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
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
Update: There is another serval breeder (and Savannahs): http://www.hotspotexotics.co.uk/ -- I have no idea how good they are etc.. If you want to own a serval in the UK you'll need a license from DEFRA as I understand it. You'll need a license for wild cats and their hybrids. See this page: