A Savannah cat is a cross between an African Serval and a domesticated house cat. Savannahs are noted for their tall and slender bodies and their big ears. It is one of the newest breeds in the world and there are just a few breeders worldwide that have achieved their goal of successfully mating a Serval to a domesticated cat.
All Foundation Savannahs have an F and a number associated with it to indicate how many generations it is from its Serval ancestor.
F1 (~53% Serval)
F2 (~29% Serval)
F3 (~16% Serval) and so on.
What is a SBT Savannah?
The History of the SBT Savannahs starts here at A1 Savannahs. An SBT is also bred down from the Serval but it is at least 4 Generations removed. While many Savannahs F1 through F5 are diluted with blood of regular house cats.The SBT …show more content…
They get about 2 and a half times larger than regular house cats, with their weight from 15 to 28 pounds, and occasionally, over 30 pounds. F3 males are often still considerably bigger than a regular house cat. We have produced F3 males ranging in the lower twenties with their weight but rule is 15 to 18 lean pounds.
F3 females and all cats of further generations decrease in size but keep their long legs, big ears and the wild appearance. Savannahs need up to 3 years to reach their full size.
What is a Savannahs Temperament Like?
Savannah Cats have very loving and outgoing personalities. They are highly intelligent cats and learn quickly. Most of them love to explore the outside on a leash, or being in the house and playing Fetch. Others retrieve their toys or follow their favorite person like a little dog through the house. A Savannah expects to be a family member that is involved in every activity, rather than being just a usual house pet.
They definitely love water and have surprised us often with a spontaneous visit in the running shower.
Do Savannahs Get Along Well With Other Pets or