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[–]ReverseEnlightment 656 points657 points  (16 children)

Someone fused Bambi and a cat together, and it's even more adorable.

[–]Silliestmonkey 152 points153 points  (10 children)

Spotted Deercats are the new designer pet for 2018

[–]KeeperofAmmut7 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Can you put that with my order for a house hippo, and a petite lap giraffe? plznthx

[–]bern1228[🍰] 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Is that what it is. Not a cat guy but this cat is awesome.

[–]Noletmeexplain 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Maybe its a serval. So many look so similar so im not sure

[–]pinkattack 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Yeah I was thinking it was a Serval too...Always wanted one. I had a savannah, which is a mix between a serval and a domestic cat & she was sweet as ever

[–]Silliestmonkey 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Just looked it up, they go for around $15-20k to get a serval kitten as a pet.

[–]bern1228[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh shit. I can get trucks and guns for that.

[–]misatou 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty sure you are correct - upvote for you.

[–]randominternetdood 11 points12 points  (2 children)

THATS AN OCELOT!

BBAAAAAAAAAAABBBBBBBBBBBUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!

[–]kg4nxw 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Lana, he remembers me!

[–]randominternetdood 1 point2 points  (0 children)

you fox eared asshole!

[–]zanthir 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It does look like a deer. That's what my wife said anyways when I showed her. Before I even knew... thinking (She probably already read the comments, methinks.) That bond looks strong. True love bump. Not to bluff bump.

[–]cosmoboy 338 points339 points  (2 children)

I don't remember if it was a Savannah or a serval, but there was a story of a lady that lost her cat for a matter of days. This man was outside doing whatever and spotted a large cat by his pool, this scared the man. He was going to call the police but the cat saw him, ran over and started rubbing up on his legs and he realized that it must be someone's pet. Lady and cat were reunited.

[–]Tavarin 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It was a savannah cat, there was a short documentary on it.

[–]IAmParpParpParpParp 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Thank you for the background story. Even more precious.

: )

[–]ShelleyTambo 53 points54 points  (7 children)

It's called "bunting."

[–]bern1228[🍰] 44 points45 points  (2 children)

Thanks for that. I can now tell my Dane we're bunting. She'll be so impressed I learned something animal.

[–]BowjaDaNinja 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Major brownie points incoming! Mention it in front of her grandmother and the family will love you!

[–]Odd_Bodkin 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Cat says: “Call it whatever the fuck you want, I don’t care.”

[–]BoxNumberGavin1 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Lemmie try it out:

/r/bunting

Nothing, I am VERY DISAPPOINTED in you Reddit!

[–]randominternetdood 1 point2 points  (0 children)

as a consolation prize /r/rearpussy

[–]todoublell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I call these head bunkies actually

[–]RhysLlewellyn 136 points137 points  (1 child)

Awwww! This is absolutely a sign of absolute love, acceptance and affection. That must hurt though! My kitten does this and she's tiny but you certainly feel it.

[–]AsariCommando2 47 points48 points  (5 children)

I'm convinced that cat is in the wrong aspect ratio.

[–]Avelsajo -2 points-1 points  (4 children)

The woman thought she looked fat in the video, so she stretched the whole thing vertically? I believe it.

Edit: Is it not obvious that this is a joke?

[–]The_Killer_Pop-up 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Whoosh

[–]Avelsajo 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Ouch the down votes. Clearly I should have added the winky face. Cuz it was a joke.

[–]AsariCommando2 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I didn't think it was a good joke but I hate seeing downvoting like that.

[–]Avelsajo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fair enough! Good thing I don't take this up/down voting seriously... at all! Lol!

[–]NakayaTheRed 237 points238 points  (8 children)

Babou!!!

[–]Nawm_Saiyan 117 points118 points  (2 children)

“Lana.... Lana.... Lana!!!.... What?!..... He remembers me!!”

[–]superstar314 92 points93 points  (0 children)

"...at least get him a stuffed animal....something. It's like Meowschwitz in there."

[–]Hashtag_Nailed_It 39 points40 points  (0 children)

...WITH HIS LITTLE TUFTED EARS!!!

