According to the Defenders of Wildlife, a baby bobcat is called a kitten. A typical bobcat litter, born in an isolated den, has one to six kittens.
The kittens, born in the spring, nurse for about two months and then start eating solid foods. After five months, a mother starts teaching her young how to hunt for themselves because, once they leave the den, bobcats live alone. Kittens remain in the den until they reach eight to 11 months of age. At this time, the mother forces them out and away from the area she has claimed. As solitary animals, the young bobcats generally hunt small animals, such as rabbits, rodents, birds and bats.