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The Savannah cat is a majestic, wonderful hybrid cat. They have the look of a wild cat while being domestic. The Savannah breed originates from the African Serval (a wild cat) and a domestic cat. Many breed the serval to a savannah, although originally the Serval was bred to a Bengal cat (also a hybrid cat) or to an Egyptian Mau or Oriental Shorthair. One of the other original domestic breeds used in creating the Savannah was the Maine Coon.

The Savannah cat is a svelte, spotted cat that typically tends to be larger than a domestic cat (at least with earlier generations). This however is not always the case as some F1 cats are small and some F4 cats are large. Savannah cats have a lot of energy and may not become the perfect lap cat. They are great jumpers and love playing with feather wand toys. Some Savannahs will also play fetch with you, although this trait depends on the individual cat.

Savannah cats can be taught to walk on a leash although a good harness is a must as these cats are great escape artists and can wiggle through a regular harness easily. They can jump high and play for hours on end. Savannah cats are more like dogs in temperament than like cats.

Earlier generation Savannah cats need a diet that includes some raw meat dusted with a vitamin supplement. Because of their wild genetics, they require minerals not always found in the quantities they need in regular cat food, such as taurine. Savannah cats are extremely intelligent and will get into everything - they are very much like having toddlers. My Savannah cats have an uncanny ability to know when I am cutting up raw meat - even when they are upstairs. The sound of my knife hitting the cutting board is all they need to be right underfoot immediately! Savannah cats can also be trained as I have done, to stay off my kitchen counters - especially when I am cooking. This, however does not work if I leave milk, cream or chicken out on the counter unprotected! They know the words "chicken," "kitty treat," and of course their names, just to name a few!!

REPRODUCTION & GENETICS

Savannahs are produced by crossbreeding serval and domestic cats and each generation is marked with a filial number. The percentage listed for each generation is the lowest possible. Higher percentages are achieved by breeding Savannah to Savannah.

F1: 50% serval, produced from serval and domestic or serval and Savannah parents.
F2: 25% serval, has a serval grandparent and is the offspring of an F1 Savannah.
F3: 12.5% serval, has a serval great grandparent and is the offspring of an F2 Savannah (and so on through subsequent generations).

Because of chromosomal differences between the serval and domestic, the Savannah breed experiences hybrid inviability; males are sterile until the F4-5 generation while all female Savannahs are fertile. As the breed progresses however, earlier generation fertile males are being produced, allowing breeders to breed Savannah to Savannah more often. Typically an F4-7 male is bred to a higher generation female Savannah which "sets" the breed traits in their offspring better than with outcross breeding. This is an important step in the breed progress towards TICA Championship Status. TICA acceptable domestic outcrosses are: Oriental Shorthairs, Egyptian Maus, and Domestic Shorthairs but some beautiful cats have also been bred using Serengetis, Ocicats and Bengals.

F1 Savannahs remain rare and expensive. The initial cross between a serval and domestic cat is difficult due to the parents size and gestation period differences (65 days for domestics, up to 77 days for servals). Kittens are frequently born premature and require special around the clock care.
CHILDREN AND OTHER PETS

The active and social Savannah likes to play with children and other pets. She appreciates the attention she gets from people and kids as long as they are not aggressive towards her. It is also a good idea to get a companion for your Savannah if you are going to leave her alone during a day. Another Savannah, another cat breed, or even a dog can make a good company for your Savannah.

A period of adjustment might be necessary for both the Savannah and your dog. Give them enough time to get comfortable with each other, introduce them gradually and make sure they stay under your supervision until you are sure that they have come to an amicable understanding.

As far as cats, Savannahs do best with the breeds who have similar personalities and activity levels or with cats who are more laid-back.

Some pets are not necessarily safe if Savannah cat is present. Savannah cats are fine hunters and can easily pass any safeguards to get to your aquarium with fish, hamsters or little birds.
SBT SAVANNAHS

An SBT Savannah is a "pure" breed that has only Savannahs as parents for at least 3 generations. SBT is bred down from African Serval but is at least 4 generations away. While many Savannahs bred with domestic house cats, SBT will guarantee you a pure breed for at least 3 generations.

EXPENSIVE SAVANNAHS

Higher generations Savannahs have more serval percentage in their blood. Therefore the higher generation Savannah you choose, the higher the price would be. F1 savannahs are rare and more expensive. They are very hard to breed as it takes many years and a lot of luck to breed Serval with a domestic house cat. Servals are wild cats with special needs as far as their diet, caging and healthcare. Mating them to a domesticated cat is very difficult and time consuming.
LEGALITIES

While Savannahs don't have as many legal restrictions as Serval, some states have laws governing the ownership of hybrid pets. Most states consider Savannahs domestic cats, however in some states or cities they are considered hybrids and might not be legal. Please you must check with local laws to know which will apply of owning the Savannah cat in your county before purchasing one.

In conclusion, it is safe to say that a Serval can be domesticated and kept as a pet. The care it requires is not much different as compared to other pets. Like all pets, they need your time and attention. So If you are looking for a new family member, please contact us right now to Reserve your kitten. Whatsapp:  +1 (828) 635-9498  / +380 663513868 or write to the following email address: luxurysavannahcats@gmail.com
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