Savannah cats

Posted by: MrB

Savannah cats - 09/01/13 01:17 PM

Anyone have any knowledge about Savannah cats? My granddaughter is interested .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah_(cat)

They sound like a cool animal.


Dave
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Savannah cats - 09/02/13 02:09 PM

2 Words: ex pensive



MORE: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Savanah+Cat
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Savannah cats - 09/02/13 02:59 PM


An alternative might be The Bengal
now that there are more of them
they've come down in price.

Cats 101: Bengal


Cats 101: Savannah


Although every individual will have a unique personality,
doing the research prior to buying or adopting helps you
to know in advance the characteristic quirks regarding
health, temperament & what you're letting yourself in for.whistle
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Savannah cats - 09/02/13 03:06 PM

A cool cat, but IMO have her go to the local animal shelter and rescue an abandoned kitty that is going to be put down. Just take her there to look at them, she'll probably fall in love with one of the poor little things.

Unless one needs a specific critter, like one that is non-allergenic, there are so many dogs and cats being put down every day there are plenty to be had without needing animal mills.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Savannah cats - 09/02/13 04:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Jim_
A cool cat, but IMO have her go to the local animal shelter and rescue an abandoned kitty that is going to be put down. Just take her there to look at them, she'll probably fall in love with one of the poor little things.

Unless one needs a specific critter, like one that is non-allergenic, there are so many dogs and cats being put down every day there are plenty to be had without needing animal mills.


Agreed, Jim. There are some beautiful purebreds, but the kitten at the shelter is the cutest of them all.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Savannah cats - 09/02/13 04:41 PM

You're my age. My worry is also the damned animal outliving me if I get a kitten or puppy.

There are a lot of good older cats and dogs too. Just sayin'. grin

They're also harder for the shelters to get rid of since they don't have that instant cute factor.

Just sayin'.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Savannah cats - 09/02/13 04:42 PM

You're ventriloquizing my wife!
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Savannah cats - 09/02/13 04:50 PM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
You're ventriloquizing my wife!
I remember you mentioning that. I have thought of it too. Makes me realize that the end is much nearer the beginning, but such is life, eh?

So get an older one. Good compromise smirk
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Savannah cats - 09/02/13 04:52 PM

Yes. We have one old (about 16 years old) cat, Scout, and I don't feel it's fair to her to bring a new cat into the house while she's with us. I hope we don't get a cat for a long while.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Savannah cats - 09/02/13 04:59 PM

She has two cats. Has no problem with pet cats but the Savannah is different. It's not a tabby. It's a hybrid. It has a much different personality than domestic cats. It's much like a dog. A tabby doesn't connect to its owner like a dog. It acts like the owner is just part of its territory . Doesn't respond generally when called. A savannah can be trained to do so.

Much of how it acts is depended on which ratio of Serval to domestic mix it is.

Dave
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Savannah cats - 09/02/13 05:11 PM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
Yes. We have one old (about 16 years old) cat, Scout, and I don't feel it's fair to her to bring a new cat into the house while she's with us. I hope we don't get a cat for a long while.
Bringing in a new cat, not kitten of course, would take trial and error to get the right one, unless she was always a real loner then nothing would work, although she was used to being around the dog so she is a colony animal. If you found one she liked it would be good for her.

Cats are much easier to take care of, but it sounds like you're at the point where you may need a break from the commitment.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Savannah cats - 09/02/13 05:12 PM


+1 Hundred smile


I'd recently said
that "rescue animals were the 'Finest Kind!'"

...and I meant it!
Whether you get one from a shelter
or just open your door and let one walk into your heart...

In my experience,
they'll offer you more LOVE in return
than any amount of money can ever buy.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Savannah cats - 09/02/13 05:17 PM

Scout has always gotten along with other critters--the dogs, our other cats, neighborhood cats. But she likes her routine, and specially she likes the attention we give her now that she's the only kid.

