Savannah Cat - Breed Profile
Breed Description and Pictures Submitted by:
Judith Miller - Kayman
- Savannahs are a cross between a Domestic cat and the African Serval Wild
cat. One of the smaller Wild cats, reaching 50lbs at maturity. Named from
the habitat of the African Serval. It was created in the 1980's and became
recognized by T.I.C.A. in the 1990's. Allowing third generation Savannah
cats into cat shows for evaluation by judges. F1 through F4 Males are known
to be sterile. Making this a difficult breed to reproduce.
Colors and Coats Types Available - Savannah colors include, Solid
Black, Black Smoke, and Spotted Tabby. The Spotted Tabby should have bold,
Black or Brown markings against a background of Gold, Orange, or Silver.
Some may have thick bands of Black on their ears like the Serval. depending
on their generation.
Grooming and Care - No grooming is required for Savannahs. Although
they may help themselves to a bath if given the chance. You will want to
keep their nails trimmed, they are definitely climbers. They also enjoy raw
meat as part of their diet. Because of their growth, they should be
supplemented with vitamins. Due to the fact they are part Serval, they are
illegal in many states. You should check your state laws and requirements
before considering owning a Savannah.
Suitable Environment - Savannahs are extremely social! They want to be a
part of everything you are doing. they need an active household with lots of
attention. They demand attention. Extremely social with all family members.
They need to be with other pets. Extremely social to dogs & other breeds.
They can be very large in size. Males reaching about 30lbs. Put your
breakables away! They are not graceful before reaching maturity. Please
check your state laws and requirements before considering owning a Savannah.
Personality Traits - Highly intelligent. Can be
taught to fetch, sit, stay, and some. High energy. Can jump up to ten feet.
Extremely social, loyal and loving. Very mischievous! Easily trained.
Our Savannahs have welcomed all our pets into their warm
cuddles & hearts. From our Pom to our rescue kittens, no matter how big or
how small. That is until they hear a bag of potato chips being opened!
Savannah Cat Breeders
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