Multiply pets once a year. The courtship period begins in early January and ends in February. Estrus in the female lasts only one or two days. Because pets are monogamous, each couple has a certain site. At a time when there is the breeding season, the male representatives are very aggressive and constantly mark their territorial restrictions urine.
The gestation period usually lasts from 50 to 55 days upon the occurrence of the first days of spring, mainly in March and April, the females are mothers. For a time my mother-fox is able to give life to one to six cubs. Nora, where babies are born, equipped with a nest chamber, lined with grass, feathers and wool. Newborn puppies have a weight in the range of 50 grams. Like other foxes, fenek’i born blind, fully open their eyes on the offensive two weeks of age, before their mothers are always next to them in a hole. The role of the male is to produce food for the family and bring it to the home, because inside it there is not. The fact is that during this period the female is very aggressive and drives away his father from his offspring. Even to achieve months of age (about 5-7 weeks), kids beyond the hole and learn all the neighborhood, but when it comes to travel to more remote areas, children have more freedom at the age of only 3 month. It was then that the female ends lactation period.
On average, a full sexual development occurs in pets between the ages of 6-9 months. It is often possible to observe how children are left to live with their parents and actively help them in the upbringing of the new generation. The average period of living in specimens Fenech lasts for seven years, but no longer, as there are many factors that adversely affect the animal. When chanterelles lifelong live in harsh involuntary restrictions, where they are carefully looked after, their age may swing up to 20, and sometimes 25 years.
Representatives Fenech varieties are quite mysterious life, this is due to the fact that they are often killed for fur, they are often also catch to distribute as pets, and the cost of acquisition of the animal rather high. As previously mentioned reasons, the exact number is unknown breed Fenech.