This means changes in home, people, or routine. They like quiet and scheduleAnything change is reflected in your Serval’s behavior.
Servals Need Attention
They need the stability of their owner(s) and lots of toys, playtime and their humans
Travel With a Serval is Difficult
The legality of traveling with a serval falls under USDA ruling and special permits are needed to travel with a serval.
Proper Nutrition is Important
Many servals eat a raw diet and they always require a balanced diet with calcium and other important ingredients
With lots of work and training a serval will use the litterbox most of the time. They are not domesticated and the best training falls short at times.
Adult Servals Mark Their Territory
Both male and female unaltered cats will spray in a home.
Servals in the Home
Servals are smart, fast and inquisitive. All valuable items must be secured and places that may cause harm to a serval must me guarded or off-limits. Think babyproof...
Servals Require an Exotic Vet
Not all Vets will treat a serval. A vet must be found and must agree to treat a serval when and where it is needed.
Servals are for LIFE
Once a bond is made with their person a serval will not ever trust or love someone else like their person. It is heartbreaking to see someone get a serval only to figure out they cannot handle the cat in their home. The spirit goes right out of the animal.
Servals and Other Pets
While the Serval is a kitten they seem to do great with other cats and other dogs. As the Serval gets older subtle changes will start to happen and by the time the serval is fully grown he may not even recognize the other pets he grew up with as friends.
A serval, in the wild can run up to 45 mph and can jump up on any furniture you may have. He needs an outside space to be able to work out and get the fresh are and exercise he needs; the exercise he would have in the wild...Serval Ownership is RegulatedMany states and municipalities have strict regulations covering ownership of a serval. Some do not allow it at all and others have permitting and inspections as a way of controlling exotic ownership. Some have servals illegally in their area and live with the constant danger of having their cat confiscated and euthanized. That is a very sorry person who would put a serval in that danger.
Savannahs Are More Tailored for the Home
Savannahs do have a serval ancestor, however they are domestic and accept change much more readily
Savannahs Like Attention Too
Savannahs are very interactive, playful and loving. They are not however as dependenton their human to the same extent as a Serval.
Some Savannahs Like to Travel
Early harness and leash training will, most times, acquaint a Savannah to outdoors and trips that he or she might enjoy. Less regulations make travel with a Savannah easier.
Savannah Diets are Sometimes Easier
Early generation Savannahs (F1, F2) will still like to have the raw meat diet and at times even later generations like it as well. Many Savannahs however, will eat a high protein, grain free kibble and canned food
Savannahs Use a Litter Box
Like any domestic cat, if the litterbox is cleaned regularly they arevery happy to use their litterbox.
A Savannah, Neutered or Spayed, Will Not Spray
Most cats of any breed are happy to confine any toilet habits to the litter box. Un-neutered Tom cats will spray most times as will an occasional Queen.
Savannahs in the home
Again Savannahs are very interactive. They will play fetch and chase feather toys with their human family and friends. It’s impossible to keep them amused and busy 24/7 so you can expect the Savannah to get into mischief. Savannah-proofing is much the same as for a serval.
Should be and are the same Vet as you would take a Persion or Siamese. They will require a lighter form of sedations and all other aspect are the same as far as immunizations.
Rehoming a Savannah
At times humans find they no longer want or are able to take responsibility for their Savannah. It is not an easy task because that cat loves his human. The best way to rehome is to contact the original breeder who will help with the process. It can be done if done correctly.
Savannahs like other pets in the home
Of course never trust a Savannah with a bird or rodent pet, and that is true of any cat. However if you have no older or infirm pets a Savannah will fit right in after a short adjustment period.
Savannahs can survive in the home
Savannahs do like to sit by an open window and smell the fresh air. All screens must be sure though. They do well with indoor/outdoor enclosures or an enclosed porch.
Savannahs Have Less Regulations
Some States that regulate servals will often allow all Savannahs or even late generation Savannahs. It is always important to check with your local, county and state regulations before deciding to own a Savannah. There could be Vets, friends, a breeder or even a mailman report a Savannah and your pet could be gone; even worse put to sleep. Be responsible...
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