Savannah Cat vs Bengal Cat Key Differences

Savannahs are crosses between servals and domestic cats. Bengals originated from hybridizing domestic cats with Asian leopard cats.


Savannahs are one of the largest domestic cat breeds, with males weighing 15-25 lbs. Bengals are medium-sized, weighing 10-15 lbs.


Savannahs tend to be more outgoing, confident and assertive compared to Bengals who are more reserved but still curious.


Both breeds are very energetic and require a lot of exercise and stimulation but Savannahs have higher exercise needs.

Energy Level

Savannahs come in various brown spotted tabby patterns while Bengals have more variation with spotted, marbled and rosette patterns.

Coat Colors

The short coats of Savannahs and Bengals require weekly brushing and occasional bathing. Both shed moderately.


Savannahs are more expensive, ranging from $15,000-$25,000 for F1 cats, while Bengals cost $1,000-$5,000 on average.


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