Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Taking Care of Bobcat

Bobcats need dedicated vets who have experience with wildlife and exotic animals. They also must be fed raw food diet that requires to be explored to assure proper nutrition from organ meats, muscle meat, bones, and any other supplementary forms of nutrition besides whole prey items. 

Housing: Preferably, bobcat owners must have indoor and outdoor housing for their animals. Some bobcat owners have doggie doors that led to decently-sized enclosures outside. Such cages must be tested and robust. 

While kind family members, bobcats are still untamed and may be aggressive at times or have bad bathroom habits, in which they would need a safe place to move away to that is not confining like a small dog run. It is just a general idea to have a designated space for any exotic cat.

If the bobcat is anticipated to spend a lot of time in a cage or be a fully caged pet, large sizes and enrichment are particularly necessary.

Escape prevention is also a main concern with exotic feline ownership. Non-domesticated animals frequently don't return like most domesticated cats, and more significantly, in spite of the lack of statistical evidence, the public will see an escaped bobcat as a safety threat and your animal, if spotted, may be executed on sight.

Generally after such events happen, even if the animal is safely returned and no one is injured, there will be an attack of animal rights activists and uninformed public that will campaign for exotic pet bans as a result.
Exotic cat owners should also robustly consider modifying their homes to put up double door entrances. 

These structures are similar to what is employed in public live butterfly homes; such doors lead to a small room in which you can carefully lock the animal into the house before you go out. These are very important to prevent escapes.

For most homes this is a pricey undertaking or a lot of work to tailor you, but for committed pet owners, as bobcat owners should be, it is worth it in the long run.

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