||Six years old|
is a gorgeous cougar. I have raised her since five weeks of age.
She is the sweetest cougar alive. She lives with Romeo, a male cougar,
and no they will not have babies, Cindy is spayed. More of Cindy and
Romeo will be able to be seen at their
under exotics, big cats, cougars
If properly raised cougars make excellent pets and Cindy is living
proof of that!
Cindy is very special to my heart, I love her to death. I bought her
from a breeder, once I was properly licensed. I have been licensed to
own cougars in Florida since 1993. Cindy was born on March 30, 1994. I
never met her parents, as I bought her sight unseen from a breeder in
Missouri. Cindy is very tame for us. I raised her in my house from five
pounds in size like a dog, loose when I was around, locked up when I was
out. I would say she went through her terrible twos like any puppy
would. Raising her was more like a dog than a house cat. A house cat you
can pretty well ignore, a cougar requires a lot of constant supervision
and attention, minimum four hours a day. They also do not mix with
children. I had a seven-year-old as my youngest when I got her, and I had to
keep them separate or her on a tight leash as she grew up. She has no
claws front or back, but she has all of her teeth, canines (fangs)
Cindy is very affectionate when she wants to be. She loves attention,
even from outside of her cage. She is very good with myself & my hubby,
and basically we are the only ones to go in her cage. Exotics require a
lot more attention, affection, patience and money and a good
veterinarian who knows what he/she is doing with them. I always advise
people, find the vet first, then seek the cat, do not wait till an
emergency to look in the phone book for a vet to help, because a lot do
not know what to do or are not equipped to handle one. I am blessed both
with my sweetie (Cindy) and the fact that (hunny) hubby is her vet too.
:-) We also have another cougar now named Romeo. We rescued him. We can
only touch him when he lets us. That is what happens when you do not
raise them. Mentally they are not like a dog where you can just find
them a new home & life is grand. They get emotionally bonded, and the
bond is way deeper than one can describe, and once you give them away
they don't have that bond anymore and the new person has a totally
untrusting cat to deal with. In our case Romeo is about 150 pounds of
unsure cougar, but he is a love for the most part, he would never hurt
us. He shares Cindy's accommodations, which right now is a 20' x 40'
cage. It's been over two years since we rescued him, and he's still not
100% sure to trust us.
Cougars are not for everyone, but for those of us highly responsible,
motivated, and loving owners they are a blessing from God and I think
they are the most gorgeous creatures alive. They eat raw meat, so
feeding alone is pricey. As for why I got a cougar, I just always wanted
one to appreciate their beauty up close and personal and the blessing I
got when I followed my gut instinct & got one was to find that their
love is enormous to match their beauty. I wouldn't trade Cindy for
anything in the world. She is a part of me. Our bond is special.
You can't play with cougars like you can a dog. In fact the worst
mistakes untrained people make are to rough-house them as babies and
that makes them very unmanageable at 200 pounds. Remember they are
agile, can leap high, and are 150 - 200 pounds of pure muscle & teeth,
the last thing you want is for them to be aggressive. You want sweet
loving animals to just pet and enjoy. Cindy does like catnip and grass
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