The lynx is a typical cat, about the size of an adult large dog with a stubbed tail. You can meet her in the taiga or forest, but she is so careful that very few succeed. Such a lynx is hardly suitable for home conditions, although today there are cases when the taming of a lynx has become a completely successful event.
Features of the domestic lynx
The domestic lynx differs from its wild relative, as it refers to an artificially bred breed that was bred by crossing medium-sized wild lynx breeds with ordinary cats of a suitable color. It is worth noting that they are still working on the withdrawal of a real domestic lynx.
Domestic lynxes have the appearance of a real Canadian lynx, namely, a strong and flexible physique, long legs and pronounced muscles, thick and short hair, a wide nose and almond-shaped eyes. As for the size of the domestic lynx, it is about half the size of the wild lynx that you can see in the zoo or on TV.
Many cat lovers are wondering what breeds of lynxes exist that can be kept at home. Particular attention is heard by such a homely view as caracal. Caracal is a domestic lynx , which can become an absolutely harmless pet, but on the condition that it grows in captivity from childhood under the careful care of the owners. Caracal requires special attention and special conditions for keeping. It will be good if a spacious aviary is built for the domestic animal, where it can freely walk and sharpen its claws. To do this, it will be necessary to choose a place for an aviary with a growing tree or, after its construction, plant a young tree. Or build a special structure from the boards.
You need to start training a caracal from childhood, caracal kittens are best trained. If you decide to take an already adult animal, then think a hundred times before such a responsible step, since an adult caracal is unlikely to become so obedient.
How to keep a lynx at home and what to feed
Lynx at home is a very serious step, which should be taken with all responsibility and well prepared. First of all, you need to understand that keeping a lynx at home is quite troublesome and requires time and money from the owners. Not to mention the fact that it is not difficult to buy a domestic lynx today, but it is quite expensive. You can feed a lynx in the same way as an ordinary domestic cat, but only dry food cannot be dispensed with here. The lynx requires regular consumption of meat and fish, and the diet must also contain bones that will provide a load on the jaw muscles.
It is worth noting that a lynx, like a cat, swallows hair when licked and often chokes on it. Therefore, the owners should regularly care for the cat’s hair and comb it systematically.
On the question whether the lynx is dangerous , it is impossible to unambiguously answer.
The wild lynx is a predator, it can be dangerous to keep at home.
An artificially bred domestic lynx can become quite an interesting, trainable and friendly pet. But still, it is not advised to start a lynx at home where there are small children. Although this type of cat has predatory instincts hidden deep and it looks like a completely harmless animal, there are no guarantees that irreparable things can happen if these instincts are awakened.