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For all the 'kitty people' out there, allow me to share a vid of a Russian woman brushing two pet bobcats. Enjoy the visceral thrill, because attempting to domesticate a wild cat of any species without a license is seriously illegal in the US.

Nevertheless, enjoy!

 

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3 hours ago, JustAnotherVingan said:

Good to get a sense of scale on them.  Quite a bit larger than the Scottish wildcat which is what I've actually seen.

Well, these also benefit from a healthier and more regular diet, aren't burning excessive calories keeping warm in the wild, etc. It's relatively easy to grow big and strong when the Holy Trinity of Survival [food, fresh water, and shelter] are taken care of for you.

But you are right, these bad kitties do scale pretty well with the Sartarite shadow cat.

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Also, the cat in this is really not a "bobcat" which usually runs smaller... smaller bobcat individuals even run as small as "housecat" size ranges!

Eurasian lynx  (Lynx lynx) -- I presume what is in these vids -- is the largest lynx; north-american bobcat (Lynx rufus) is the smallest lynx.  Both have subspecies, with substantial size difference even between subspecies.

Here endeth the wildlife pedantry.
(but +1 to @svensson's note about not domesticating wild cats!)

 

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3 hours ago, g33k said:


Here endeth the wildlife pedantry.
(but +1 to @svensson's note about not domesticating wild cats!)

 

That 'Tiger King' douchebag nonwithstanding... I did know somebody who tried to 'tame' a manul or Pallas cat. His furniture did not thank him for the effort.

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8 minutes ago, svensson said:

That 'Tiger King' douchebag nonwithstanding... I did know somebody who tried to 'tame' a manul or Pallas cat. His furniture did not thank him for the effort.

Even housecats are only moderately "domesticated."
If they were 50lbs and up, I expect we'd be seeing MANY injuries (and multiple owners killed) every year.

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On 4/18/2022 at 9:41 PM, svensson said:

That 'Tiger King' douchebag nonwithstanding... I did know somebody who tried to 'tame' a manul or Pallas cat. His furniture did not thank him for the effort.

I know somebody who took care of a distressed Scottish wildcat for a while and that was quite hard on their furniture and them. If its genuinely wild the size probably doesn't matter that much.

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On 4/18/2022 at 1:57 PM, g33k said:

Even housecats are only moderately "domesticated."
If they were 50lbs and up, I expect we'd be seeing MANY injuries (and multiple owners killed) every year.

This. Really this. 👆👆👆

I've had house cat's most of my life.  I don't have any right now, but I'm always the person called for 'cat sitting'. Most people don't seem to understand that cats are dedicated predators. Me playing with a house cat involves using a cat toy with a reach of at least 24 inches (0.6 m) that the cat likes to chase, catch, and chew on. They will do that for quite a while if bored. I never use my hands, anymore too many scratches and bites. 

I would Never be brave enough to work with big cats (or raise them).

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No. From Gamma World 1st edition. :20-power-truth:eah!

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Badder said:

This. Really this. 👆👆👆

I've had house cat's most of my life.  I don't have any right now, but I'm always the person called for 'cat sitting'. Most people don't seem to understand that cats are dedicated predators. Me playing with a house cat involves using a cat toy with a reach of at least 24 inches (0.6 m) that the cat likes to chase, catch, and chew on. They will do that for quite a while if bored. I never use my hands, anymore too many scratches and bites. 

I would Never be brave enough to work with big cats (or raise them).

And if a 50-lb-and-larger "kitty" gets bored, but you aren't in the mood to play... you become the cat-toy.

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5 hours ago, g33k said:

And if a 50-lb-and-larger "kitty" gets bored, but you aren't in the mood to play... you become the cat-toy.

Like you weren't already.

I mean, if you wake up every single morning with a cat ass in front of your face and he's mewing cuz he can see daylight and you haven't fed him yet, exactly who is the owner in this relationship?

[With a respectful nod to my buddy's cat, Zandor, aka 'Brak']

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