Debby, I have just read your post in the "wild things, not a good idea thread". I feel bad about the Bobcat that was accidentally cought in a trap. Yes, they are basically just like any other cat. I do not however, recommend just anyone getting a Bobcat. When I say they are just like any other cat, they are, but on a very large scale. One has to remember how large this cat will get, the food they eat and time needed to be spent with them. They like to run and I play with her every morning before work and when I get home. They need attention. Imagine your full grown cat running and playing like they did when they were a kitten. She still is a kitten, but a large kitten. As I stated before, you can not be a type of person that is never home. Owning Amber, has changed the way I live, but I was ready for that and I am more than happy to do these things for her. I hope I do not come across as making it sound like it is as easy as owning any other cat, it is not, but they are just as friendly and loving. That is why these cats get dumped after people think they can own one, they were not prepared for what they were getting into. If you are prepared and can be a loyal, responsible and committed owner, they make a wonderful part of the family, as you can see in my pictures. I also can not state enough, NEVER take a Bobcat kitten out of the wild. These cats would not make a good pet, because they have already learned what it is like to be wild. I know in Ohio, you can not legally own a wild cought Bobcat. It is funny, when I watch Amber play a do the things she does, I ask myself, do they do this in the wild too? I mean, in the wild she isn't going to find tennis balls, feather toys, socks, toilet paper rolls and all the other things she plays with
I guess they do that when they hunt for food. But it is very interesting to see how they learn to live with people.
By the way Debby, did you click on the link and look at Amber's photo page?