Skip to comments.Owners Say Cats Descended from Non-Domestic Animals Are Safe [photo essay]
Posted on 06/04/2013 2:09:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
The first known Savannah cat was born April 7, 1986 when a female domestic cat gave birth to a kitten sired by an African Serval, according to the International Cat Association (TICA). It is described as a tall, lean, graceful cat with "striking dark spots and other bold markings.
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All controversy should be this cute.
I have seen pics of these savannah cats and they are magnificent but really large and really expensive.
Breeding a dog with a wolf results in an animal that eventually forgets its training, or simply ignores instructions because it’s bored. Domestic cats are like that already, so what difference does breeding one with a serval or jungle cat make?
Both of the aforementioned species are near the low end of the felid size spectrum, btw.
I guess the difference is whether it is going to eat the baby.
Lots of wolf in any Alaskahusky. Some so much that they have both the wolf face and size.
My now gone Kitty looked just like the Savannah cat....although much prettier than the one in the pic (not cross eyed).
She was loving and affection with me, but hated everyone and everything else and wasn’t afraid to use her evil. Of course, her “love” was when she was in the mood.
Although she always had to be near me....at all times.
There’s no such thing as a domestic cat. Some have just adopted humans to serve them.
Savannahs and Maine Coons are humongous, but I wouldn’t feel threatened by one even if it was really pissed. (I had a Maine Coon for 15 years). An 8 pound Siamese scares me more because they are true psychopaths with long memories.
He was a sweetheart. But he was small enough I couldn't have fed more than 2 people with him. 14 lbs or so.
“Theres no such thing as a domestic cat.”
Very true. The “domestic” cat has diverged very little from its wild cousin, the wildcat.
Report them to the IRS immediately!
That's why I had welding gloves to put ours in the pet carrier for vet trips. And insurance that covered transfusions. Never owned another Siamese.
If they were breeding them with large cats that would be one thing but these cats are only a little larger and very smart and affectionate.
They are also crossing them with breeds that have successfully been tamed in the past.
Now if they were crossing them with the Scottish Wild Cat....pass.
Those things are just plain wild.
My housecatz lick my eyelids if I sleep in late, just to check if it's time yet. My daughter makes me at least ping her every day because: "We don't want to find you if the catz have had you for 3 days".
Catz are like that. You gotta be a little Klingon to own killing carnivores for pets.
But feral cats account for plenty of wildlife/small game deaths, introducing another, potentially more efficient hunter into the North American ecosystem is simply not a smart or sound idea. Among other reasons, if O`Bozo keeps up his efforts, we may well need that small game soon. Don`t like the idea of people having to compete with Kitteh and his bigger cousins for rabbit or squirrel stew.
You’d be afraid of my Kitty. I don’t think she was full Savannah but it was the closest breed I could locate, trying to figure out what she was. Also, they look black; however in sunlight they are actually a very dark chocolate brown. Very pretty.
Those ears are prominent, as with the “light fur” going down from ear to eyes.
It was my favorite spot to kiss, when allowed, and she loved it.
>>Very true. The domestic cat has diverged very little from its wild cousin, the wildcat.
I have 5 outdoor cats (rescued strays) and despite eating their weight in cat food each month, they hunt constantly. I love to sit out in the back yard want watch them all. We’re in florida, so there is an abundance of lizards and mice. They are pure killers.
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