Ocelli Ear Markings

Ocelli Ear Markings


Serval Cats have an "ocelli" marking behind the ears which are high-contrast marks that are thought to scare off predators by mimicking the eyes of the predators' own enemies.

Savannah Cats inherit this marking from the Serval Cat however it is often a muted version with less contrast.

Typically lacking the high contrast of black with white color combination. It is considered desirable to have black with white but not a fault to have lesser contrasting colors (black with brown, brown with brown).

Ocelli is a round light-colored spot on the back of the ears. Although very common in wild cat this marking can be found throught nature, most commonly on the wings of butterflies.

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyespot_(mimicry)

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Largest Litter Of F1 Savannah Kittens

Largest Litter Of F1 Savannah Kittens

“The party of nine” was born in June 2008 to Fiona a DSH and Tazz the Serval Cat. Fiona was one of the most prolific queens to produce F1 Savannah Kittens, some of which where non-standard in coloration due to her own heritage. Tazz as well sire many 50%-75% F1 Savannah Kittens until Savannah Cat Land retired around 2013. The bloodlines produce still as used today in several catteries although most of the F1 queens produced have simply aged out of producing.

Breeder: Kim Hoffman, Savannah Cat Land (RETIRED)
9 F1 Savannah Kittens
Sire: Razz-Ma-Tazz (Serval)
Dam: Princess Fiona (Domestic Shorthair)

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Internet Scams

Scammers will shut down one website then open another!

You can easily identify and stop scammers.

TICA Registration

Scammers are quickly identifiable as not TICA registered. Verify your breeder is TICA registered by asking for their membership card, their voluntary code of ethics and TICA.org website listing. All these items are easy to verify by call TICA.


Ask For A Video

Photos are easier to steal than videos. You can otherwise ask for a photo with your name in the picture.

Pick Up Your Kitten In Person

We additionally suggest picking your kitten up in person. When you pick-up in person you're ensuring your kitten and breeder are real prior to leaving.

Notice Scammers

Just to show how elaborate a website can be see the scammers below. Many websites are copy and pasted to different domain names. Scammers simply change domain names once they are identified. Breeders can not get all these domains taken down, you as a buyer need to prove these are legit breeders. These pictures are all STOLEN, this is why it is important to watermark photos. Please take note of these pictures as they are often used.

List Of Scammers

  • Loft Savannah Cats

  • Frontline Savannah Catas

  • Excellent Savannahs

  • Golden Savannahs

  • Mothers Care Savannah Cattery

  • Cheerful Savannah Cats

  • Baseline Savannah Cats

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Savannah Cat Shipping



We highly recommend picking up your kitten in person. It is optimal for you to see the kitten prior to it leaving the breeder and for you to meet your breeder. We understand visiting from out of state may be inconvenient but it is worth the trip. As of 2017 it is against the law for a breeder to ship "sight unseen" via cargo if they are not a USDA licensed commercial facility. This is for the buyer's protection. By picking up in person you will know the cat is real, live and in good health.

International Shipping

We no longer offer shipping international. We feel it is in our cats best interest not to offer this option. We are friends with many long standing breeders around the world and can refer you to a reputable breeder nearby. Proper protocol should you try to ship international otherwise the cat can be legally collected then euthanized or detained indefinably.

  • Shipper must have import/export license.
  • Cat must be inspected by Fish & Wildlife day of departure (leaving or entering USA).
  • Cat must have USDA health certificate which must be approved by USDA.
  • Cat must have five generation certified TICA pedigree.
  • Cat must have TICA registration.
  • Cat must have all shots including rabies.
  • European countries require rabies titer.
  • F1,F2,F3,F4 require CITES paperwork (leaving or entering USA).

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Savannah Cat Ban Laws

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Savannah Cat Price

Savannah Cat Price

Savannah Cat Price is based off conformation to the breed standard. Savannah Cats are higher in price if they has traits inline with the breed standard. Breeders are obligated as TICA registered members to provide registration papers, age appropriate vaccinations and retain kittens until the age of 10-14 weeks, collectively this is costly. Due to basic rearing cost of a registered pedigree kitten, beware of prices under $1,000.

Savannah Cat Litter Size Chart

Chart showing difference in litter size between generations. This highlight one of the reasons the price is higher for a generation closer to the serval (very small litter size).

Savannah Cat Height Chart

Showing the diffrence in height between savannah cat generations. The taller cats are more desirable due to more exotic apperance.

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Savannah Cat Size

Savannah Cat Size

Savannah Cats are tall, long and of substance (not dainty). Most size statistics are over exaggerated. The largest documented weight was an F1 Savannah Cat at 25 pounds.

