Does anyone know about Servels and Savannahs. The articles and ad's I've come across claim thay are very good breeds, great with kids, attention grabbers, ect. I would like to know if any one has personal experence with these large cats. I am facinated by boath breeds and would like to learn as much as possible about boath, pros and cons. thanks

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Servals are wild African cats. They can be domesticated, but are considered wild animals in the US and have to go through specific licensing. They are a life-long commitment, as they don't deal well with being moved from one family/human to the next. In the wild, they are one of the most efficient mammalian hunters. I would think this would make them a "high maintenance" cat.

Savannahs are Serval/felis catus catus hybrids. I've heard that the second generation hybrids are much easier to litter train than 1st generation Savannahs.

I'll try to get back to this, as one of my fab felines is asking for affection.

My concern would be whether or not Servals are being taken from the wild for the pet trade.
Thanks Meabh, for your feedback. I'm only asking because I don't want to get in over my head and not be able to give them a proper home.
You're welcome. I don't know anyone with a Savannah or a Serval yet. All I know is what I've read online, or seen on ye olde boobe tube. Most everyone I know either gets adopted by strays, rescues kittens by the side of the road, or goes to a Humane Society/ASPCA/shelter to pick up a cat/cats.

It's good that you are considering the needs of the cat before adopting.
Thanks Mayokitty I needed that... ;O

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