The savannah cat is a spotted domestic breed derived from a serval ancestor and is a relatively new breed, started in the 1980’s.
The savannah breed is meant to have the look of a serval in a smaller, domestic cat, so the average owner can have a bit of the wild ancestor – long, lean, tall bodied with large ears, dramatic tear stains, hooded eyes and ocelli.
The savannah cat is incredibly intelligent and can be very high energy! They need a lot of attention and play time, so are not your average couch potato…far from it. Many savannah cats love to play in the water, play fetch and jump in the air after wand toys, especially wands with feathers. They will open doors, cabinets, knock items off shelves, play in the toilet, etc. So keeping them occupied and savannah proofing are vital to their happiness and well-being.
Savannah cats are wonderful cats to own, but are not for everyone. If you don’t have the time and patience for training, playing and giving lots of attention to this beautiful animal, then the cat is not for you. See our FAQ page for more information about this fantastic breed!