The name Caracal is derived from a Turkish word “karakulak” meaning “black ear.” The Caracal was once trained for bird hunting in Iran and India. They were put into arenas containing a flock of pigeons, and wagers were made as to how many the cat would take down. This is the origination of the expression “to put a cat amongst the pigeons.” The Caracal is capable of leaping into the air and knocking down 10-12 birds at one time!
We would like to present the kittens of Caracal breed. Young aristocrats endowed with burning temperament and enigmatic, almost heavenly beauty of a lynx. Today it is not an easy task to find a truly purebred Caracal accustomed to people on top of that. That is why we recommend you to address only to experienced and renowned breeders.
The caracal is a slender, yet muscular, cat, with long legs and a short tail. Males typically weigh 13 to 18 kilograms (29 to 40 lb), while females weigh about 11 kilograms (24 lb). The caracal resembles a Eurasian Lynx, and for a long time it was considered a close relative of the lynxes. It has a tail nearly a third of its body length, and both sexes look the same. The caracal is 65 to 90 centimeters (26 to 35 in) in length, with a 30 centimeters (12 in) tail. Compared to lynxes, it has longer legs, Shorter fur, and a slimmer appearance.
Before ordering or buying a kitten of Caracal breed you should think in advance where exactly in your house will you equip a personal area for a new member of your family. It is necessary to take into account that it is more comfortable for this royal cat to live in a country house or a spacious city apartment. It is equally important for a Caracal to communicate with an owner, so pay attention to your cat and it will show its love and devotion in return. Behavior It is best known for its spectacular skill at hunting birds, able to snatch a bird in flight, sometimes more than one at a time. It can jump and climb exceptionally well, which enables it to catch hyraxes better than probably any other carnivore. If no cover is available in which to conceal itself, a caracal may flatten itself against the ground and remain motionless, allowing its coat co lour to act as camouflage. Caracals produce the usual range of sounds for cats, including growling, hissing, purring, and calling. Unusually, they also make a barking sound, which is possibly used as a warning.
While the Cheetah is the fastest cat on earth, the Caracal is undoubtedly the quickest. They are one of the more intelligent felid species, yet affectionate and very trainable. The young Caracals are the least troublesome of all the species weâ€™ve raised indoors. They donâ€™t seem to be as destructive when indoors and when faced with a no-no, they usually obey. Some people are put off /discouraged by their hissiness. Hissing is just their means of communication. While there are instances of Caracal lap cats, they can be a little high strung which means they need lots of stimulation / enrichment.
To be tamed a caracal kitten should be in constant human contact from a very young age. At the age of 3 months, the kittens can be confidently adopted.
Fortunately, caracal pets adapt quickly and easily to new environments so the change should be easy. Caracal pets are friendly animals and should bond well with children and other pets.
Before ordering or buying a kitten of Caracal breed you should think in advance where exactly in your house will you equip a personal area for a new member of your family. It is necessary to take into account that it is more comfortable for this royal cat to live in a country house or a spacious city apartment. It is equally important for a Caracal to communicate with an owner, so pay attention to your cat and it will show its love and devotion in return.
As a rule, kitten’s price depends on its ancestral line: the generation they live among people as their behavioral norm is fixed on genetic level. Buying a kitten in our cattery you can make no doubts about purity of a breed and pet’s friendliness.
BEHAVIOUR OF CARACAL CAT
Caracals in nature are solitary animals. When domesticated are playful animals and are friendly around both people and other animals. They undergo training so on going to the toilet in a litter box like other cats.
They also play around with toys, but it is important to choose the right toys and not ones that can be harmful to the animal. Caracal pets are curious creatures and will find a toy if you hide it from them.
Wild caracals can be dangerous and unpredictable. They can be harmful to your children and other animals. So as stated earlier, always ensure that you adopt one from a nursery, one that has gone through taming.
HANDLING AND CARE CARACAL PET
When caring for a caracal pet there a few things you should consider. Like their food, exercise, and health.
As stated earlier caracals are carnivores that hunt mostly small animals, so basically they should be fed mostly raw meat. They can also be fed with high-quality dry cat food.
A caracal pet should be fed one to two times a day at the same time so as to create a routine. The amount of food depends on the season and the size of the animal.
An adult caracal should consume approximately an average of 4% of its body weight. The caracal pet may eat more during a growth period.
When it comes to seasons, the caracal pets may eat less during the summer when it’s hot and more during the winter when it’s cold. Leftover food should be collected and kept away.
Also, it is not unusual for it to go a day without eating, this may happen on different occasions.
When it comes to exercise a caracal pet should walk on a leash. It is also recommended that it stays in an open-air cage with the small minimum size of 15 square meters and a height of 2.5m.
The height is necessary because caracals are jumpers and will jump short fences. They like to play with toys like a ball and run around like other pets.
Health wise a sick caracal should under regular observation. Also, take it to a vet like any other pet.
REPRODUCTION AND OFFSPRING
Caracals become mature after one year. In the successful wild mating can take up to 15 months and breeding will take place throughout the year.
They have a gestation period of about 78 to 81 days and can produce a litter of up to 4 kittens. They are born with eyes shut and claws not retractable.
The kittens completely open their eyes 6 to 10 days after they are born. Their weaning is at 10 weeks and may remain with the mother for up to a year.
In conclusion, it is safe to say that a Caracal can be domesticated and kept as a pet. The care it requires is not much different as compared to other pets.
Like all pets, they need your time and attention. So If you are looking for a new family member, please contact us right now to Reserve your kitten. Whatsapp: +1 (828) 635-9498 / +380 663513868 or write to the following email address: email@example.com
Examples of Past Caracals
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Caracal Lynx Kitten
Caracal Lynx Kitten
Caracal Lynx Kitten