[–]Bullwine85 47 points48 points  (0 children)

You Fox-eared Asshole!

[–]kugreg 21 points22 points  (0 children)

More like buyer's remorse...

[–]Pioneerpie26 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Serpentine!

[–]CrumblingAway 8 points9 points  (0 children)

He's crepuscular!

[–]elwebst 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Danger Zone!

[–]spaceunicorncadet 54 points55 points  (2 children)

My cat does that. My cat is not half Bambi though.

[–]CloakNStagger 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Same, she's straight headbutt my wife before and made an audible "Thump!". Little too much love lol

[–]Rrraou 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's how mine wakes me up in the morning. No snooze button on a cat.

[–]TJ_McWeaksauce 52 points53 points  (2 children)

Nothing says love quite like a concussion.

[–]BoxNumberGavin1 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Donkey Punching is so romantic.

[–]doublenickels_55 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Savanna?

[–]SociolinguisticCat 49 points50 points  (0 children)

African serval

[–]Iamnotburgerking 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Full serval.

[–]tucker_sitties 21 points22 points  (6 children)

I love it! I have a fat, grumpy siamese that insists on head butting with all possible force. Also he likes slamming his shoulders to the ground in an attempt to roll and get you to pet him. No joke, you can hear the thud on hardwood from across the room.

[–]MidnightSlinks 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Our Maine coon flops too! Its so loud and it knocks a chirp/purr out of him, but it's how he demands pets. Such weird animals we have.

[–]tucker_sitties 10 points11 points  (2 children)

lol. Just recently - in the midst of a tremendous back scratching - he starts licking the floor out of the side of his mouth. Only started recently, derpy as anything! Must be a good place to scratch!

[–]Tavarin 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My girl will lick anything in front of her face when you hit the scratch spot on her back. Lots of cats have this, it's super adorable.

[–]paulec252 3 points4 points  (0 children)

thespot

[–]CaffeineGlom 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Interesting- my Siamese does the same thing, and I had chalked it up to her probably having a mental disability or being as dumb as a bag of rocks (she is). Wonder if it’s particular to the breed!

[–]rmbarrett 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Our Siameses smash their little coconuts into things often. It's very loud. I'm surprised they don't have brain damage.

[–]Hipp013 67 points68 points  (7 children)

That's one tall cat.

[–]oddifan 9 points10 points  (6 children)

Why would this be downvoted? That’s the tallest house cat I’ve ever seen! He’s beautiful!!

[–]FeastOnCarolina 34 points35 points  (1 child)

That is no housecat.

[–]oddifan 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s def a cat I want in my house! Haha

[–]Iamnotburgerking 11 points12 points  (1 child)

It’s a serval. They have much longer limbs than other cats (though still feline in behaviour)

[–]oddifan -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Knew what it was, WANT ONE... “bots” seems to be likely. Thanks!

[–]SuperObviousShill 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Tall cat parade! Tall cat parade! Tall cat parade!

[–]StalwartStud 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That's an atomic head bonk.

[–]IggyJR 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Brought to you by Sprite.

[–]Rumplestiltman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's all I could focus on.. it is refreshing and crisp I suppose.

[–]ilovemakiellennen 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Pam, from the office, got a cat!

[–]Identify_the_feel 113 points114 points  (32 children)

Don't own big cats as pets. They aren't domesticated, they are tame. Huge difference. Don't. Own. Big cats. As. Pets.

[–]cloud_watcher 56 points57 points  (19 children)

I'm a vet. Listen to this person and stop downvoting them. Keeping these as pets is a bad idea.

[–]Iamnotburgerking 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Servals are not big cats.

Also, domestication is NOT an acceptable criteria for what makes a good pet, because by that logic, most commonly accepted pets (like budgies, finches, gerbils, dwarf hamsters, and almost every common aquarium fish) are terrible pets. None of these are domesticated either, just tame.

And you can have domesticated animals that are not tame, just as you can have tame animals that are not domesticated. Domestication is something entirely separate from taming, rather than being “one step further ahead” as people seem to think.

