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What's Included: Ready to fall in love? There is no pet more amazing, loving, loyal, funny, and beautiful than a Savannah! This wild F2 generation domestic hybrid is so awesome. It's like owning a dog ~ likes to walk on a leash, loves car rides, loves to play, fetches the ball, you name it...a really fun pet that uses the litter box and eats just like a regular domestic cat. Basically, you own a wild looking cat that acts like a loyal dog. If you've been searching for the perfect exotic wild hybrid ~ you came to the right place!
What's Included: TICA registration papers and pedigrees. Vet checked. We do not ship, but will try to meet long distance customers part way, if possible.
What's Included: TICA registered.
The Savannah is a tall, lean, graceful cat with striking dark spots and other bold, exotic, jungle-like markings. Savannahs result from crossing African Serval cats with domestic cats, and they closely resemble the Serval, but are smaller in stature. The breed is affectionate and outgoing, and possesses an exceptionally long neck, legs, very tall ears, and medium-length tail. The Savannah is mysteriously beautiful, exceptionally graceful, and a well-balanced cat. They are much more social than average domestic cats, and can be compared to dogs in their measure of loyalty and some of their behaviors.
Bengal breeder Judee Frank crossbred a male Serval cat with a Siamese (domestic cat) to produce the first Savannah cat (named Savannah) on April 7, 1986. Frank’s Savannah attracted the interest of Patrick Kelley, who purchased one of Savannah's kittens in 1989. Kelley was one of the first enthusiasts who chose to work towards establishing a new domestic breed based on the Serval/domestic cat cross.
In 1996, Patrick Kelley and Joyce Sroufe wrote the original version of the Savannah breed standard, and presented it to the board of The International Cat Association. In 2001, the board accepted the breed for registration. The Savannah is now shown at TICA shows in the Advanced New Breed Class, and breeders are currently working toward Championship status, which hopefully will be achieved in the next few years.
The Savannah displays a remarkable personality. It is a very curious, assertive cat that seeks out adventure at every turn. A very active cat that needs a great deal of interaction on a daily basis – either with its human family or with a companion cat – it is also a very loyal cat that will bond strongly with its human family. The Savannah is often not a lap cat, but will show affection in its own way, often by greeting family members at the door, following them around the house, and giving them frequent headbutts.
Many Savannahs, like Bengals, love to play in water. They can easily be trained to walk on a leash with a harness, and most love to play games like fetch. The Savannah cat is a unique and amazing feline. Most people who own or have met Savannahs will say that they have never met cats like them before, and become avid fanciers.
The Savannah has many traits that make it stand out within the crowd of pedigreed breeds. Perhaps the most obvious are the unusually tall, large ears that are set right on top of its head. Another unique trait of the Savannah is hooded eyes that are flat across the top.
As Savannahs are produced by crossbreeding Servals and domestic cats, each generation of Savannah kittens is marked with a filial number, which range from F1, F2, F3 and on up. For example, the cats produced directly from a Serval/domestic cat cross are called the F1 generation. F1 generation Savannah kittens are very difficult to produce, due to the difference in gestation periods between the Serval and a domestic cat (75 days for a Serval and 65 days for a domestic cat), and sex chromosomes. Pregnancies are often absorbed or aborted, or kittens are born prematurely. Servals can also be very picky in choosing mates, and often will not mate with a particular domestic cat.
A Savannah/Savannah cross may also be referred to by breeders as SVxSV (SV is the TICA code for the Savannah breed), in addition to the filial number. Savannah generation filial numbers also have a letter designator that refers to the generation of SV to SV breeding. The letters are A, B, C and SBT. F4 Generation is the first generation that can be an SBT. SBT stands for "stud book tradition" and is considered a "purebred" cat.
Which Cat Is Right For You? F1 Savannahs - The F1 will range from 50% - 82% or higher wild blood. While all Savannahs tend to appear larger than their typical 15-30 lb. weight range because of their long, svelte bodies and long legs, the F1 resists cuddling but enjoys human contact and attention. A friendly, playful, and energetic cat, it will typically favor one person and commingle well with other pets.
F2 Savannahs - The F2 will range from 25% - 50% wild blood and will have a weight range of 15-25 lbs. Males tend to appear very similar in size to the F1. Exhibiting traits which would define it as a more affectionate pet, The F2 will be more comfortable with human interaction.
F3 Savannahs - The F3 is probably a more suitable choice for a family that has children. While still resisting long periods of human doting, the F3 seeks your attention and is amicable to other pets. With minimal spraying impulses, they resemble the ordinary domestic cat more than F1 and F2 versions.
F4 Savannahs - Likely the most desirable generation of all Savannahs, the F4 is an excellent pet for every member of the family. Generous with love and entertaining antics, the F4 is least inclined to spray and most apt to behave like the typical housecat.
Exposure to other people and pets is most likely the key factor in sociability as Savannah kittens grow up, regardless of their generation. Even F1s can become highly socialized if they are separated from their mothers at an early age, and exposed to a lot of human interaction.
Savannah owners say that they are very impressed with the high intelligence of this breed. An often-noted trait of the Savannah is its jumping ability. Savannahs are known to jump up on top of doors, refrigerators and high cabinets. Some Savannahs can reach heights of eight feet or more from a standing position!
Many Savannah cats do not fear water, and will play or even immerse themselves in water. Some Savannahs even shower with their owners. Presenting a water bowl to a Savannah can also prove challenging, as some will promptly begin, using their front paws, to "bat" all the water out of the bowl until it is empty.
The Savannah is not an incessantly talkative cat, but the sounds it makes are quite unusual. They may either chirp like their Serval fathers, meow like their domestic mothers, or do both, sometimes producing sounds which are a mixture of the two. Chirping is observed more often in generations that are closer to their Serval ancestry. Savannahs may also hiss – a Serval-like hiss is quite different from a domestic cat's hiss, sounding more like the hiss of a very loud snake. It can be alarming to humans not accustomed to such a sound coming from a cat!
Some owners claim that this intriguing breed is extremely intelligent, observed by looking into their eyes and imagining their thinking process. It is said that you can only fool a Savannah once —and never again.
Able to learn to turn on water faucets, open cabinets, and even use and flush the toilet, one cat repeatedly flooded her own large outdoor run by turning on the outdoor spigot itself. Unfortunately, none seem to learn to turn OFF the faucets when done!
Savannahs are very alert and comical, and provide lots of entertainment for their owners. They like to be in physical contact a great deal, and are affectionate "attention-hogs," according to one owner. They enjoy travelling, and many owners routinely take their Savannahs with them in the car.
As much as they love attention, they prefer for it to be on their own terms. Many do not like being picked up and confined in any way, preferring to initiate contact themselves.
They must be watched closely around food, as they have been known to stand on their hind legs and pluck meat right out of a sizzling frying pan on the stove. "Dennis the Menace" was one owner's very appropriate label.
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