Siamese cat is one of the first recognized Asian cat breeds as well as the oldest breeds of domesticated cats in the world. Although is not very certain or available evidence which proves that they are the oldest breeds in the world, it is however commonly believed that they originated in Thailand around the 14th century, when they first appeared in a Thai manuscript and this would make them one of the oldest cat breeds in the entire world.
Siamese cats are short-haired breed often described as “dog-like” and also known to be very affectionate, loyal and intelligent cats, renowned for their social nature. Siamese cats are muscular, agile and have also in several occasions been given special treatments in different forms like: Royal Treatment where they were meant to spend the rest of their lives living in a temple and being pampered by monks and priests.
They are also used to act movies due to their talkative nature and beautiful looks. It is often said that Siamese cats will vocalize their opinions on their food, observations they make through the window, and basically anything that they encounter throughout the day and night.
Many of them enjoy being around people especially their owners. They are also sometimes described as “extroverts” and they demand more attention because they have a higher rate of mortality and morbidity as compared to other cats.
Siamese cats are typically active and playful, even as adults, and are often described as more dog-like in behavior than other cats. Some Siamese are extremely vocal, with a loud, low-pitched voice known as a “meezer”, from which they get one of their nick-names.
Meanwhile, the average lifespan of the Siamese cat is somewhere between 10 and 12.5 years. One amazing fact about Siamese cats is that due to their regular desire to be near people or other cats, they occasionally suffer from depression or anxiety if left alone for long periods of time, and this is one of the reasons why Siamese cats are often bought in pairs so that they can keep each other company.
With regards to their looks, many Siamese cats are a silver-gray color with blue eyes, these pretty kitties’ coats can also be orange, brown, flame point siamese, cream, and even blue or lilac-colored, among other coat variations although their coat coloring is determined by their genetics and the temperature of their surroundings.
Siamese kittens are born white or cream colored which later develop the dark points (ears, face, legs, and tail) characteristic of the breed. The points may be dark brown (seal point), blue gray (blue point siamese), milk-chocolate brown (chocolate point), pinkish gray (lilac point), or reddish orange (red point).
Siamese cats itself is a natural breed, meaning that its original pointed pattern was the result of a genetic mutation. Meanwhile the breed has contributed to the creation of many other breeds, including the Balinese, Oriental, the Himalayan division of the Persian, the Tonkinese and the Havana Brown.
Their high intelligence allows them to learn things quickly which, coupled with a natural curiosity, means catching them opening and rummaging through your drawers and cupboards might happen more often than not.
Although they love a good snuggle on a warm lap, they also have high energy levels, which means it’s important to interact and play with them (they easily learn to play ‘fetch’). Try giving them plenty of fun toys, and make sure to fit in regular play sessions.
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Siamese cats are also known to have a good tolerance for children as long as they’re taught how to interact with cats and can also form firm friendships with the family dog.
When it comes to their health, some of the problems that may affect the Siamese include the following:
1) Amyloidosis which is a disease that occurs when a type of protein called amyloid is deposited in body organs, primarily the liver in Siamese.
2) Asthma / bronchial disease.
3) Congenital heart defects such as aortic stenosis.
Caring for Siamese Cats
The beautiful short coat of the Siamese cat should be combed weekly to remove dead hair and distribute skin oils. Their teeth should also be brushed daily or weekly at most (although daily brushing is highly recommended and weekly is better than not brushing their teeth at all) to prevent periodontal disease.
It is also recommended to keep Siamese cats as an indoor-only cat in-order to protect them from diseases spread by other cats, attacks by dogs or coyotes, as well as other dangers that face cats who go outdoors, such as accidents for instance being hit by a car. Siamese who go outdoors also run the risk of being stolen by someone who would like to have such a beautiful cat without paying for it…. Smiles
Therefore if you are considering getting a cat for yourself, your loved ones or even as a household pet then Siamese cats can be one of the top choice of cats to consider because of all their unique characteristics we discussed about today.
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