Originally Posted by Rosiemac
John, i'm probably sounding ignorant here?, but would a complete stranger be able to scritch your babies ok, even the size of Carmelo. I probably wouldn't think twice even if you couldn't
With the bobcats, you may be able to, but bobcats can be funny. You may be able to walk into my house and pet them, but Stacy may not be able to. It all depends on them and their mood. They have to be in the mood to be touched. There are times when I can be playing with Amber or Boris and they will be rolling on their back for a belly rub. Then, 10 minutes later, I can try to pet them again and they will give me a grumble or with Amber, a smack on the face, saying not now please
Bobcats are very moody. Now with Carmelo, he will purr and want you to pet him. But sometimes he can be a little smarty pants with the ladies. Of course, he is a young male, so that is to be expected
p.s. Ignorant? Not at all
|I read some of this thread,but not all of it.
But now I know more about owning these animals.
Most times I hear of people owning exoctics,they are abused and/or neglected.But yours are obviously very well loved and you know alot about them.
I have a couple questions.
~ How many do you have now?
~ Ever been bitten/attacked???
~ Do you reccommend any good sites/forums for me to read up more on them? I will never ever own one,I just wanna learn as much as I can.
Any new pictures????
Thank you for taking the time to read more and educating yourself. Unfortunately, it is always the bad that make the news or headlines, you will never hear the good, which is is by far the norm. The vast majority of exotic owners are very loving and care for their animals properly.
How many do I have now? I have 3 bobcats and 1 cougar. We also have 5 domestic cats as well.
Ever been bitten? Yes and I have been bitten by my domestics too
The bites were not out of aggression towards me however. I have been bitten during play, where they accidently grabbed my hand instead of the toy. Another time, I had been bitten by a cougar, not mine, while putting fly control on her ears. For some reason, this one female cougar who lives at my friends place, had a lot of flies biting her ears, so much so, that her ears were bleeding. (The flies were not bothering the others cats though, just this one cougar) I put the fly control on to stop the flies, but she turned and got my hand. This was her way of telling me, that her ears may have been sore and the ointment may have stung a little. But, it needed to be done, so the flies would leave here alone.
Ever been attacked? Never!!http://www.felineconservation.org/
This is the home page for the Feline Conservation Federation FCF, I am a member. You can learn a lot from them and you can also join the FCF if you wish. You do not need to own or even work with these cats to join the FCF.http://www.exoticcatz.com/
This is another site and does have an exotic cats forum too. I post there as well, under this same name.
Any new pictures? Yes, I have lots of them, just can't find the time to post them