STARTING A HYBRID PROGRAM, WHAT’S REALLY INVOLVED
First thing, do your homework! State and local laws have cracked down on owning Exotic and dangerous animals. What’s dangerous? Some laws are so vague, a Bee could be considered dangerous. Other States have very specific laws on Breeds of Wild or Hybrid. There are also city ordinances and permits required, some areas have it mandatory to register your Wild, or even Hybrids. You may also be required to have a USDA license. Check your State, local, and city ordinances before acquiring any Wild or High Percentage Hybrid.
Choose A Wild Breed to start your Hybrid Program With First
Again, do your homework! Many people are fascinated with the Savannah Breed and the revenue they could bring in. Thinking you will venture into this and make a quick buck. NO good breeder is in it for the money. There is no quick buck. You need to consider the cost just to get started. The average time it will take to produce your first litter is two years, if all goes well!
Purchasing Your Breeders
In choosing a wild cat, such as an Asian Leopard, Bobcat, Caracal, Jungle Cat, or African Serval, you must first find an experienced, reputable Breeder. If you have not done your research on the Breed you have chosen, it is unlikely they will sell to you. They have spent many years putting their hearts, souls, and backs into breeding these amazing creatures. Most established breeders will have a long waiting list, be patient! Finding an educated breeder that will mentor you is the key. There are many scams out there! If you jump into it to fast, you may end up heartbroken, broke, or even with a cat that hasn’t been properly imprinted, that you can’t manage. You must have a back up plan lined up before you make a purchase. Make sure it is the best place for the animal if it doesn’t work out. Maybe the Breeder will agree to taking the wild cat back as a last resort.