Savannah cats are a spotted domestic cat breed started in the 1980's. Developed to give the impression of grandeur and dignity of a wildcat with a cheetah type appearance, expressive eyes highlighted by dark tear stains, vibrant coat colors, solid contrasting black spots, huge sonar-like ears and long legs. Since 2006 they have held the Guinness Book World Record for the world's tallest domestic cat.
Breed standard calls for all traits to mimic those of its ancestor the African Serval. The goal of the breed is to obtain a well-rounded temperament yet wild-looking breed that makes a suitable alternative to an exotic pet. Poorly developed bloodlines can be mistaken for Bengal Cats, which have an opposite body structure to the Savannah.
Lifespan: 12-20 years
Weight: 12-25 pounds
Energy Level of the breed is medium to high so exercise is required. Exercise combined with socialization is an extremely important part of a kitten's training into adulthood. Exposure to friendly atmospheres with positive reinforcement work best.
Health Issues are not specific to the breed at this time. Genetic testing is crucial to avoid development of breed-specific ailments long term. Reproduction is very difficult and fertility rates are low. Litters average 1 to 3 kittens in higher generations. Some cats are infertile due to genetics. Intact cats are notoriously selective, pairing only with those it is raised with from kitten-hood. The gestation period of the African Serval is 10 days longer than a domestic cat, meaning F1 & F2s are immensely hard to produce. Savannah Cats do not require any special health care. They visit a regular veterinarian for routine feline health maintenance.
High intelligence combined with being naturally curious gets them into mischief. Due to high intelligence, curiosity and high energy needs, they are best suited with active owners.
Temperament is outstanding when properly socialized. The feline version of a dog. Ideal companions for owners who want to avoid extra canine requirements. Actively seeking social interaction. They are given to pouting if left out. Remaining kitten-like through life. Profoundly loyal to immediate family members. Questioning the presence of strangers. Making excellent companions that are loyal, intelligent and eager to be involved. Demonstrated by the ability to learn simple to complex commands.
We personally think they are smarter than most dogs and smarter than a regular domestic cat.They are current with all their vaccines, comes with all the health paper, health warranty, vaccines, microchip, toys, crate, bed, tree, food and lots of fun. fully litter box trained. and will make a wonderful addition to your family. Savannah cats typically grow to weigh 12-25 pounds, which makes them as large as many domestic dogs, if not larger. Their slim build gives them the appearance of even greater size. Average size is also very dependent on generation and sex, with F1 male cats usually being the largest.
We got these lovely Savannah kittens that are ready to meet a new pet loving family now. F1 Savannah cat is a majestic, wonderful hybrid cat. They have the look of a wild cat while being domestic. Savannah is said to be very dog like' because of its loyalty, the way it follows it’s owner around the house, walks on a leash, fetches, comes when called, and overall personality is somewhat like a dog.