The African Serval Cat which is a native of africa, a medium-sized African wild cat native to sub-Saharan Africa. As it is considered common and widely distributed, it has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List since 2002. It is rare in North Africa and the Sahel, but widespread in sub-Saharan countries except rainforest regions. On the IUCN Red-List it is listed as Least Concern Results of DNA studies indicate that the serval is closely related to the African golden cat and the caracal.
Gorgeous and incomparable daddy-cats, slim and refines mammy-cats, who will become attentive parents for your future kittens, still are growing up in their prides and are being brought up by rules and standards of our cattery.
The best description one can give a person that has no idea what an African Serval Cat is, would be to say: it looks like a miniature cheetah. Most people have seen a Cheetah on the Discovery Channel or a National Geographic special, so this at least gives them some idea of what the creature looks like. The size of the two felines is quite different along with many other differences, but the colors and markings of the two felines are similar, and is a good starting point.
Serval cats can grow as big as 40 pounds and live as long as 20 years.
The negatives of owning a serval!
Servals can develop timid and shy behavior around strangers. The males can get extremely large up to 50 lbs! You should own your home before you commit to buying a serval , as they are not legal to own in many states and cant easily be rehomed - as they will be aggressive in their new home with new owners, they will only be loving to the family that raised them / or as long as the family that raised them is around. For example if you leave town and need someone to feed your big cat - they will likely be aggressive ! Servals are also known to spray all over the house / outdoor enclosures and early neutering is highly recommended. If these things scare you, we recommend looking at a Savannah.
The positives of owning a serval!
Servals unlike other cats even F1s have the most unique and loving personality that cant be mirrored even in the first generation. They are extremely bonded to their owners; playful and funny! They love to follow you in the shower , swim , goof around , groom you , follow you everywhere and they always prefer to sleep with you then alone. There is truly no connection like a connection to a African serval cat. But please, raise them correctly ! Or be ready to face a nightmare.
Savannah cats are a spotted domestic cat breed that started in the 1980s. Developed to give the impression of grandeur and dignity of a wildcat with a cheetah-type appearance, expressive eyes highlighted by dark tear stains, vibrant coat colors, solid contrasting black spots, huge sonar-like ears, and long legs.
Generations represent the number of pairing removed from the Serval Cat. Generations are important to the breeders because stud males are not fertile until 8 – 10% or even lesser exotic heritage/ Out-crossing to different breeds is not permissible. The breed moved to championship status in 2012, meaning that purebred savannah cats can be shown at TICA cat shows.
Purebred Savannah Cats (SBT) are three or more consecutive generations removed from a serval cat. They have the most advanced breed status and are able to be shown at TICA cat shows. They are the key to locking quality Serval traits in bloodline. Purebred Savannahs are ideal for novice (first time) cat owners as they are extremely similar to the average domestic cat.
This certification is the most relevant for the cat to be transported from one State or Country to another. We make sure all our listed kittens have this license before traveling to their new home.
Under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), USDA requires individuals who breed certain animals for commercial sale, use them in research, transport them commercially, or exhibit them to the public to be licensed or registered.
For this reason, all our cats have been licensed and come with all required documents such as license permit, health certificate, vaccination confirmation certificate, and adoption certificate.
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE