Savannah cats are considered amazing and interesting animals. They are quite rare, large and expensive. The purpose of breeding these cats was to create an intelligent graceful animal with an exotic color.
Savannah: breed description
This breed first appeared in the mid 80s of the last century. The breeder crossed a male Serval with a domestic Siamese cat, and as a result, the first Savannah was born. Further, breeders made great efforts to ensure that the breed's performance became ideal. In 2001, the savannah was recognized and registered.
The decision to breed such a breed came about not only for aesthetic reasons. Wealthy people often kept cheetahs and leopards in open-air cages. Savannah was supposed to serve as an alternative to keeping predators in captivity.
Cats of this breed are difficult to breed. This leads to a rather high price for their kittens. Savannahs are much larger than a common domestic cat. When mating, when the female is of a different breed, problems arise, because the males, as a rule, bite the partner by the scruff of the neck. If she is several times smaller than a cat, then this procedure will be very tangible for her. Moreover, male descendants up to the fifth generation are sterile. Therefore, every cat is very valuable for breeders.
Outwardly, the savannah looks like a small cheetah. Large ears, long legs and noble posture. The coat of such a cat is soft and short. She can grow up to 60 cm at the withers, and the weight can reach 18 kg.
Savannahs do not require special care. They also do not need any specific diet, the only thing worth considering is that the feed must be of high quality. These cats do not like the cold because their relative, the Serval, is from Africa. This is rather strange because savannahs have a thick undercoat. They also love water very much, and will be happy to splash in the bath.
It is worth considering the nature of the savannahs. They feel good with humans, but in relation to other animals, they behave arrogantly, even if they are dogs. But, even if a conflict situation arises, these cats will not bite or scratch the enemy - only hiss and growl, or they will simply leave.
These cats hardly purr. With children, they are affectionate, but do not allow themselves to be squeezed and pulled. Therefore, if you have small children, you should not take this kitty into the house.
Savannahs have high immunity and good health. They are not threatened by excess weight and problems with the gastrointestinal tract.
Cats of this breed are incredibly active and love walks and outdoor games. By the way, they are easy to train and will be happy to play Aport with you. But you need to walk the savannah on a harness. Without her, you simply will not keep track of your favorite.