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Vix is a baby snow fox that can be acquired by an adopted child as a pet in The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire.


If the Dragonborn has adopted a female child, they may bring the fox home and ask to keep it as a pet. If the child is allowed to keep Vix, there will be no required upkeep.



  • The child who owns Vix never mentions her name, and neither is it shown when looked at. It only shows after the fox has died.
  • If a child is allowed to keep Vix, the Dragonborn cannot get the fox to leave. The only way to get rid of the pet is to kill it (unless a child kills it by accident). This will result in the children hating and refusing to speak with the Dragonborn. An easy way to avoid this is to cast Fury or Frenzy on Vix and have a follower, the child or any other NPC kill it.
  • 'Vix' could possibly be the shortened version of the word 'Vixen', which is the term for a female fox.


This section contains bugs related to Vix. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  360   PC   Vix may randomly disappear from the home, never to return.
  •  360   Vix may randomly appear outside, usually just inside the front door (loaded in the outside cell, but inside the house.) This can be confirmed by Detect Life, Aura Whisper, or the wooden plate glitch.
  •  PS3   Vix may appear bigger (size of a normal snow fox) upon seeing it for the first time beyond the doors into dining room. It will shrink down to its proper size when approached.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Vix

  • My daughters don't ask for pets. Why?

    5 messages
    • That means you won't be able a have a dog as a pet, but you can have both a dog and small animal. I would imagine it just means Lucia wo...
    • Thanks! Last question: do I have better chances of my kids getting pets if they are in my homestead? I have Heljarchen Hall. I wonder if there'...
  • I wanna spawn new fox...

    2 messages
    • I wanna spawn new fox for my kid becouse it clipped in the wall and never came back. Is there's a command that can do this? HELP
    • You could try the command TCL (all caps type it again to turn it off) to go though the wall after the fox if you find it you can open the cons...

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