”We have been forced to place Watermark protection on all of our photographs
as they have been stolen repeatedly and used by internet scammers. In spite of
this, people have been fooled by photos stolen from us and claimed by others.
Please read the information below and check on the legitimacy of our license
and the official inspections of our facility. ”
“We certainly hope you decide to purchase your serval or caracal kitten from us, but if you do choose to buy elsewhere, then save yourself a lot of heartache from SCAMMERS/the ”Black Market” by making sure the person you are purchasing a serval or caracal from is licensed properly to do so. The link below will take you to the official U.S.D.A. –A.P.H.I.S. website. If their name/business name is NOT on this list then they are not licensed and your cat may then be subject to seizure at any time as the kitten was not legally obtained. When you purchase from a U.S.D.A./Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (A.P.H.I.S.) licensed seller you will receive a “RECORD OF ACQUISITION, DISPOSITION OR TRANSPORT OF ANIMALS “ APHIS FORM 7020. Think of this form as the “Title” to your car or the “Deed” to your home, showing your cat was legally obtained from a licensed breeder and without this your cat in the eyes of the authorities is “contraband”. This form is often referred to as the “point of origin” certificate.
You may also see the results of the U.S.D.A. inspections for every licensed breeder’s facility with the number of “NON COMPLIANT” issues they have had or “SUSPENSIONS”....etc....Bottom line, see how well they take care of their animals. No one is PERFECT all the time...but the “severity” of infractions is usually noted with a follow up visit and patterns are certainly plain to see as to the care and facilities being provided the cats.
Understand, the Serval and the Caracal are both “protected species”. Under U.S. Fish & Wildlife they are a C.I.T.E.S. Appendix II class animal and to breed and enter commerce by selling the kittens without a license is a serious CRIME. So, don’t become part of the crime and save yourself a lot of money/time/trouble by making the mistake of purchasing from an unlicensed breeder/dealer/individual.”
To see our license status and inspection results simply click here , enter the name Teresa Babb or the customer number 321859, then click on the search button. You will be taken to a page of Licensee/Registrant Information with a tab view Inspection Information.
Thank you and we hope this information helps you make a prudent decision as to buying a serval or caracal kitten.
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THE AFRICAN SERVAL CAT
Serval Cat (Felis serval)or(Leptailarus serval)
Family Order: Felidae Carnivora
Local names: Mondo (Kiswahili), Emmondo (Luganda and many other languages), Monzo (Kirabai), Engalirao (Lukonjo), Orumberembere (Lugbara), Munjuli (Kinyiha), rndama mweli (Luhya), Lutuku (Lugisu), Kurrbalit (Sebel), Kworo (Lwo), Bisdinaad (Somali)
head and body: 67 - 100 cm
height: 54 - 62 cm
tail: 24 - 35 cm
weight: 13 (10 - 18) kg males
11 (8.7 - 12.5) kg females
*COLOR- Spotted patterns of brown, tan, and black (Miniature Cheetah)
*Weight- 18 LB. TO 44 LB.
*Height- Average of 24 inches at shoulders; long slender legs and body
*LIFE SPAN- Approx. 20 years
*Disposition- Curious, adaptable, playful through out their entire life. They bond closely as kittens for a life long relationship with their owners. Each individual cat has it's own distinct personality.
*HOUSING- Your home is all that is necessary for a single Serval kept as a house cat but an additional outside enclosure is nice for the feline. The Serval can be litter trained just as the common domestic house cat. Some Servals sleep with their owners and for some this is fun and enjoyable however, a thirty pound cat on a three A.M. hunting excursion through your bedroom can be a memorable experience
description one can give a person that has no idea
what an African Serval Cat is, would be to say it looks like a miniature
cheetah. Most people have seen a Cheetah on the Discovery Channel or a
National Geographic special, so this at least gives them some idea of what
the creature looks like. Of course, the size of the two felines is quite
different along with many other differences, but the colors and markings
of the two felines are similar, and is a good starting point.
The extra long legs, especially in the front, help the Serval to reach into rodent holes to capture prey. The metatarsals of the Serval are extra long as opposed to the elongated forearm of the Cheetah. The Cheetah's longer legs serve to provide greater speed where the Servals gives them more reaching capacity. This isn't to say Servals aren't fast but they do not quite posses Cheetah speed. The Serval also feeds on birds and is quite proficient at catching them as they have been noted to jump nearly 15 feet straight up to catch a bird on the wing. In certain situations, the Serval has been known to work with a partner or two (usually male siblings), in order to take small antelope as prey, although the Serval in the wild is usually a solitary animal except during mating periods. Fish as well as rabbits are also high on the menu list for the Serval cat. As you will find out if you eventually own a Serval, they have a great fondness for playing in water which is quite an uncharacteristic trait for many cats.
The Serval cat is distributed widely throughout Africa. They are
most common in the open savannas, from lightly bushed country to
forests, but particularly near marshy places or rivers. They
also are found on high mountain moorlands. In the tall grass a Serval performs his signature style of pouncing up and down in
pursuit of mice and other rodents. Their ears are not quite
radar's but close. Servals often hear their prey and react
rather than reacting to the sight of their prey. The Serval can
supposedly hear the motion of a rodent as far as 20 feet away in
the tall grasses of it's natural environment.