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Bob Blaylock

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I've always wanted a desert cat for a pet.
Lately I'm in love with the Caracals........

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The idea of having for a pet, a large cat of a sort not normally domesticated, appeals greatly to me. If I had the space for one, the resources to properly care for one, and could trust it not to harm me, what I would really like is a liger—a hybrid, that you get when you cross a male lion with a female tiger. They are, by far, the biggest and most impressive felines in the world.

I don't know how tame they are capable of being, or how safe they can be as pets. Hercules, the liger seems pretty docile in pictures and footage I've seen of him with his handlers, but these are people who are experts at working with large, wild cats.

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Cheetahs, on the other hand, I understand to be very easily tameable and domesticateable, and can make very good pets. If I actually had the resources to acquire a nominally wild sort of cat, for a pet, a cheetah would probably be a good choice.

It's all fantasy, of course. I doubt that I'll ever have the resources to acquire and keep a wild-type of cat as a pet.
 

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I've always wanted a desert cat for a pet.
Lately I'm in love with the Caracals........

caracal_gallery_6.jpg

The idea of having for a pet, a large cat of a sort not normally domesticated, appeals greatly to me. If I had the space for one, the resources to properly care for one, and could trust it not to harm me, what I would really like is a liger—a hybrid, that you get when you cross a male lion with a female tiger. They are, by far, the biggest and most impressive felines in the world.

I don't know how tame they are capable of being, or how safe they can be as pets. Hercules, the liger seems pretty docile in pictures and footage I've seen of him with his handlers, but these are people who are experts at working with large, wild cats.

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Cheetahs, on the other hand, I understand to be very easily tameable and domesticateable, and can make very good pets. If I actually had the resources to acquire a nominally wild sort of cat, for a pet, a cheetah would probably be a good choice.

It's all fantasy, of course. I doubt that I'll ever have the resources to acquire and keep a wild-type of cat as a pet.


Animals are like people........they all have different personalities, different likes, different dislikes, and different temperaments.

It's not difficult to teach and train an animal, if you do your research first.......and understand it's a living thing, not a battery operated toy, or something you can play with once in a while and then ignore. Like relating to another human, you have to take their personality, their traits, and their behaviors into consideration when dealing with them.

Humans who understand this can train any animal, if they start at the appropriate time in the animals life.
 

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