It’s practicality that makes an animal a suitable pet or not, and while that does completely exclude big cats (and any primate species, bats, and large herbivorous mammals) from the “good pet” list, small cats are IMHO borderline. Not THAT practical as pets (for reasons other than domestication), but a serval might be excusable.

[–]CaffeineGlom -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

THIS.

[–]Jmrwacko 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Servals aren’t big cats, and they’re pretty tame.

[–]ollydzi 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Im also a vet like /u/cloud_watcher/s and I disagree. Many other species aren't domesticated and make great pets. It's also ok to begin the domestication process for animals.

[–]cloud_watcher 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Like which animals?

[–]Randomosaur 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Leopard geckos, budgies, fish (excluding goldfish and koi), finches (excluding canaries and Bengalese finches), chinchillas, gerbils, bearded dragons...

[–]ollydzi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

budgies, finches, gerbils, dwarf hamsters, and almost every common aquarium fish)

Taking the list from /u/Iamnotburgerking because too lazy to google on my own, and the football game is starting

[–]iHateFairyType 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But that’s a type of domestic cat that has a larger build.

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    [–]Jmrwacko 9 points10 points  (2 children)

    Most dogs are larger than servals.

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      [–]Keydet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      I’m sure it’s not always the case, but if I have a Serval, you best believe I’m gona show that mother fucker off every chance I get. Walks, car rides, straight up fur coats and diamond studded leash just strutting around in public.

      [–]skudzthecat 5 points6 points  (1 child)

      I see what the cat did there, rub scent gland on human, human owned by cat. It's the law.

      [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      It is known.

      [–]Fireboy101 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      fox-eared asshole

      [–]notanormalgirl 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      My Saint Bernard does this!! No one told him he's big and he likes to show his love by giving us a little brain damage.

      [–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (15 children)

      Wut is dis

      [–]rxneutrino 19 points20 points  (14 children)

      Serval

      [–]RadiantPumpkin 8 points9 points  (13 children)

      Are they just big housecats or are they small big cats?edit: I think the word I was looking for was wildcat

      [–]Hipp013 16 points17 points  (0 children)

      yes

      [–]Cloverleafs85 5 points6 points  (5 children)

      Instead of size, domesticated is more useful. There are smaller wild cats that were never domesticated, like the Jungle cat. Servals along with all medium sized cats, Lynx, Caracals etc, have never been domesticated either.

      [–]reliant_Kryptonite 2 points3 points  (4 children)

      Cats in general weren't domesticated though. Not on purpose and not by people.

      Under a certain set of variables most animals can be companions to humans. Just look at the hyenas in Harar!

      [–]Iamnotburgerking 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Cats were self-domesticated. They weren’t selectively bred until they became domesticated. They haven’t had their wild behaviours removed.

      [–]nekowolf 6 points7 points  (1 child)

      Cats domesticated us.

      [–]BoxNumberGavin1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      We just kinda found eachother useful and appreciate the affection too.

      "What the fuck, you let that thing sleep in your house?"

      "It eats our meat scraps and keeps the place rat free!"

      "....oh shit, I could use one of those then."

      [–]maltose66 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      can be companions to humans.

      can be companions to other species.

      [–]Iamnotburgerking 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Neither. They are small wild cats.

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        [–]Iamnotburgerking 5 points6 points  (2 children)

        Uh...no.

        “Big cat” refers either to

        • the Panthera genus

        • Panthera with the exception of snow leopards (because they can’t roar, even though they are the closest cousins of tigers)

        • Panthera plus its sister genus Neofelis

        • Panthera, Neofelis, and two small cats that get huge (puma and cheetah)

        Servals aren’t considered big cats under any definition.

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          [–]RadiantPumpkin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          It's ok I asked the question weird and you gave me an acceptable answer.

          [–]throwawaybae69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          My friend told me a story years ago about working in a 24-hour convenience store and having a drunk guy come in with a cheetah on a rope. I'm pretty sure it was actually one of these. Kind of ruins the story.

          [–]wanderingspider 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          This is called bunting.

          [–]cmandagod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Is that Babou?

