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EXOTIC CAT DIET AND NUTRITION

Serval Diet and Feeding Much of this advice applies to caracals, bobcats, and other small exotics as well. Read Article....

Diet and Nutrition for Small Exotic Cats By guest author Tracy Wilson, whose company developed the WildTrax feline vitamin supplement. Read Article....

Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements Choosing the proper supplementation is critical to your exotic cat's health. Felines fed the reccomended raw meat diet REQUIRE nutritional supplements. Read More....

Diet, Feeding, and Nutritional Care of Tigers, Lions, and Leopards By Dr. Ron Hines. Read More....

Nutrient Composition of Whole Vertabrate Prey Fed in Zoos Analysis of a vide variety of prey animals, plus a comprehensive list of suppliers for mice, rats, and other whole prey. Read More....

Handling Frozen/Thawed Meat and Prey Items Fed to Captive Exotic Animals 27-page document details USDA standards for meat handling. Read More....

EXOTIC KITTEN CARE AND BOTTLE FEEDING

Bottle-Feeding and Weaning Exotic Kittens By guest author Tracy Wilson. A fantastic, detailed article on how to properly bottle-feed and wean exotic kittens. Read Article....

Feeding Serval Kittens Learn about bottle feeding and weaning serval kittens from guest author Janet Syperda, an experienced breeder. Her advice also applies to some other exotic cat species. Read Article....

Sugarmint, Loving Surprise Bob Turner was surprised when their serval Peppermint presented them with a beautiful baby kitten, but was baffled when Peppermint "gave" them the kitten at 11 days. He later discovered that Peppermint's milk had dried up, and she had entrusted her kitten to them to save its life. A very touching and useful story. Read Article....

Hand Rearing of Small Felids By Penny Andrews of Hexagon Farms. Written from a zoo perspective. This is a very detailed article with LOTS of information. (Note: received via email, original source unknown.) Read Article....

Zoologic Milk Matrix for Exotic, Wildlife, and Zoo Animals While this article was written by an employee of the company and cannot be considered unbiased, it contains very useful information on the most commonly used line of milk replacers, including a link to a detailed guide on mixing milk replacers for various species.. Read Article....

Neonate Felid Care - A Beginner's Overview A good overview of milk replacement formulas and the proper position for bottle feeding. Read Article....

Bottle Feeding Cubs An exerpt from the Feline Conservation Federation's Cat Care Basics manual. Read Article....

Raising Orphaned Ocelots, Bobcats, and Other Small Felines A webpage written by Dr. Ron Hines. Read Article....

Bottle Feeding Infant Tigers, Lions, and Leopards Written by Dr. Ron Hines. Read Article....

DECLAWING

Declawing Exotic Cats Servals and other exotic cats are commonly declawed to make them more convenient pets. Some breeders routinely have their kittens declawed before sending them to their new homes, while others will offer you the option. Before making the decision to declaw your exotic or buy a declawed kitten, please take the time to understand what this supposedly benign (but very inhumane) surgery involves. Read Article....

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For what you have tamed.
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