Originally Posted by lookingglass
How did you leash train Carmelo? I have a heck of a time trying to get a harness on my domestics, let alone a big kitty like that!
I put the harness on them, when they were young kittens and cub. However, I don't take them out for walks, now that the bobcats are adults and Carmelo is quite large. When they were really little, that was ok. Amber doesn't let me put a harness on her any more, but Boris doesn't mind. Nakoma has never had a harness put on him. I leave the harness on Carmelo at all times however. It makes it easier to grab a hold of him if need be. He doesn't mind the harness, but if I take it off, I have a heck of a time getting it back on. He wants to play and chew on it while I attempt to put it on. So I put it on while he is sleeping.
|Hello John! Been a long time! Had to go back many pages to catch up on photos I've missed. Carmelo has certainly grown! Always love seeing your beautiful animals!!!!!!
Yes it has been a while
Yep, Carmelo is growing like a bad weed
He is approx 95 pounds now. But as I stated in the email I sent you, I have just discovered that they all have fleas
I don't know who brought them in, but Carmelo has them pretty bad. I didn't have this problem last year with the bobcats. I am going to the vets today to get treatment for them. I think the fleas came from the straw I put in the enclosure during the winter. I took out the straw in the spring and put pea gravel down. But, I am sure there were flea eggs that remained, even though I removed the straw.
|This may be a dumb question, but do the big kitties knead like little cats? That might hurt with such big paws! (My Poodle kitty kneads my head when I lay down.)
Not dumb at all
Yes they do knead, especially Carmelo. I haven't had them do it to me however. Carmelo likes to knead his soft blankets and this little cat bed, that we had for Aurora when she was a kitten. He will knead this little bed and suckle on it as well
I do get groomed by them though. Carmelo likes to do this a lot. But I can only take it for so long. His tongue is so rough, that it will start to hurt after a few licks. I keep telling him, if he keeps licking my head, I am going to be bald