          [–]Milfshake23 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          I want a Savannah so bad but they're so expensive.

          [–]Ibloly0127 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          sabaru Chen!

          [–]BCisakThePro 1 point2 points  (5 children)

          Wjat race is that cat?

          [–]stormearthfire 18 points19 points  (1 child)

          khajit

          [–]botbotbobot 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          And here I am without coin.

          [–]Woofles85 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          It's like the spine is built for shock absorption specially for the purpose of head butting.

          [–]SadboyBooHoo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          This face feels so tender!

          She's on her last legs purrr

          [–]Dragonasaur 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          When my little sister was really young, she didn't known what kissing was so she'd show affection by bonking her head against my dad's head

          [–]santhoshsgl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          New species: head bumpasaurus 30 percent deer 30 percent cat 30 percent leopard 30 percent math prodigy

          [–]Viking_Mana 3 points4 points  (6 children)

          How come she has a huge kitten that looks really dangerous, but her arms seem fine, and meanwhile everyone I know look like they've passed through a wood chipper two days after adopting a kitten?

          [–]reliant_Kryptonite 11 points12 points  (4 children)

          Most people don't know how to care for cats, honestly.

          I think I've been scratched about five times in two years years and all of them were my fault.

          [–]Dart222 4 points5 points  (3 children)

          Might be in my head, but the cat I adopted as an adult seems to AVOID scratching me. Like he knows. I remember getting tore up as a young kid though.

          [–]grubblingwhaffle 4 points5 points  (2 children)

          Cats can how to not scratch you. They can have accidents, usually when scared, and they can get mad and scratch you, but regular cat scratches shouldn't be happening unless your cat is clumsy/never learned or a jerk.

          [–]jackarse32 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          my cat is a jerk.

          [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          My cat is a jerk. He’ll nudge my hand with his nose for pets, then when I pet him in a nice, gentle way, he’ll turn around and scratch/bite my arm. I had him since he was a kitten and he’s always done that. It puzzles me because we never abused him or have him any reason to be aggressive. We joke that they must have drugged him at the shelter, because he was so sweet when we picked him out!

          [–]Iamnotburgerking 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Because servals are rodent and bird specialists.

          [–]rottentomati 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          I like seeing these cats on here but I hate seeing them treated like pets.

          [–]The_Elite_Lucario 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Is that an ocelot?

          [–]SandWhichWay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          longe cate

          [–]SUNLIGHTBEARD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Can anyone from r/Warframe tell me what breed of Kavat this is and where I can get one?

          [–]captinstabin69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          what breed of cat is that

          [–]liljoker2[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Is that an Ocelot? ITS BABOO

          [–]SleepyEdgelord 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          That cat is so pretty and graceful holy shit

          [–]OW_Hackboi-3212 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          I have mixed emotions when cats do this. It’s cute, but, at the same time, annoying.

          [–]Lord_Bigglesby 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          My tiny tuxedo bonks me and can knock me off balance. This one is 4 levels up

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            [–]jteller316 25 points26 points  (21 children)

            Servals are dangerous predators not pets. Just because something is beautiful and even cute at times doesn't mean you should keep it in your home as a pet. These guys belong in the wild. We as humans should do everything possible to protect Keystone species like servals to make sure their wild home stays that way.

            [–]Iamnotburgerking 1 point2 points  (3 children)

            Servals are not dangerous to adult humans (though dangerous to small children). They don’t hunt anything larger than themselves.

            Also by your logic budgies should not be pets. Budgies are no more domesticated than a serval is.

            Finally, servals are not threatened by the pet trade (all in the trade known are born in captivity and there haven’t been cases of them being trafficked in from Africa). In fact they are not threatened at all.

