How long does a Savannah cat live for?
Domestic cats average 15 years and Servals have been known to live as long as 20 years. Although the Savannah is a relatively new breed, experts estimate life span at 17-20 years. The "F" stands for Filial Generation and indicates how many generations removed the cat is from its African Serval ancestry.
Texas, New York and Colorado have counties and cities in which Savannahs are illegal. And some states have restrictions on early generations of Savannah cats, but allow the generations with more domestic cat genes. Some states that allow Savannah cats, require you to get certain permits to legally keep them.
- Most Bengal kittens will cost you more than an adult Bengal. The average cost that you can expect to pay for a Bengal kitten is usually about $1,000 but, they can actually range anywhere from $400 all the way up to $10,000. This will all depend on their location, the breeder, their gender, and their quality.
- The states in which owning a serval is legal make up about half of the United States. It's legal to own a serval in Nevada, Idaho, Wisconsin, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia without a license required. It is illegal to own one of these big cats in all other states.
- A Savannah cat is a cross between a domestic cat and a serval, a medium-sized, large-eared wild African cat. The unusual cross became popular among breeders at the end of the 1990s, and in 2001 The International Cat Association (TICA) accepted it as a new registered breed.
Alberta: F1, F2 and F3 generation are illegal to own in Alberta. Only F4, etc are legal to own in Alberta. Ones that we may allow a person to possess: such as a registered generation F4 Savannah cat, still couldn't actually be imported into Canada.
- In Indiana, the DNR requires a permit to possess a purebred or hybrid exotic animal as a pet. “The savannah cats (all generations, including F1) are exempt from needing a permit from the DNR because they are a hybrid between a domestic cat and a wild cat (serval).
- No Monkeys Allowed. In 2012, 19 states had outright bans on private monkey ownership. They are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming.
- The reason they do not attack dogs, cats or humans is because they are not something that a fox sees as prey. Though it could happen that a fox tries to attack a dog or more likely a cat, they will be scared off when the noise begins or when a cat's claws come out.
Hawaii, Rhode Island, Georgia and Nebraska have statewide bans against Savannah cats. Texas, New York and Colorado have counties and cities in which Savannahs are illegal. And some states have restrictions on early generations of Savannah cats, but allow the generations with more domestic cat genes.
- F3 savannah cats still have a good amount of Serval in their genes, but are much more well-rounded than F1 and F2 Savannahs. For someone who values personality and has small children, an F3 is the perfect choice. Male F3 kittens generally range from about $1,500 all the way up to around $4,000.
- Most size statistics are over exaggerated. The largest documented weight was an F1 Savannah Cat at 25 pounds. F1, F2 Savannah weight 17-22 pounds with a height of 14"-17" inches tall. F3, F4,F5, F6 Savannah weight 12-16 pounds with a height of 10"-13" inches tall.
- All three people wanted a savannah because they or a loved one had allergies and “savannah cats are hypoallergenic”. Based on this, we can definitely assume one thing — if the breeders are saying that Savannahs are not hypoallergenic, then there is no way the claim that they are hypoallergenic can be true.
Updated: 25th September 2018