Savannah Facts

Savannah Facts
Savannah is a hybrid cat created by cross-breeding of domestic cat and serval (African wild cat). First litter was produced in the USA in 1986 and mixed with Egyptian mau, Oriental shorthair and Bengal cat to ensure creation of the new breed with desired traits. Savannah became recognized as an official breed in 2001.
Interesting Savannah Facts:
Savannah is large- to medium-sized cat that can reach 8 to 20 pounds of weight.
Savannah has short, soft coat that can be solid black or golden, cream, brown and white-colored and covered with oval, round or elongated, black or brown spots on the body.
Savannah has triangular head, long neck, large ears, almond-shaped eyes, athletic body, very long legs and thick tail of medium length.
Savannah is an excellent jumper that can easily jump 8 feet horizontally. It climbs to the highest point in the house with ease and changes its location in a blink of an eye by jumping from one piece of furniture to another.
Popularity of Savannah as a house pet is on the rise. Since it belongs to the group of hybrid animals, Savannah is banned in several states (Hawaii, Massachusetts and Georgia) and cities (New York) in the USA.
Savannah is very expensive cat, especially first and second generation of cats that can reach the price of nearly 20.000 dollars.
Savannah is alert, curious and adventurous cat. It is suitable for families with older children and cat-friendly dogs. Savannah has dog-like personality. It forms strong bonds with all family members and follows them throughout the house. Due to strong hunting instinct, Savannah should be kept away from the hamsters, guinea pigs, fish and birds.
Savannah is active cat that likes to play with water and investigate its surroundings. It also enjoys to play with its owners.
Savannah is very intelligent cat. It can learn to turn the faucet, activate alarm clock, open various cabinets in the house, walk on the leash and retrieve toys.
Savannah likes to play rough games with its toys and to chew cables in the house. It needs to be mentally stimulated and occupied all the time, otherwise, it can become bored and destructive.
Unlike many other types of cats, Savannah is not shy in front of the strangers and it welcomes guests with great confidence.
Savannah has short coat that should be brushed once or twice per week to ensure nice, healthy appearance and removal of dead hairs.
Savannah gives birth to 1 to 5 kittens on average. Kittens are active and playful from the early age. They reach adult size at the age of 3 years.
Savannah is generally healthy breed, but it can suffer from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Savannah has an average lifespan of 17 to 20 years.

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