FOOTHILL FELINES SAVANNAHS
The Serval Cat
Reproduction and Development
African Serval Kitten
REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT:
The female serval will display strong signs of estrus behavior over a period of 4 days. This is usually the only time that servals will be found together in pairs, while the act of mating takes place. After having mated with a male serval, the female will then give birth to a litter of from 1 to 5 kittens (average litter size is 2 kittens) after a gestation period of from 67 to 79 days. She will have her kittens in a protected den or lair, surrounded by dense vegetation or in an abandoned burrow; however, she will move them to new hiding places frequently after birth to protect them. Like the cheetah, the mother serval will raise her kittens by herself, and must leave them when she hunts. The kittens will usually weigh between 8.5 and 9 ounces at birth, and will open their eyes at around 9 days old.
The baby servals will start to eat solid foods at about 3 weeks old, and are considered independent and completely weaned by the time they are 6 to 8 months old, at which time they have their full set of adult teeth. Serval kittens will become sexually mature between 18 and 24 months of age. The female kittens will stay with their mother until they do obtain sexual maturity; then the mother determines that they must leave her territory and start their own. The male kittens are forced out from the mother's territory as soon as they are able to hunt on their own.
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