Canadian Lynx


"Sasquatch", one of our adult females.

The Canadian lynx, (Lynx canadensis), is a long-bodied cat that with long pointed ears ending in thick tufts of straight hair that can reach nearly 1.5 inches long! Females can weight between 15 and 25 lb. at maturing, while males can be 20-35 lb. The body can be from light brownish gray through a yellow gray with a silvery overcoat. Sometimes there are darker spots scattered throughout the coat. Their fur is very thick and dense with a ruff at the neck under the jaw. The tail is 2-5 inches long and may have a few dark wings. They are long-legged and narrow when viewed from the rear. The feet are large for their size.

Canadian lynxes are found in colder climates of North America where they stalk their prey of birds, deer and other hoofed animals.

They are sexually mature at 20 to 36 months. Litters can be 1-5 and the kittens can nurse for up to five months. Gestation is up to 70 days

In Captivity

Lynx are not always suitable as house cats and might not the best choice for the first-time exotic cat owner, in our opinion. Improperly trained and not neutered, they are notorious at marking and scenting. Neutering is a MUST early. If not properly socialized at a young age, we have found them to be temperamental. Properly hand-raised, trained and monitored by the early caretaker and followed up by the new owner, They can prove to be good animals. They make lovely animals for displays. An owner needs a deep understanding of their nature and why they do the things they do.

They need an owner who keeps track of their whereabouts at all times. Cats find many household pesticides and chemicals, extremely toxic, sometimes to the point of death. Dog products cannot be used on them for fleas, etc. You must animal proof your home before you add an exotic or even domestic cat to it.

All exotic cats should be trained to a leash and collar or harness when it is young so it will be able to take walks outside. You may never let an exotic cat run free outside, even in your own back yard.

We recommend declawing for all exotic cats kept in captivity as education animals or pet/companions. A cat that is not declawed will tear your house to ribbons and scratch you also even in play. We declaw ours at 5 to 6 weeks when it is less stressful to the cat and healing is rapid. Also, the animal does not have strong self-cleaning instincts developed as yet and will not 'worry' the surgery sites.

These animals must be neutered to curb behaviors related to sexual hormone stimuli.

These cats need lots of play time due to their highly predatory nature. Games can be played with them that will help curb these natural predatory behaviors. They must have an outlet for their energy and if you do not provide it for them, they will find one on their own. This could be chewing, tearing up things, and so on.

They must be socialized as kittens or they will remain hidden when strangers are present. They may stalk or watch young children if not socialized with that size of human from a young age. Caution must be exercised at all times with these cats and they must never be taken for granted.

We give full detailed care diet and instructions with all kittens we produce.

Additional Photos:

One of our ladies stretching after waking up from an afternoon snooze.

A mature male.

Closeup of a mature male's head.

Closeup of a mature female's head/

The cutest cat feet in the world or do these belong to a schmoo?


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