Freddy is a one-and-one-half year old Savannah mix. His Dad is a Purebred Savannah cat and his Mom is a DSH. Freddy is a high-energy, winsome guy! He never runs out of energy, so he’s looking for a home that will keep him busy.
At his original home, he lived with children under the age of eight, four cats, and two cat-friendly dogs. His family reported that their son was not handling Freddy properly, and Freddy clawed his face. It was then that they decided that Freddy should go to a home without children, so that Freddy won’t feel like he needs to defend himself.
In Foster, we learned that he does well with literally everyone! He loves to play tag with the foster’s dog, and he does not mind the other cats or even the children. The Foster’s children were raised around cats, and have been taught proper handling techniques – so there have been no incidents of scratching or biting.
Freddy uses his litter box faithfully, however he does get a little over-enthusiastic with it – he has a tendency to scatter litter everywhere so he’ll need a tall sided litter box (like the one we recommend on our website). He is very good about using a scratching post, rather than the furniture (yes he has all of his claws).
Freddy loves people, squeaky mouse toys, catnip, cat scratchers, attention (on his terms), and cuddling on the bed at night. He absolutely loves huge cat towers and flies up and down them like a bolt of lightning.
His Foster reports that she is now able to pick him up and hold him – briefly. She admits she’s had difficulty taking photos of him because he’s a BLUR! He never stops moving (unless he’s asleep of course). Both his Foster and his original owner also report that Freddy suffers from separation anxiety. If he can’t be in the same room as you are, he will vocalize and claw at the door. He hates closed doors!
The Savannah side of Freddy is definitely dominant! Freddy likes to open doors, play in water, climb on high surfaces and chew on cords. His new family will need to be experienced cat owners with prior Bengal or Savannah experience who are able to keep doors locked at all times. It’s worth noting that Freddy’s Foster couldn’t figure out why her son was eating so many Goldfish crackers… and then they figured out it was FREDDY. They caught him in the act! Human snacks will need to be locked down!
Freddy is neutered, vaccinated, and received a clean bill of health last month from his Veterinarian.
If you have the experience and time to love Freddy – please fill out our Adoption Interest form https://bengalrescue.org/adopt/adoption-interest/