Introduction:Keeping an exotic cat breed is done by many, although it is not for everyone. Research, experience, lots of space, time and money are involved. A veterinarian should be found in your area before acquiring any exotic pet.
An African cat, sometimes cross-bred with domestic cats, to achieve the "Savannah." The serval averages up to 45 pounds, with many individuals staying much smaller.
Also called an "ALC," the Asian leopard cat is bred to domestic cats to achieve the "Bengal" cat. They are known to be extremely shy and much has been learned about them.
Similar in size to the serval but less seems known about proper keeping of the caracal. They have a pointed tuft on the tip of each ear and are a tawny color.
Similar in size to the serval and caracal, bobcats are native to some areas of the US and require a permit from the state to keep.
Lynx are of the Eurasian, Canadian or Siberian variety. Similar in appearance to the bobcat,but they are quite a bit larger. A bit more to manage than the smaller cats, but are an often kept exotic cat.
Learn about the needs and requirements - including laws - before acquiring any exotic pet.
What a great list of exotic cats!
I like cat. the bobcat is wonderful to me
We have a Siamese, Egyptian Mau and a Maine Coon. These are cool cats too.
I've heard of the bobcat and lynx but not the others.
Ah, but the wild gets smaller every day. The joy of learning to live with animals considered "wild" isn't for everyone, but well worth the time invested by those who do. Servals are my favorite cat but they are all beautiful, with different personalities.
Servals are so gorgeous. I always think that exotic breeds should be left in the wild. Most people just don't know how to handle wild animals.
I'm such a dog girl that I didn't realize for a long time that there were so many cat breeds. Great list.
select one here...