What do Savannah cats look like?
The Savannah cat has a triangular head, elongated neck, and big, wide ears. Her medium-sized eyes can be any colour, whilst her nose leather may come in colours of pink to black.
However, a black Savannah cat should have a solid black nose leather. This hybrid cat has a notably tall and lean body and medium-length tail. She has long legs, with her hind legs a bit longer than the front legs.
This cat's coat has a wide range of colours and patterns. These include black, brown, black smoke, brown spotted tabby, and silver spotted tabby. Most have dark brown or solid black spots on cream, golden, sandy, and white backgrounds.
Meanwhile, a black Savannah cat appears to have only one coat colour. However, there are underlying spotted patterns or black spots that can be seen, which are referred to as ghost patterns.
The cat has distinctive solid and bold markings. These can be elongated, round, or oval. Some possess a marble pattern that is characterised by spots akin to an elongated bullseye.
Others sport colours and patterns that are excluded from the breed standard. These include blue, chocolate, cinnamon, colourpoint, and red.
How big do Savannah cats grow?
A full-grown savannah cat is a large feline. Her full size depends on what generation she falls into. Here are the respective Savannah cat sizes based on their generation:
F1 Savannah Cats
A male weigh around 17 to 25 pounds, whilst a female is at least 13 to 19 pounds. Both measure about 16 to 18 inches at the shoulder and 22 to 24 inches from chest to bottom.
F2 Savannah Cats
A male can weigh around 16 to 25 pounds, but others can be as heavy as 30 pounds. A female is approximately 12 to 16 pounds. They stand around 15 to 18 inches at the shoulder and are 20 to 22 inches long.
F3 Savannah Cats
A male weigh between 14 and 20 pounds, whilst a female can weigh 10 to 13 pounds. They measure at least 14 to 17 inches at the shoulder and are 18 to 21 inches long.
F4 and F5 Savannah Cats
A male's weight may range from 14 to 20 pounds, and a female's weight ranges from 10 to 13 pounds. They stand 14 to 16 inches at the shoulder and are 16 to 18 inches long.
What is the biggest Savannah cat?
Two Savannah cats were able to snag the Guinness World Records title for Tallest Domestic Cat. In 2013, Trouble, a 19-inch-tall Savannah cat, was the first to win the title. Four years later, another Savannah cat named Arcturus ranked first as he measured just over 19 inches tall.
How to care for a Savannah cat
The Savannah cat is a low-maintenance feline. Her short medium-length coat only requires once a week of brushing.
Check her ears weekly for any signs of infection or wounds such as foul odour, redness, and inflammation. Also, take this time to clean the ears if they become too dirty. Trim her nails weekly as well. Daily brushing of her teeth is greatly encouraged to prevent periodontal diseases.