One of the most discussed hybrid cat breeds nowadays is the Ashera cat. It is the product of a cross-breeding of an African Serval and an Asian Lepard Cat with a domestic one. The result is a tall, slender and very agile wild-like in looks feline that costs the amazing price of 22,000 dollars. This number comes from the fact that one pure blooded Serval comes at $1500-$7500 alone and for the Ashera purebloods from other quite expensive breeds are also needed. The Ashera is also bred solely by the Delaware by Lifestyle Pets in Wilmington and not more than a hundred are being sold. Even the stars and the biggest spenders have to wait at least 9 months to be able to bring their new family member home. There is, however, one very important positive side to waiting. While the Servals are less expensive, the future owner needs to acquire a special license for the ‘pet’; such document is not need when it comes to the hybrid breed.
Many of the characteristics of the Ashera come directly from its ancestors and fathers. Their strong and muscular body, including the height, comes from the Serval. It is very active and intelligent cat. Unlike its outer appearance that reminds many of lynxes and leopards, this domestic animal is quite the lover of family life and can be responsible around little children and even other pets.
They can take their time to get used to things and people, but are a good friend and company at any time. As any cat, they are playful and active and like to be the centre of attention. It is essential, also, to keep in mind that this cat needs space and regular walks. It also has some special cravings coming from its rather elite genealogy. You can walk it on a leash, as you would so with any dog and should not let it run around at its own will when outside. They are usually docile and lack aggression, but if neglected or abused, they can surely return the favour.
It is easy to care for these felines. All you need is to let it have its fun around the house. Although the animal needs to be in that place from as young an age as possible, once they get used to the location, they rarely make a mess. Famous for their liking toward high jumping, they can go as high as 2.5 metres, but it is no wonder, especially considering that they weight an average of 14kg and stand at about 122cm tall on their hind legs.