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Serval bark?---with video!

Discussion in 'Savannah Cat Behavior' started by Pam Flachs, May 28, 2012.

  1. Pam Flachs

    Pam Flachs Savannah Super Cat

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    While taking new pics of my eight week old F5 SBT kittens today, some of them will "bark" when the wand toy I use to get their attention is just out of their reach....I'd describe it as a short, high-pitched almost puppy-like bark, as if they are frustrated. So far I have noticed that the kittens who do this are the ones from a certain line...my stud Afrikhan Malaki. My unrelated F7 SBT kittens did not do this bark, and the kittens seem to outgrow it by about 3-4 months old. So far, I've had F4C, F5 SBT and F7A litters bark....has anyone else seen this young kitten behavior? It's actually really cute :)
     
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  2. Patti

    Patti Admin Staff Member

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    I think I know what you mean Pam, I had one girl who clearly barked, but I don't know that the trait in her case was hereditary.
     
  3. Pam Flachs

    Pam Flachs Savannah Super Cat

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    What generation was your barker? ;) I find it very fascinating and adorable....do serval kittens bark as well?
     
  4. Patti

    Patti Admin Staff Member

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    She is F4. I thought I had a sound clip of it but I can't find it. I don't know whether or not serval kitten bark but I imagine they do since the adults do.
     
  5. Pam Flachs

    Pam Flachs Savannah Super Cat

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    I have no video or sound of it either, should try and get it....but I can do a pretty good imitation ;)
     
  6. J.B.

    J.B. Savannah Super Cat

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    Titus barked today actually. I also was holding a wand toy just out of his reach and he bark/yipped. It was really adorable, i wish i could have caught it on tape. I was wondering if it was a more serval like trait as well
     
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  7. Jacq

    Jacq Savannah Super Cat

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    Razi barks regularly when he is playing with Nimbus.
     
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  8. Marissa

    Marissa Savannah Super Cat

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    My f5 does it in rare occasions, first time I heard it I automatically thought some small dog was in my home
     
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  9. Pam Flachs

    Pam Flachs Savannah Super Cat

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    Ahhh...more barkers! It does sound like a small dog's yip, doesn't it? I'm glad to hear it doesn't go away with age....I just think it is so unique ;)
     
  10. Kronos

    Kronos Guest

    Ok who can post a video of this? I've never heard of barking cats before.
     

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