Jun 29th, 2012 by Autumn Sunshine
is a Savannah Cat …
Just from watching the video below, and reading about Magic, she has a happy home and a very nice life! Scarlett’s Magic is a Savannah cat, born on March 6, 2008. She is owned by and lives with breeder, the Lee Draper. Her sweet temperament and unusual appearance makes her a celebrity at local schools, libraries, retirement homes and at the Savannah Cat Shoppe in Southern Califorina.
Video, this is just so awesome 🙂
I have to share this, I was watching the video and that loud MEOW at the beginning had both my cats looking around. Obviously, if you plan to buy a Savannah you really have got to do a lot of research. They need lots of room and lots of love.
Some information about Savannah Cats
Savannah cat is the name given to the offspring of 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 20th century, and in 2001 the International Cat Association accepted it as a new registered breed. Savannahs are much more social than typical domestic cats, and they are often compared to dogs in their loyalty. They can be trained to walk on a leash and even taught to play fetch.
Savannahs are commonly compared to dogs in their loyalty, and they will follow their owners around the house like a canine. They can also be trained to walk on a leash, and even fetch
Some Savannahs are reported to be very social and friendly with new people and other cats and dogs, while others may run and hide or revert to hissing and growling when seeing a stranger. Exposure to other people and pets is most likely the key factor in sociability as Savannah kittens grow up.
An often-noted trait of the Savannah is its jumping ability. They are known to jump on top of doors, refrigerators and high cabinets. Some Savannahs can leap about 8 feet (2.5 m) high from a standing position. Savannahs are very inquisitive, and have been known to get into all sorts of things. They often learn how to open doors and cupboards, and anyone buying a Savannah will likely need to take special precautions to prevent the cat from getting into things.
Many Savannah cats do not fear water, and will play or even immerse themselves in water. Some owners even shower with their Savannah cats. Presenting a water bowl to a Savannah may also prove a challenge, as some will promptly begin to “bat” all the water out of the bowl until it is empty, using their front paws.
Another quirk Savannahs have is to fluff out the base of their tails in a greeting gesture. This is not to be confused with the fluffing of fur along the back and full length of the tail in fear. Savannahs will also often flick or wag their tails in excitement or pleasure.
Vocally, Savannahs may either chirp like their serval fathers, meow like their domestic mothers, both chirp and meow, or sometimes produce sounds which are a mixture of the two. Chirping is observed more often in earlier generations. Savannahs may also “hiss”—a serval-like hiss quite different from a domestic cat’s hiss, sounding more like a very loud snake. It can be alarming to humans not acquainted to such a sound coming from a cat.
I truly think they are just so beautiful, and would love to have one. It’s not in the cards right now 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this post about Magic the cat she’s a sweetie …
What do you think??