Bobcats and Lynx bond very strongly to people and domestic pets
Bobcats and Lynxes as Pets
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 Canadian Lynx.

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 instructions.

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.

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Bitterroot Bobcat and Lynx
3615 Hwy 93 North
Stevensville, MT 59870