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#1 Hum

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 23:12

There is a booming market out there for custom cat lovers who want more “king of the jungle” “than cute on the couch.”

We’re talking big kitties, the kind with fierce primal urges that have them banned in several states. Now, who would pay tens of thousands of dollars for such a pet, and should you worry if they move in next door?

“People want to have something different - they want to have the biggest, the baddest, the most exotic,” says Carole Baskin, Founder and CEO, Big Cat Rescue.

Among the cats most in vogue these days is the Savannah, a cross between a wild Serval, a house cat. Savannahs grow about 2 ½ times larger than house cats and have been banned in eight states and require permits in others.

Those looking for the exotic without the size are gravitating to the Toyger, which are about the size of a house cat but with the distinct stripes of a tiger. The Toyger has become so popular they can cost as much as a car.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 23:27

inb4... oh wait...



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 02:25

 

“People want to have something different - they want to have the biggest, the baddest, the most exotic,” says Carole Baskin, Founder and CEO, Big Cat Rescue.

 

Not me. I'm happy with my little baby.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 13:44

I just can't see a big cat like these playing nice ...



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 14:13

I like small cats.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 14:14

these cats are awesome!



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 14:16

inb4... oh wait...

 

Haha I lol'ed

 

For those with too much money...why not get an exotic cat? I mean you could get a regular cat and donate the other $20,000 to a charity...but hey...its a CAT!



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 15:54

I just can't see a big cat like these playing nice ...

 

They behave a lot like dogs. You can see them on YouTube. They'll even play fetch with you.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 16:00

Do like, tho 2.5x claws stuck in neck, after being picked up...? eh... no thnx!

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 16:03

I want to get a bengal cat, and name him/her badass.  Because all he/she'd do is walk around all badass like.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 16:27

:laugh: can you imagine the look on the faces of your guests when they see a cat the size of a dog walking around your house.. the one in the video looks way more like a wild animal then a cat...  I want one!

 

Edit - nevermind.. I dont want one..

How Much Does A Savannah Cost? - http://www.a1savanna...m/savannahs.htm

The price of a Savannah will vary depending on the quality of the individual cat. Following are average price ranges:

 

Males:

F1 $12,000-$22,000

 

Females:

F1 $12,000-$35,000                  



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 21:00

I seen a liger - a half lion, half tiger - today on T.V. I love that big cats, I think they are magnificent creatures but this thing looked hideous.

 

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 22:11

Edit - nevermind.. I dont want one..

How Much Does A Savannah Cost?

The price of a Savannah will vary depending on the quality of the individual cat. Following are average price ranges:

 

Males:

F1 $12,000-$22,000

 

Females:

F1 $12,000-$35,000       

 

^ Don't worry -- there will probably be lots of stray exotic cats, eventually. :laugh:



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 22:20

I want to get a bengal cat, and name him/her badass.  Because all he/she'd do is walk around all badass like.

Until it goes blind ;)

 

Then it will just be sad.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:38

Until it goes blind ;)

 

Then it will just be sad.

It wouldnt go blind because its a badass!