Have You a Supercat?

Omagh, Northern Ireland
September 28, 2009 9:59pm CST
I'm just reading a newspaper article here about "Supercats",the crossbred results of breeding domestic cats with their larger,wilder cousins..some of these offspring can grow to be 3x the size of s domestic cat! One cross,known as a Savannah,is Descended from a Serval,a South African wildcat,of the 3x larger type and a vertical jump of 7 feet..this cat has been banned by some US states,and Australia,in Australia's case because they feel the Koala could be at risk..the first generation must have a license,and be kept outdoors..the next gen. need not..The Savannah cat club (GB)says thy should not be left with young children,A rule they'd apply to ALL breeds of cat..The Club President approves of them as domestic pets,adding She'd fight "Tooth and Nail" for these cats..not the choice of words I'd apply to a potential pet with a possibility of wildcat throwback tendencies! Would You have a Domesticated one? Or not at all? Why?
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
29 Sep 09
no, I have enough trouble with my domestic ferals, I don't need a wild cat mix in this mix - they'd beat the snot out of my other cats
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
4 Oct 09
I'd like to hear one of those things in a purring mood...But,What's so impressive about a 7 foot Jump from a Larger cat? I've seen photos of regular domestic cats doing "Monorail cat" (see icanhascheezburger.com for clarification!) on the top of an open door..that's 6 feet...I put together a tubular steel and Glass AV stand/rack for My Fiancee that was about 5.5 feet..Her crazy cat looked up at the top of it,crouched,sprang,and clonked his head on underside of the the top Glass shelf of the thing! If the glass hadn't been there to close in the top of it,he'd effectively have high jumped over the top and landed behind it!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
4 Oct 09
Rygel jumps in our arms, that's 4 feet and no claws - of course we are expected to CATCH him! I've seen regular cats do 6 feet, but not often, mostly they are too fat and out of shape to do so Rygel taught himself how to do the jumping by first jumping and taking the magnets off the fridges
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
12 Oct 09
I can just picture Rygel in midflight.."INCOMING...!" I had a few rude awakenings from my (now departed) furry friend..He enjoyed checking out the birds in the Garden from the windowsill parallel with My bed..and he seemed to aim for the middle of Me when dismounting.. it WAS an effctive way of being woken up,but me chasing him out of the room afterwards convinced him otherwise!
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• United States
29 Sep 09
Not exactly. We have a Maine C**n Cat that weighs at least 20 pounds, he's bigger than my little dogs. But he's a big pushover, rubs up against the dogs. Oh, when he decides that he needs your attention, he'll about give you whiplash pushing against your face or arm. He's seriously a big cat! I do have doubts about crossbreeding domestic cats with wild cats. Wild animals are just that, wild, and the average person doesn't have a clue on how to handle them. No matter how long you've owned a wild animal, whether a wolf, or a cat, or a chimp, there are aspects and traits of their breed that are NOT like those of a domesticated animal. Those traits can prove to be disasterous to the owner, the owner's family, and the general public. Even Michael Jackson's famous chimp, Bubbles, lives in a chimp sanctuary now. Safer for Bubbles, safer for the children, and, God rest his soul, safer for Michael (when he was still alive). ** insert oo, the word isn't allowed per tou (for understandable reasons)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
29 Sep 09
I haven't seen one of those up close,but a neighbour has one where my Fiance lives,and She says he adopted her for a while,and would have come over to eat,sleep,and hang out with Her! Most people can just about cope with a regular sized cat,and I've heard of having a cat declawed to protect the furniture! If You're going to have a cat,I don't think You should force it into a behavioural box to suit your decor..
• United States
30 Sep 09
I don't like the idea of declawing cats, although one of our cats is declawed. But he came to us that way and judging by the way he kneads the furniture, it might have saved him from the pound. He's a good kitty. The Maine C Cat is huge but he's very sweet. They've been domesticated for a long time.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
22 Dec 10
You'd think training the cat out of the habit of clawing the furniture would have been less hassle than the surgery..their claws do grow and either need to shed or be clipped..My Fiancee's cat will tolerate having his nails clipped..