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What is a Savannah Cat?

What is a Savannah Cat?
A Savannah cat is a cross between a African Serval and a domesticated house cat. Savannahs are noted for their tall and slender bodies, big ears and of course their spots!. It is one of the newest breeds in the world and there are just a handfull of breeders in the world that have managed to successfully mate a Serval to a domesticated cat.
All Foundation Savannahs have F and a number to indicate what generation it is away from its Serval ancestor.

F1 a parent is a Serval. .
F2 a grandparent is a Serval. .
F3 a great grandparent is a Serval. .
F4 a great, great grandparent is a Serval. .etc,etc.
Savannah Temprament
Savannah Cats have outgoing personalities and are very loving. They are intelligent cats and learn quickly. They want to be a member of the family and not your usual pet. It is not uncommon for them to follow you round the house telling you about their busy day when you come home. Make time for a game of fetch which they will enjoy when they want to play, they will decide when! They may suprise you with their love of water and most enjoy a spray down in summer. Beware an unattended running tap is a guilty pleasure for some savannahs! Most can be walked outside on a cat lead if trained early on at around 6 months. It is highly advisable to get them used to a lead and harness indoors first.
Bulgari Cats are happy to recommend "Mynwood Cat Jackets" go on have a look!

Savannah Households
Savannahs are very adaptable cats. They will easily get along with well-behaved, respectful children. If your current cats or dogs are socialable they will have a new cuddle partner in their basket. Toilet lids should be down and baths attended whilst running as although not at all common they may become a source of death or more likely embarrasment for a savannah kitten.

What is an SBT Savannah Cat?
The History of the SBT Savannahs starts at A1 Savannahs. An SBT is bred down from the Serval but it is at least 4 Generations removed. While many Savannahs F1 through F5 are diluted with blood of regular house cats.The SBT Savannah is a "pure" Savannah that has guaranteed only Savannahs parents for at least 3 Generations.
There are several advantages to owning an SBT Savannah as they are more consistent in their type. An SBT's size and personality are more reliable and the temperament is predictable. An SBT Savannah is the perfect choice for a family with other pets and children.

How big will a SBT Savannah become?
There is no exact science with size of the Savannah Cat. That said it depends very much on the size and type of their parents and the percentage of wild blood they have from the Serval. The breeder will have a good guess on its adult size.
The biggest cats are F1 Savannahs and males of the F2 Generations. They are around 2 and a half times larger than regular house cats, with their weight from 7kg to 12kg and sometimes more. F3 males are often still considerably bigger than a regular house cat. F3 females and all cats of further generations decrease in size but keep their long legs, big ears and the wild appearance. Savannahs need up to 2 years to reach their full size. It is sad that some breeders claim thier cats will be 2 to 3 times the size of a normal cat, it is not possible to guarentee this!

What does a Savannah cat eat?
Savannahs should be fed regularly and will eat human grade raw chicken, mince or chunks of red meat and cooked ham, beef, chicken or lamb. Savannahs can be fed regular good-quality cat food aswell with a complete dry food for grazing throughout the day.

What healthcare does a Savannah need?
You wont need a special vet and they receive the same injections and health care as any other domestic cat.
All of our kittens are fully vaccinated and litter trained before going to their new homes. Please do not declaw it is unnecessary and cruel. We are strongly against it.

How much does a Savannah cost?
The price of a Savannah will vary depending on the quality of the individual cat. Our pet savannah cat prices start at £600.

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