Family Shares Their Home With Two Bobcats

BarcroftAnimals Published October 24, 2018 3,360 Plays

Rumble Cats are captivating, thus it is no wonder that people love having them in their homes. Nonetheless, here we are talking about domesticated cats. Will you be thrilled by the thought of sharing your home with wild cats, bobcats for instance? The thrill is real as wild cats may display divergent behavior compared to domesticated species. If you are up for the thrill, take a look at this video to know what to expect having bobcats in your home. If you are a cat lover, you might be considering keeping these interesting and awesome creatures..

Watching the video, one may not instantly notice that these cats are wild. If you do not pay attention to their size, their tails and ears, it is convenient to maintain the impression that the video is just another cat video posted on the Internet. Looking closely, these cats are much bigger than a home cat we regularly see. According to Melissa and Mick McAllister, the owners of these two bobcats named Gypsy and Monaco, owning bobcats mean having scratches. The good thing about it is that these injuries are suffered not because of aggression or anger. Melissa said that never were they hurt because their pets were angry – it is all during play.

Since the claws of bobcats are longer and they are stronger too, the scratches that they cause may be deeper than those of domesticated cats. Cat owners of domesticated species agree that it is inevitable to sustain injuries when looking after for cats. While playing with them, they tend to bite and have a tight grip – this is how their claws manage its way penetrating our skin. If you are a cat person, you will agree that cats do put up efforts not to hurt their owners. When they bite, they won’t thrust their teeth with full force. However, they may still cause injuries and bleeding during the play.

Other scratches are incurred while giving them a bath or grooming them – their claws are really sharp and once the they get in touch with the skin, it will sometimes cause tiny or even deep incision. Imagine having a cat that is double the size of what you have now, with claws that are longer and strength that is perhaps two times greater, too. This means you should always be prepared for injuries. Despite all these, the couple in Texas opted to keep two bobcats in their home. Why?

Melissa mentioned that these cats are more loyal than any other pets that the couple ever had. She described how these creatures are so attached to them. Watch the video to hear the owners talk enthusiastically and with pride about these bobcats in their home. The owners also mentioned the lifespan of these cats and it is much longer than the domesticated ones. This means that owners won’t get very depressed for for the loss of their loving pets soon after they start looking after them. There is a longer period of time for bonding and caring, having fun and spending an exciting time with them.

One question that a watcher may have in mind is since these cats are wild, can they be trained? One of the biggest concerns of pet owners is how to deal with the stench of their waste materials. Can bobcats learn to discharge their wastes in a particular place? You will find the answer in this video.

Domesticated or wild, cats are amazing!


  • tootsteens, 34 weeks ago

    I learned much about bobcats. It must be a thrill to have them :)

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