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Now at Big Cat Rescue March 9 2014

Wild Cat Walk About   http://youtu.be/X5YIm1UrVeg In this 37 minute walkabout you can see how Gale distracts Bengali Tiger so the vet can take a look in his ear. Watch Carole and Jamie struggle to hang a lion mural in the new E-Center, and see how much better Gale and Chelsea are at building storage cabinets, than Howie and Carole.  Vern and Scott talk about things they are going to do to prepare for the March for Lions.  Carole drops by and asks Sue to do some work for the March, and says "Hello" to Edith.  See a cute clip of Nala Read More

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Kricket Serval

Female Serval DOB 4/1/2001 Rescued 3/11/2011   Kricket the serval was born in 2001 and had been kept as a pet, but when her owners divorced, the wife decided that she didn’t have time for Kricket and began looking for a home for her. We agreed to rescue Kricket and began preparing an enclosure for her with lots of places to hide and fun things to explore, she’d just spent the last ten years living indoors so we wanted to make her adjustment to life outside as stress free and enjoyable as possible. Her owner was willing to Read More

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TJ

TJ Male Siberian/Bengal Tiger Hybrid DOB 1999   TJ was the youngest of four tigers who were rescued in 2007 from a breeding facility in Center Hill Florida called Savage Kingdom.  He is quite playful and loves to crash through all of the high grasses in his enclosure. TJ has a particular fascination with water and will splash in and out of his pools or the pond, when he is on vacation in the Vacation Rotation enclosure.  He seems to delight in the way the light moves on the surface of splashing water. Savage Kingdom was Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue March 3 2014

Interns at the Kitten Cabana   http://youtu.be/W-mEOprzbTo   Dave Matthews Band and Big Cat Rescue event, on the same page. Jamie will like that!   http://youtu.be/kxtTWYNm98I   Read More

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Feeding Kittens and Cubs

Feeding Wild Cat Kittens and Cubs   There is no substitute that is as good as a cat's own mother. Big Cat Rescue has evolved since its inception in 1992. By 1997 we had seen enough of the abuse and abandonment caused by the pet trade that we had previously engaged in to know that there was no reason to breed exotic animals for lives in cages. As a result we increased our efforts through spaying, neutering and cage building to ensure that we would no longer be a part of the problem. As we have continued to learn about the causes of so much Read More

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Restraint

RESTRAINT You will find many times when it is necessary to pick up and restrain an exotic cat, and hopefully, you will have started acclimating the cat to this behavior early in life. If the cat is small and can be picked up from behind, it is better than taking on the cat face to face. With a tame cat, you can place one hand around the middle of his body, then reach your fingers up from under the chest to cross and hold the front paws. This is critical if he has claws and just cuts down on the squirming if he does not. Keep your index finger between Read More