Estimated Value: $2,500
Other Pet Expenses: annual costs ($2,400)
A fennec fox, also called a desert fox, is a small fox with unusually large ears. It’s a very energetic, agile, quick, and social animal that lives in colonies in the wild. A hand-raised pup behaves similar to a dog and is extremely friendly and playful. Purchase or adoption of this beautiful beast is allowed in Delaware, Florida, Indiana, and New York, but it might be illegal in other states. You can get one as a pet for $2,500 but prepare to spend more on housing it. A fennec fox is a curious digger and active climber, so the enclosure should be designed to prevent it from digging under and climbing over the fence. It also needs a healthy diet of raw meat, vegetables, fruit, and vitamins. Its healthcare is similar to a dog’s, and it should get routine vaccinations for rabies and common canine diseases.