Interesting Facts about the Savannah Cat

We have put together some interesting information about this breed and we can’t wait to share them with you, fellow cat lovers! 

Known to be a cross between a domestic siamese cat and a serval (a wild cat native in Africa), the Savannah cats became popular among breeders in the late 1990s and was accepted as a new registered breed in 2001 by TICA (The International Cat Association).

With their cheetah-looking exterior, spotted coat, hooded eyes, huge sonar-like ears, long legs, any cat lover can be easily captivated by the stunning beauty and unique characteristics of a Savannah cat.

Colours are usually brown, silver, black and smoke.

Weight ranges from 12 to 25 pounds, or sometimes more. Males are typically larger than females. So if you are leaning towards getting a smaller version, get a female one. 

Two Savannahs have made it to the Guinness Book of World Record for being the tallest cat ever! The first one was a Savannah cat named Trouble who measured 19 inches in height. Cygnus, a fellow feline housemate and also a Guinness Record holder for having the longest tail at 17 inches.

savannah cat size

The Savannah cats have a lifespan of 12-20 years and are best suited for pet owners with an active lifestyle due to their high intelligence, energetic vibe and natural curiosity (which often leads to mischief). They like to jump — and when we say jump — oh boy do they jump! The Savannahs are known for their jumping ability that can go as high as 11 feet. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Playing with water is something that the Savannahs love to do, so giving them a bath should be easy peasy. A bit of friendly reminder though, don't ever be surprised if you find them playing with the faucet in your kitchen or swimming in your bath tub! LOL.

Would you consider getting a Savannah cat? Why or why not? Let us know what you think!

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