Having a pet lynx (bobcat)

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by ZombieBrawler, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. ZombieBrawler

    ZombieBrawler New Member

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    Anyone have one? Any species doesnt matter bobcat included. Been looking for one in las vegas NV for a bit now (yes its legal here). Any info/ experiences would be nice to hear, i have also looked up all the info i can online and other facts. Thank you.
     
  2. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    I had a cat that looked like a Bobcat -- little ear tufts and all. He was so pretty -- yes, pretty. But Bobcats themselves are wild animals and could kill you. Maybe a mean Maine Coon could too but luckily they are big, snow-designed, mushes who need room to play otherwise you shouldn't consider one of them either!
     

  3. beaglesam

    beaglesam Active Member

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    Let me get this right, you want this for a pet?

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  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    wild animals by nature do not usually make good pets. even those gotten when real young usually at some point when they mature have a tendency to revert to wilder instincts. unless you are well versed in dealing with wild animals, not a good idea.
     
  5. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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    I grew up in a ranching family. I came into possession of a little baby Raccoon.... With "Clyde" at times it was a challenge with him and his opposable thumbs. And when he got to feeling his oats he developed a fondness for crotch sniffing. I wouldn't suggest a Raccoon for a pet. They are curious, destructive, and temperamental.
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I have hand raised several raccoons and a couple squirrels. All were very fun and cute. But, as mentioned, they are wild animals. All.......everyone one of my 'babies'.......were allowed to be wild animals when they grew. Once they reach sexual maturity, nature kicks in and they aren't really interested in hanging with the humans. All of my 'babies' were allowed to come and go as they pleased. Eventually, they were gone more than they were here with me. I always left food out for them and have a special feeder that they need to lift the lid on to get at the food so my dogs don't eat the raccoon food.

    Wild animals can make interesting pets but in the long run, they should be allowed to be what they are.........wild. I always look forward to getting a new wild animal to hand raise when I can but I know they eventually go their own way........as it should be.

    Also, all animals I raise get wormed and a prophylactic injection of penicillin.

    Here he is as a baby...

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    Here he is older and spending time outside......

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    Here he is one morning after he spent the night outside. He heard me letting the dogs out and wanted to see what was going on. He came out of the tree and ran to the back door for some scrambled eggs.

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    Okay.......that all being said, it is very difficult to find a vet that will treat a wild animal. Almost impossible if you aren't a licensed wild life rehabber. Also, getting a bobcat neutered would be an absolute necessity for having it as a pet. I can't imagine the litter box situation. And if the animal becomes unmanageable, what would you do with it?
     
  7. Cattledog

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    I sense ....yes! the prelude to another thrilling episode of Fatal Attractions!

    I love that show

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  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    How big is a Bobcat? Can they really kill a person? :eek:
     
  9. Cattledog

    Cattledog New Member

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    having ones face eaten off may not necessarily be lethal, no.

    Seriously, it's a wild cat. Domesticated cats are self centered jerks. Its just math. wild+cat= face eating .

    That said, I fully endorse this decision on the grounds that 1) there is potential entertainment in the future for me and 2) laws prohibiting ownership of wild animals decreases mans respect for dangerous, face eating creatures.

    To the OP: please be careful to not endanger your neighbors or their animals.
     
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  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    at the largest around 40 pounds and the average is a little over 20 pounds. possibly, but not likely.
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Very good point. I have two domestic short haired, house pet cats and even they jump out of no where and try to attack me. ROFL I can't imagine a wild cat doing that. My house cats are just playing. The wild cat will be serious.
     
  12. johnr43

    johnr43 New Member

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    Probably be the last "pet" you'll ever have. If you are serious, you are creating a "A Recipe for Disaster".
     
  13. Cattledog

    Cattledog New Member

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    Aw cmon! Don't discourage the kid. This may be my one and only chance to get a secondhand account of some one attempting to raise (train?) a real life f**king bobcat!

    Besides, It may be just Hollywood liberal media that says wild animals shouldnt be kept as pets. I can see that. It feels right somehow. goddammed socialists anyway

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  14. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    My uncle and good friend have both owned bob cats they both died of old age and never gave anyone any problems. My uncle got his taxidermyd and its still in his living room.
     
  15. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    That is awesome right there!


    I think you will have litter box and spraying issues with a wildish cat. I wish you the best of luck. Maybe a desert species would be better given you location.
     
  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    while it's possible to somewhat domesticate wild animals ans some people do have luck in doing so, but for the most part, it's just not practical for most people. wild animals have different instincts than domestic animals.
     
  17. c3shooter

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    Why would you want a Bobcat for a pet?

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  18. ZombieBrawler

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    As a metter of fact there are several breeders of many lynx species across the US. While yes the are a "wild animal" every animal IS an animal and ALL of them have wild instincts, think no ones ever had a domesticated pet turn on them? Never had a dog or a house cat bite at you? I have been reviewing a few places that have been breeding lynx and hybrid lynx's (two different lynx species not a domestic and lynx cross) for many years and have great luck with loving pets not just with the owners but with other cats dogs and humans. Its not as far fetched as many may believe. None of them have had a turn and injury from these animals, they play, snuggle, and do "cat stuff" i.e. lazy bastards.
     
  19. sdiver35

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    I saw a show where they rescued two bobcat kittens when they were very small. Once the grew to several months old they were literally bounding 6-7 feet up and from one side of the enclosure to another. They look to be extremely agile and fast!

    Be safe and have fun with it if you do get one. Keep us posted.
     
  20. ZombieBrawler

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    Certainly sir thank you.