Savannah Cats & Kittens for Sale

The Savannah is one of the newest and most sought after cat breeds due to its wild heritage. However, being such a recent breed, there is a lot of misunderstanding around them. Savannah cats are a cross between a wild African serval and a domestic cat and are one of the biggest breeds today.

Many cat lovers are attracted to this wild-looking kitty because of its exotic spotted coat, large ears, and elegant long neck. While high maintenance, Savannah’s are not dangerous, and ownership is legal in the UK, except for first generations.

Savannahs are certainly not for everyone. So, if you’re considering getting a mini cheetah like this, you should do your research beforehand and ask our Cat Breed Specialist for an advice if this is a right pet for you.

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Meet the Savannah

While a Savannah may look small and cute as a kitten, these felines get big! As adults, they can weigh anything between 12 and 25 pounds, and they will grow to about 20-22 inches long and 14-17 inches tall. Their size and weight depend on their generation, though, with later generations typically being smaller.

Savannahs have a slim but athletic build with long legs and well-defined muscles. They have a short to medium-length spotted coat, which will be either black and brown, black and silver or black-smoke.

Savannahs have a small head and a long neck. Their ears are large, round and erect, and their eyes are almond-shaped with a faint hood and a dark tear duct line. Savannahs live just as long as other domestic felines, between 12 and 20 years, depending on the quality of their care.

The temperament of a Savannah

When many people think of a Savannah, one of the first questions that come to mind is, “are they dangerous?” Of course, being a new cat breed coming from African cat descendants, it’s normal to have this concern.

It’s important to note that different generations of Savannah cats can be bred and sold. First-generation (F1) Savannahs are technically half-wild, whereas later generations, such as F2, F3, and F4, are more domesticated. With each new generation, the Savannah becomes tamer, easier to care for, and less likely to act dangerously or aggressively.

In Great Britain, Savannah ownership is legal for F2, F3 and F4 generations. However, only people with a Dangerous Wild Animal Licence can own the first-generation Savannah. The breed is banned in some US states, or only F4 and later generations are legal.

Savannah cats develop solid bonds with their owners and are as loving and affectionate as other domestic cats. They always like to be in your presence and make loyal companions that will follow you around the house. Some Savannahs can be fearful of strangers, whereas others are more confident. The key is to ensure your Savannah kitten gets plenty of exposure to different humans from an early age.

Savannahs are highly intelligent and curious kitties. They can learn to open cupboards and doors, so you’ll need to find a good hiding place for their food! You can also train your Savannah to walk on a leash or even to fetch. These clever kitties need new challenges regularly and frequent exercise, so taking them for walks on a leash can be a good idea.

10 reasons to add a Savannah to your family

  1. They make devoted companions - Savannahs have a dog-like loyalty to their owners. They will seek to protect you by always staying by your side and lying by your feet at night.
  2. They are highly intelligent - Being such clever cats, they are easy to clicker-train, leash train, and teach various tricks and games.
  3. They have exotic looks - Their leopard-like coats and large size gives them a wonderfully wild appearance, unique from any domestic cat.
  4. You don’t need to groom them - They may be needy in other ways, but Savannahs require no grooming as they take care of their short coats well enough themselves.
  5. You can raise them with other animals - As kittens, Savannahs lovingly accept and become friends with other animals in the home. So if you have an existing pet, your Savannah will shower them with affection, just like how they do with you.
  6. You can take them for walks - Savannahs love to walk on a leash and adore taking outdoor adventures with their favourite humans.
  7. They love water - Unlike many domestic breeds, Savannahs have no fear of water. Like a dog, they will play in their water bowl and probably follow you into the shower, too!
  8. They are very healthy - Savannahs are a hardy breed with almost no genetic health problems. The only concern is that they are more prone to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy than other breeds.
  9. They are a super exclusive breed - As well as being the most exotic cat you can own, they are also one of the rarest.
  10. Having a Savannah is extremely rewarding - These mini cheetahs may be a lot of work and demand much of your attention. Still, they will repay you in a lifetime of love and affection.

Best homes for a Savannah

Savannahs require a lot of attention and can be pretty demanding. So, if you don’t have much free time and are not home regularly, a Savannah is not a good choice. Likewise, they can be an overwhelming pet for those becoming kitten parents for the first time.

It’s a misconception that Savannah cats are dangerous. These kitties are not savages in the slightest, but they can be destructive to their surroundings if they do not get the attention and playtime they require. Therefore, a Savannah is best suited to owners who have plenty of free time, do not work full time away from home, and have experience with cats.

Savannahs also need a larger living space than other domestic cats, so they are not suitable for those who live in small apartments. In addition, they love to jump and can leap up to 8 feet high thanks to their long legs. Therefore, standard cat trees may not be sufficient for a Savannah, so it’s best to fit some elevated platforms for them to explore and perch on.

