Savannah Cat – Characteristics, Temperament, Health, & Training


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The Savannah cat is a hybrid breed of the domestic cat and the African serval. Savannah cats are the largest domesticated cats in the world, weighing up to 25 pounds. They have long legs, big ears, and a spotted coat. Savannahs come in a variety of colors and patterns. Savannahs can be Savannah brown, Savannah silver, Savannah seal lynx point, Savannah mink, and more.

Savannah cats are very athletic and active and love playing with toys and climbing to high places. They make excellent hunters as they love the outdoors and like getting into things that interest them.

Savannah Cat Facts

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Savannahs are the world’s largest domesticated cats and they need a large environment to be happy. Savannah cats can grow up to 20-30 inches tall and weigh between 15-30 pounds, so if you own one of these, make sure you have plenty of space inside your home for it. Savannah cats will play with any toy that interests them and like climbing to high spaces and jumping from small heights. Savannahs require a lot of interaction and attention from their owners and like playing games such as fetch.

Savannahs also enjoy the water and may even get into the shower or bathtub with their owner if they think there’s fun to be had in there! Savannah cats sometimes talk back to their owners when they want something such as food, but mostly Savannahs will meow and mew to get their owner’s attention. Savannah cats can be very independent, so if you want a Savannah cat, make sure you have the time and energy to take care of it and play with it daily. Savannah cats may also attempt to escape from your home or yard and be lost in the outdoors!

Savannah cats sometimes like to hunt for prey such as birds, mice, rats, snakes, lizards, and even fish! Savannahs are not recommended for homes with small pets such as hamsters or guinea pigs unless they’ve been raised with them since young kittens because Savannahs can sometimes see small animals such as these as prey since they look tasty and fun to chase. Savannah cats usually live between 13-18 years and Savannah cats can sometimes get along with other pets such as dogs, but Savannahs should be taught how to socialize properly from a very young age (between 2-4 months), or else Savannahs may become aggressive towards them. Savannah cats also need to be taught not to play too roughly with owners and family members since Savannahs grow up to 30 pounds and Savannah cat scratches and bites hurt! Savannah cats are known for their large ears and beautiful spotted coat and they make excellent hunters (unlike most housecats). Savannah cats like fish, birds, lizards, mice, rats, snakes, guinea pigs, hamsters, etc.; so if you own one of these types of small animals in your home or yard – keep an eye on Savannah cat the next time they’re playing outside because Savannah cats may try to attack these animals for fun!

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