7 Exotic Cat Breeds That You May Not Know of ...

Exotic cat breeds have unique features that are different than your average house cat. They all look and act different than our common furry felines. These 7 exotic cat breeds are great for cat lovers who want something a little more unusual than a traditional tabby cat. While some of these cats are found in nature and others were created by mutations, they are all beautiful in their own way!

1. Savannah Cat

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When it comes to exotic cat breeds, the Savannah Cat is relatively new. The International Cat Association (TICA) first started recognizing the Savannah Cat as a breed in 2001. A Savannah is a cross breed between a domestic cat and a serval, a medium-sized, large-eared, wild African cat. Because of this, Savannahs can weigh up to 30 pounds. This large cat is said to be more social than your average house cat and their loyalty has been compared to that of a dog. You can teach this cat to walk with a leash or even play fetch! The Savannah is the perfect choice for a household that can’t decide between a cat or a dog. Savannahs are extremely hard to breed and it can take several years for a litter of kittens to be born. The cats that are produced directly from a serval/domestic cat cross are known as an F1 generation. They are 50% serval. F1s are the most expensive and their price tag can be around $30,000. You can get an F5 Savannah for around $2,000. Prices vary from breeder to breeder. Since it is such a difficult process, there aren't many breeders of Savannah cats but most will ship one to you for a fee.

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