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The image of grandeur and dignity, Savannah cats might fool you with their wildcat appearance as they like nothing more than interacting with their owners and on top of that, they also really enjoy domestic life. Savannah cats make excellent companions as long as they’re socialized from kittenhood, but given their inquisitive and attention-demanding nature, they’d be better suited to more experienced owners.  

17 - 20 years
3.5 - 9kg
Savannah cats come in bold spotted, marbled or classic pattern, snow colouration, blue and other dilute colours.
The need-to-know
  • Benefits from an experienced owner
  • Needs high-level of enrichment including simulated hunting games and interactive play
  • Highly active and inquisitive cat
  • Independent but friendly
  • Slightly talkative cat
  • Lean and elegant cat
  • Requires grooming once a week
  • Needs extensive outdoor space
  • Not ideal for family homes
  • Can never be left alone
  • Needs a calm environment
Generally healthy breed

The Savannah cat breed may be prone to: 
- Pyruvate kinase deficiency which is a disease that causes anaemia (death or red blood cells).
Testing available:
- DNA testing for pyruvate kinase deficiency which tests whether or not a cat has the potential to be affected by this condition.

Savannah Appearance

The Savannah is an incredibly striking, wild looking cat, tall, slim, long legged and sporting a bold spotted, marbelled or classic pattern, snow colouration, blue and other dilute colours. The ears are large and upright, deeply cupped and rounded, eyes are large and round and the whole poise and attitude of this cat screams ‘alert’.  

Wondering what’s a Savannah cat? Well, the Savannah is a hybrid cat, a cross between a domestic cat breed and a wild cat species. Depending on the domestic cat used, sizes will vary.  It’s important to keep in mind that first generation Savannah cats require a Dangerous Wild Animals Licence.  

Savannah Personality

The Savannah cat as a hybrid of wild cat and domestic cat, and therefore can have a very variable personality. Expect chaos and mayhem, be pleasantly surprised if that is not what you receive. Savannah cats can be very large and are likely to be very athletic, and keen on hunting, chasing and killing games (and if you have small furry pets, the real thing is a strong risk — as are neighbours’ pets!).  They are unlikely to be an unobtrusive lap-cat, and although beautiful to look at, they are anything but decorative! Find out more about cat hunting behaviour and how should owners manage it with our quick guide.  

Savannah Cat Fun Facts 

  • Savannahs left their mark on the Guinness Book World Record with a Californian Savannah cat named Scarlett’s Magic gaining the title of world’s tallest domestic cat — twice! 
  • One thing that makes them stand out among other breeds is that Savannah cats absolutely love water, and it’s not unusual to see them swimming and having the time of their lives in the water. 
  • Probably the most Instagram-famous Savannah cats are Tuna and Sushi, Justin Bieber’s two magnificently adorable pets. 


Is a Savannah cat a good pet? 

Savannah cats can be quite sweet and mild, but expect a fair share of mayhem at times as their hunting instincts are pretty strong. Because of this, it’s best if they’re not around smaller animals like rabbits, guinea pigs, or birds. They will, however, get along with family members and generally make great pets if properly socialized. 

Do Savannah cats make good house cats? 

Yes, Savannahs are highly intelligent and therefore easy to train, but keep in mind that they require a lot of attention, so they’re not very well suited for a family that’s not at home very often. Also, given their high energy, they need plenty of space to run around and explore so it would be ideal for them to have access to an outdoor cat secure space. 

How long does a Savannah cat live? 

A Savannah cat’s lifespan is one of their main benefits as they can live very long lives, between 17 and 20 years so it’s very important to take this into consideration when looking to get a Savannah as a pet — you’ll likely have them around for a very long period of time. 

Do Savannah cats get along with dogs? 

Depending on their Filial Designation, Savannahs could have no problem living together and interacting with dogs. An F1 Savannah, for example, might find it more difficult while an F3 Savannah would actually enjoy playing around with dogs.