Our cattery is new and upcoming, all of our cats come from renowned pedigrees and TICA certified breeders. It is our mission to breed cats of the highest quality pedigree along with complete documentation of their optimal health. With early rearing of love and compassion your new kitten will be in tip-top shape!
All of our cats will be sold with a guarantee of health showing they are disease, parasite, and pathogen-free.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, PK deficiency, FeLV/FIV, Tritrichomonas, and DNA-screened for other foreign internal agents. re)
Savannahs are bred from the African Serval, a completely wild cat whose purposes in life are to hunt, eat, sleep, and mate. This absolutely plays out in your Savannah! These animals cannot be ignored or left to their own devices for long periods of time (days) as they can become frustrated and destructive. You should play with your Savannah throughout the day although they’ll probably be able to last longer than you anyway. This can mean anything from play-wrestling to a game of chase or fetch. They go crazy over toys with feathers as birds are the main staple of a Serval’s diet. Check out the toy section of your local pet store, seriously. You should treat your Savannah as you would your child because that’s exactly what they are, spoil them! They also know which toys have been laying around for a while so it’s a good idea to keep most of the toys locked up and have a rotating schedule of when each toy becomes ‘old’ so that it doesn’t become ‘boring’.
Even after your new baby receives all 4 of its booster shots and other immunizations, you should continue to take your Savannah to your vet at least once a year for the duration of its life. This is critical to maintaining its optimal health.
The litterbox is the one true downside to owning a cat, in our opinions. You should have at least 2 litter boxes per cat. We use Exsquisicat recycled paper and pine pellets (both from petsmart). The mixture is 80% paper, 20% pine. We’ve found this ratio to act as the best litter composition with respects to maintaining the waste smells, keeping the house pellet/waste-free, and it’s easy to clean up. Your Savannah will arrive trained to use a litter box, but don’t expect perfection until your new baby has gotten time to adjust to its new home. You should clean your litterbox at least twice a day. This highly reduces the chances that your Savannah will eliminate outside of the litterbox. We recommend that you keep a set of nitrile gloves and a breathing mask next to their boxes for you to use while cleaning them. This reduces your regular exposure to debris and irritants. Unfortunately, kittens do have a learning curve with using the litterbox. Your Savannah may occasionally step in its mess and track it throughout the house, but this generally self-resolves as they learn to coordinate their bodies. There isn’t much that you can do to prevent this other than to keep their boxes clean.
It is entirely your decision as to what you choose to do about your Savannah’s claws but keep in mind that de-clawing is considered to be an inhumane process as it removes the final joint of their fingers as well. This can affect their balance and mood. All of our cats are fitted with rubber claw tips, these can be purchased at your pet store or online (probably cheaper, shop around!). It does take more time to cut the cover to their nail’s shape, glue them on, maintain them etc but the upkeep time can be bonding as your cat learns to trust you enough to lay still while you glue the covers on. You may only need to spend an hour or two every week to keep their claws covered. This is absolutely preferable to leaving them unattended as they can become razor sharp. In rare cases, cat scratches can lead to serious bacterial infections so we advise that you address this risk accordingly.
Most cats are very picky about the quality of their coats, they spend hours grooming themselves so they may only need to be bathed once Or twice a year. You should not bath your cat on a regular basis as their skin can become dry and irritated. You can use any shampoo for cats from the pet store. Cat hair is very absorbent so it’s not a bad idea to help your Savannah dry off with a blow dryer and towel. If left wet, they can become hypothermic and develop complications.
Savannahs can be boisterous and mischievous. Our cats love to slap the water in their bowls, knock things off of the counters, and wreak havoc in general so you should expect some things to get broken every now again, especially if you haven’t fully baby-proofed your home.
MORE TO COME!