            [–]rottentomati 2 points3 points  (2 children)

            There are an abundance of issues with owning servals. Servals cannot be held in shelters, they are big, expensive, and very mean to strangers because they them as a threat to themselves and their territory. Unwanted servals will simply be euthanized. If a serval got loose, it could kill a small child. Servals also need raw meat and an extremely large amount of exercise. The only way someone could provide those is if they owned a large plot of land to let the serval roam, or had the time to walk the serval for over an hour a day. The cost of food for a proper serval diet would require a significant amount of disposable income, so typically owners would have to have money but also a lot of free time and those usually don’t come hand in hand. This animal is not like a housecat which you can leave at home for an entire weekend and it will be okay. They’re destructive. They WILL mark their territory so everything you own will get peed on. They usually can only have one owner or they will be too aggressive. They are also extremely heavy (40-50lbs) and will knock over furniture and climb on everything. Declawing servals can make them more aggressive. They will eat everything. Most of the time they do not take to litter boxes.

            All in all, owning these things is a terrible idea and wild animals shouldn’t be brought into the home just because they look “cool”.

            [–]Iamnotburgerking -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

            Unwanted servals will simply be euthanized.

            That’s a problem with pet ownership in general, not just servals.

            If a serval got loose, it could kill a small child.

            So could a dog (and don’t tell me dogs are safe because they’re domesticated: even taking the number of dogs and servals into account, the former species is a lot more likely to injure or kill someone)

            Also, if child small enough to be killed by a serval is in contact with any animal without adequate supervision, that’s a problem in itself.

            an extremely large amount of exercise. The only way someone could provide those is if they owned a large plot of land to let the serval roam, or had the time to walk the serval for over an hour a day

            Source? Servals aren’t migratory animals or animals that routinely travel long distances.

            The cost of food for a proper serval diet would require a significant amount of disposable income

            Fair point.

            This animal is not like a housecat which you can leave at home for an entire weekend and it will be okay.

            Plenty of animals (that people see no issue with keeping as pets) do even worse when left alone for that length of time. (See: basically any type of commonly accepted pet bird)

            They are also extremely heavy (40-50lbs)

            Servals weigh 30 pounds at most. Granted that’s still much larger than a house cat.

            They WILL mark their territory so everything you own will get peed on

            Fair point.

            will knock over furniture and climb on everything.

            House cats already do that.

            Declawing servals can make them more aggressive.

            Declawing any sort of cat is inhumane to start with, so why is this even a factor?

            [–]rottentomati -1 points0 points  (0 children)

            I’m not going to waste my time trying to convince someone (who clearly just wants to be “right”) on why keeping a wild animal in inhumane.

            [–]Zagfros 6 points7 points  (3 children)

            If you're more interested in the personality than size/look then f5 savannahs and below are fine. Both my f7 do this, they'll also lie on you and nuzzle your neck. One of them is basically my shadow whilst the other is more independent. The bigger one also likes to open drawers and get cutlery out and drop it on the floor when she's hungry!

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                [–]boobiesiheart 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                I heard you're welcome to come to the US. They are legal here. Lol

                [–]HavokGDI 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                Pam needs a hair cut.

                [–]littlemacaron 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                I think your cat is part gazelle

                [–]Derbl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                Is that ocelot piss I smell?

                [–]MadixenYamouf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                OCELOT!!

                [–]Doucevie4444 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                It never gets old!! 😍

                [–][deleted]  (1 child)

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                  [–]Randomosaur 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                  People who own leopard geckos, budgies, fish and gerbils are definitely stupid. /s

                  [–]Amanoo -1 points0 points  (0 children)

                  Servals are creatures with plenty of love to share.

                  [–]Regeatheration -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

                  I'm friends w a woman who breeds servals, they're so sweet and snugly! I want one but even w the discount she'd offer me is too much money :( plus they'd need a special diet but man, gorgeous cats

                  [–]cjgager -1 points0 points  (0 children)

                  beautiful - I wish you two well

                  [–]ransay3277 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

                  A perfectly executed coco butt.

                  [–]RabidDustBin -1 points0 points  (0 children)

                  That's not a love bump, that's a face mooche!

                  [–]GreatGrandAw3somey -1 points0 points  (0 children)

                  That Sprite banner.

                  [–]bugbugladybug -1 points0 points  (0 children)

                  That's not a bump, that's a doof.

                  [–]ve1ouria -1 points0 points  (0 children)

                  Upvote for her awesome curls!