And MrB--I disagree completely with the idea that cats don't affiliate with specific people. I've had a lot of cats over my life, and it's just not true that a human is just part of the cat's landscape.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Savannah cats - 09/02/13 05:23 PM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
Scout has always gotten along with other critters--the dogs, our other cats, neighborhood cats. But she likes her routine, and specially she likes the attention we give her now that she's the only kid.
I can get that. They tolerate a lot, but if she likes being the Queen make these last years the most comfortable for her. cool
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Savannah cats - 09/02/13 11:04 PM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52

And MrB--I disagree completely with the idea that cats don't affiliate with specific people. I've had a lot of cats over my life, and it's just not true that a human is just part of the cat's landscape.


I've had many many cats over the years
and not ONE of them has been "JUST" A Cat...

I don't get that...?
I see it all the time...!
People OWN cats that are "JUST" Cats...
like Furry Furniture... they eat they crap...
I don't get that? ...what's the bloody point...?

The only thing I can think of is that you get out of them
exactly what you put into them
If you see them & treat them "like furry furniture"
you get what you deserve... >nothing<

like most people LOVE Kittens
but then become indifferent to them once they grow up
Maybe I got it backward... crazy ...but to me...
THE BEST PART ABOUT A KITTEN IS THAT THEY BECOME CATS! laugh

I'm not a kooky 'Cat Lady' who plays 'dress-up' with cats,
nor do I coo to them as if they were babies eek

...and I've Yet to "OWN" One... (nor do they "OWN" Me!)

At best I co-habitate with them (only I get to pay the rent)
and I respect them as beings...as equals...and as friends.

I happen to enjoy their independent nature, that they come
and go as they please, rather than having them "underfoot"
the way I view most dogs..awaiting your every command (ush!)

Just BeWare;
The danger lies in that THEY DO BECOME YOUR FRIEND
and as such leave a huge hole in your soul when they pass.

The only way of expressing that is it's as if
"...you just lost your best friend..." cry
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Savannah cats - 09/03/13 07:00 AM

I think I'm going to grow up to be a kooky cat lady. smile
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Savannah cats - 09/03/13 08:58 AM


I don't mean to be judgmental 'er nuthin'

but IMHO people who denigrate a cat by
dressing them in a TuTu (furcrysake eek )
are begging to be run over by a Humvee
(and backed over...at least once...! smirk )

Dogs are different story...
They've got nothing to lose...
...they ain't got much dignity anyway.

...and I'm not talking about the cute bow
in the "hair" that's actually pretty cute!
Or occasional Halloween costume FUNNY! laugh

...or the obligatory reindeer antlers grin

Who hasn't leaned over and put their sun
glasses on their pet ..just for a 'goof'?

I'm talking about getting off on "playing
dress-up" to the extent of a full wardrobe!
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Savannah cats - 09/03/13 09:44 AM

Dogs have their own dignity. The animals are very different in how they relate to their owners, and to the world. But neither is lesser than the other.

Once upon a time I used to think that P. G. Wodehouse's Gussie Fink-Nottle was an idiot because he loved newts. Then we got a newt, and I discovered that newts are really neat little critters. I still think that Gussie Fink-Nottle is an idiot, but not because he's got a thing for newts.

Here's our newt, Harry.

Posted by: Celandine

Re: Savannah cats - 09/03/13 11:05 AM


To tell the God's Honest..
I never fully appreciated dogs until I found myself literally
in tears watching the Dogs that had been brought in
as Search & Rescue...then Recover Dogs at the WTC.

Walking & Digging through MOUNTAINS of Broken Glass
and Twisted Steel & Aluminum for nearly a month. frown

There's just NO WAY - NO HOW any Cat would do that.

..and yes ALL ANIMALS Are KEWL! cool

Here's a surprise... Even plants possess a form of intelligence.

(NEW RULES: I'm told I need to include a synopsis with my links)
((No problem... as long as we're ALL held to Same Standard smirk ))

When we think about plants, we don’t often associate a term like “behavior” with them, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought!