Friday, September 17, 2010

What We Learned About Bengal and Savannah Cats

What a treat it was to pay a visit to Carrie (the Savannah kitten who is front and center in the picture above, and her older Bengal sister, Joy) last week! 
While spending the week with these beauties I fantasized about adopting an exotic cat but once I learned that Bengals cost between $400 to $700 and Savannahs range in price from $1,000 to $22,000 I quickly changed my mind!


Of the many reasons why I loved spending time with these beautiful creatures was because they are intelligent, curious, and agile! Joy, for exampleloved to play fetch for long stretches at a time. In the picture above she is watching us throw a ball and seems to be working out a game plan to retrieve it. 

Joy also loves to open doors, cupboards, and windows and because of that her owner had to install child safety locks to stop her from getting into anything that would cause her harm.  

Carrie has dog-like characteristics just like her "sister" does and will come when we called to play a game of fetch and she is very comfortable walking on-leash!

Another great thing about Savannah and Bengal cats is that they are capable of feeding themselves by turning the wheel of a gumball machine!

Another astounding thing about Bengal and Savannah cats is that they are naturals at learning how to use the toilet as a litter box! Can you imagine walking into your bathroom to see your cat on your toilet seat?

As a professional pet sitter of over ten years I feel privileged to get to know so many interesting pets and these girls are no exception!



  1. Awwww the man keeps screaming at lovely tiny Jeetah! Awwww Jeetah, you're a cutie!! So clever!!! And Cougah is absolutely exotic! I'm refusing to see how much these kitties cost cos that's just crazy - they're kitties! LOL!

    Take care

  2. Wow! Neat! My cat Hailey used to play fetch with balls made out of crumpled up notebook paper, and drop it back into my hand.

  3. What a smart kitty Jeetah is! We have a treat machine just like that one but ours has a bone handle that we have to pull down!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  4. Amazing talents, and they are both so pretty!

  5. They are both very beautiful and I didn't know much about them at all, thanks for telling us! The video was cool, I'm gonna have to get one of those bells!

  6. These are indeed fascinating animals but I feel ambivalent about the creation of hybrids.

  7. I think they're pretty cool. Blog Mom is dying to see one in person. She's fascinated by them and Ocecats, too, who are also supposed to be doglike and smart. I'm wondering if there's some violation in union rules here, what with cats encroaching on our jobs when it comes to fetching, giving paw and so forth.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  8. what an interesting post! These cats are gorgeous!! But....up to $22,000??? OMC!!

    The toilet seat cracked (no pun intended lol) me up!

  9. They are beautiful and totally amazing! I had no idea they were so smart! Lots of love, Holly and Mom


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