|In our opinion, NO.
Here are some considerations you should make if you are considering a big
cat for a pet.
They require special
You may need very
expensive liability insurance.
You can't play with
These exotic cats are
usually abandoned by their owners when they become mature.
Are there any exotic cats
that would make a reasonable pet?
There are a few.
For instance: the leopard cat or even a jungle cat. They do
require a license in the state of Florida, but, it is easy to obtain.
The biggest cat that
Felids and Friends can recommend is the Serval. They grow up to be
about 40 pounds. They have to have an outside cage, but, they do
fairly well in the house, if they are supervised carefully.
This is a lifetime commitment.
There are very few facilities that take exotic animals and some of the
facilities that do, are over crowded and the animals are simply
"warehoused". Potentially, it is not a happy life for an