"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
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
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.
One of our ladies stretching after waking up from an
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?
R-Zu-2-U Animal "Terms"
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