Savannah Cat Prices in 2023: Purchase Cost, Vet Bills, & Other Costs

Written by Chanel Coetzee
Updated: July 14, 2023
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If you are looking for a domestic feline friend with tons of energy and personality, then a Savannah cat is an excellent choice. These cats are a mix between a Serval and domestic cat and are notorious for their muscular and tall bodies. Furthermore, the patterns on their bodies resemble a leopard, but they have the heart of a dog. But are Savannah cat prices affordable in 2023? Well, that depends on various factors discussed in detail below.

Chart of costs associated with owning a Savannah cat.
Beyond the purchase price of a Savannah cat, there are other costs to consider.

How Much Does a Savannah Cat Kitten Cost?

Savannah cat prices differ depending on several factors, but mainly the cost is based on generation and gender. For example:

F1$12,000 to $16,000$15,000 to $20,000
F2$4,000 to $8,000$4,000 to $9,000
F3$1,500 to $4,000$1,000 to $4,000
F4$1,000 to $2,500$1,000 to $2,500
F5$1,000 to $2,500$1,000 to $2,500

But breeders are not the only place you can get a Savannah cat. If you are really lucky, you might find one at a shelter or rescue facility. As a result, you can pay significantly less for a purebred Savannah, usually around $150 to $500.

Other Factors that Influence the Purchase Price of a Savannah Cat

As mentioned above, Savannah cat prices can vary depending on factors such as generation, the breeder, quality, location, and the inclusions that come with the adoption.


The most expensive Savannah cat is from the F1 generation, which means they have the highest percentage of Serval genes. For example, Savannah cats have at least 50% Serval genetics. In fact, some can have as high as 75% Serval, giving them more exotic looks, which makes them incredibly sought-after. The other generations are as follows:

  • F2 generation Savanah cats typically have a mix of 30% Serval mix. 
  • F3 generation Savannah cats usually have an average of 19% Serval mix. 
  • F4 generation Savannah cats generally have a Serval mix of 15%.
  • F5 generation Savannah cats are closer to domestic cats and typically have an 11% Serval mix. 
Cat Savannah F1 sitting on the couch
The most expensive Savannah cat is from the F1 generation, which means it has the highest percentage of Serval genes.

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There is an interesting reason why female Savannah cat prices are higher than the cost of males. It is because males typically have hybrid infertility early in the cross-breeding process. Therefore females retain a higher value because they can be used for mating. Unfortunately, male fertility is only expected during the 4th and 5th generations.


Age is a cost factor for any pet. Younger Savannah cats typically cost more than adults because owners get to experience them at all stages of their lives. In addition, when adopting one of these beauties from a breeder, they have to spend money on sterilization, vaccinations, and microchipping before potential owners are allowed to take one home; therefore, these kittens cost extra.


The most common color for  Savannah cats is tan, gold, or brown with black spots, and they are registered as Brown Spotted Tabby. However, some colorations are rare and therefore cost more. For example, the closer they resemble their ancestors in the wild, the more they cost.


Another reason why Savannah cat prices differ is because of the breeder. This is due to the breeders’ own cost of investment and their geographical location. Furthermore, if they produce quality Savannah kittens, they will put a premium on the price. So, in a nutshell, breeders that pay more for resources to ensure breed quality will have higher-priced kittens, but most Savannah cat lovers don’t mind paying a bit more for a quality kitten.


When getting quotes for Savannah kittens, approach breeders all around the USA, as geographic location can determine Savannah cat prices. For example, costs vary due to the cost of doing business and the state’s economic conditions.


The cost of Savannah cats is also determined by the inclusions you receive with your kitten. So, if the breeder includes free veterinary visits in the purchase price, it will be higher than average.

Cost of Vaccination and Other Medical Expenses for Savannah Cats

Determining the cost of vaccinations for kittens is very hard as it depends on the cat. For example, what shots do they need? Have they already received some shots, and do they need non-core vaccines? Furthermore, where you live plays a significant factor, as not all vets charge the same amount. However, the average cost for the first year of vaccinations is around $115 to $160. But, in some cases, it can be as high as $210.

Because the Savannah cat is a relatively healthy breed, there shouldn’t be too many medical costs. In addition, if you purchase your kitten from a reputable breeder, they should screen the kittens for any health concerns. However, you should still take your Savannah cat for regular checkups to ensure their health is in good condition, which can cost around $50 to $400 a year.

Cost of Initial Setup

When purchasing a Savannah cat, you must ensure you have all the supplies to keep your kitten comfortable and entertained. As these cats are very energetic, you might have to splurge on additional toys to keep them mentally and physically stimulated. Then there are the necessities like a litterbox and litter scoop. And if you want your furniture to stay intact, you best invest in a good tree and scratcher. Furthermore, because these cats are so large, you need to buy top-quality products that won’t break under their weight and rough play. So it can cost between $400 to $1,250 to set up your home for your Savannah cat.

List of Savannah Cat Care Supplies and Costs

Spay/Neuter$60 to $500
Collar and ID Tag$15
X-Ray Cost$100 to $250
Microchip$45 to $55
Ultrasound$250 to $500
Bed$30 to $50
Teeth cleaning$150 to $400
Cat tree$75 to $200
Nail clippers$10 to $20
Scratching post$30 to $100
Brush$6 to $40
Toys$30 to $60
Litter box$30 to $70
Litter scoop$10 to $20
Carrier$40 to $80
Food and water bowls$10 to $40

Cost of Food and Supplies for Savannah Cats

Savannah cats need a high-quality diet, so most owners tend to feed them a raw diet, but not everyone can afford this option. However, cat foods with a high protein content are also good. Always check the ingredients at the back of the packaging; if a protein is the first ingredient, it’s suitable for your kitten. Wet food is the best option as it has a high water content and is low in carbohydrates. But a mixture of wet and dry food also works. So, depending on which route you choose, the average monthly food cost ranges from $30 to $100.

How Much Does It Cost to Insure a Savannah Cat

Cats are mischievous, and accidents happen. So, while pet insurance is not mandatory, it’s good to have it in an emergency. However, the cost depends on several factors, like the insurer, breed, age, location, and plan. But, on average, pet insurance can cost between $20 to $100 per month.

States That Have Restrictions on Owning a Savannah Cat

Not all states in the USA allow residents to own Savannah cats because they are often released or surrendered due to wild cat behaviors like marking their territory indoors and aggression toward other pets or humans. Therefore it is illegal to own a Savannah cat in these states:

  • Hawaii
  • Georgia
  • Rhode Island
  • Nebraska

In addition, some states only allow specific generations of Savannah cats, while other states require owners to have permits.

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Most Expensive Cat Breeds: Savannah Cat
Savannah cats are known for their love of water, and it is not unusual to find them swimming around, splashing and having the time of their lives!
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About the Author

I am a 33-year-old creative and professional writer from South Africa. Wildlife is one of my greatest passions and led me to become the writer I am today. I was very blessed to work with an abundance of wildlife (mainly big cats) and captured my unique experiences in writing. But I wanted to take it further, and I ventured into the freelancing world. Now, I get to spend my days writing about animals; what could be better?

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