While you might not think a fox stuffed animal is an 'appropriate' plush toy as compared to a teddy bear, you should look at it as an opportunity to teach a child about an often misunderstood animal. While it's true the fox has garnered itself a reputation for cunning and intelligence over the years, like all wild animals, it does what it can to survive. A fox stuffed animal is no different on that front, trying to gain your attention and eventual affection away from the more predictable and iconic soft toys found on the market.
Red foxes can be found living all over the world in habitats as diverse as forests, mountains, deserts, and even grasslands. They are also known to adapt very well to human environments such as urban areas and farms. The red fox is nothing if not resourceful and because of it, their reputation for being very crafty and smart is legendary.
The red fox is easily identified by its red fur coat and thick tail although they can also be golden in color, reddish-brown, silver, and even black. The fox's tail is an important part of its anatomy as like a cats tail, it helps them with their balance. Their tail (or brush as it is sometimes called), also acts as a blanket in cold weather to keep it warm and is used as a signal when they communicate with other foxes.
The fox is not very big in size weighing at most 24 pounds and sometimes as little as 6.5 pounds. They are solitary hunters that dine on rabbits, birds, rodents, and other small prey. Just like the diversity of their home, so is their diet; they will also eat fruit and vegetables, fish, frogs, and worms.
You might be surprised at how cute and cuddly a fox stuffed animal really is at first glance. Despite not your first choice of soft toy for your child, a fox stuffed animal is quite endearing given its abundance of soft, plush fur and huggable body.