Serval Cats available
The serval cat is a beautiful animal that some people keep as an exotic pet. Therefore, you can keep them as Pets. Because you may be able to acquire a Serval cat / kittens from a breeder, we do not forget that they remain wild cats. Besides that, to own a Serval cat, you must create a large, secure outdoor enclosure and provide a warm environment year-round because they are nocturnal, and have been known to jump out of fenced areas or dig out under fences.. Most importantly they will need to feed on whole prey food items. You will have to provide veterinary care from an experienced exotics vet.
The Serval cat / kitten breed overview
- Size: Females weigh 15 to 26 pounds; males weigh 20 to 40 pounds; height of 21 to 26 inches.
- Coat and Color: Golden yellow to buff with black spots and stripes
- Life Expectancy: 15 to 20 years in captivity
Diet and Nutrition
Serval cat / kitten use their sight and hearing more than their sense of smell to find their prey. They often play with their food before eating it. Servals are highly intelligent cats. When feeding them, a game or puzzle that makes the cat problem-solve will cause the meal to be more rewarding for them (this is called enrichment).
In the wild, servals eat whatever is available, which makes providing the most natural diet as pets difficult. You may not necessarily have access to everything Africa has to offer wild servals, but rodents, rabbits, birds, fish, insects, reptiles, and frogs are all readily available to provide a varied diet of protein sources. Whole prey should be offered but don’t be alarmed if your serval eats so fast that he regurgitates everything right back up.