How Long is the Savannah Cat Lifespan?

By June 10, 2015Savannah Facts
savannah cat lifespan

A common question that we hear is “how long is the Savannah Cat lifespan?” With the breed being relatively new there isn’t a ton of data out there on the subject of how long they live. In this article we will quickly examine the life span of the domestic cat, the Serval and our findings on how long Savannah Cats usually live.

How Long Do Savannah Cats Live?

From our personal experience with Savannahs, as well as research from many of the Savannah Cat breeders, we have found that the general lifespan of a Savannah is 17 to 20 years. There are obviously a few deviations from this, but this should serve as a good rule of thumb for people looking into buying one of these cats. One reason they live so long is that they are a new breed and have no known breed-specific diseases as of yet.

How Long Do Servals Live?

The wild African Serval, which is the ancestor of the Savannah Cat, has been observed to live up to 20 years. This is the basic reasoning for why Savannah Cats also have such long life spans.

What About Domestic Cats? How Long Do They Live?

A typical lifespan of a domestic cat is about 15 years.

Photo by Nickolas Titkov via Flickr

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