What’s an F1 Savannah

Origins of the Savannah Cat.

The Savannah cat is a direct descendent from the African Serval. The F1 savannahcat is an outcross between a Felis Catus and a Leiptailurus Serval.

The breed is developped to achieve a wild type appearance with very expressive eyes, tear stains and vibrant colors with a solid contrast.

They have huge ears and very long legs.

F1 Savannah Cats and Serval

An F1 Savannahcat is the first generation offspring and has a serval parent ( usually Dad) and a domestic mom.

An F2 is a second generation offspring with a Serval grand-parent.

An F3 is a third Generation offspring with a sServal great Grandparent and so on.

This kitten is a Silver F1 kitten we proudly produced.

General Informations

The F1 Savannahcat  has a unique look and a stunning appearance, due to the cross-breeding carried out by its wildcat ancestors.

The unique personality traits of the F1 savannah cat include playing fetch, walking on leash, giving headbutts, snakes hiss, chirping like a baby bird and a very high jumping capability, lots of energy and highly intelligent.


Their energy level is high and exercise is required. Exercise and socialization is an extremely important part of a kitten training into adulthood.

Exposure to all kind of atmosphere with positive reinforcement is the best.

Your expectation should only be what you are putting into this type of cat, lazy owners not advised.

F1 Savannahcats are making excellent companions, for dedicated owners.  F1 savannahcats are loyal, intelligent and eager to be involved.

They can lear from simple to complex command.




No known well-established health problems exist within the breed. F1Savannah Cats are susceptible to the same health issues as any other cat though.

All breed of cat can get both congenital  and non-congenital issues.

Non-congenital issues are usually caused by none genetic health problem such as fungal, bacterial and viral infection.

Most of them are treatable with proper antibiotic treatment after adressing the problem with a  veterinarian consultation.

Physical Caracteristics

Adult Size

We do know that first-generation hybrids (known as F1) are larger than their parents. The following generations, when paired with domestic cats, will produce gradually more regular-sized cats, getting closer to the size of a standard domestic cat.

F1 Savannah Female between 15 – 25 llbs
F1 Savannah Male between 20 – 35 llbs

Coat Color

Coat can be buttery gold , silver, cool brown, smoke  or black in F1 Savannah.

Coat Pattern

Solid dark spots not connected that can be round or oval flowing all across the body in parallel stripes.

Type of coat

Dense short hair that is both coarse and soft.

What's to know about them?


They will usually have a very strong bond with their human and will be very affectionnate with them.


These little wildcat usually enjoys dynamic play sessions that entertain and stimulate them. This means it’s essential to offer daily interactive play activities. Some of them are quite the little sportsmen and even enjoy swimming and climbing!


If their needs for physical activity are met, they relax with their humans when they want to.


F1 Savannahcats are lively, insightful and are great at learning. They are naturally curious and it will get them into mischief sometimes.

Fearful/wary of strangers

Fear of strangers varies from one cat to the next, but since F1Savannah cats are typically energetic and curious, they generally adapt well to novelty.

It’s always important to make sure that cats get enough physical activity and stimulation, whatever their breed. So as long as your F1 Savannah cat  is growing up in an enriching environment complete with high-up lookout points, games and dietary stimulation, they will be able to cope with being alone .



On the whole, with domestic cats, their tendency to vocalise for communicating with humans varies a lot between individuals and the environment they’re in. Certain hybrid breeds can be slightly more chatty than the average cat, meaning it’s possible that F1 Savannah cat will be too.

Tendency to run away

Being very adventurous and active, they enjoy exploring the outdoors. If you use a lead with a harness, you’ll find it easier to take them on excursions, knowing there is a lower risk of them escaping!  Catio is still the safest outdoor place for them.


Given they have so much energy, F1 Savannah cat  usually have a pretty good appetite but can be finicky eaters.

Friendship with other Specie


This relationship will depend on several factors, including the way they were each socialised when they were kittens.

F1 Savannah cats and Dogs

The compatibility of F1 Savannah with dogs can vary, and depends on them being socialised together at a young age and in the right way. That said, a dog and a Savannah can get on very well. It’s important to have lookout points and rest areas that are high up, so that the cat can avoid undesired run-ins with their canine companion.

F1 Savannah and Children

People are the real danger when it comes to animals. Any breed of act that is mistreated or not properly raised ( socialized, training, mental stimulation, exercises etc) can be dangerous……ANY BREED OF CATS OR DOGS….

Blaming the breed  is a dismissal of ones own fault.

A lots of cat owners don’t understand how to handle a cat properly.

F1 Savannah cats are not dangerous to humans. Serval Cats are not inherently dangerous to people, they will run away from starngers and will alomost always choose flight over fight.

All cats have hunting instincts,, which means the individuals mays pose a danger to smaller pets such as prey animals ( rodents, birds and fish).

ANY ANIMAL (CATS, DOGS, BIRDS HORSES ETC) can be a nightmare if you intend to disrespect what each individual animal needs for a well balanced life.

Please make sure to do your homework and be positive that you can properly provide the perfect home for these critters.



The Price is based on conformation to the breed standard, temperament, demand and scarcity.

Females tends to have small litters and unlike dogs , the Savannah’s heat cycle is completely unpredictable.

The Closer to the origin,  ( Serval) results in a physical larger size but smaller litters.

You should allow a good budget per month to meet all the needs of your kitten , by offering them a high quality diet and ensuring to keep them in good health. Be wary of fraudulent breeders who deceptively try and sell cats of other breeds as F1 Savannah cats.


Clearly, a high-quality diet is essential. Almost all cat foods from a grocery store are not properly balanced for any type of cat. Feeding cheap filled foods will lead to bones being brittle bones that can break easily.

F1 Savannah cat grow at a faster rate than regular cats so proper nutrition is vital.

Work with your breeder and veterinarian to establish a proper diet plan adapted to each stage of life.

Life expectancy

Their average life expectancy is between 12 to 20 years.

Good to know

There is a high degree of similarity between the genome of several wild cat species, which makes hybridisation between domestic cats and some of their wild cousins easier.

Several of them have the same number of chromosomes, often with identical structure. Nevertheless, the F1 Savannah cat is the result of a cross between the domestic cat and the Serval , Leiptailurus Serval

These cousin species are both part of the Felidae family and are sufficiently similar from a genetic point of view to produce viable hybrid offspring. However, the genome of the Serval’s Cat has 36 chromosomes next to the domestic cat’s 38.

Whereas F1 Savannah cats, the descendants of this hybridisations, have 37 chromosomes themselves. This genetic variability between the two species makes crossing them more difficult and the process is laborious and complicated.

When choosing a cat of this breed, F1 Savannah cats it is important to be meticulous with documentation and make sure to contact trustworthy breeders.

F1 Savannah cat Ocelli markings.

All F1 Savannah cats have Ocelli Marking behing their ears which are high contrast  markings mimicking the eyes of the predators own ennemies.

The Ocellis on serval are  use to scare off predators and the marking has been passed down the line in our beautiful Savannah cat .

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