Frequently Asked Questions About Savannah Kittens

Why should I choose a Savannah kitten from The Pedigree Paws rather than elsewhere?
A Savannah is an exotic, highly sought after breed. Therefore, it’s crucial to purchase one from a fully licensed breeder who takes the extra effort to socialise them well during their time with their mother. We work with the best rated Savannah breeders in the UK and Europe who not only operate ethically but specialise in raising F2, F3, and F4 Savannah kittens that are tame, friendly, and well developed.
Is a Savannah the right kitten for me?
This cat breed is certainly not everyone, but they can make an incredible companion for the right person. We do not recommend Savannahs to first-time kitten parents as they have very high social needs and require more consideration than other domestic kitties. We also don’t recommend them to someone who works full-time hours out of the house. These felines do not do well left alone all day, and doing so would be at your own risk. Remember that Savannahs get bored quickly, and without a human at home to entertain them, they can resort to destructive behaviour. However, if you’re an experienced cat owner looking for your next challenge and you have lots of time, space, patience and love to give, you will likely build a beautiful companionship with a Savannah. These large cats need plenty of room to run and jump, so an enclosed, safe space like a patio is ideal.
Is The Pedigree Paws trustworthy?
We know that reputable and ethical pet breeders and agencies are hard to come by these days. This is why we choose to be a fully transparent company, making it our top priority to build trust between our customers, breeders, and us as an agency. One non-negotiable for us is only working with fully licenced breeders that prove that they operate ethically. This commitment has led to hundreds of success stories from happy customers who are thrilled with their new kitten. You can read some of these on our reviews page.
Are the Savannah kittens from The Pedigree Paws healthy?
We take kitten health exceptionally seriously. We do not allow breeders to list their Savannah kittens until they can provide evidence that they have had a thorough health check with a licensed vet and do not have any medical issues. It’s also vital to run DNA checks on both parents of a Savannah kitten to determine the generation of the kitten and thus ensure they are F2 or later. In addition, every Savannah kitten will already be dewormed, microchipped, and vaccinated, so you don’t have to worry about that.
When can I receive my new Savannah kitten?
Savannah kittens, like all breeds, should stay with their mother until they are fully weaned and are psychologically ready to live independently. The earliest this will be is eight weeks old, but preferably 10-13 weeks old. Plus, our Savannah breeders know how vital this stage of kittenhood is for their development. So they use this time to socialise the kitten with different humans and raise them to become friendly, sociable and tame pets.
Can I see the parents of a Savannah kitten before purchase?
Yes absolutely. We encourage anyone looking to buy a Savannah kitten to see both the parents beforehand. This will allow you to see if the parents are tame and friendly, which will determine the kitten's temperament. Thus, we'll arrange for you to meet the kitten and parents virtually through a video call with the breeder.
Will I receive the pedigree documents of my Savannah kitten?
Yes, all our Savannah kittens come with internationally recognised pedigree documents that show the Savannah's generation, such as F2, F3, etc. The papers will be from one of the top breeding organisations, such as GCCF, TICA or FIFe. Plus, regardless of which organisation they are registered under, it will be valid worldwide.
Do these Savannah kittens from The Pedigree Paws come from good breeders?
All the breeders you see on our site have undergone an extensive selection process from The Pedigree Paws. We do not support kitten breeding facilities, and we look for breeders that treat each kitten as their own and put in time and effort to socialise them well and prepare them for family life. Plus, every breeder on our books follows strict animal welfare policies set by top international pedigree and breeding organisations.
Are your Savannah kittens raised in a family home or a breeding facility?
The first two months of a kitten's life is crucial for their physical, mental, and emotional development. Plus, for a Savannah, this time is vital as they need to meet lots of people and other animals, get familiar with a family home environment and develop a friendly and sociable temperament. In commercial breeding facilities, this is not possible. Raising Savannah kittens in any environment other than a family home will not lead to them becoming genuinely domesticated pets. This is why we do not support breeding facilities and only work with breeders who keep kittens in their houses.
How can I help my Savannah kitten settle into their new home?
Even though our breeders will work to socialise the kitten before it comes to you, some Savannah kittens may still appear fearful of strangers at first. However, at this young age, they will start to settle and adjust in a few days. In the meantime, you can help make the change as stress-free as possible with a few things. Before the breeder sends your kitten, ask them to include a blanket or towel with their mother's pheromones. The mother's scent is very calming for kittens and will help keep them at ease during the journey. Then when your baby Savannah arrives, keep them in one room for a day to not overwhelm them and shower them with attention from the get-go, so they associate you with love and affection.