Savannah Temperament
Savannah cats are:

  • Loyal like dogs

  • Pounce and head-butt as greetings sometimes

  • Social and friendly with new people

  • Outgoing

  • Exotic

  • Intelligent

  • Inquisitive

  • Owners of the Savannahs are impressed with their ability to jump on top of doors, high cabinets, and refrigerators. Some are known to be able to leap around 8 feet high from a standing position. Due to their inquisitiveness Savannahs are able to open doors and cupboards. A large number of Savannahs donít fear water and are quite happy while playing in water to completely immerse themselves. Savannahs can fluff out the base of their tale. It is a greeting gesture and flicking or wagging their tails is a sign of excitement or pleasure. Savannahs can chirp, meow or do both and they can also hiss which sounds very different to a domestic cats hiss. A Savannahs hiss is more like a snake.

Where does the Savannah come from?
The Savannah originates from Africa

What type of Body does the Savannah have i.e. coat, patterns etc?

  • Larger breed of cat

  • Tall and slim build

  • Long legs

  • Long slender neck

  • Boomerang shaped eyes

  • Hooded brow

  • Black or dark tear streaked or cheetah tear markings. They run from the corner of the eyes to the sides of the nose. Savannahs look a lot like a cheetah. Savannah ears are round and erect, deeply cupped, tall and wide. The back of the ear has a central light band with a boarder of black, brown or dark grey. It looks like an eye. Short tail with black rings and a solid black tip. Early generations had dark spotting on a lighter coat. Now they can come in variations, some are classic, others are marble patterned, snow point coloration, and blue or diluted coloured which some breeders are trying to remove from the Savannah gene. Depending on what percentage Savannah will depend on how Ďwildí they look.


History of the Savannah ?
The Savannah cat was the result of a domestic cat mating with a wild African cat of medium size and became popular with breeder towards the end of the 20th century. It was accepted by the Internation Cat Association as a new registered breed in 2001. A male Serval cat was crossbred with a Siamese cat in 1986 by Bengal breeder Judee Frank and the first kitten was called Savannah. Patrick Kelley took great interest in Savannahs kittens in 1989 and between him and Judee Frank they went about establishing the breed until it was accepted for registration by the International Cat Association (TICA) in 2001

Food the Savannah eats ?

Some breeders say that Savannahs donít require any specific food requirements; however others suggest no grains or by-products in a high quality diet. Other recommendations are partial of complete raw feeing; calcium and other supplements but in all cases a veterinarian should be consulted for a non-standard diet.

Is the Savannah an indoor or outdoor cat?

The Savannah is a cat that should remain indoors and only be let out on supervised walks.

Does the Savannah have health problem ?
The Savannah has such varying degrees of Serval and domestic cat genes that no specific health issues have been established. It has been noticed that Savannahs have small livers proportionally to their bodies which can cause the need for medication. Anecdotal evidence shows that Savannahs donít respond well to anaesthesia if it contains Ketamine.


  • Savannah temperament ?
  • Where does the Savannah come from ?
  • Where does the Savannah originate ?
  • What type of body does the Savannah Have ?
  • What type of coat does an Savannah have ?
  • What type of pattern does an Savannah have ?
  • History of the Savannah ?
  • Physical characteristics of the Savannah
  • Food the Savannah eats ?
  • Is the Savannah an indoor cat ?
  • Is the Savannah an outdoor cat ?
  • Does the Savannah have health problem ?



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