Coco Chinchilla

6/23/22 – It is with deep sadness to tell you that Coco crossed the Rainbow Bridge tonight. She had come down with a cold and being an old chinchilla, it took a toll on her little self. She was by far the best and the sweetest chin. Everyone who has ever held her, loved her. My heart hurts so much with losing mom in February and now sweet Coco. Smokey kitty will be 16 in July and I fear he will be next. 2022 has not been a good year so far.

Coco web pic

Christmas Toys & Joys

Max Canada Lynx

I gave Max his Christmas toys a day early so I could upload the videos to YouTube – Christmas Eve 2021 and Toys and Turkey. It’s difficult finding toys that Max will engage with and strong enough to withstand his rabbit kicks and chewing. I got him a Kong bear which has little stuffing and ropes/knots inside along with a rubber stuffed gingerbread man. My friend, Beth, got him a crinkle turkey and cousin Genevieve a stuffed Christmas tree. He destroyed the tree first as it was his favorite, but also chewed opened the hands and feet of the bear. Next was the turkey and so far the ginger man is still alive. I removed the turkey because it was really far gone, and the tree’s squeakers and half of the material. Max will eat material. I’m not sure why. For dinner, Max got several yummy Turkey legs. They…

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Snow Disaster

Max Canada Lynx

So, Kayla left us on November 21, Thanksgiving was the 25th with Max getting his Cornish Hen and in comes rain, sleet and then heavy snow. I worked the 26th and made it home safely through the slush, but I should have checked on Max’s enclosure. That Saturday I looked out and it appeared that the wire roofing to his enclosure looked open in one spot but it was hard to tell. When I finally got out there his roofing had collapsed completely in one area and there were several holes in other areas. He was pacing and anxious. I secured him in the area where Kayla had been staying thanking myself for putting in shift gates back in the day when I built his enclosure. I proceeded to clear the snow from the wire roofing first where Max was being held. He thought that was fun. Then I tackled…

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End of 2021

Max Canada Lynx

1/5/2022 – Hi all! Well, I apologize for my late post on the end of the year update. If you are a YouTube follower, then you’re up to date and if not…I will try to give you the gist.

Let’s start off with Kayla, the Eurasian Lynx, also known as a Siberian Lynx who was in my care from 10/19-11/21. She ate 70 pounds of meat and seemed like she could not fill up! Max warmed up to her over time but was still growling on occasion. She would bend her head or show him her rear-end. If you know anything about Max, you know that he presents his backside to me all the time! It’s a sign of trust and as you also know, male cats will sniff each other’s butts as if to say…hey, is that you? I really wish they could speak. Imagine the fun in…

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Visiting Lynx

Max Canada Lynx

10/23/21 – A few days ago I received a call asking if I could take in an Eurasian Lynx on a temporary basis. A wildlife refuge lost their license and have to relocate all of their animals. Well, I have the space with shift gates to separate the lynx from Max and the refuge was working within a deadline and so I agreed. Kayla is two years old and will be going to a zoo but that zoo is waiting for their license application to be approved before they can accept her. The state agreed that the refuge could transfer her to me. I’ll be contacting them this week to find out what necessary paperwork I’ll need to complete in order to stay in compliance with my licenses. So, Kayla was raised by humans and she wants attention but isn’t sure about how to really ask for it. They did…

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New House

Max Canada Lynx

5/31/2020 – Max got a new used pet barn. I went to tag sales on Saturday with a friend and we ran across this doghouse. It’s larger than the one I have for him in his indoor enclosure. I thought he might like another hideout near the corner cubby. It’s $79 in the stores and I got it for $5! I spent 30 minutes washing it down and then gave it to him this afternoon. Of course, he sniffed, pawed, and scratched it. Then he decided to flop down in it. Later I think I saw him mark it his!

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Behind in Posting

I am so sorry that I’m 8 months behind in posting photos of Max and the others but working full time, taking care of a home with mom and all my animals along with giving educational programs uses up a lot of my time. We also lost two of our cats to old age illnesses in the last four months.

You can check out my YouTube channel – Wildlife Bernie – for the latest videos which is time consuming too.

So coming soon will be summer photos!

Burt gets a new cover.