Q. When a Savannah or Bengal kittens are ready to go to new home?
A. Usually our kittens are ready at the age of 9-11 weeks old.
Q. What type of paperwork the Savannah kittens or Bengal kittens will go with?
A. All our kittens will go with health certificate, vaccination record, TICA paperwork, in case if kitten will have to be shipped after 12 weeks old, he/she will have rabies vaccination done as well.
Q. Are you kittens free of FeLV, FIP, PK Defficiency?
A. All our parents are tested regularly and all are NEGATIVE for FeLV, FIP and PK Defficiency.
Q. Any advice on bringing Savannah kitten or Bengal kitten home?
A. It is very important to note that quick changes in diet can cause your new kitten to become ill, specially the first month after arriving home. After you bring your new kitten home you MUST transition to the new food very slowly over the course of 2-3 weeks. We will teach you what and how to transition your kitten before you will take him from us.
Q. Will your kitten will be litter box trained before going to new home?
A. Yes, all our kittens are litter box trained. We are using a “Pine Pellets” litter and suggest using this litter vs clay litter. The dangers of clumping litter when kittens or cats will lick their paws to clean them after the litter box, they can and will in-digest the clumping litter and can end up with a blockage of the intestines. In this case, the cat would need a surgery to save his/her life. You can get the pellets at any local Petsmart or similar store, or any store with the staff for horses care about $5.00-6.00 for 40 pounds. In farm stores it will have a name “Pine Pellets Horse Bedding” We not recommend to use a corn pellets, because they are did not absorb the urine smell.
Q. Is a Savannah or Bengal cats are spraying?
A. The Savannah and Bengal male and female cats have the same behavior as domestic cats and can start spraying to mark their territory. If you fail to neuter or spay your cat, you may be at risk of spraying.
Is there any special care for Savannah kittens or Bengal kittens?
Yes, please see below a "Vet care" question.
Q. Can Savannah cat or Bengal cat be leash trained?
A. Yes, Savannah cats and some Bengal cats love to walk on a leash and will learn very quickly due to their
dog-like personality. You can use a special harness or walking jacket.
Q. Is a Savannah cat or a Bengal cat legal everywhere?
A. In some states the Savannah cat or Bengal cat is legal starting form F4 generation. We are highly suggested to check
your state and local regulations before adopting a Savannah or Bengal kitten, you can do this here : http://www.hybridlaw.com/.
Q. Is a Vet care is different in Savannahs or Bengals versus domestic cats?
A.Anesthesia: Savannah and Bengal cats are more susceptible to some injectable forms of anesthesia than a domestic cat. Like domestic cats, Savannahs and other domestic hybrids (such as Bengals) require appropriate anesthesia based on their medical needs but do not have specific requirements as breeders sometimes erroneously infer. It is unclear among the veterinary community how a particular anesthetic agent, specifically ketamine, has been listed as causing ill effects when this has not been found to be accurate. It is possible this comes from a misunderstanding of the drug and its common effects, since ketamine is an anesthetic that cannot be used alone.
Ketamine has been proven safe, when used in servals, together with medetomidine (Domitor, Dorbene, Dormilan, Medetor, Sedastart, Sedator, Sededorm) and butorphanol (Alvegesic, Dolorex, Torbugesic, Torbutrol, Torphasol) with the antagonist atipamezole (Alzane, Antisedan, Atipam, Revertor, Sedastop). Dexmedetomidine (Dexdomitor) is a new version of medetomidine, with fewer side effects.A lot of different information around and for this purpose Kessavannah recommends using Isoflurane gas as opposed to an injectable anesthetic or a combination of very small amount of injectable anesthetic to relax the kitten in preparation for gas anesthesia for any type of surgeries.
Vaccination: Another inaccurate breeder recommendation is that of using only a killed vaccine. Modified live vaccines are appropriate for use in Savannahs and will not 'cause' the disease. Savannahs are not more or less sensitive than the general population of domestic cats to a vaccine reaction. Modified live vaccines induce much better immunity than killed vaccines, and many modified live vaccines have the desirable bonus of lacking an 'adjuvant', a component in killed vaccines that predisposes the cat to vaccine-associated sarcomas.
In the United States rabies vaccines are recommended but not approved for non-domestic cats. If a non-domestic cat bites someone it will be treated as "unvaccinated" whether it has been given a vaccine or not. This means a state veterinarian may require a cat who has bitten someone to be euthanized or quarantined according to state laws.
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