Tips to Savannah Proof Your Home
Servals by nature are a very smart and curious animal, and most of them also like water. Many Savannahs inherit these traits from their ancestors. That is a large part of the charm of this wonderful breed. However, this also can mean some Savannahs will get into a lot of shenanigans that we affectionately call Savandalism. You most likely won't encounter all of these by just one Savannah, but these are the more common occurrences. I have compiled a list of items that Savannah owners have used to help minimize the problems.
Any electrical cords are the mortal enemy of a Savannah, and will be dealt with accordingly. We use this combination of products to keep them all safe (the cats AND the cords):
- Split loom:https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00T56Q88I/ref=mp_s_a_1_11?qid=1463710201&sr=8-11&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=split+loom
- Split loom tool:https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005DTKNZU/ref=pd_aw_sbs_60_of_21?ie=UTF8&dpID=413gDTAmtqL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL390_SR390%2C279_&refRID=3A0JH8MZGQZHA93CPCDY
- Bitter Apple:https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0002DHPRQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1463710663&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=bitter+apple+spray+for+cats&dpPl=1&dpID=41c-BBtQ8BL&ref=plSrch
Paper towels seem to be prime prey for many Savannahs. We keep ours safe from harm in this automatic dispenser: https://www.cudakitchen.com//index.php?route=product/search&keyword=Innovia
A smaller cousin of the endangered Paper Towel Roll is the Toilet paper roll. We keep ours out of paw's reach using something like this holder: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00J1ZM2C4/ref=mp_s_a_1_12?qid=1463710531&sr=8-12&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=toilet+paper+holder
Anything that is behind the Bi-fold closet doors is fair game and must be examined carefully by a Savannah, these work to keep ours out: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000P635T2/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Since many Savannahs are fond of water, they won't think twice about emptying your toilet bowl over and over and over again. Something like this may help to keep your water bill (and sanity) in check: http://smile.amazon.com/Mommys-Helper-Toilet-Seat-Lid-Lok/dp/B000GE1MEI/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1464136423&sr=1-1&keywords=toilet+lid+lock
Kitchen Cabinets and Drawers (and don't forget bathroom vanities!) are where ALL the cool toys are kept, every Savannah knows that!! So these catches can help keep your things yours, and the cats AWAY: http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00JBKFG1S?psc=1
When all else fails, these at least help keep the spotted wonders away MOST of the time!!
Air sprayer: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000RIA95G/ref=pd_aw_fbt_199_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=NWKR0TQ0CY4EF2VRD6T4
Refills (you might want to stock up): https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000BHR0G4/ref=ya_st_dp_summary
If you have many of these these in your home..........
You may want to consider changing them to these, unless you like EVERY door opened in your home.
For additional Savannah proofing tips from other Savannah owners, please click HERE.