cat person wrote:So what does your home look like with two Bobcats and a Serval in it ? I am sure you have "cat area" with an outdoor enclosure. But what does the indoor area of your home look like?
Most of our home is pretty torn up, but that is more from a headstrong dog than the exotics. They have the front half of the house as their enclosure, and they don't go in the rest of the house. Their room is very torn up. They put holes in the walls that we've had to repair, and the went through a peeing in their water/spilling it all over the floors phase that did a real number on the flooring. We actually don't have an outdoor area yet because their indoor area is so big (about 600 s.f.). We are about to start fencing in a tucked in corner of the front yard, but we need the city's approval first.
Lastly my Savannah so far knock on wood is completely litter box trained/reliable. I know wild cats spray/pee all over. I just want to know if your home smells like urine. I have 3 domestics and a F3 Savannah and am always cleaning litter boxes. So I can not imagine what your clean up is like. Care to tell me ?
We have been incredible lucky with spraying. The only one we have seen spray is the serval, so the urine smell isn't very bad in their room. They do pee outside the litterbox (well, Zulu does), and we go in there and spray Odo-ban and Clorox-clean up on the urine spots.
The clean up isn't too bad, as most of what was in there has been destroyed. We scoop the litter every day, clean up whatever pee isn't in the box, and pick up bits of uneaten food. All the windows to their room have cainlink panels covering them, and they get opened about an hour a day to let the room air out a bit.
Thanks for all the photo's and stories I loved them all. Please keep them coming. Also are Lynx less friendly then Bobcats if you get them as a kitten and you spend a lot of time with them? The reason I ask is I have always wanted a Canadian Lynx. But I would want to get him as a kitten and bottle feed him.
I have never bottle-fed lynx, and I don't have any experience with Canada Lynx. I have heard that Canada lynx are more aloof than bobcats, but I can't say from my own experience. I wish I could, we would love to be able to get a Canada Lynx one day.
How do your exotics and domestics get along? All the exotic cats I have worked with got along with the domestics. My Savannah gets along with my domestics but he is very rough with them. Like chasing them and stuff. But when he is calm he licks and loves on all of them
Ours don't get along with the domestics, but they weren't raised with them. Lucy and Blysse want to eat them, and Uga plays too rough. He is our escape artist and has gotten into the rest of the house more than the others, and has never shown any desire to hurt the domestics, but the dogs are a different story . Zulu is so docile, she probably could, but we decided we couldn't stand the bobcats' faces if she got to come in the rest of the house, and they didn't.