New thread started so as not to venture too far off topic in the wrong section.
So how many cases have there been that cheetas flip out and maul their owners? You can't change nature, but you can suppress it.
I just went back and re-read your question. The answer is still none. You have to remember... we are not natural prey for cheetahs or cougars, so if/when wild ones attack, it is usually because they are threatened by our presence in one way or another. Cats that were raised around people will act differently around people. That is the nature of all creatures, so you aren't really suppressing anything. They have just had the chance to be around people, so they act different around them.
For that matter... wild cheetahs really won't attack, either. Case in point...
(Nevermind the stupid girl and her asinine comments. Just ignorance showing.)
Of course, they do have ways of getting even for you staring at them all the time.
Link - Video
I worked on a guys house who had a pet cougar in a 8x8 pen. All it did was pace back and forth and look at me like I was a pork chop. Those pics are pretty cool ZX6...I had no idea they could be treated like house cats...
Welllllllll.... Not house cats, no. They are much smarter than house cats, and can be equally as much more mischievous. They also cannot simply be ignored like house cats. They quite literally HAVE to be the center of attention. But, anyone who has one... thats how they want it anyway.
If they are pacing back and fourth, you aren't dinner. Like every other cat, they crouch and flatten their ears before attacking, even in play. You know what is coming before it happens... provided you don't let your guard down. They like to play, so you'll probably get pounced on quite a bit. No big deal, though.
Provided you aren't bent over and have your concentration elsewhere like this... (Watch the cat in the middle.)
You might just want to right-click "save as" for these remaining videos. My server is pretty slow.
You can see how big of a deal it is, though. I need to actually grab clips from the dvd so you can hear him laughing his ass off. It makes it a lot funnier.
(Sorry for the crap quality... I just used my phone camcorder to film a DVD I have. It was quick.)
Usually, when they pounce on you during play, it looks more like this...
And one last video... same guy. Playing with his "natural born killing machines".
(you know Im only picking tippy. )
Truth be told, I have no idea where to start looking, and the idea seems a little out of my reach right now.
You live in Ohio. Ironically... at a livestock auction is where you can find them. The cougar I posted all of the pics of in the other thread is owned by a guy I know from Ohio, and he bought his at one of those auctions. The idea is a bit out of reach to most, so don't feel bad. They require nearly 100% of your time, and you have to have a fairly decent disposable income, too. Cages tend to eat up a lot of money. Vet bills are also a consideration. Not to mention the fact that a cougar eats 3% of its body weight in meat every day. That means 200lb cougars will eat 6lbs of meat daily.
If you guys are really interested, I can do a better job with the videos. I can also answer pretty near any question you want to throw my way.
Just seems like there was a lot of interest... so I figured this deserved its own thread.