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Savannah Size

#1
Hi,
I have a questions about general sizes of Savannah, to be clear, Im not one of those people who got a savannah expecting to get some giant cat like some people assume, I am just concerned because I have a F3 b female Savannah who is 13 months but shes only about 7-8 lbs. She seems to be growing very slowly, is it possible shes a runt?
 

Brigitte Cowell

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#2
Not a runt, a perfectly normal FEMALE cat! The females are not going to be as big as SOME of the males get. The only generation where the females are closer in size seems to be F1 generation. But even then, I have one F1 female that is 11lbs and one that is almost 20lbs. I know of an F2 litter where as adults the male was a monstrous 35lbs but his littermate sister was but 8lbs.

As long as your vet thinks she is healthy, that's just the size she is. And as long as she is proportionally leggy and lean, she's just fine as a Savannah :)
 
#4
Hi,
I have a questions about general sizes of Savannah, to be clear, Im not one of those people who got a savannah expecting to get some giant cat like some people assume, I am just concerned because I have a F3 b female Savannah who is 13 months but shes only about 7-8 lbs. She seems to be growing very slowly, is it possible shes a runt?
On average females are smaller than males, 8-12 lbs is what I have seen over the years with F1-F7 girls. As long as she is otherwise healthy and happy, it sounds like your girl is normal. It is a myth all Savannahs are giant. My tallest F2 boy recently went to the vet and was weighed, he is 13 lbs. Here is a photo of my Uno, he is almost five years old, so full grown.
 

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#5
Thank you
i feel better now! I knew she wasnt gonna be giant like some people actually believe but she did appear smaller then my other cats and I was a bit concerned, though she eats well and shes running around like a healthy cat, plus my vet wasnt concerned at all, so yes I do feel better now! thanks for all of your responses
 
#6
Thank you
i feel better now! I knew she wasnt gonna be giant like some people actually believe but she did appear smaller then my other cats and I was a bit concerned, though she eats well and shes running around like a healthy cat, plus my vet wasnt concerned at all, so yes I do feel better now! thanks for all of your responses
She may end up smaller. My British Shorthair and Maine Coon are substantially larger than the majority of my Savannah girls. My avatar is my girl Firework, on a good day she is maybe 8 lbs. soaking wet and she is two years old.
 

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Paige
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#8
My Zuri is an F4 SBT and about 8 pounds on a good day...I have two of her kittens who are staying with me - one male and one female...Cinny (female) is about 7.5 pounds and Ixas, her brother, is almost 13 pounds...they are F5 SBT's...it is amazing...all the boys in the litter are over 12 pounds and Cinny, the only female almost half their size!

So yes, your girl is normal ;)
 

DChap

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#10
My F4B at 16 months weighs between 9-10 lbs but I am having a terrible time getting him to eat consistently for the last 6 months. I think if he ate well he'd probably weigh about 12 lbs max.