A Savannah Cat
first Savannah cat was a cross between an African Serval and a domestic cat. Since that time, the Savannah breed has been
accepted by TICA, advancing to the championship competition. Savannahs are one of the newer domestic breeds, and one
of the most popular breeds.
Savannahs have an F (filial), a number representing how many generations it is removed from the African Serval,
and a letter (A, B, or C) indicates how many Savannah to Savannah breedings the kitten has in it's background.
- F1 (at least 50% Serval)
- F2 (at least 25% Serval)
- F3 (at least 12.5% Serval)
- F4 (at least 6.25% Serval)
A SBT Savannah has three generations of Savannah to Savannah breeding in their background, bred
down from the Serval but at least 4 Generations removed while the % of Serval varies depending on the pedigree. While many
Savannahs F1 through F5 are diluted with blood of domestic cats, the SBT Savannah is a "pure" Savannah that
has guaranteed only Savannahs as parents for at least 3 Generations.
The size or appearence of an SBT Savannah is comparable to an F4 or an F5 Savannah.
The SBT Savannah will be similar in size to the domestic cat, if not a bit larger. The SBT Savannah may be shown in
all rings at a TICA show. SBT Savannahs are consistent in type, personality, size, exotic look and predictability as
far as personality.
High quality wet cat food, raw meat, and a high quality dry food suits the Savannah.
Additional supplements with an all raw diet are necessary. Occasionally the owner may wish to supplement with a powdered
mixture of vitamin and minerals. Normally they receive the same shots and health care as a domestic cat. When you adopt
a Savannah from us they will be litter trained and have had at least one set of kitten shots.
Size of a Savannah
Savannahs vary in size dependent upon
many factors. The earlier generations tend to be larger, due to the closer relation to the African Serval.
F1's are average from 12 to 30 pounds.
are average from 10 to 25 pounds (Males tend to be larger)
Savannah cats require 3 years to reach their full maturity.
Savannahs are exetremely intelligent cats, hence quick learning. Inquisitive, loving,
loyal, playful, faithful companion, retrievers, and water loving is a general description of the type of cat a Savannah is.
Savannah's adapt easily to their forever homes when raised as kittens. However, caution is advised in some cases
when bringing a higher generation into a family with small children. Raised as kittens the Savannah will find delightful playmates
with your other pets. They will want to follow you everywhere including bed!
Cost of a Savannah
price of a Savannah will vary depending on the quality of the individual cat. Following are average price ranges:
|F1 $4000-$7,5000||F1 $7,500-$12,000|
|F2 $3,500-$6,500||F2 $4,000-$7,000|
|F3 $2,500-$5,000||F3 $2,000-$5,500|
|F4 $1000-$3,000||F4 $1,200-$4,500|
|F5 $850-$5,000||F5 $950-$3,000|