Siamese Cat - Lovable bundle of energy that brings momentum into your house
If you are thinking about bringing a Siamese cat into your house, you must be aware of one thing: you are bringing a complete chatterbox into your house. They purr, mumble, babble and unequivocally communicate constantly with anyone they come across. The Siamese cat also impresses with its extraordinary elegance. Their mysterious blue eyes and unmistakable fur pattern are incredibly enchanting, however, the Siamese cat is not just beautiful, their extroverted velvet paws require action and only feel really comfortable in company.
Siamese Cat Character
The Siamese has great character, charm and will as well as a lot of assertiveness. Whatever the Siamese wants, they confidently demand. If something doesn't suit them, they clearly let you know. They are said to be rather attached to their people, while in addition to this, they are sensitive and very affectionate seeking physical contact from people everywhere due to their playful and cuddly nature. Because of this close relationship with their people, Siamese cats are often used as therapy animals that help disabled children or dementia patients.
Care and Keeping
Since the fur of the cat is very fine and has hardly any undercoat, The Siamese cat is very susceptible to the cold and damp weather. As a shorthaired cat they are easy to care for, with occasional light brushing and messages sufficient. As a cuddling partner, you have to compensate for the lack of maintenance: they require a lot of exercise and a need for work to live out their distinctive instinct for hunting. Playing comfortably with a ball of string in your living room is not going to be enough as they require space and time to romp around. Accordingly, you must provide your feline friend with stable scratching posts and climbing opportunities. Many Siamese cats can get used to walking with a leash, but you have to have a lot of time and patience for this, clicker training and retrieving games can be good for this. In many ways the Siamese cat behaves a lot like a dog as an active companion.
Siamese cat colours
The distinctive, typical colours of the Siamese cat are a result of the combination of partial albinism and dark accentuation on the ears, tail, paws and head. An insufficient contrast between the points and the even, if necessarily moderately shaded body colour is considered a blemish. It actually takes some time for the Siamese cat to develop its final coat and colour. The kitten fur is bright, as their pigmentation only usually develops after nine months. The four basic colour types of seal, blue, chocolate and lilac are the most recognisable, however there are over 100 different colour variations.
History of the Siamese Cat
In the 14th Century, Siamese cats were already known at the courts as temple cats. Spiritual powers were ascribed to the mysterious beauties. Because of this exclusive status, the keeping of ctas was reserved for the relevant social groups of high status. The Siamese cats came to England in 1884 when the King of Siam gave the British Consul General a breeding pair named PHo and Mia as a gift. The first breed standards for the slender short haired cat appeared just eight years later before reaching the rest of the world.
Most people, when thinking about getting a Siamese cat, ask how old do they live. However, the answer is not as easy as the question, as it depends on the individual case. Due to their breeding, Siamese cats are susceptible to hereditary diseases. Nonetheless, Siamese cats do have the highest average life expectancy of pedigree cats, and generally live between 18 and 20 years. There are also many cases of so called methusalems which live to 25 years old.
- Breed: Siamese Cat
- Origin: Siam (Thailand)
- Weight: 3-5kg
- Size: Medium sized
- Anatomy: Elegant, slim, supple, long-legged, muscular; long, thin, pointed tail; small oval paws Head shape: wedge-shaped face, chin and ears form a triangle
- Eyes: Blue, almond shaped, widely spaced Fur and colour: Tight-fitting, thin top coat with almost no undercoat; Pointing on ears, paws, face and tail, light body (partial albino); over 100 known color and pattern nuances; recognized basic types: Seal, Blue, Chocolate and Lilac Point
- Grooming: Occasional brushing
- Particularities: no individual housing, needs free access or a large apartment with a secured balcony
- Character: communicative, intelligent, headstrong, socially responsible, people-oriented, cuddly