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Growling

F/3

Savannah Super Cat
Yes I've heard Simba growl before,when he was a kitten and first started to feed raw he would growl while chewing his food. He hasn't done that since he was a baby. He will growl when playing tug of war,
But this was different, we were in the bedroom playing with Da bird, as most of you know that when playing with their favorite toy they are very focused and sometimes nothing can break their concentration. there was a noise out side that caught his attention, he ran out of the bedroom and then came back in and jumped up on the bed with me looking around. I tried to stimulate him again with Da bird but he wanted nothing to do with it. his ears still moving in all direction trying to locate this unfamiliar noise. He runs out of the bedroom again and runs back up on the bed with me. than he starts to growl. He growl for probably 20 seconds. These cats are so pet like that we sometimes forget than they do have wild blood in them.
Mark
 

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Paige
Staff member
Great story, Mark! yeah, most savannah cats are pretty domestic - and that is how we want to keep it so we all can enjoy them ;)
 

Per Lausund

Moderator
Staff member
Yes I've heard Simba growl before,when he was a kitten and first started to feed raw he would growl while chewing his food. He hasn't done that since he was a baby. He will growl when playing tug of war,
But this was different, we were in the bedroom playing with Da bird, as most of you know that when playing with their favorite toy they are very focused and sometimes nothing can break their concentration. there was a noise out side that caught his attention, he ran out of the bedroom and then came back in and jumped up on the bed with me looking around. I tried to stimulate him again with Da bird but he wanted nothing to do with it. his ears still moving in all direction trying to locate this unfamiliar noise. He runs out of the bedroom again and runs back up on the bed with me. than he starts to growl. He growl for probably 20 seconds. These cats are so pet like that we sometimes forget than they do have wild blood in them.
Mark
I believe that is pretty much normal cat language for "there is something out there that I don't know what is and I don't like it"
:)
 

F/3

Savannah Super Cat
I believe that is pretty much normal cat language for "there is something out there that I don't know what is and I don't like it"
:)
I'm 49 years old and have had a cat since I was one and have never had one of my cats growl from a noise. I've had them hiss at me because their pissed off at me, I've heard the howl for what ever reason but never growl like a dog would.
 

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Paige
Staff member
I have to day that I haven't had that happen either. Zuri will growl if any of the other cats come near her while she is eating whole prey...and she only does it with whole prey...I believe it is their way of warning other animals to stay away - somewhat of an instinct, especially when eating raw food, which apparently brings out that instinct much more than canned or dry food.
 

Jacq

Savannah Super Cat
Nimbus does this hair-raising banshee growl when he's feeling like top cat around the house. The first couple of times I heard it, I thought he was killing someone, but now I have come to realize that it's all for the drama of it, and he only backs it up with a whack or 2.
 

Medesha

Savannah Super Cat
My Toyger Erra growls at everything- when she's chewing on something and you try to make her stop and when she's eating. I was cooking dinner and a piece of salmon fell on the floor so I gave it to her and she ran out the room with it dragging all over the carpet. I picked her up and growling fiercely all the way, put her back in the kitchen.

She's so sweet the rest of the time, I hope she'll grow out of it.
 
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