Characteristics

  • Playfulness
  • Activity Level
  • Friendliness to Other Pets
  • Friendliness to Children
  • Grooming Requirements
  • Vocality
  • Need for attention
  • Affection towards owners
  • Docility
  • Intelligence
  • Independence
  • Hardiness

History and Origins

The Savannah cat is a remarkable breed that emerged from the crossing of a domestic cat and the wild African serval. This unique hybridization first occurred in the 1980s, making the Savannah one of the newest and most exotic breeds in the feline world. The breed's name, Savannah, pays homage to the natural habitat of the serval. Recognized for its striking appearance that closely resembles its wild ancestor, the Savannah cat has quickly gained popularity among cat enthusiasts seeking a pet with an extraordinary look and personality.

Personality

Savannah cats are known for their high energy levels, intelligence, and curious nature. These cats often display dog-like behaviors, such as following their owners around the house, fetching, and even walking on a leash. Their sociable and outgoing personality makes them great companions for active families. Despite their wild ancestry, Savannahs can be affectionate and loyal, though they tend to form a strong bond with one particular family member.

Nutrition and Feeding

The nutritional needs of Savannah cats are critical and slightly different from the average domestic cat due to their unique genetics. A diet high in protein and low in carbohydrates is ideal to mimic the natural diet of their wild ancestors. High-quality, grain-free commercial cat food, supplemented with raw or cooked meats, can help maintain their lean muscle mass and support overall health. Portion control and regular feeding schedules are essential to prevent obesity and ensure a balanced diet.

Grooming and Care

Savannah cats have a short to medium coat that is relatively easy to maintain. Weekly brushing is sufficient to remove loose hair and keep their coat shiny. These cats are less prone to matting but regular grooming will help distribute natural oils and reduce shedding. Savannahs also benefit from regular nail trimming, ear cleaning, and dental care to prevent common health issues.

Specific Needs

Savannah cats are highly active and require ample space to explore and play. Providing a stimulating environment with climbing structures, interactive toys, and opportunities for physical exercise is crucial for their well-being. Due to their serval ancestry, Savannahs may exhibit a stronger hunting instinct and require secure outdoor enclosures or supervised outdoor time to satisfy their natural behaviors.

Training

The intelligence of Savannah cats makes them highly trainable. Positive reinforcement techniques work well for teaching basic commands, litter box training, and even more complex tricks. Early socialization is crucial for Savannahs, exposing them to different people, environments, and situations to ensure they grow into well-adjusted adults. Consistent, patient training strengthens the bond between the cat and its owner, enhancing their cooperative behavior.

Need to Know

Prospective Savannah cat owners should be aware of the breed's unique characteristics and care requirements. Understanding local laws and regulations is crucial, as ownership of Savannah cats is restricted or regulated in some areas due to their hybrid status. Savannahs are best suited to experienced cat owners who can provide the attention, space, and stimulation these magnificent cats require. With the right care and environment, Savannahs make extraordinary, loyal companions, bridging the gap between the wild and the hearth.

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Stephanie M.

5

Adopting our new kitten from Purebred Kitties was a wonderful experience. The process was smooth and clear, leaving no room for confusion. Alona's kindness and genuine care shone through as she promptly answered all my questions. Thanks to the whole team, our new furry family member is now home and already cherished beyond words!

Tara E.

5

I am absolutely thrilled with my experience! The team provided instant clarification and communication, showing true compassion every step of the way. The video calls reassured me that this company is trustworthy. The caring consultants seamlessly connected me with the breeder, making the entire process smooth and efficient.

Marcus R.

5

Purebredkitties has been absolutely wonderful. They made everything so easy and stress-free. Adoption specialist Kim A was fantastic, always going the extra mile to help me. She even responded to my email at 3 am her time! 😊 This whole experience has been truly heartwarming and rewarding.

Kelti P.

5

Our experience with Purebredkitties was wonderful! Communication was great, and we even got to FaceTime with our kitten before bringing her home. She was exactly as we expected and is already doing great with our family after just two days. One small note is that pedigree papers weren't included and cost extra, which was a bit pricey since she arrived spayed. Overall, even though it was expensive, it was worth it. The quality and size of our kitten are amazing!

Patty A.

5

The whole experience of adopting a pet with this fantastic team has been nothing short of wonderful. Now, I have the joy of being a devoted pet mom to a gorgeous kitten I named Princess. I'm already looking forward to adopting another fur baby with Maria's help in the future. I'm absolutely thrilled and can't thank you all enough!

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5

Proud mom of four Sphynx kitties! I adopted all of my adorable feline friends from Maria at purebredkitties.com, and I couldn’t be happier. Each one is a treasure, and working with Maria has been an absolute delight!

Hannah L.

5

The whole journey to bring our fluffy bundle of joy home was fantastic. Maria is incredibly kind and always ready to answer all our questions. I really appreciate how seriously they take the health of the cats. Our kitten arrived with a minor case of the sniffles, likely from the airport travel, but it was easily and quickly resolved. Plus, the video call we had to meet our little guy beforehand was a wonderful way to get a glimpse of his personality and feel confident in our decision. I'm definitely recommending Purebred Kitties to all my friends who are looking to get their own Maine Coon.

Arki V.

5

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