Pros and Cons of Serval Kittens
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.