Status:Male Bobcat - Captive Raised, Permanent Injury or Illness, AZA / USDA Adopted
Age:12 year(s), 10 month(s)
Kirby came to us on 07/30/02 and was brought to us by a private individual who found it in the wild.
Kirby and Hoover are brothers and were our first bobcats ever admitted to NBRR. Both came in as kittens and were slated to be returned to the wild, but contracted Toxoplasmosis when they were very young. Both were left with slight central nervous system problems. Although the damage is not immediately noticeable, they were unreleasable due to their health issues. Kirby has slight visual problems. He has trouble with his periferal vision and depth perception. He was unable to hunt because he could not gauge where his prey was. Today, he is a beautiful playful healthy male who occassionally crashes into things or may become startled if you come along side of him without speaking. He is one of our best behave cats and will mostly avoid anyone in his cage unless you want to spend time with him. He loves to play with toys and wrestle. Although, like most bobcats, toys cannot be left in his cage with him or he will eat them. He has been kept alone his whole life because when he was young, he & Hoover would not tolerate each other. Enough damage was done that we have not tried to place him with another cat since. This is a GREAT cat for a single enclosure. He enjoys attention and getting scratches, but physical handling takes some experience in working with adult cats.
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