What is A Savannah Cat?
Savannah cat is a cross between an African Serval and a domestic
Savannahs Cats are noted for their tall, slender bodies,
big ears, long legs and their large bold black spots.
The Savannah cat is one of the newest and most exciting
breeds of cats currently being developed by a select few
breeders around the world. There are still relatively few
Savannahs in existence, and the demand for them is quite high.
Foundation Savannahs have an F and a number associated with it
to indicate how many generations it is from its Serval ancestor.
F1 = one
generation (50% Serval)
F2 = two
three generations(12.5% Serval) etc.
How Big Does A Savannah Get?
There are a lot of variables when it comes to size in Savannah
Cats. The size depends much on the size and type of their
parents and also of the percentage of wild blood they have from
biggest cats are F1 Savannahs and males of the F2 Generations.
They get about 2 and a half times larger than regular house
cats, with their weight from 15 to 28 pounds. F3 males are often
still considerably bigger than a regular house cat but many are
the same size of a domestic cat.
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 3 years to reach their full size.
After the F3 generation it it common for to see savannahs the
same size as domestic cats.
you absolutely must have a large cat you should choose an F1 or
F2 male for sure. After that there are no guarantees that any
savannah will be a large cat.
Height @ Shoulder Approx.
|F2 (25% )
|F3 (12.5% )
|F4 (6.25% )
(3.12% ) domestic in size but a few have been
know to get to 18 pounds
What is a Savannah’s Temperament Like?
Savannah Cats have very loving and outgoing personalities and
are commonly compared to dogs in their loyalty. They will follow
their owners around the house like a canine. They can also be
trained to walk on a leash, and even fetch.
They are highly intelligent cats and learn quickly. A Savannah is happiest being a family member that is involved in every
activity, rather than being just a usual house pet.
They definitely love water and have surprised many an owner with
a spontaneous visit in the running shower.
Do Savannahs Get Along Well With Other Pets or Children?
Absolutely! If raised in a home with well behaved children and
pets, a Savannah kitten will thrive
and are often seen sleeping with them.
Diet & Health Care
Savannahs do very well on a high quality dry cat food
supplemented with canned wet food and some raw (or cooked) meat.
Please try and stay away from grocery store brand dry cat foods
as they are all mostly fillers and very low quality.
give the same vaccinations and veterinarian health care to their
savannah cats as the domestic cat gets. I prefer to use "all killed"
versus a "modified live" vaccination with my cats.
course, all of our
savannah kittens are fully litter box trained and
properly vaccinated before they go to their new owners.
How Much Does A Savannah Cost?
price of a Savannah will vary depending on the quality of the
Our Savannahs will be individually
priced based on gender, fertility, generation and type. Their
cost will be noted with their pictures.
Higher percentage Savannahs (F1's and F2's) are rare and very
difficult to breed. It takes many years and a lot of luck to
mate a Serval with a domestic cat. Only a few breeders worldwide
have had success.
Servals are wild cats with special needs in terms of their
caging requirements, their diet and their health care. Caring
for pure Servals and mating them to domestic cats is costly,
time consuming and demanding.
Following are average price ranges for PET kittens, breeders are
F1's will range from $4000 - $5,000
F2's will range from
$2500 - $4000
F3's will range from
$1500 - $2500
F4's will range from
$1000 - $2000
F5's will range from
$1000 - $1500
SBT will range from
Cats may at times be out of the specified price range for