I wish I could post a video on here, so you could see her in action. She gets into running so much, that my wife and I think we have a dog, because Amber will walk around panting just like a dog, even with her tongue hanging out.
Pepper, I am not sure I recommend owning a Bobcat or Lynx as a pet, unless you are 100% without a doubt sure you could handle it. I can not answer about the Lynx, because I only have the Bobcat. They pretty much act like your domestic cat, but at a much larger scale. Amber has a lot more energy than my other cats and loves to play...a lot. She can not be left home alone for extended periods of time every day. What I mean is, work is ok, but you can not be someone that works 12 hours a day 5 or 6 days a week. They need attention. We have 7 other cats, so she has lots of friends to play with. We also take her for rides in the car when we go out, lets say, for a cup of coffee. We even take her into PetSmart with us, but at this point, she rides in the shopping cart in a carrier until she get more used to being on a leash. Her diet is much different, she eats an all raw meat diet. The breeder we got her from sent us the directions on how to make her food. It's not hard, but a little time consuming. When she is full grown, at approx 30-40 pounds, she will eat about a pound of meat per day. She does eat our other cats food too, we feed them Eukanuba.
So, if you are willing to be very dedicated to the care of a bobcat or lynx, I would say, why not. But please, absolutley DO NOT get her to be a "show off" or to have "bragging rights". Remember, she is a wild animal that will depend on YOU for his/her life. If you had found out you could not hanlde keeping a bobcat or lynx, I doubt very much your local animal shelter would take it and that would be a very sad end for such a beautiful animal. My wife and I got Amber, because we really love cats and ALL animals. Amber is a lot of work, but as you can tell by my posts, she is a lot of fun and we love her very much. As for insurance, I never gave that a thought, but, Amber doesn't bite. She "play bites" when her and I play chase, but nothing serious.
Oh and on a final note. You must be very very careful where the cat comes from. Amber was NOT taken from the wild, she came from a breeder. Amber's parents were never in the wild either. Some people sell bobcat kittens that were found running loose. You can not do this!! These cats would be much to wild to be in your home. Amber was hand raised inside the breeders home along with people and other domestic cats.
I hope this answered your questions.