Wild animals such as the Arctic fox usually do not make good pets, as they are not accustomed to humans and can have very different needs than an ordinary pet. The silver fox, however, is a domesticated version of the red fox that has been bred by Russian geneticists.
The silver fox can reach 20 inches in height at the shoulder and weigh over 20 pounds. It is a capable jumper and digger. Owners of the silver fox are advised to have deep-set fences in order to prevent escape. Like other foxes, the silver fox is omnivorous. High-quality, grain-free dog food combined with occasional vegetables and fruits provides a balanced diet for the silver fox in captivity.