Originally Posted by Loveysmummy
He is (well, they all are..
Curious as to what you do when a big boy like this for example, does happen to fight with the other two? I would imagine they are so much stronger than a regular cat so you can't just throw a blanket over them??
WHat do you do???I would be soooo nervous...you must have nerves of steel
Also, can you let a regular sized housecat around a bobcat it doesn't know if they get to know each other through intros??
Yes, they are quite strong. Boris is not quite a year old yet and he is 24 pounds and another 2 years to go before he is mature. I am looking at possibly a 50-60 pound boy. As it is now, if I pick him up and he wants down, there is no way to stop him. I can really give him a super hard bear hug, but then that would make him mad, if he didn't want to be held and we don't do that.
I am not sure how much Bob weighs, but I am guessing at least 55 to 60. Bob will not be in the house with the others, he will be outside in an enclosure. Water works quite well, so if and when I do introduce them together (only after I hear friendly bobcat chatter between them) I will have the hose ready just in case. They love water, so they will stop what they are doing. (Word of note here. Bob was abused by a former owner
, not by the lady who has him now. He is declawed on all 4 feet and they even DEFANGED him
That's not all, they even SHOT at him with a paint ball gun to get him to do what they wanted him to do.
THIS IS NOT WHAT A RESPONSIBLE EXOTIC CAT OWNER DOES. I hope everyone here knows that. Responsible owners love their exotics so much, it is hard to describe it. The people who had Bob were only interested in breeding him to make money. They in no way were interested in the care and well being of an exotic cat. By the way, I am not even going to tell you how they defanged him, it makes me sick. All I know is, I would like to legally be able to do the same to them, to see how they like it. Bob will be spoiled and loved for the rest of his life with us.
) I have 5 domestic cats along withthe bobcats. They get along very well, the bobs love the domestics because they grew up with them. Bob however, did not grow up in a house with domestics, so he more than likely will not get along with them. So, they will never be put together. I can let them visit each other through the perimeter fence if I want, but our domestics are indoor cats only and never go out.
|Aw, Tommyboy, he's just providing a lot of kitty tummy to skritch!
Yes and boy does he enjoy those. He will just flop in front of you and roll on his back with his feet in the air, ready for his tummy rubs