Bobcats and Lynxes as Pets
Bobcats and Lynx bond very
strongly to people and
Many of you have wondered about the feasibility of owning a
beautiful, exotic cat as a pet and companion. There is an
aura of mystery and almost fearful respect around the "wild"
cats. Yet the nature of cats remains the same whether you're
considering the common domestic house cat or the majestic
All cats tend to a
life-style of relative inactivity which is interrupted
primarily by the search for food. Cats often sleep 18 hours
a day and only stir to appease hunger. All cats by nature
are clean and generally need little training to use a litter
box. They are independent and quite self-sufficient yet are
companionable and loyal to their owners. Bobcats and Lynx,
when tamed and raised properly with a lot of human contact,
bond very strongly to people.
One question we are asked
quite often is what the difference is between Bobcat and
Lynx. Well, the Lynx is long and lanky with large "snowshoe"
paws. He has very light spots - hardly noticeable. He lives
at high altitudes and is rarely seen by man. The Bobcat, on
the other hand, is more recognizable as a cat. Ears are
tufted, like the Lynx, but he's quite spotted on the back
and belly. He ranges in color from honey orange to smoky
blue and his belly is white. This really makes the spots
stand out. Both Bobcat and Lynx have beards and in
temperament both are pretty laid back and quite loving when
raised with humans.
The Bitterroot Bobcat and
Lynx Kitten Health Guarantee
To the best of our knowledge, you are receiving a healthy
cat or kitten, free of internal and external parasites,
infectious disease or life-threatening congenital defects,
and up-to-date on required vaccinations. We provide a health
certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian after the
kitten is examined. We provide a copy of our diet and we
recommend that you follow this diet.
After two weeks of receipt of your healthy kitten our
liability ends. This is due to much misinformation and
improper treatment by veterinarians and new owners that do
not follow our directions and advice properly.
If the kitten should become ill during this two week period
you must contact Bitteroot Bobcat and Lynx immediately for
As always we will be happy to assist you with instructions
and advice on caring for and feeding your new addition
during all phases of your cat's development.