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Old 04-07-2013, 01:52 AM   #31
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I bet it'll some high times if that Gorilla decides to do as gorillas do....
It is a female gorilla. You might have heard of her. Her name is Koko, and she uses sign language. http://www.koko.org/index.php

Nobody ever hears her, her owner (or "handler"), Penny Patterson, doesn't let people in to see Koko. You can see the gorilla cage from the road as you pass by, but in all of my years around here I have never seen Koko out there playing in the enclosure.
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We have a Bengal Cat. They are a cross of a domestic cat, and a wild, basically a small leopard from Asia, I think. Once they're 4 generations in from the cross, they are considered fully domesticated, and have no restrictions placed on them. They do retain some wild characteristics, though. Markings, very fast, high energy, athletic, loves to climb. And they tend to LIKE water. Very interesting. Consider something like this.
Ill look them up. As i wrote earlier, theres several breeders with very interesting writing on these cats that are essentially domesticated as far as they're behavior goes. Seeing video of them as kittens, and adults they act like common cats, add some height and weight
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Poor Koko. I love the gorillas at the Louisville Zoo -- but it is really very sad. They are so human-like. You can sit right next to them there (on the other side of plexiglass)

Bengal cats are friggin' long.

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As i wrote earlier, theres several breeders with very interesting writing on these cats that are essentially domesticated as far as they're behavior goes. Seeing video of them as kittens, and adults they act like common cats, add some height and weight
Which ones? Bengals, or the bobcats you're talking about?

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Not necessarily. Ours is on the smaller side. Our other cat actually looks much bigger. But she's lighter. The Bengal is all muscle. Like any other cat, you can get bigger ones, and smaller ones.

I have heard recently about these specialty breeds just coming out, which are bred from wild cats, but are domesticated. They tend to be bigger, like med-sized dogs, and they cost huge money. Some of them go for $10-30K. Who on earth hast that kind of cash for a cat, and a massive house for them, and a litter box the size of a sandbox?LOL
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Just my HO, don't be stipid! Owning a bobcat is not only illegal, it's a bad idea.

There are plenty of great options for a pet, choose one that will actually be an asset, not a liability.

Owning exotic species does not make you a BAMF, it only makes your judgement suspect.

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Your uncle stuffed his pet? The whole cat I presume as just mounting the head, well, that would be a little, ya know, odd... Does he still call it the "living room"!?
Lol ya it's the whole cat he was damn sad when she died, next time I visit ill try and get a picture. I won't lie he was very carefull with her no one could touch her except him and she was locked in a outdoor area that was pretty large when anyone was over it didn't just walk around the house.
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I also feel bad for captive primates. When ia see gorillas and other primates at the zoo you can almost tell they are bored or unhappy.....

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Which ones? Bengals, or the bobcats you're talking about?

Not necessarily. Ours is on the smaller side. Our other cat actually looks much bigger. But she's lighter. The Bengal is all muscle. Like any other cat, you can get bigger ones, and smaller ones.

I have heard recently about these specialty breeds just coming out, which are bred from wild cats, but are domesticated. They tend to be bigger, like med-sized dogs, and they cost huge money. Some of them go for $10-30K. Who on earth hast that kind of cash for a cat, and a massive house for them, and a litter box the size of a sandbox?LOL
The writing is on lynx's, bobcats are under lynx species but all are not the same.

Oh yeah! I saw those mekal cats (or something like that) for example starting at 4,000-10,000! Whaaaaaattttt??? They had on the site a reference to those more expensive cats... Im thinking if i spend 30k on a cat he better live forever, make MY food and be my butler....
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Just my HO, don't be stipid! Owning a bobcat is not only illegal, it's a bad idea.

There are plenty of great options for a pet, choose one that will actually be an asset, not a liability.

Owning exotic species does not make you a BAMF, it only makes your judgement suspect.
If you were paying attention to the first post, they are not illegal where i am, and the hybrid lynx i was looking at are F4/F3 bred and are classified as domestic. A bobcat is a species of lynx, lynx are not known to be aggressive but actually avoid confrontation.
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