Savannahs are a newer breed beginning in the late 80’s, and the breed grows more breeders worldwide are mating an African serval to a domestic cat successfully.
Although later generations of the breed are similar in weight to other breeds, they appear larger due to their height. Savannah Cats are characterized by their long, slender necks, triangular heads, and large, wide ears that sit on top of their heads. They also have longer-than-average legs. Exposure to friendly atmospheres with positive reinforcement work best. These cats are not comparable to Bengal cats. Bengal cats have an opposite body structure to the Savannah cat.
Savannah Cat Lifespan: 12-20 years
Savannah Cat Weight: 12-25 pounds
Are Savannah Cat Hypoallergenic : No
Savannah Cat Personality
The character of this cat is playful, adventurous, and loyal. So these cats love to play in the water and can be trained to walk on a rope and play.
These cats have great hunting instincts, so they aren’t always suitable for households with pets like fish, hamsters, and birds. Her temperament is mild, though, so she’s a great companion to other cats and dogs, children, and other humans in her home with proper socialization as a kitten.
Because of their playful nature, however, they may get into a mess and need a bath. Fortunately, they love water!
Feeding & Grooming
Feeding: These cats grow at a fast rate so proper nutrition is vital. These cats do not require a raw meat diet but if you cook raw meat it is the most nutritional diet. Work with your veterinarian and breeder to determine the frequency of meals.
Grooming: These cats are a lower-shedding breed, and so they require less grooming than long-haired breeds.