Animal Stories - African Serval Cats


Animal-World Information about: African Serval Cats

   The African Serval is a medium sized cat species, with a long body and very big ears!
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Peter Trapasso - 2013-08-27
My take with video - African Serval cat: Big cat killed in Detroit (Video)



http://www.examiner.com/article/african-serval-cat-big-cat-killed-detroit

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bill - 2011-12-14
Could I get three or will they fight over territory or something? (they will all be spayed/neudered).

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-15
    You can have three. They should all get along just fine. Sometimes any companion (including children) will have a sqabble over something but I would imagine they would always be near each other, play together and generally be much company.
  • jj - 2012-10-12
    Why would you want to own one? its cruel , they're wild they shouldn't be kept as pets . its wrong , and people who do it are cruel :) !
  • Tera Edwards - 2013-01-12
    If you think its cruel, then why are you on this page about servals as pets in the first place...
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Kat - 2010-07-23
Me and my husband are getting a savannah can in a month. I know that they should be fed raw meats, but I'm not sure wither we should feed him any vegetables...Anyone knows what's best for them?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-08-22
    A Savannah can be fed domestic cat food, as long as it's good quality. You can supplement this with cooked meat and they will eat it up. I have two healthy, happy Savannahs, one is an F5 and the other an F2.
  • Miles - 2010-09-14
    No. Cats are carnivorous.
  • Peanut Butter Jelly Time - 2010-11-29
    You're getting a savanna? That is so cool. I think you should try giving it some veggies, but not too much.
  • kathy - 2010-12-15
    u feed a savannah cat just like any other domestic cat. it is the african wild serval cat that requires special die and most places require a special class 3 license
  • nancy hori - 2011-02-05
    High end dry cat food (Royal Canine) you can buy frozen mice in a bag and thaw one before you give it to him a couple of times a week it is very high in nutrition and the vitamins he needs. Turkey is another great source of protein. The meats don't need to be raw every time and if they are raw make sure it's not contaminated. They can get seriously ill.
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Josée Dionne - 2012-11-21
Do you know the % of calcium need a serval ?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-11-21
    Gads, I'm not sure but here's what I've found. Serval cats especially need extra calcium for at least the first 2 years of their lives, and basically supplement them just as you would a growing puppy.  A great source is a chicken leg quarter (with the bone) and this is said to be pretty well balanced in calcium and the most well absorbed form. Also adding a calcium powder to their food, like OsteoForm calcium powder works well, as does cottage cheese... an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, protein and vitamins. Good luck!
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Saby - 2012-10-12
Keeping a wild animal as a pet is wrong an cruel!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-12
    What you will read about above is domestically bred African Servals that are raised as pets.
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nicole - 2009-11-07
A serval is not going to eat a baby! Their game is usually small rodents like mice. A serval is an exotic cat but don't think of it as a tiger or lion! Do your research on them before you post... and I suppose you are against dogs too because there are cases where they have attacked babies.

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  • sue - 2012-06-29
    I own 2 servals and they are the most compassionate animal I have ever owned.They are not able nor would eat a child or baby.Maybe bite one if unattended but a domestic cat or dog will also.These cats are very much like a domestic cat they do have some traits such as the sounds of a wild cat but thats about it.My grandchild plays with both of these cats and has never been hurt by either.
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Kali - 2012-06-26
I love these cats there awesome! =)

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-26
    Hi Kali,  I don't believe it is an age thing in any of the states.  However, some states do require that you have a permit or Fish and Game License to own one.  You can call Fish and Game for the state you live in and ask them if a permit/license is required and if so what you have to do and requirements you have to meet to obtain one.  Have fun
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logan - 2010-05-20
Where can you get this cat?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-05
    Easy way to get started is just look up on the Internet Serval Cat breeders - Serval Cats for sale. There is a magazine on CATS called Cat Fancy and they have a list of breeders in the back in the classifieds. You can start by calling breeders in your area - most breeders know where you can purchase a particular breed of cat and that way you have a recommendeation. Cat shows.
  • chris - 2012-06-24
    I don't even think they should take 'Servals' out from the wild! It's just mean!
  • Kali - 2012-06-26
    Yeah but it would be cool to have one.
  • chris - 2012-06-26
    Yeah.
  • Kali - 2012-06-26
    What age do you have reach to get a Serval? To: Charlie Roach From:Kali
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COOL-CAT - 2012-02-05
Hi Guys
I've got a African Servel and his name is -Mr. Pudd- (cute name, HUH!) He is not quite but nearly pure. He is also approx. 5/6yo and I love him too bits!

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Peddu - 2010-10-19
Where can we get a serval?

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  • gevihno - 2011-09-09
    Yes in Africa we can get a serval
  • Petwe Met - 2012-01-19
    What a lovely cat, she looks so awesome!!!
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