The Savannah Cat
Savannah cats are very active, agile and full of adventure. If they were human basketball teams around the nation would seek to sign them. They love high places so a towering cat tree is perfect for this breed. They are full of curiosity, love water and are explorers at heart. This breed takes well to being walked on a leash and harness. They are extremely friendly and very alert to all that is happening around them.
Savannahs love everyone and will heartily greet strangers as they do loved ones. Their intelligence leads to a sense of humour and they will go out of their way to tease and joke around with their owners. This can also lead to mischief,opening doors and cabinets, turning on water faucets, knocking breakables off shelves and chewing on electric cords. The Savannah owner will definitely need to cat proof their home. Providing a plethora of interactive toys can help curb this mischief.
17- 20 years
8-20 lbs with males bigger than females
Easy To Groom
Friendly To Stangers
Savannah cats are quite healthy. They are not known to have any genetic disorders or diseases.
This breed needs minimal grooming. A brushing a few times a week to get rid of dead hair is all that is required. Bathe only as needed when your cat gets dirty.
Brush teeth daily of possible. Nails should be trimmed monthly. Eye discharge can be cleaned with a clean soft damp cloth. Check ears regularly and clean any dirt with a cotton ball. If the ears smell yeasty or your cat is shaking his head a lot seek medical attention.
The litter box should be cleaned daily. A dirty box can result in your Oriental eliminating in other areas of your home.
The Savannah should have a big outdoor enclosure to enjoy. Otherwise this breed needs to be kept inside. This will prevent harm due to predators like dogs or coyotes, diseases from other cats and someone stealing this beautiful cat.
Some states and cities have laws against owning these wild cat hybrids. While considered domestic, a first/second generation Savannah (Serval parent or grandparent) may be considered exotic and not allowed without a permit. Review the laws and restrictions before purchasing a Savannah.
Savannahs come in quite a few colors and patterns including brown or black, black or silver spotted tabby and smoky black. Their spots are typically brown or black and will sit on a background of white, cream, sand or gold. This breed can have a marbled pattern where the spots resemble bulls eyes. Savannahs have also been know to display colors outside of the breed standard including blue, red, cinnamon and chocolate. They can also be colorpoint.ave solid black nose leather. A Savannah has a medium-length tail.
Children and Other Pets
The Savannah fits in well with active households and does best with older children. Cat friendly dogs also make good companions and playmates for Savannahs. Savannahs can get bored when left alone for extended periods of time so interactive toys and companionship will help prevent the mischief this cat is notorious for. If choosing a cat as a companion select an active breed like a Abyssinian or Siamese. Savannahs are hunters and smaller pets such as birds, hamsters or fish may not work well with this cat.