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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-23-2003, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Bobcats?

Ok my bf & I have been thinking about getting an exotic feline. And I'm not talking about a 'domestic' cat persay. We are looking into bobcats or a lynx. Has anybody ever experienced anyone owning one of these cats or have any information about them? I've found several breeders online that hand raise them. Any info would be appreciated
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-23-2003, 03:45 PM
 
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All I've ever heard about them is that they eat A LOT ! There are several rescue organizations around the country that have large adult cats (not domestic cats). I guess one of the problems is that people buy them because they look so cute, they're exotic (status thing) and they're fairly affordable but then when the cats grow up they can't afford to feed them anymore. And there are a lot of cities that won't let you have them within city limits.

I'm not trying to be negative...just tellin ya what I've heard. Critter should have better info for ya!
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If you have checked with your local laws and it is ok to own one I know someone who is selling a really nice Bobcat.He is fixed and declawed.I believe a divorce is the reason. I can send you to them just PM me.They could tell you more about him.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 01:34 PM
 
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I don't mean this post to sound like a flame, but I don't think bobcats make great pets.

I have a friend who is really into raising exotic animals. She has successfully domesticated 2 brown bears, red foxes, fennic foxes, codimundi, all kinds of other wild animals that I can't think of right now. My friend acquired the bobcat when she was just a kitten, and the kitten was the most adorable pet they had. When the kitten reached adulthood, however, it became combative with anything that got near her. She sent my friend to the hospital with cuts on the hand going down to the bone.

I would just suggest doing a whole lot of research on getting a big cat before you commit yourself to domesticating an animal like that.
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I just wanted to point out that this post is 9 months old and the original poster is no longer a member.

Frank, I'm sorry to hear about your friend.


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