|MMMMMMMMM..."Bob" is a very lovely fellow. How do you envision interaction between him and Amber and Boris longterm? Will they get to visit him in his enclosure?
Yes, I just love that face
I am not quite sure what to expect from them at the moment. Amber and Boris are great pals and it only took 3 days for Amber to accept Boris, but Amber was only about a year old and Boris was a young kitten. Bob is not neutered yet, so this may be a problem until he gets neutered. However, we did bring Amber and Boris' scent over to his home and we brought his scent home with us on a piece of clothing that was left in his sleeping area for quite awhile. Since he will be coming to a new home and since this outdoor home would be new to Amber and Boris as well, they may get along rather well quite soon. In other words, there has not been any claiming of territory outside. However, I am not taking any chances. What I will do is this. First we will have the enclosure and then there will be a perimeter fence around the enclosure (sort of like an enclosure around the enclosure). I will let Amber and Boris go out in the perimeter area so there will be a fence between Bob and them. If there is going to be any trouble, they can growl, bark and hiss at each other all they want, but no one will get injured. The only time I will let Boris or Amber inside the enlcosure, is when I hear friendly bobcat talk between them. This perimeter fence will also prevent any unauthorized contact between unwanted guests and the cat. No one will be able to put there fingers or hands inside the enclosure, because the perimeter fence will be 3-4 feet away from the main enclosure. I will post pictures of this as well once it is built.
|I'd just like to say that I'm very jealous, I'd researched bobcats for years, hoping to one day have one. Then I moved, only to discover that here, exotic cats, including bobs, are considered very dangerous and therefore illegal, yet it's perfectly legal to keep full blood wolves as house pets.
Hmmm, I did some checking and it seems you may be able to, if you get the proper permits. I did find it sad however, that you can raise them for their fur
As always I must caution you. Sharing your life with one of these cats is a lot of work. You must be willing to give up a lot of your time. Like going away on vacation or just for the weekend? Don't plan on it once you have an exotic cat in your life. Those days are gone, unless you have someone very responsible that you can trust and that the cat can trust to care for it. I am not saying that you shouldn't own one, I just want everyone who even thinks of it, to know exactly what they are getting themselves into, so there are no mistakes. We have been doing this now for a couple years and let me tell you, we are still learning and there is still a lot for us to learn. My wife and I completed an exotic feline husbandry course a few weeks ago. I hope to one day be accredited by the FCF
Feline Conservation Federation
|You and Terri are wonderful people and do a fabulous job with these animals. My hat is off to both of you.
Thank you very much. It makes us feel good to hear this. We try so very hard to promote RESPONSIBLE exotic cat ownership.
I also want to thank all of you for the name ideas. I will show these to my wife to see which ones she likes as well.
|We also need to see more pictures of Aurora and your other felines. Bring em on!
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Tommyboy says hey, all this picture taking makes me tired
Another of Tommyboy. I know, he is plump. We are trying to get him to drop a few pounds with no luck at the moment. He is 20 pounds by the way.
Lil Roar says come on, kiss me
Aurora caught in the act...again
One of the neighborhood cats stopping by for her morning snack