Savannahs do need human bonding at a very early age.
by Deborah-Ann Milette
(New York, USA)
Motzie held by fellow exhibitor who adores the big boy!
Well, I am the owner of Motzie who IS classified as a Supreme because of the very high socialization skills he has with people due to how he was raised (bottled-fed baby.) IF it was not for that early dependence upon humans at an early age, Motzie could have been like many F-1 and F-2 Savannahs, scared of the public. You want a sheltered cat fine, then do your thing, but human socialization is extremely important at a very early age be it the human adult or child giving the attention they need.
Serval babies are taken away from mothers for human bonding and it is critical even for F-1, F-2 and very much worth the price. Unless you have tried this and found it different then lets meet at a show and compare my Motzie's social skills with people to your feline's. Throwing stones when this catterys method has worked since the late 1985's and the cats do sell out and have a waiting list every year, do you?
My F-3 is learning Motzie's skills walking on the leash and socializing with the sick and elderly, this is a breed that needs and thrives on pleasing their owner.