SBT savannah kittens are available - ready to leave Nov. 8th
Welcome to Hidden Spots Savannah
One of the few breeders of the melanistic savannah!
We are a small TICA registered cattery in the heart of Kansas. We breed F2 and F3 savannah cats with the perfect exotic look and temperament. Our goal is to breed beautiful, spotted cats with gorgeous large ears and long legs. Our cattery has an emphasis on the melanistic savannah cat - a cat with a black coat and black spots, the inspiration for our cattery name. Our melanistic cats look a lot like miniature black panthers, but have loving and playful temperaments.
We are one of the only savannah cat breeders that focus on producing melanistic kittens - all our queens and sires are either melanistic themselves or carry the gene and have produced amazing quality kittens with social and sweet personalities!
If you are looking for that exotic and unique pet and family member, we are the breeder you have been looking for! Since we breed for quality and not quantity, we only have a few litters a year. Please contact us to reserve your special baby today!
We can ship our kittens out using either United Airlines or Delta. You may also come and pick them up yourself, if you so desire. We prefer our kittens leave our home when they are 12-16 weeks of age to ensure their health. Our kittens come registered with TICA and completely healthy with a written health guarantee and all appropriate shots and vet visits. They will also come microchipped and pet kittens will come neutered or spayed.
All kittens will come to you very well socialized. We expose them to everything we can, from adults to children, cats and dogs. We also start them on harness and leash training when possible and all kittens come with a custom kitten harness.
We strive to produce the best savannah kittens we can.
About Savannah Cats
The Savannah cat is a majestic, wonderful hybrid cat. They have the look of a wild cat while being domestic. The Savannah breed originates from the African Serval (a wild cat) and a domestic cat. Many breed the serval to a savannah, although originally the Serval was bred to a Bengal cat (also a hybrid cat) or to an Egyptian Mau or Oriental Shorthair. One of the other original domestic breeds used in creating the Savannah was the Maine Coon.
The Savannah cat is a svelte, spotted cat that typically tends to be larger than a domestic cat (at least with earlier generations). This however is not always the case as some F1 cats are small and some F4 cats are large. Savannah cats have a lot of energy and may not become the perfect lap cat. They are great jumpers and love playing with feather wand toys. Some Savannahs will also play fetch with you, although this trait depends on the individual cat.
Savannah cats can be taught to walk on a leash although a good harness is a must as these cats are great escape artists and can wiggle through a regular harness easily. They can jump high and play for hours on end. Savannah cats are more like dogs in temperament than like cats.
Earlier generation Savannah cats need a diet that includes some raw meat dusted with a vitamin supplement. Because of their wild genetics, they require minerals not always found in the quantities they need in regular cat food, such as taurine. Savannah cats are extremely intelligent and will get into everything - they are very much like having toddlers. My Savannah cats have an uncanny ability to know when I am cutting up raw meat - even when they are upstairs. The sound of my knife hitting the cutting board is all they need to be right underfoot immediately! Savannah cats can also be trained as I have done, to stay off my kitchen counters - especially when I am cooking. This, however does not work if I leave milk, cream or chicken out on the counter unprotected! They know the words "chicken," "kitty treat," and of course their names, just to name a few!!
Savannah cats come in different generations (F1, F2, F3 etc.). F1 cats are cats that have a parent as a Serval. F2 have a grandparent as a Serval, and the F3 has a great-grandparent as a Serval and on down. They also come in a variety of colors from the coveted Brown (Spotted) to the Melanistic (black), the Silver (Spotted), Black Smoke and Snow and many others.
The terminology with Savannah cats can be tricky. Only F4 SBT Savannah cats and later generations of SBT Savannahs (F5, F6 etc.) are eligible to participate in TICA cat shows. An F4 SBT cat is a Savannah that is four generations removed from the Serval and has three generations of Savannah cat to Savannah cat breeding. The SBT stands for "Stud Book Tradition." All Savannah cats can be registered through TICA.
*Note - Savannah cats are not legal to own in all cities, counties and states. Please check your local city, county and states laws before looking into purchasing one! Visit www.hybridlaw.com for more information.