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New savannah owner here!

SV Dad

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#36
Wow! Those ears!
Like Rafiki said, more pictures!
(And belly spot pictures for the belly freaks around here. I'm an ear freak.)
 

WitchyWoman

Admin
Staff member
#38
Here are some pics of Luci!
From some of the pics it looks a though she has convergent strabismus. If that is the case, it is caused either by injury, birth defect, or it can be an inherited trait. If it's an inherited trait, the breeder shouldn't continue breeding the parents since this is not an acceptable savannah trait.

Sometimes crossed eyes occur with vestibular disease which affects the inner ear and can cause dizziness. Keep an eye on her as she grows and if she exhibits dizziness, excessive clumsiness (keeping in mind that SVs are pretty darn clumsy, especially as kittens), fear of heights, circling in one direction, talk to your vet. There isn't much that can be done about vestibular disease (one of my F2s has it), but episodes can be accompanied by nausea and that can be treated. Cats who are having dizzy episodes should be confined where they can't hurt themselves until the dizziness passes.
 

Rob1984

Savannah Super Cat
#39
From some of the pics it looks a though she has convergent strabismus. If that is the case, it is caused either by injury, birth defect, or it can be an inherited trait. If it's an inherited trait, the breeder shouldn't continue breeding the parents since this is not an acceptable savannah trait.

Sometimes crossed eyes occur with vestibular disease which affects the inner ear and can cause dizziness. Keep an eye on her as she grows and if she exhibits dizziness, excessive clumsiness (keeping in mind that SVs are pretty darn clumsy, especially as kittens), fear of heights, circling in one direction, talk to your vet. There isn't much that can be done about vestibular disease (one of my F2s has it), but episodes can be accompanied by nausea and that can be treated. Cats who are having dizzy episodes should be confined where they can't hurt themselves until the dizziness passes.

not sure you will be able to answer this but i was curious the early pictures of the kitten the kittens eyes don't look crossed to me but in those pics they do like does a cat just wake up with crossed eyes one day or ? usually born with it ? but u you said an injury can cause crossed eyes? never knew that
 

WitchyWoman

Admin
Staff member
#40
not sure you will be able to answer this but i was curious the early pictures of the kitten the kittens eyes don't look crossed to me but in those pics they do like does a cat just wake up with crossed eyes one day or ? usually born with it ? but u you said an injury can cause crossed eyes? never knew that
Injury to the nerves going to the eye muscles can cause a cat to become cross-eyed. I didn't know that either until I started doing research on vestibular disease when my cat was diagnosed. Considering how many times my crew slammed into walls and other hard objects when they were kittens, I'm surprised none of them are cross-eyed.