Once home with your Savannah, it is important to quarantine them in a small area like a bedroom and away from any other pets or small children for a week to 14 days. They need to be away from other pets in the household. Please dont allow any dogs or other cats near the quarantine room. A clean litter box should be kept in close proximity as well as fresh water and 24 hour kibble to graze on. Allow your Savannah to have access to his/her opened carrier they arrived in so they have a familiar smell. It is important to bring your kitten into your vet within the 72 hour agreed upon time frame for a health check. Any guarantee of health will be null and void if this requirement is not met. Provide your vet with a copy of the vet records I provided in your adoption binder. Your vet is more than welcome to contact my vet with any questions either about care provided or care recommendations.
A week to 14 days of quarantine allows your Savannah to clear their health check and be comfortable with the new sights and smells of your home. Now you are ready to introduce them to the whole house and any new animal friends in your home. I suggest placing their travel carrier empty, in a place accessible to other pets so they can investigate your Savannahs smell , then I suggest you put your other pet(s) in a crate or carrier for a couple hours and allow your Savannah to walk around the crate or carrier to investigate. By doing this, your Savannah doesn’t feel threatened and your other pet certainly won’t be nervous because this is already their home. Perhaps you have another procedure that you think will work better and I welcome any alternate suggestions. Sometimes depending on the kitten it can take several weeks or months for the bonding to occur. Give he/she the adequate time to get adjusted in their new environment. This can take time.
Please exercise common sense and do not leave your Savannah kitten unattended with any dogs in your home until you are confident of their new friendship. Its very important you provide your Savannah with a place or places to call their own so if they would like to retreat and have some quiet time they can access for just themselves. While the below information is some basic points of interest, it certainly is NOT, and should not be construed as a complete guide to ownership. Research on the internet will provide many opinions and information.
The Savannah is a hybrid breed and some states ban them or have restrictions what generation you can have in your state. Please always check your state, county and city laws to make sure if you want to purchase a Savannah that it is legal to own a Savannah where you live. To check on the most current laws I highly recommend visiting www.hybridlaw.com to check your state laws. We will NOT sell a Savannah to you when you are not allowed to own them in your state, county or city.
All of our cats come from renowned pedigrees and TICA certified breeders. It is our mission to breed cats of the highest quality pedigree along with complete documentation of their optimal health. All of our cats will be sold with a guarantee of health showing they are disease, parasite, and pathogen-free.
Dreamkatz is a small in-home cattery. We specialize in producing stunning F1 Savannah kittens with a serval-look and bold black spots. All of our kittens are raised in our home. We take pride in the amount of work that we do to socialize our kittens. From the moment kittens are born, we are hands-on , and committed to their social development. Whether its assisting with their arrival or handling them from day one, even before their eyes are open.
A Savannah is a hybrid crossbreed between the African Serval and a domestic housecat. It was accepted as a breed by The International Cat Association (TICA) in 2001 and became a championship breed in 2012.
Savannah cats are very loyal, and will develop a strong bond with people. They also love to play in water and are easily trained to walk on a leash with a harness and play active games such as fetch. Because of these traits, Savannahs are thought to have “dog-like” personalities.
F1 Savannah cats are known for their striking appearance, resembling small cheetahs. F1 refers to the first-generation offspring of this cross. These cats can exhibit a mix of domestic and wild traits, but their care can be challenging due to their wild ancestry. Always research thoroughly before considering one as a pet.
F1 Savannah cats are expensive due to a combination of factors. Their rarity, as first-generation hybrids, makes them less common. The breeding process itself is complex and requires experienced breeders. Additionally, the cost covers medical care, legal requirements, and the specialized care needed for these hybrid cats, which have both domestic and wild traits. The demand for these unique and exotic-looking pets also contributes to their high price.
F1 Savannah cats require a well-balanced diet that meets their nutritional needs. A diet suitable for them typically includes a mix of high-quality commercial cat food, raw meat, and supplements to mimic their natural diet as closely as possible. Consult with a veterinarian or experienced breeder to determine the best diet for your F1 Savannah cat, as their dietary requirements can be more complex due to their wild ancestry.
F1 Savannah cats often have high energy levels. Their wild ancestry from the serval contributes to their active and playful nature. These cats require mental and physical stimulation to keep them engaged and prevent boredom. Regular playtime, interactive toys, and opportunities for climbing and exploring can help satisfy their energetic needs. Providing enrichment activities and engaging with them can help ensure they lead happy and healthy lives.
F1 Savannahs are often larger than typical domestic cats and can weigh between 10 to 20 pounds or more. They may have long legs, large ears, and distinctive coat patterns. Due to their wild ancestry, they might have behaviors more commonly associated with wild cats, such as a strong hunting instinct, high energy levels, and a love for climbing and exploring. And sometimes even the stubborn, spicy attitude like the serval!
Savannah cats are classified into different filial generations, denoted by F1, F2, F3, and so on, indicating the number of generations removed from the Serval ancestor.
Here's a brief explanation of each generation:
F1 Savannah: This generation results from the direct crossbreeding of a domestic cat with a Serval. F1 Savannah cats typically have a higher percentage of Serval lineage, ranging from 50% to 75%.
F2 Savannah: This generation comes from breeding an F1 Savannah with a domestic cat. F2 Savannah cats have a Serval lineage of around 25% to 37.5%.
F3 Savannah: This generation results from breeding an F2 Savannah with a domestic cat. F3 Savannah cats have a Serval lineage of approximately 12.5% to 20%.
The generations beyond F3 are generally referred to as "subsequent generations" and have even lower Serval lineage percentages. Each filial generation exhibits varying characteristics in terms of appearance, temperament, and size, which can be important factors for prospective owners when choosing a Savannah cat.
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