By the time
kit foxes are 3 months old, they are learning to hunt. Both parents take care of the
kits until the fall when each animal goes on its own way. They are omnivorous
and eat muskrats, squirrels, hares, birds, eggs, insects, vegetation, and
carrion, but voles seem to be its preferred food. They cache extra food when
hunting is good and return to those caches in the lean times.