Savannah-cats in the state of Hesse: it is a wild animal

Sushi" and "Tuna" are famous and special cats. Not only because of the canadian singer Justin Bieber bought you and give them their own profile in social med

Savannah-cats in the state of Hesse: it is a wild animal

Sushi" and "Tuna" are famous and special cats. Not only because of the canadian singer Justin Bieber bought you and give them their own profile in social media has created. They come from a special breeding, a cross between a house with an African wild cat. Bieber has suffered so much criticism from animal rights activists once. Nevertheless, the two Savannah-cats do not have the demand for the characteristic coloured and expensive, animals in Germany rise – which is not a problem.

Sabine house breeds in eight years, Savannah's in the remote forest, in the County of Gießen. She also has a copy, that's the equivalent of Bieber's cats: "Nala". And makes it clear: It was not a question of a normal pet: "she is a wild animal, you mustn't forget that." The cat is about three Times as large as a house cat. She eats for example a chicken leg that you are biting down on effortlessly together with the bone.

In Germany apply to the keeping of exotic animals strict rules. The house has taken on "Nala" with her husband of a breeder who has abandoned his operation. Previously, you had to pass a test. Free-running is prohibited. The animals must have sufficient space to Climb and Jump. The veterinary office came by several times to inspect the up to three-Meter-high outdoor enclosure in the garden, only then the approval had been given.

in the forest and not in the living room

animal rights activists see a problematic Trend for the private attitude of such so-called Hybrid cats. Since they were also imported from abroad, and as a Hobby are bred, there are no Numbers on how many of them were held in Germany, explained the German animal protection Association. Savannah-cats of the first Generation could be more than ten kilograms and a shoulder height of up to 45 centimetres of reach. The make it to one of the largest domestic cat breeds with correspondingly high requirements for the position.

"The offspring gets from its parents, a genetic Mix that can vary from individual to individual, very different," explains the animal protection Association. If the cats run around freely, you can for birds, frogs, lizards and mammals be dangerous, as well as a study in Australia showed.

Sabine house says about "Nala": "you have not heard with us in the forest and not in a living room." The 54-year-old woman is breeding Savannahs, which are smaller and less wild. The cats are very different from each other, depending on how many generations have passed since the origin of breeding. Of the fifth Generation, there is no mandatory reporting more. But even then, the attitude is more complex than normal domestic cats.

Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 13:19

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