Siamese cats are very regal, smart and playful felines. They can communicate with their companions and love spending time with them. They can be easily recognized by their distinct body type and fun personalities. Siamese cats have a wide range of skin colors and markings. Lets look at some more cool facts about them.
The Siamese cat is originally from Thailand, formerly known as Siam. They are one of the oldest domestic cat breeds. In Siam, they were considered a member of the royal family. You can find them depicted in ancient manuscripts dating back to 1350. They were so well liked that, in 1871, this blue-eyed cat was on display in the Crystal Palace of London. There was so much interest created by this display, the Siamese cat increased in popularity.
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These kitties can create a wide range of vocal noises. This helps them to express what they want to their owners. The Siamese are not known to be very affectionate but love people. They are very smart cats and can be taught simple tricks such as fetch.
Siamese kittens are born white. They develop their markings at about four weeks. Their coloring will appear on the cooler parts of their body. This is a result of a partial albinism gene in their body that is sensitive to heat. As they age, their coloring will get darker.
Siamese cats have the longest lives of domestic cats. They call live up to 20 years. The Siamese is a relatively healthy cat with few problems. These cats tend to have some gum problems, so you will need to brush their teeth weekly. A veterinary visit may be needed if their mouth becomes irritated.
These cats have beautiful blue eyes, creamy colored coats and dark markings on the coats, referred to as points. There are a wide range of color markings in this family. The Seal Points have dark brown marks while others may have blue points with grayish marks. They can also vary from chocolate points to red points and even lilac points.
There are also different body types of these classy cats. The traditional Applehead has a round head similar to an apple and is the largest breed. The smaller cats with a triangular face are part of the Classic breed. The Wedgehead, or Modern breed, have a look that is a combination of the Classic and Traditional looks. All of the breeds have long noses, pointed ears and sleek bodies.
Siamese cats love companionship. They become very attached to their owners and don't do well if left alone for long hours. Having a playmate or cat sitter available for those extra long days will help keep your kitty happy.
The Siamese cat is a popular breed for many reasons. Their highly social behavior helps make them sought after for many families. Bringing one into your home will certainly bring added joy to your family.