Savannah Cats as Pets
I have decided to write this page to explain why we typically sell Savannah Cats as Pets only. We have been breeding Savannah cats for a while now. It is important to find the perfect matches to meet the highest quality and standards of the breed.
I am very proud of the quality of Savannah kittens we sell. I know they are going to grow up to be beautiful Savannah Cats with the Wow Factor which is important when your looking for that perfect pet. Even our later generations of F6 and F7 will get quite large with those beautiful long legs and large ears. In fact I have seen many of our later generations get larger than the early F2 and F3 Savannah Cats out there.
Since my beginning I have seen breeder after breeder come into this buying as cheaply as they possibly can not caring about standards or what they produce. They breed them over and over again quite possibly breeding more bad qualities. That’s not what this is all about. A good breeder should be paying close attention to standards and trying to match them.
I have seen those same breeders that bought “cheap” offering breeding rights for an extra dollar. Trust me, NOT ALL Savannah Kittens should be sold as breeders just because a buyer is willing to pay a few extra dollars. Again, this is not what it’s all about.
Why we Sell Pet Savannah Cats
This is why we usually only sell savannah cats as pets. Even though our savannah kittens are stunning, we don’t want to be a part of that ongoing “sell anything as breeding” just to get the extra money. I have turned down many offers to sell my savannah kittens for the big bucks and instead placed then into homes with savannah cats as pets. The reason is because it’s not all about money. If I sell one of my savannah kittens to someone who is only in it for the money, they could destroy what I have worked hard to accomplish by breeding it to something that doesn’t remotely resemble a Savannah Cat standard.
Every breeder has qualities they want to make their goal. I personally love the tall lean Savannah Cats. I also love the ears that stand upright and are round on the top, like the serval. (Still working on our coats) So many times I have seen breeders selling “breeder kittens” who have ears that go east and west and come to a point. Or short legs with big round eyes. Why? Because it’s all about the money. Then I see them have litter after litter after litter that they can’t sell, but continue to breed.
This is simply acceptable
If someone contacts me about a potential breeding kitten, I always ask: Tell me about yourself? Tell me how long you have been doing this. Tell me who your mentor is. I talk to them and make sure they know what they are getting into. I am not saying I won’t sell a kitten with breeding rights, but I will be asking questions to make sure this isn’t someone in it just for the money.
We have decided to focus only on producing F2 Savannah Kittens, F6 & F7 Kittens. I breed the F2 kittens because I love the F1 Savannah Cats. Then there is the later generations because we have chosen just the right lines to make a very exotic looking savannah kitten. I have included some pictures below to show our later generation kittens so you can see what I am explaining.
Please understand this is my personal opinion. It does not reflect every breeder out there. I am simply explaining why I usually only sell Savannah Cats as Pets.