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What is a Savanna

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My husband's boss has a Savanna and I have never heard of it. Does anyone know about them?
post #2 of 12
Savannah's resulted from crossbreeding Servals (wild cats) and domestic cats...

Big cats, long legs, they hiss like snakes... I've only seen them on television.

Here's the wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah_(cat)
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Originally Posted by Forensic View Post
Savannah's resulted from crossbreeding Servals (wild cats) and domestic cats...

Big cats, long legs, they hiss like snakes... I've only seen them on television.

Here's the wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah_(cat)
I want one real bad.....the F1's cost between 7-22 thousand each. An F5 Savannah can be had for about $1,000 but they are not as big as an F1 which can reach 30 pounds. Here is another site http://www.a1savannahs.com/studs.htm
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You may want to check the listings for that new program from Animal Planet, "Cats 101." The first episode featured the Savanna. Apparently they are illegal in some states; I had never heard that. I did know that they are very expensive!
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You may want to check the listings for that new program from Animal Planet, "Cats 101." The first episode featured the Savanna. Apparently they are illegal in some states; I had never heard that. I did know that they are very expensive!
I was just going to post that, Cats 101 was really neat, I enjoyed learning more about the breed
post #6 of 12
For a similar look, cheaper price and NO wild blood you could have an Ocicat
post #7 of 12
Yours are certainly gorgeous! I haven't seen too many up close, but they seem like lovely cats to me. The Savanna is too big - I don't want to be bullied any more than I already am by my bossy Siamese!
post #8 of 12
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I haven't seen the cat but my husband has when he went to his boss's house.
He said it decided it liked him and jumped right up on his chest It scared the heck out of him but he caught the cat and it started purring and checking him out His boss told him the cat likes him, she said he is extremely loving and friendly and enjoys kids and her Bengal. She said he weighs about 25 lbs. I would love to see it, I will check out the site you have posted. I don't want one, it's as big as my Cocker
post #9 of 12
This is a very cool F1 Savannah in this video clip. Gives you a good idea how they look and what they are capable of. This one isn't all that big.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCcfymXQkM4
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Originally Posted by Kai Bengals View Post
This is a very cool F1 Savannah in this video clip. Gives you a good idea how they look and what they are capable of. This one isn't all that big.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCcfymXQkM4
Awesome, thanks,
post #11 of 12
Nial that's one cool video but I don't want that big of a cat - will stick to my Oci's - they are "wild" enough.
post #12 of 12
I have enough cat on my hands with 2 Oris and a Cornie cross - I don't honestly believe that domestic cats need to be any bigger or wilder than they already are! I mean just look at any domestic cat stalking a fly, you have a thing of the wild in your home already. If you want a wild looking cat, Bengals are a good option.

I am not in favour of creating more hybrids - I am ok with the Bengal as they were produced by breeding cats of different species but similar size. But do we really need to go further than that? Not in my opinion.
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