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Savannah Kitten Need HELP!

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posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 07:00 AM
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Hello ATS,

We have decided to purchase a Savannah cat.
Savannahs are direct descendants of the African Serval.

These are not your average house cat and are very expensive.

These little guys are F3 generation, TICA registered, all vaccines, dewormed, papers, and $200 off one of those large cat wheels.

They are very dog-like. They love to be walked, go swimming, playing fetch.
They can jump incredible heights and love to play.

I reached out to a cattery and have my pic of their newest litter.

Now, my family and I need help deciding.
We have narrowed it down to between the 2 males.

The first male is the biggest of litter.
He is tall and lanky, has the trademark triangle face, long legs, but has lighter spots.

His father sits at 17.5 inches from the ground to shoulder.
The mother sits at 15 inches from the ground to shoulder.

Here is the entire litter



Here is the Big boy.
The breeder said he is going to be big.





Here is the darker colored male.
He has beautiful spots.





and here are both males playing.
Big boy is on the right.




What do you guys think?
Should we get the big boy?
or should we go with the darker spotted because he is a nice representation of the breed?




posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 07:03 AM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
Should we get the big boy?
or should we go with the darker spotted because he is a nice representation of the breed?


Yes.



posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 07:04 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

Think about why you chose this breed. What attracted you to it the most?



posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 07:04 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

I would get the big one, because it reminds me more of the original, but it may be a bit more difficult to work with, very cool cats..



posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 07:13 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

Those cats look great!

Personally, I'd look for personality traits over ascetics, though that may be hard to find in their young and developing state.

Wonder if they ever crossbred these guys with a Maine Coon cat.



posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 07:22 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

Size is a big factor in choosing the breed for me.

They are the second-largest breed of cat you can legally own in Canada... and the most expensive little guys.

The African serval is $18,000 - $22,000.
F1 Savannah is anywhere between $10,000- $15,000
F2 Savannah is between $7000 -$10000
F3 Savannah is $5000 - $7000
and so on.

I love the spotting on the darker one and love the prospect of the large one becoming really big.
But at the same time, just because the darker one isn't the largest right now, doesn't mean he's going to be small.
They reach full maturity at 3 years of age. So he has a lot of growing to do...

I cant decide.

The wife and kids both like the big boy.



posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 07:22 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82
I generally advise against cats.
But....
If you have to have a cat, I guess the more dog-like, the better.
At least you have settled on the least offensive breed.



posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 07:26 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82
I'm so jealous!
I have a Bengal and he is awesome, follows me around, comes when I call him, loves to play fetch and LOVES water.

We put a couple goldfish in the tub with a little water and he loves to hunt them.

I have looked into Savannah's and love them, I just can't see me ever being able to spending that kind of money on a cat.
This is a very cool Savannah video.
Skip to 30 sec.


Do you mind me asking what you are paying? You can PM it if you prefer.
Here is Orion my Bengal.
6 weeks

2 years


ETA: I see you posted the prices. That's exactly what I thought.
Enjoy your extraordinary new member of the family.


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posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 07:43 AM
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Any old southern boy knows that one should go for the "runt" of the litter . Makes for the best pets.
Dont know about large cats , though.
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posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 08:43 AM
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a reply to: stosh64

Oh my! Orion is very handsome!

Ya pricing is pretty crazy on this breed.
So I made sure to do my homework on the breeder and their cattery.
All the kittens or "cubs" as they call them, are very well taken care of and socialized.
Because what a loss it would be to pay that much cash, for something that hates your existence and plots your death hahaha



posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

I have been following the breed for 10 years, such an amazing look. No idea how you found an F3 for $200. I say think about what made you want one the most, and then choose based on that characteristic.
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posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 09:11 AM
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I've seen videos of them jumping even higher than that.


I still can't decide which I want to bring home... both obviously lol but id probably have to cancel Christmas if i spent $12,000 on 2 cats haha.

The breeder had this to say about them:

"Both are extremely playful and curious. The lighter male is braver than the other male.
He is always upfront and taking charge, while the darker male hangs back and observes at first.
We have made sure they have been handled since birth. They get lots of cuddles and pets, even eating, I handle them. Savannahs are very intelligent and trainable."



posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 09:14 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82


Aesthetics and how pretty it looks...is your consideration?

Sorry...that comes off to me as quite shallow..might just be me

And you asked, it's what I think.

Best tho...
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***Fellow ATS'rs it only an opinion. Lovely animals

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posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 09:14 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

$200?! I wish LOL

No, I get $200 off the purchase of a cat exercise wheel.

The kitten is $6000.

If someone was offering an F3 for $200, I would still avoid it like the plague.
There would have to be something significantly wrong with it, or it was a normal cat painted to look like one lol.



posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 09:22 AM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

Oh, I didn't mean too. But it's hard to convey the exact emotion behind text.

I was giving my thoughts on the differences between the 2 males to help with making a decision:
The tall one with lighter spots is the leader of the litter.
The darker spotted male likes to hang back and watch first before jumping in. More observant.

Because the cattery is over 6 hours away, we have only had the chance to meet them once.
The breeder has been keeping us posted on the progress of them all since birth.

Because I can't decide, on who to bring home, I came here asking for suggestions and opinions on what others think.

Thanks!



posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 09:34 AM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
a reply to: mysterioustranger

Oh, I didn't mean too. But it's hard to convey the exact emotion behind text.

I was giving my thoughts on the differences between the 2 males to help with making a decision:
The tall one with lighter spots is the leader of the litter.
The darker spotted male likes to hang back and watch first before jumping in. More observant.

Because the cattery is over 6 hours away, we have only had the chance to meet them once.
The breeder has been keeping us posted on the progress of them all since birth.

Because I can't decide, on who to bring home, I came here asking for suggestions and opinions on what others think.

Thanks!


I have a new 14 week old demon puppy from hell...4.5lbs, maybe 5. He cost $3,500!
Yorkie/Chi Poo...
(God, even so, I luv this little guy!) "No! Bring that back!"



posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 09:38 AM
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Big doesn't always mean will be the biggest.

I've had runts turn out to be bigger than the parents

Go for the prettiest


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posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 09:40 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82


You need both of them 😸



posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 10:00 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

I think that personality traits are more important than size when it comes to choosing any pet, especially since you have a family. I have seen some Savannah cats that get pretty aggressive during play and unlike a regular cat they can do some serious damage! Also when nervous these cats can literally bounce off the walls like nothing you've ever seen.

If I were you I'd watch them very closely and choose the more gentle and submissive of the two- and get him neutered ASAP!



posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

We took a family vacation down south in August.

We came home with a purebred Sheppard.
The funny thing is, Karma - our new pup and the kitten we're getting, are both born June 22!

In the image below you can see the new pup keeping his distance from our black cat.


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