Savannah Cat Size seems important to many who want to own one

Savannah Cat Size comparison to serval.As breeders, we often hear the question, “How big will that Savannah cat get?”  It is frustrating at times.  As breeders, we have these beautiful kittens with huge ears, long legs, and black markings and many people just ask about Savannah cat size.

Savannah cats are usually taller than most other breeds of cats.  They have long bodies and graceful long necks.  Because if that, many people think they weigh much more than they do.

Once, as an experiment, a tall F3 Savannah male appeared at a TICA show.  Spectators held the F3 and guessed his weight.  Most people guessed between 18 to 22 pounds.  The F3 Savannah weighed 14 pounds.  So, you see, if a person is holding a big, long-legged cat, the tendency is to overjudge its weight.

The early generations, F1 and F2 are, more times than not, the biggest Savannahs.  That doesn’t mean, however, that you won’t find a large F5 or other generation.

This article studies the actual size of Savannah cats of all generations.  It has actual Savannah gender, height and weight.  We intend to add data as time passes and also keep a history so Savannah cat size may be tracked to see if generations are getting larger or smaller as time goes on.  H will always mean height.  W will always mean weight.

Adult non-Savannah cat size                                        Average Height  9.1-9.8              Average Weight 7.9-9.9

F1 Savannah cat size – females                                    Average Height  16.3                Average Weight 19.38

  • H-15, W-20
  • H-16, W-24
  • H-14.75, W-18
  • H-18, W-19
  • H-13, W-14
  • H-19, W-32
  • H-16, W-16
  • H-15.5, W-16
  • H-20, W-22
  • H-17, W-19.2
  • H-15, W-13*

F1 Savannah cat size – males                                        Average Height  17                    Average Weight 27.5

  • H-18.5, W-30
  • H-16, W-25

F2 Savannah cat – females                                            Average Height  14                    Average Weight 13.29

  • H-13, W-14
  • H-13, W-14
  • H-17, W-14
  • H-15, W-16
  • H-13, W-10*
  • H-13, W-14
  • H-14, W-11

F2 Savannah cat – males                                               Average Height  14.83                Average Weight 16.37

  • H-15, W-16
  • H-13, W-14
  • H-16.5, W-19.10

F3 Savannah cat – females                                           Average Height  13.08                  Average Weight 11.75

  • H-13, W-14
  • H-12, W-11
  • H-16, W-12
  • H-13, W-13.5
  • H-14, W-13
  • H-10.5, W-7

F3 Savannah cat – males                                              Average Height  14.25                 Average Weight 15.5

  • H-14.5, W-15
  • H-14, W-16

F4 Savannah cat size – females                                   Average Height  11                      Average Weight 9.83

  • H-13, W-14
  • H-11, W-9
  • H-9, W-6.5

F4 Savannah cat size – males                                      Average Height   11                      Average Weight  5.3

  • H-11, W-5.3*

F5 Savannah – females                                                Average Height  12.5                   Average Weight 10.13

  • H-11, W-12
  • H-15, W-11
  • H-11.5, W-7.4*

F5 Savannah – males                                                  Average Height  11.33                  Average Weight 13.33

  • H-9, W-15
  • H-13, W-15
  • H-12, W-10

F6 Savannah cat size – females                                  Average Height  10                      Average Weight 13

  • H-9, W-15
  • H-11, W-11

F6 Savannah cat size – males                                      Average Height  12.20              Average Weight 11.73

  • H-14, W-14
  • H-10, W-7
  • H-12.5, W-13
  • H-10, W-9
  • H-11.75, W-10.4*
  • H-15, W-17

F7 Savannah – females                                                Average Height                           Average Weight

F7 Savannah – males                                                   Average Height 12.67                 Average Weight  13.97

  • H-12, W-12
  • H-12, W-11.5
  • H-14, W-18.4

F8 Savannah cat size – females                                   Average Height                          Average Weight

F8 Savannah cat size – males                                      Average Height  11                    Average Weight 11

  • H-11, W-11

SBT Savannah – females                                             Average Height                         Average Weight

SBT Savannah – males                                                Average Height                         Average Weight

We would like to thank the following for taking the time to contribute data: Donna Pinillos, Stacee Dallas, Michelle Schwoch, Josephine Krokel, Erin Vasquez,  Lorre Smith, Meghan Romito, Donna Kay, Christine Borle, Tammy Rene Crawford, Susan Newmayer, Laura Root, Rebecca Cleveland-Diel,

If you have a Savannah cat and you would like to be part of our project to determine how big Savannah cats get, please send height, weight, gender and generation of your cats.  Your name and cattery name (if you are a breeder) should also be included.  Email us.

*These cats are young adults.