Savannah Pricing in the Marketplace


How Much Does a Savannah Cat Cost?

The Savannah cat is a domestic breed that is a cross between an African Serval and the domestic cat that started in the early 1980s.  Their cross is very popular among breeders since it greatly resembles a wild cat.  These cats are different than most domestic cats since these cats can be trained on a leash and are capable of learning tricks such as playing fetch.  Savannah cats are expensive since this breed is difficult to find and there are few breeders who have successfully created the perfect Savannah cat.

Variables in Savannah costs?

  • The Savannah cat price depends on the category, size, gender, the age of the cat, its ancestry, where you live and the breeder selling it.  1st generation cats that have 53% of the Serval breed can cost higher than others, for instance.  This simply means that the lower the percentage of Serval breed, the cheaper the price.  The price list below in our table is the average price of Savannah cats from 1st to the 5th generation.
  • Females, on average, can cost up to 20 percent more.
  • Cats for breeding purposes usually cost more than double.
  • These cats are expensive due to the tricky mating and difficulty it can bring to breeders.  As of today, only a selective few breeders, as seen when performing searches, were able to successfully breed F1 and F2 breed


TYPICAL PRICING FOUND AT VARIOUS WEBSITES

References:

https://savannahcatbreed.com/f5-savannah-kittens/  *

http://www.sweetspotssavannahs.com/kittens-for-sale/

https://www.howmuchisit.org/savannah-cat-cost/

https://www.lifestyle9.org/how-much-does-a-savannah-cat-cost/

Type: F5 (12% Serval)*   OUR TYPICAL KITTENS ARE USUALLY F5

Male: $700 to $4,500 USD, or   $1800 - $7500 in Canada  as Household Pet*

Female: $1,000 to $2,500 USD or   $1800 - $4500 in Canada  as Household Pet*


Type: F4 (16% Serval)*

Will weigh the same as an F3, and look like a household pet and the only slight noticeable differences in shape.

Male: $900 to $2,500 USD  as Household Pet*

Female: $1,000 to $4,000 USD  as Household Pet*


Type: F3 (20% Serval)*  Siam’s daughter Aimee is an F2 and available for sale

Weighs about 10 to 18 pounds and can look similar to a typical house cat. These cats do love attention, to sit on laps and will be more loving.

Males: $2,500 to $5,000 USD  as Household Pet*

Females: $3,000 to $5,000 USD   as Household Pet*


Type: F2 (30% Serval)* Siam, our breeding Female, is an F2

Typically weighs 12 to 18 pounds and can be similar to the F1, maybe a bit shorter. Tend to be much more social since they are more domesticated.

Males: $3,400 to $15,000 USD  as Household Pet*

Females: $3,000 to $12,000 USD  as Household Pet*


Type: F1 (50% Serval)

Tend to be up to 25 pounds and measure 20 to 25 inches tall. F1s, out of all generations, will have the most "wild" Serval bred into them. Tend to hide a lot, especially if they don't know the person.

Males: $7,000 to $20,000 USD  as Household Pet*

Females: $5,000 to $24,000  USD  as Household Pet

• NOTE: Breeder Animals are usually double the prices of a Household Pet*


What is going to be included?

  • Before an adoption, a breeder will request a deposit to hold your kitten, usually about 50%.  Once the breeder talks with you and gives the go ahead, a contract will have to be signed to proceed 
  • Reputable breeders usually include a health checkup report from a reputable breeder, a health guarantee, up-to-date vaccinations, a travel crate if shipped, and if desired, a microchip.  Most kittens, unless talked about ahead of time, will be spayed or neutered once they reach 6 months.  Also, if registered with the TICA, a certification will be sent certifying it is, indeed, a purebred at that time.
  • You will pay more for breeder rights on any type male or female, usually double or more.
  • Savannahs can come in many colors, but they are primarily known for their dark spots.  Common coat colors include silver, black, smoke and snow.  Brown tends to be the most popular since it resembles a wilder look, whereas silver tends to be the second most popular color due to its “majestic” appeal.
  • Its temperament is known to be similar to a dog, especially if it’s properly socialized.  These cats are known to be intelligent, loyal and will always want to be involved, no matter what you’re doing in the house. A true companion cat.

What are the extra costs?

  • Most breeders do not include neutering and microchipping in their price.  If you are going to buy from a breeder, be sure to plan for these additional expenses.
  • For those who purchase from a breeder online, shipping fees will apply.  Shipping fees can range anywhere from $400 or more, depending on destination.
  • Recurring costs, as with any cat, will include the food, cat litter, accessories, toys, medications and routine/surprise vet visits.  Plan on budgeting at least $300 to $500 per year for a healthy cat.   This breed may require a special diet and may not do well on typical dry cat food found at most pet stores.  Instead, it’s highly recommended you feed them a high-quality cat food with no by-products and fully cooked meat with no bones.
  • I feed my cats Purina ONE Tender Selects Blend which I leave out for them throughout the day.  For evening meals, they receive their wet food, often chopped up chicken mixed with a cat of wet cadt food, and maybe, a can of tuna or mackerel once or twice a week. Cooked chicken (left over from our meals) is a good. The F2s and F3s may also like the raw meat and organ blend from high end pet food stores. Personally, I always cook (just a little more than warm up) raw foods. Providing them with such a variety keeps them Healthy and Happy and keeps my costs down.

Costly yet worth it.

  • Between purchasing and upkeep, the costs can get well into the thousands of dollars, making it one of the most expensive cat breeds to own. And yet their athletic build and intelligence factors make them one of the most interesting cats to own. Train them like a dog and you will have a wonderful pet.
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