Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Virginia, United States
Posted Oct 14, 2014
After falling in love with the Highland Lynx cats we decided to try their sister breed, the Desert Lynx. The Desert Lynx was used in the creation of the Highland Lynx and often the Highland Lynx kittens will have the large, straight ears of their ancestors.
We had never seen such large ears on a kitten when we brought Tazia home at 2 months old. Nor had we ever had a kitten with so much crazy fun energy. That bobtail, poly paw kitten was into everything in the house and literally bounced off the walls when she was in play mode.
Tazia is one of the smartest of all our exotic cats and keeps us entertained. She taught us to play fetch with her (she loves plastic spring toys), she enjoys playing in water, and all kinds of human interaction. She is also great with the other cats and pets, friendly with visitors, etc. However, she is not as affectionate as some of our cats. She likes to play with us and sleep at the foot of the bed, but does not like to be held or cuddle. Not all Desert Lynx are un-affectionate, but some bloodlines are a little more aloof. I would be sure and check with the breeder regarding parents personality if being cuddly and affectionate matter to you greatly.
We love Tazia and recently retired her from breeding. She continues to amuse and entertain us as she plays like one of the kittens and Wows the visitors with her exotic beauty.