The Savannah Cat breed is a crossbreed of a domestic cat with an African Serval. The first kitten, named "Savannah", was born on April 7, 1986 and the first generation possessed traits of both domestic cats and African servals. They had the serval's size but the tameness of a domestic cat. In 2012, The International Cat Association (TICA) accepted the Savannah Cat as an official breed.The Savannah Cat breed is like no other domestic cat. Very playful, adventurous and loyal. Unlike most cats, they love to play in water and can even be trained to walk on a leash, play fetch and do perform other tricks. Savannah Cats have strong hunting instincts, so they aren't always suitable for households with pets like fish, hamsters, and birds. However, they could be a great companion to other cats and dogs, children and other humans with proper socialization as a kitten.
A Savannah's exotic look is often due to the presence of many distinguishing serval characteristics. Most prominent of these include the various color markings; tall, deeply cupped, wide, rounded, erect ears; very long legs; fat, puffy noses, and hooded eyes. The bodies of Savannahs are long and leggy. They're known for their high energy levels and mental stimulation is critical to prevent boredom. It's not a cat that would be fine being left by himself all they long. They are very social and having a buddy, whether it is another cat or a respectful dog, works great in most cases. Savannah cat's are very dog alike after all.
Due to their wild ancestors, Savannah cats require high protein, quality diet. Many owners choose to feed raw diet, which is what we do here at Empire Savannah as well.
For those Savannah's owners who don't have ability, time or resources to make their own raw food, we recommend ONLY GRAIN FREE, high protein:
wet food - wellness, natural instinct, nulo, weruva
dry - orijen, natural instinct, nulo, wellness