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Does your Savannah learn from your other cats?

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Dantes

Guest
#1
This weekend I was walking around with Duma and I picked him up. He flopped in my arms. I walked around the neighborhood with him like that, his body in my arms and his legs flopped this way and that. A neighbor came up to me and petted him and he didn't move from my arms. A dog walked by and he hissed, but never budged from his lazy flop, maybe one leg stretched out for a second.

I was just wondering if maybe he learned this from watching Ragdoll behavior? Does anyone else's SV flop?

Don't get me wrong, he isn't all Ragdoll (yet lol): Usually when I go to pick him up he either runs or does a wiggly worm thing to avoid me, and only occasionally he sorta lets me have my way. When he does let me pick him up he'll let me know he's done by kicking me in the face (no claws thank goodness). So he isn't all flop and flounder. Usually he's playing "come chase me" where he'll come near me and act like he wants to be friendly, but when I bend down he runs then looks back at me like, "what's wrong with you, this is PLAYTIME."

Maybe I just lucked out and got an awesome cat. He is such a good boy, my little gentleman. I think he's still a little on the small size for an F3, but he seems to have made up for it in personality, I am so happy about that.

I need to get a pic of him flopping, but it's hard to take a picture of a floppy cat when the cat is flopping in your hands.

Okay, I think this is just one of those days, waxing (not so) poetically about my little boy Duma ;)

(but no, still no neuticals for him.)
 

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Paige
Staff member
#3
Nope - my cat learns from the savannahs...

Ixas was visiting at the vet on Saturday and allowed everyone to hold him and kiss him and he was a huge hit! As a matter-of-fact, I had 2 people take cards from me...they had heard that savannahs did not like to be held, but Ixas allows others to hold him...

So sounds like we both have very fine gentlemen for savannahs ;)
 
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Dantes

Guest
#4
They're not supposed to ever get all four paws off the ground in play yet Georgie attempts the same leaps and flips the SVs do (although he's not very successful at it).
I wish I could get a good jumping photo of a Ragdoll attempting a SV leap...but the truth is, while Duma mostly does SV leaps, some of them look like Ragdoll jumps. The difference being a SV will jump straight in the air, while a Ragdoll will thrust his body on top of whatever he is going for--not coordinated at all lol.
 
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Dantes

Guest
#5
Nope - my cat learns from the savannahs...

Ixas was visiting at the vet on Saturday and allowed everyone to hold him and kiss him and he was a huge hit! As a matter-of-fact, I had 2 people take cards from me...they had heard that savannahs did not like to be held, but Ixas allows others to hold him...

So sounds like we both have very fine gentlemen for savannahs ;)
I don't know if Duma would allow himself to be handled by a stranger, but he tolerates my neighbor (who makes him dance lol). He is fine with being pet and kissed while in my arms though.

Lots more of the world for him to experience yet LOL Heading out to Jersey in a few days, I wish he could come with me :-/
 

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Paige
Staff member
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I don't know if Duma would allow himself to be handled by a stranger, but he tolerates my neighbor (who makes him dance lol). He is fine with being pet and kissed while in my arms though.

Lots more of the world for him to experience yet LOL Heading out to Jersey in a few days, I wish he could come with me :-/
Ah, you will be in my neck of the woods?
 
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Dantes

Guest
#7
Ah, you will be in my neck of the woods?
Probably, they are making me tour lol

On a more serious note, I'm not sure what your neck of the woods is. Highlights of the tour are inclusive of Parsippany, Rockaway, and Hopatcong (although Queens and Bklyn are also main attractions). I had really hoped we had gotten further on the chinese wheel thing, because it would've been neat to pick it up in person!
 

Niels

Savannah Super Cat
#8
I hope themba is going to learn some things of my other cats.

I expected super abilities from a Savannah but my other cat jumps better and higher.
Themba has much more energy and strenght in the playfights but my other cat is much more smarter and has better tactics.

My moms dog picked something up from my cat when they lived together.
Now the dog wash his face licking his paws and rubbing his face.
I don't know much about dogs but they don't usualy do that right ? or do they?

But the most i pick up from the cat, if you look very carefully they know all the secrets of life.
 

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Paige
Staff member
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Probably, they are making me tour lol

On a more serious note, I'm not sure what your neck of the woods is. Highlights of the tour are inclusive of Parsippany, Rockaway, and Hopatcong (although Queens and Bklyn are also main attractions). I had really hoped we had gotten further on the chinese wheel thing, because it would've been neat to pick it up in person!
I am about 20 minutes from parsippany...i posted in the catswall thread that once we order the wheels, it will take 90 days to get them...I have not heard back from anyone, so check out that thread...
 
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Dantes

Guest
#10
I am about 20 minutes from parsippany...i posted in the catswall thread that once we order the wheels, it will take 90 days to get them...I have not heard back from anyone, so check out that thread...
What do you need from me to "hear from me"? I can paypal you whatever money you need (and better now while my tax return is still in my account ;) )

20 min in which direction?