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Serval bark?---with video!

Pam Flachs

Savannah Super Cat
#1
While taking new pics of my eight week old F5 SBT kittens today, some of them will "bark" when the wand toy I use to get their attention is just out of their reach....I'd describe it as a short, high-pitched almost puppy-like bark, as if they are frustrated. So far I have noticed that the kittens who do this are the ones from a certain line...my stud Afrikhan Malaki. My unrelated F7 SBT kittens did not do this bark, and the kittens seem to outgrow it by about 3-4 months old. So far, I've had F4C, F5 SBT and F7A litters bark....has anyone else seen this young kitten behavior? It's actually really cute :)
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#2
I think I know what you mean Pam, I had one girl who clearly barked, but I don't know that the trait in her case was hereditary.
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#4
She is F4. I thought I had a sound clip of it but I can't find it. I don't know whether or not serval kitten bark but I imagine they do since the adults do.
 

J.B.

Savannah Super Cat
#6
Titus barked today actually. I also was holding a wand toy just out of his reach and he bark/yipped. It was really adorable, i wish i could have caught it on tape. I was wondering if it was a more serval like trait as well
 

Pam Flachs

Savannah Super Cat
#9
Ahhh...more barkers! It does sound like a small dog's yip, doesn't it? I'm glad to hear it doesn't go away with age....I just think it is so unique ;)