Savannah cats are a new breed created by crossing an African serval with a domestic cat. Subsequent generations are careful bred to maintain the exotic look of the serval in a smaller, domestic pet. Savannahs are taller and lankier than most domestic cats and can weigh anywhere from 12 to 20 pounds. They have large ears and a long graceful neck to go with their elegant long legs. Savannah can be brown or silver spotted, or black or “smoke”. Brown spotted Savannahs can range from a warm gold to a cool grayish-brown coat.
They are high energy, intelligent, tactical, playful, and curious cats that like to climb and jump. Some will play in water. Savannah can learn their names, easily be taught to fetch and go for walks using a secure harness or “walking Jacket”. They must never be let our side unless in enclosure or lease.
They will get along fine with respectful children and other pets. “F” numbers are a shorthand way of expressing how many generations a particular cat is from it’s Serval ancestor. The offspring of a Serval and domestic cat are called the “F1” generation. F2’s have a Serval grandparent, F3’s a Serval great-grandparent, and so on. Although females are generally fertile, the males are sterile until approximately the 5th generation.