  • F1, F2 Savannah weight 17-22 pounds with a height of 14"-17" inches tall.
  • F3, F4,F5, F6 Savannah weight 12-16 pounds with a height of 10"-13" inches tall.
Savannah Cat Size Diagram


Price is based off conformation to the breed standard. When a cat has traits inline with the breed standard they are of higher value as a pet or breeder.

  • F1 Savannah Cat
    • Pairings extremely difficult, very low fertility, small litters
    • Price: $17,000 - $22,000
  • F2 Savannah Cats
    • Pairings difficult, low fertility, small litters
    • $6,000 - $10,000
  • Lower Generations (F3-F6)
    • Pairings standard, medium fertility, moderate litters
    • $1,000 - $4,000

*Warning: Breeders are obligated as TICA registered members to provide registration papers, age appropriate vaccinations and retain kittens until the age of 10-14 weeks, which is costly. Due to basic rearing cost of a registered pedigree kitten, beware of prices under $1,000.*

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Savannah Cat Tempermant

Savannah Cat Temperament

The typical Savannah Cat is outgoing, in you face, extremely curious and high energy. They want to be involved in everything. Will pout when they don't get what they wanted. And fully capable of knocking every kick knack over.

"Savandalism" is the price you pay for a bored energetic cat that is not properly mental stimulated. A bored Savannah Cat is like having an unhappy toddler.

Owners of Savannah Cats love the intelligence this wonderful breed has and more over the challenge of providing proper mental stimulation. For most owners providing enrichment is an extremely rewarding experience that results desired overall behavior. But for those pet parents who did not research correctly you now have undesirable behavior that is


For a long time, we all believed that a purring cat is a happy cat. Although this is true some of the time, scientists now believe that much more may be at work than simple contentment. Cats purr in a variety of situations including, bizarrely, those in which they feel threatened or nervous. Experts theorize that at least some of the time purring may be a gesture of appeasement or submission. On the other hand, this explanation provides no clues as to why cats often purr when they are injured, ill or giving birth. In these cases, it may be that the vibration itself, rather than the noise or a human’s response to it, is soothing to the cat. It is worth mentioning, however, that cats seem to have figured out that they can get their owners’ attention by purring; cats that want something add a high-pitched sound to their purrs that is particularly difficult to ignore.


This is actually something of a misconception. While it is true that many domestic cats dislike being wet, it is by no means a universal rule; in fact, some breeds such as Maine Coons and Turkish Van cats in particular who are fascinated by water and may happily go for a swim if given the chance. Even the average domestic cat may enjoy playing in shallow water or running water. Large cats like leopards and lions that live in hot climates tend to enjoy splashing around in the water, but domestic cats often live in more temperate regions of the world and may avoid getting wet in order to preserve body heat.


You probably know how irritating this particular feline habit can be; your cat is about to curl up on your lap, when suddenly she decides to spend several minutes pawing and likely scratching your legs before settling down. This behavior is likely an instinct left over either from the distant past or from kitten hood. Given that cats often fall asleep after kneading, some animal behaviorists speculate that the behavior may reflect the now obsolete need to make a nest; your cat’s wild ancestors may have kneaded in order to flatten brush and soften the ground. Alternatively, kneading may mimic the actions of a kitten pawing its mother’s teat to stimulate milk production. Generally speaking, cats only knead when they are feeling particularly content, so when your cat has her claws sunk deep into your thigh, at least you can take some dubious comfort in the knowledge that she appreciates you.

Rub Against Objects

Given how much most cats enjoy being petted, you might very well assume that a cat rubbing against a doorway or his owner’s leg is seeking a similar sensation—sort of like scratching an itch that you can’t reach yourself by rubbing against something else. The truth, however, seems to be a bit more complicated. Cats are naturally territorial, and they possess scent glands throughout their bodies that they use to indicate what “belongs” to them. A cat that rubs against your legs is likely marking you as “his”; any cat that comes along later will smell your kitty’s scent on you and know to back off.


We all know how fastidious cats are about keeping their coats clean. Don’t be insulted, though, if your cat tries to “wash” you; it’s unlikely that your cat thinks you’re dirty or at least, dirtier than any other human. Like many animals, cats use grooming as a form of bonding; if you own multiple cats that have grown up together, you have likely noticed them washing each other at some point. If your cat tries to lick you, you can be sure she sees you as a friend.

F2 Savannah Cat Playing Fetch.

F2 Savannah Cat Playing Fetch.


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