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Neutering

L

Louie'sDad

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There's another thread discussing this but thought I'd start another one since it's not quite the same issue. I hope Scott Kelly chimes in here.

Louie, the F1 SV is now just past 4 MO and not ready for neutering for a couple months. What do you-all think about postponing the procedure until after puberty, so that the male physical traits such as thickening of the head and neck, and the big cheeks are fully developed? I'm not sure whether, OR NOT these features enhance the "look" or not. The spines on the penis, I understand, fade to some extent after neutering. I don't know whether or not the same applies to the thickening around the head and neck and cheeks as well. Also don't know if any courtship behavior developed early-on would be sustained after the neutering is performed.

Scott, I feel your pain.
 

Trish Allearz

Moderator
I think...

You're going to have a spraying F1 and that's not going to be cool. Doesn't Kim have a neuter clause in her contract about neutering by 6 months? I thought she did- I could be confused.

And I think- a neutered male Savannah looks MUCH nicer then an unneutered male. Servals do not have thick jowls, they don't have that huge stud head that unneutered domestics develop.

Neuter that baby ;) Chop'em off- he won't miss them.
 
L

Louie'sDad

Guest
I think...

You're going to have a spraying F1 and that's not going to be cool. Doesn't Kim have a neuter clause in her contract about neutering by 6 months? I thought she did- I could be confused.

And I think- a neutered male Savannah looks MUCH nicer then an unneutered male. Servals do not have thick jowls, they don't have that huge stud head that unneutered domestics develop.

Neuter that baby ;) Chop'em off- he won't miss them.


Hi Trish,

Thanks for the reply. So there would be no outward appearance in a male F1 if I postpone neutering right up until he begins spraying? I will definitely neuter him, but it's a question of "when".

Although Louie looks VERY similar to blacklabelkim's cats (and Kim and I spoke about this), I bought Louie Prima from Select Exotics.
http://www.savannahcatbreed.com/

Kim may have recently bought a breeding female from Holly and Dale as well.

Joe
 

Trish Allearz

Moderator
Hi Trish,

Thanks for the reply. So there would be no outward appearance in a male F1 if I postpone neutering right up until he begins spraying? I will definitely neuter him, but it's a question of "when".

Although Louie looks VERY similar to blacklabelkim's cats (and Kim and I spoke about this), I bought Louie Prima from Select Exotics.
http://www.savannahcatbreed.com/

Kim may have recently bought a breeding female from Holly and Dale as well.

Joe
Ah- gotcha. For some reason, I thought he was from elsewhere :S

No- you may get an outward appearance change, but it won't be a positive change IMHO. Stud head is not really Servallesque, IMHO.

For example- here is my stud before he developed the studly look and after...

While he is a gorgeous male- his stud jowls change the shape of his face.

NOT to mention, if you don't get that boy fixed soon, he will start spraying. Boys can start really early- it's not worth waiting it out. Spray is horrible to get out of your stuff and it's harder to get them to stop once they start.
 

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Trish Allearz

Moderator
He's very handsome.
A big change in appearance. IMHO he went from Top Cat to Benny The Ball..............both very handsome in their own right!:)
I have no clue who those are- hahaha- but you are right, Liam is very handsome, but definitely changed from his young pre-baby-making days to his 'I wanna girl NOW!' days!
 

SV Dad

Savannah Super Cat
Clip em!!! They are useless and only cause trouble.
Then don't forget to take Louie out for a beer afterward.:rolleyes: (explanation for this is on another thread.)
 
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