Serval picture from Wind Cat Breeder - photo copyright Wild Cat Breeder
Some people in the UK ask me through this website about adopting a wildcat as a domestic cat. This is much rarer than in the USA, where it is relatively commonplace. But the concept of owning and living with a tamed wildcat is here in the UK and many people, I feel won't be aware of that.
One such wildcat is the serval. I have personally petted and cuddled a full grown serval at A1 Savannahs in the USA (Oklahoma). You can see a video in large format of this serval by clicking on this link. And I feel compelled to show a photograph here:
Photo copyright Kathrin Stucki
Anyway to the point. I have been informed by a breeder in Scotland, who made a short submission of which this is an expansion that (s)he has serval cubs for sale ready to leave their cattery in March 2010.
The price is £8,000. The breeder is Wild Cat Breeder. It is fully licensed. They also breed Asian Leopard cats (these are the wild cat parents of the Bengal cat. The serval is the wild cat parent of the Savannah cat.
Here is their message:
Hi, we have available serval babies in Scotland u.k. No quarantine, just had second vaccinations today Thursday 18th Feb 2010. For details go to: Wildcatbreeder.com