Red foxes have what many people would consider peculiar behaviors and this is especially true of their sleeping habits. Red foxes love to dig and build cozy dens, but with a few exceptions red foxes typically do not sleep in their burrows.
So, where do red foxes sleep?
Foxes sleep near their dens, preferring to sleep out in the open, near brush or under a ledge or uprooted tree curled up in a ball with their backs to the wind and their noses tucked under their tails. Foxes will sleep in their dens when it is extremely hot, raining or when a mother is raising her kits.