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Unread 01-02-2009   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
I am considering adopting a serval cat. I havn't done much reasurch yet, but i just wanted owner opinions.
Is it possible to teach these cats to walk on a leash for excersize?
Will they destroy the house if left alone for more than an hour?
what does their diet consist of?
Thankyou for your answers!
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Pretty weird idea darling, the Serval cat is a wild animal. Are you sure what are you talking about?

The Serval (IPA: /ˈsɝvəl/, Leptailurus serval) is a medium-sized African wild cat. It is closely related to the African Golden Cat and the Caracal.[3] The length is 85 cm (34 in), plus 40 cm (16 in) of tail, and the shoulder height is about 53 cm (21 in). Weight ranges from 9 to 18 kg (20-40 lbs) in females, and from 12 to 25 kg (25-55 lbs) in males. Life expectancy is about 12-20 years. It is a slender animal, with long legs and a fairly short tail. The head is small in relation to the body, and the tall, oval ears are set close together. The pattern of the fur is variable. Usually, the Serval is boldly spotted black on tawny. The "servaline" form has much smaller, freckled spots. In addition, melanism is known to exist in this species, giving a similar appearance to the black panther. White servals are white with silvery grey spots and have only occurred in captivity.
Its main habitat is the savanna, although melanistic individuals are more usually found in mountainous areas. The Serval needs watercourses within its territory, so it does not live in semi-deserts or dry steppes. It is able to climb and swim, but seldom does so. It has now dwindled in numbers due to human population taking over its habitat and also hunting its pelt. It is protected in most countries. The Serval is listed in CITES Appendix 2, indicating that it is "not necessarily now threatened with extinction but that may become so unless trade is closely controlled."[
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i have a freind who has 2 males he uses to breed with domestic ocicats to get f1 savanahhas and they are both house cats and to him they are verry loveing but to strangers they run and hide i am one of the few people other than family who can pick them up they can be a hand full and are verry active and much smartter than a domestic cat and they will walk on a leash but you have to feed raw meat part of the time please reasearch and dont make a rash decision they are not like any cat you have ever had but if you can put up with your furniture being shreaded and the spraying and have the time then they can make a wounderful loyal pet they are not for the amateur thats for shure and if you do get one get a 3 or 4 week old hand feed kitten adults will only bond with 1 or 2 people and get verry upset if displaced and tend to revert back to the wild or greve over the loss of there human companion
 
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