up to 35 cm
In the US, the Serengeti received the status of “miniature domestic serval”. It was this breed that Karen Southman, a breeder from California, planned to breed. In the early 1990s, she was the director of a wildlife sanctuary. The woman fell in love with servals so much that she decided to create a breed of cats resembling wild predators. Karen chose a Bengal cat as her first parent, because this breed has a bright color. And the second parent was an oriental shorthair, or, in other words, an oriental cat. Graceful body, big ears and long paws are their distinguishing features.
After four years of experimentation and genetic research, Karen finally managed to get a kitten with the perfect appearance. She became a cat Sofia, which gave rise to a new breed.
Serengeti have not only a memorable appearance, but also a wonderful character. They inherited the best qualities from their parents: they are as smart and talkative as Orientals, and as curious as Bengal cats.
The Serengeti quickly become attached to the family. Cats of this breed are gentle and affectionate. Breeders recommend such a pet even to inexperienced owners who have not had animals before. Serengeti will follow the owner everywhere and seek his attention. These cats love to be in the center of events.
In addition, they are real hunters very active and energetic. A pet of this breed will be happy with a new toy like no other. Interestingly, the Serengeti can jump up to two meters in height, and therefore be sure: not a single closet will be left without their attention.
Serengeti get along well with other animals, especially if they grew up together. However, by virtue of character, these cats will always strive to take a leading position in the house, so in communication with dogs they may have problems.
As for children, the Serengeti will be happy to play with schoolchildren. But do not leave cats alone with small children their communication should be under the supervision of adults.
The short coat of the Serengeti does not require careful care: during the molting period, it is enough to comb the cat two to three times a week with a special comb-brush to remove loose hairs.
Also, do not forget to cut your pet’s nails and brush your teeth.
Conditions of detention
The Serengeti are at risk for kidney stones. To avoid the development of urolithiasis, consult with a veterinarian or breeder how to choose the right food for your pet.
Sereengei, like a Bengal cat, do not against walking in the fresh air. It is best to purchase a special harness and leash for this so you can always control your pet and make walks safe.