Servals are a small cat species native to Africa, bred domestically and raised as pets. This site provides realistic, balanced information serval care, behavior, temperament, training, declawing, equipment, raising serval kittens, why exotic cat ownership should not be banned, and more. Whether you are considering inviting a serval into your life or already care for one, this site has the most comprehensive information you'll find about these cats on the internet.
I live with Sirocco, a male African Serval. He is “The Sweetest Wildcat.” This little spotted creature has stolen my heart, and his affectionate head butts and loud purr inform me beyond a shadow of a doubt that my love is returned many times over. I can’t help but stare at this beautiful animal that I would feel privileged just to be able to touch and marvel at the fact that he’s curled up at my side, or racing in from his outdoor play area to greet me. There is nothing like the intense bonds that form between humans and these tame wild cats.
When I was researching servals, I had many questions about them and their behavior. Ironically, the only real information some sites have is "Find out all you can about servals before making the decision to get one." This site is here to fill that void.
Note: Additional information on exotic cat behavior and training can be found in our behavior area.
Coping With Spraying and Litterbox Problems Often exotic cats simply aren't reliable in their bathroom habits no matter how hard you try to train them. So how do you accomodate your cat without leaving your house smelling like a third world bathroom? Read more.....
Note: Additional information on exotic cat care, diet, and bottle feeding can be found in our care area.
Feeding Serval Kittens Learn about bottle feeding and weaning serval kittens from guest author Janet Syperda, an experienced breeder. More bottle feeding and weaning articles can be found in the Care section of this site. Read Article....
To see serval photos, visit the serval area in the ExoticCatz.com Exotic Feline Photo Gallery.
Additional serval photos can be found in Aluarose's photo album.
Declawing Declawing is a commonly reccomended practice in exotic cats, but this extremely inhumane surgery (amputation of the first digit of every toe) can cause long-term health problems. Please read this before you declaw your exotic cat or purchase a declawed kitten. Read Article....
Sugarmint, Loving Surprise Bob Turner was surprised when their serval Peppermint presented them with a beautiful baby kitten, but was baffled when Peppermint "gave" them the kitten at 11 days. He later discovered that Peppermint's milk had dried up, and she had entrusted her kitten to them to save its life. A very touching and useful story. Read Article....
Loose Serval Recovered Safely The diary of a family's efforts to find their beloved serval, who had been maliciously released. This heartwrenching story details their ultimately successful efforts to locate Raja and the joy of her reunion with her family. Read Article....
Servals.org For Serval Information, Education, Legislation, Rescue/Placement, And Fun!
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