How much do savannah cats cost

Some readers who have followed my lines up to this point will surely ask themselves this question. Well, it starts with the fact that not every serval wants to cover a "house cat". Some breeders have been trying for many years and possibly the second or third serval and it just doesn't work out. Keeping a serval means having a really large outdoor enclosure (uncastrated male and female servals have the ability to thoroughly decorate their territory with scented stamps), which of course has to be designed to be escape-proof and species-appropriate, and on top of that, the beautiful wild ones would of course like to have it something other than commercial cat food as a meal ... Fresh meat (or better fresh "dead" prey) belongs on the diet plan here, and all of this costs enormous sums of money. And it is often the case that a serval only slowly shows serious interest in the world of women at the age of two ... if a domesticated person finds grace in front of his eyes at all. The size difference between a serval and a house cat is enormous and the inclined observer is probably wondering how this should work at all. But it has been proven to work, because the Savannah contains the serval genes - this has been scientifically proven. Second, rearing an F1 generation is really something for professionals, because the gestation periods of servals and domestic cats do not go together so well. While a house cat carries about 63 days, the serval would be more comfortable with 66 to 77 days and so the kittens are often "prematurely born" so to speak. Not every F1 kitten survives and it takes a lot of experience and expertise on the part of the breeder to be successful here.

In short, the price of a Savannah may seem enormous, but it is justified. Of course, one also has to say that the demand is great and the prices demanded by American breeders are paid - so they are unlikely to decrease. If you want to set up a Savannah breed, you really have to spend a lot of money, because it should already be two queens and the right outcross male or perhaps one of the few F5 or F6 male cats that have existed so far and definitely are fertile (and sinfully expensive to boot). In this way, you quickly spent US $ 20,000 only on the purchase of the breeding animals and not yet earned a cent. In addition, there is several weeks of self-study in official German and species protection law ... and, of course, your home should also comply with the regulations: large enclosure, enough space, we simply assume expertise.

Well, and then it is time to feed the young animals well for at least a year, love them and take care of them and hope that the longed-for offspring will also appear. So anyone who believes that big money can be made with savannah breeding is guaranteed to be on the wrong track, as with any serious form of cat breeding. OK. - You don't talk about money - you just have it. But since after this article has been published, many people will ponder whether such a "little" savannah lover tomcat might not be the right thing, let's talk about the (T) Euro anyway: Here in our countries you have to ( Breeding use is unnecessary, since sterile anyway) invest around 1,500 to 2,000 EURO. To have a queen like this is a bit more expensive. The F2 generation has not yet been offered and Savannah x Savannah matings have not existed in Europe either. When the time comes, the interested party will definitely have to dig a lot deeper into their pockets ...