The Savannah Cat has a kind, daring, and devoted personality. She enjoys playing in the water unlike other cats and can even be taught to walk on a leash and play fetch. But don’t be misled by her canine demeanour.
Because of their keen hunting instincts, Savannah cats aren’t always a good choice for homes with animals like fish, hamsters, and birds. Her demeanour is gentle, though, so with the right socialisation as a kitten, she makes a wonderful friend to other cats and dogs, kids, and other people in her home.
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Even though later generations of the breed weigh about the same as other breeds, their height gives them the appearance of being bigger. The triangular heads, long, slender necks, and big, broad ears that perch atop the heads of Savannah Cats are their distinguishing features. Additionally, their legs are longer than usual.
12 to 20 years
The Savannah is a lovely option if you want a cat with an exotic appearance. Savannahs are often black, brown, or silver tabbies with black or dark brown markings, resembling their African Serval forebears. However, some might have paler hues or a smoked pattern.
Savannah cats have less shedding than long-haired types, thus they require less care. However, due to their playful nature, they could mess up and require a bath. Thankfully, they adore the water!
The breed of Savannah cats is believed to be healthy, with no hereditary disorders or other health issues. They are not more prone to cardiac issues than other crossbreeds, but they are in danger of developing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which causes the heart muscle to swell. Breeders who are responsible check for ailments that can harm the breed.
A domestic cat and an African Serval were crossed to create the breed known as the Savannah Cat. On April 7, 1986, “Savannah,” the first kitten, was born. The first generation of cats had characteristics of both domestic cats and African Servals. They were the size of a Serval but were domestic cat docile. The Savannah Cat was recognised as a legitimate breed by The International Cat Association (TICA) in 2012.