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The African Serval is a medium sized cat species, with a long body and very big ears!
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OH MY GOD! What the heck is wrong with some freaking people?! I am an animal lover (always have been) and although yet I haven't had the privilege of owning my own African Serval (mainly due to how expensive they are still) I have owned many other pets in my (so far) short life (I'm only 23) I've had different dogs, cats and reptiles and all have been a complete joy as my companions. I love exotic animals, the more exotic the better and more other people fear them the more I love them, and love to show those ignorant fools how wrong they are! Great example: I currently have a 7+ foot Jungle Carpet Python (Lacuna) and she is an absolute joy to be with. I am also a single father and go every day without fear of her being around my son (actually he holds her quite a bit!) They have a bad reputation for being one of the more "aggressive snakes" to own. But, she is so tame and loving and smart that she knows when I'm holding her it's not feeding time no matter how hungry she is! I can get and handle mice, rats whatever while holding her and she never even attempts to strike! I will take her out to "sun-bathe" and she always comes back to crawl up my leg to get back onto my shoulder, or even when I let other people handle her she only stays with them a moment before she comes crawling back to me. It just goes to show, if you show compassion, love and respect to any and all animals they with be your companion for the rest of their lives and return your love, compassion and loyalty! Again that goes for ANY and ALL animals! So all you ignorant people out there..GET A CLUE and GROW A HEART!
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Frank Chavez -
Your comment is Awesome and needs to be heard! As for me at this time I do not have good home for a serval yet. I have owned Iguanas & there sharp, also Tarantulas, Paranas. Blue nose pits for example are very loving dogs and get bad rap cause of Ignorant people. The responsibility & care of the animals simply must be taken seriously, and I can see you are one those owners, thanks Brandon for making this point!
Lady Cougar #40 -
So am I but this is for a class project.
Medic 80 -
I admire your love for animals as I do as well. It always bothers me when someone chimes in their negative opinions about owning wild or exotic animals. I owned my first wolf hybrid when I was your age. I did learn quickly though that she was no ordinary pup. I had to know her actions and movements, and to know when she felt threatened. Wolves are not aggressive, but ignorant ppl would say otherwise. What ppl fail to recognize is that majority of animals react upon what they know. If they are fearful, they are on the defense. Offensive behavior is not out of malice, but out of survival instincts. As for your snake, know it's actions and don't take it for granted. Taking it's natural instinct for granted is foolish. I love my hybrid, but I knew when she maybecome aggressive when timid and she did not like small children. I would've never let her around them without supervision. I would be very cautious leaving your child with a snake under the conditions of hunger or the handling of it's food.
My only question for you is... if you are such an animal lover what has happened to the "many other pets"... if you are only 23 most of them should still be alive? How can you love and then give them away? Can there be love without an attachment a bond? Just curious... I'm an animal lover too, I own a pitbull, a german sheperd and four cats all indoor most of the time I could never dream of letting any of them go for any reason...
I agree with you totally. My Daughter has a Stafashire Dog (don't know if its spelled correctly but anyway she is such a big baby. I just love her.
Exotic pets are wonderful if you have the proper training and time, but exotic pets are classified as exotic for a reason, and its not because they are easily adaptable to life with humans!! Describing your python's demeanor as docile and peaceful is not a description for all 7 foot pythons in general. That is your one particular pythons personality. And to suggest that 7 foot are all loving and smart and peaceful and safe around kids is just mis-leading, dangerous, and un-wise on your part as an "exotic animal lover". Peoples negative opinions on exotic animals don't come from animals themselves, they come from trainers and enthusiasts who tout these animals that are equipped for life in harsh jungles as being safe to bring in homes with families! That is not smart, it is not helpful, and it causes more harm than good. Instead of trying to sell giant snakes and preying animals as snuggly wuggly teddy bears, why don't you inform people of the proper care and techniques for keeping these animals safe and happy. I've considered exotic pets, but your fantasy description of a giant snake being an angel brought me not one ounce of reassurance, it swayed my opinion in a negative direction, and it made me nervous for your only son who you probably wouldn't let play outside in the mud with worms and bugs all day, but would trust around a giant snake....
I agree there is no love like that of an animal,,,but personally it makes me feel a little ill when it is time for bed and I have to put my parot back in his cage,,I dont think animals deserve to be taken from tier natural habitat,,I would not want to be taken without consent and owned by anyone,,so to truly love an animal I believe allowing them to keep thier freedom is truly loving them,,owning them is just a selfish pleasure,,the more exotic the more bragging rights,,but lets b honest how do you love something and take away its freedom and ability to live a full live in the enviroment it belongs in. Not wanting to possess or own a crature of the wild in my opinion is loving it to the max it is far from ignorance. sincerely
I love serval cats!
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Where can I buy this cat and how much it costs..
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Do you have to have an animal licence to own an African Serval?
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Charlie Roche -
I would say yes. In Florida you do - You can check with the United States Departement of Agriculture (USDA) inyour state and they will tell if you are required to have a license. They will also provide you with information on what you need to do to get a license if you wish to go that route. Good luck.
I own a serval, and the only negative comments I can make is that she is way smarter than my husband, and her farts could knock a buzzard off a poop wagon. She is very loving, social, and gets along well with everyone, including people, children, and other pets.
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How did you come about owning one of these animals?
How old is your serval? Does your serval spray inside the house and how are her litter box habits? I am trying to find out if a serval would make a good pet to travel with me. I am also thinking of getting a caracal, if they would make a more suitable traveling companion.
Nic Gore -
Where can I buy a serval?
I also own a serval he is a love bug plays well with our 18 month old daughter and other cats. Great pet if you have the time.
Where did you get your serval? I have been searching for what seems like forever but still no luck. Give me the website/email if possible.
Is this the only type of cat that gets that big? My daughter loves cats course she is only two but my in law said the other day that they have big cats that can get as big as a dog but she couldn't remember the name. So that is my question as far as are their different types and also where do you search for one so you have to go through an exotic country for them or are they here in the states? Thanks for taking your time to read my comment and she is beautiful love the print on her:)
I can't wait for more intereesting posts! When can I expect an update on the website?
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Good work, it is pleasure to read your interesting articles. Waiting for more.
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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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.
No. Cats are carnivorous.
Peanut Butter Jelly Time -
You're getting a savanna? That is so cool. I think you should try giving it some veggies, but not too much.
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 -
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.
My new pet kittie I hope it doesn't eat my pet Chupacabra! I am seriously considering this at some point when good 4 the animal and it makes positive difference!
What is a physical description of this animal?
Claire, I bet you don't like WC Fields either... you know he said children are great, especially with a little barbecue sauce.
I am starting some interesting research on the African Serval Cats and was wondering if anyone out there could answer my question. What, if any, is the difference between the Serval and Savannah? Is it that the Savannah is breaded with domestic cat and Serval is pure bread from Africa? Are they considered hypoallergenic cats? How can I get intouch with a proper breaderand get more info?