Serval

Serval Cat

African Serval Cat – A liftime commitment with lots of action!


This wild cat with African roots now has roots all over the world.

Serval Cat Price

How much do Serval cats cost? That depends mostly on where you buy it, but typically ranges somewhere between $4,000 – $6,000 for a Serval kitten. They can be more expensive, of course, but generally are not. Do not let people scare you into thinking that this beautiful cat will cost you anywhere as much as an F1 or F2 Savannah cat. Though don’t be fooled, taking care of one might be much more expensive due to its more restricted diet and need for an enclosure – it’s a big kitty, it wants to run! 😉

Watch out for scammers!  If it’s too good to be true, it’s probably a scam! 

No one will sell you a Serval for $900 unless there’s something seriously wrong with it or there’s no cat to sell.

Serval Pet

Considering a serval as a pet? No problem, as long as they’re legal where you live (for U.S. check here), and you can provide for them properly.

They’re “wild” cats, so don’t be fooled by their cute big ears and fluffy baby coats. They WILL get bigger, more mischievous, and wilder. They are very loving and affectionate, and will only bond to one human family for life. If you cannot take care of it, it will be very hard to impossible to rehome it with another family/person. It might have to go to a wildlife sanctuary, and they are NOT happy about that for a reason.

Servals need lots of raw meat to eat, big toys to play with (think durable dog toys they can’t swallow), lots of space to run and be wild (but safe), and LOTS of attention. And I mean LOTS. An unhappy Serval will be just as unhappy as a house cat when not played with and ignored. It will be rebellious and pissy. Literally.

Serval cats spray. Yes, all of them. And possibly a lot. They are litter box trainable (think big litter box please, it’s a big cat after all). But it’s hardwired in their nature to mark their territory, and your home will not be an exception. It is possible to try to contain it, to prevent damage and (too strong) smells around the house by placing these where it will go. But nothing is 100% and it will be your job to check the Servals’ home regularly and wash/clean/sanitize everything that was in its pee-path.

Servals might chew on your cables, push down vases, jump on cabinets – just as their not so closely related house cat. But since they’re bigger and veterinary visits might very well be much more expensive, “baby” proofing your house will save you money and heartache when your serval decides to get electroshocked from some cable or swallows something that nearly suffocates it.

Servals are extremely active cats, they need an outdoor enclosures with protections against harsh weathers.

They can make lovely pets, as long as you know what you’re getting into and are prepared to deal with it.

Serval Cat Breeders

To buy an African Serval Cat, I most definitely recommend making sure the breeder is USDA registered to make sure they can guarantee a healthy kitten and are up to USDA standards, which will only benefit you and the cat, especially considering the investment that it is.

Serval Kittens for sale

A good website where to find Serval kittens and cats is here. Some are USDA registered breeders, others might not be, please make sure to ask them if that’s important to you.

Serval Diet

The diets of Serval Cats mostly consist of raw meat. More to that topic here.

Generally they do well with a more “wild” diet, meaning mostly raw meats mixed with special exotic feline supplements, and the exotic feline kibbles and canned wet foods as snacks or to mix it up a few times a week. They are not like your regular house cat, they will be more active and hyper, not to mention much larger than their house cat friends or neighbors.

Click Here to find foods that will help you satiate your Serval cats and keep them healthier and happier!

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