Lynx For Sale
Lynx are classified as medium-sized members of the cat family. The smallest species of lynx is the bobcat and the Canada lynx and the largest is the Eurasian lynx. Lynx are characterized as having short tails, large, padded paws, long facial whiskers, and tufts of black hair on the tips of their ears. They range in color from medium brown to a goldish off-white.
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Enclosures for lynx should, at the minimum, measure six-feet by twelve-feet with a vertical dimension of at least eight-feet. The top of the enclosure should be covered with the same material as the walls. The safety of the keepers should be a top concern. A double entry system will reduce the chances of the animal escaping while being attended to by a keeper. Additionally, the habitat should include secure stalls or small, individual cages that the animal can be kept in if sick or injured, being cared for by the veterinarian, or while the enclosure is being cleaned. An enclosure that is as close to the animal’s natural environment will help reduce anxiety in the animal. Trees, rocks, ledges, shrubs, ponds, and logs all should be incorporated into the habitat.
Like other members of the large cat family, lynx are obligate carnivores, meaning they cannot eat anything other than meat. They prefer to eat smaller mammals, such as rabbits, fawns, squirrels. In captivity, lynx should be offered a diet of fresh meat, preferably in the form of whole animals. Rats, guinea pigs, rabbits and squirrels are good choices.
If their habitat is set up correctly, the lynx will have the freedom to climb trees, jump on rocks and perch on branches. But they need additional enrichment to help them satisfy their natural instincts. In many case, keepers hide the lynx’s food in various places around the enclosure so the animal must hunt for it. New logs, fallen trees, and boulders can add to some novelty to their space.
Female lynx give birth about once a year, on average. They don’t make their own dens, but make use of den-like structures that they find, such as fallen logs or root systems. The kittens stay with their mothers for the first year of life while their mother teaches them to hunt. The male lynx plays no role in rearing the offspring.