The Siamese is an elegant, very loving, and surprisingly talkative cat! Learn more about it and find out if it is right for you.
Siamese are one of the oldest cat breeds. They have lived with humans for centuries and are in fact wonderful pets. They are loving, handsome companions who love to chat with their human friends.
The Siamese is one of the most famous cat breeds, and its reputation is easy to understand! He has gorgeous blue eyes, a sleek and graceful body, long legs, and a thin, shiny coat. The coat of the Siamese cat comes in different colors, the main ones being “seal” (dark brown), chocolate, gray and light brown. They are “pointed”, which means that their coat is darker at the ends (the tips of the legs, the tail, the ears and the face mask).
The Siamese cat is almost as well known for their personality as they are for their appearance. He is one of the more talkative races and enjoys “chatting” with his human friends. Loving and loyal, they adore company, making them ideal pets for families. Because he is very intelligent, the Siamese learns quickly. In addition, he is curious by nature. So he may learn to open your drawers and cupboards and you catch him snooping around!
He likes to curl up in his master’s lap to take a nap, but also has a lot of energy. So he needs stimulating toys and a lot of interaction (a Siamese easily learns to bring back objects). The Siamese tolerates children very well, provided they know how to behave with cats, and can get along very well with the family dog.
If the Siamese cat is an ideal companion for humans, he too needs company! He doesn’t like being alone for too long. It is therefore more suitable for homes where there is usually someone at home (it could be the family dog or another Siamese!). He’s not very resourceful on the outside, so he shouldn’t go out unattended.
Key figures around the Siamese
The Siamese is an agile and sporty cat of medium size; males weigh 3.8-4.8kg, females 2-4.2kg. If we take good care of him and his diet is adapted to his nutritional needs, the Siamese cat has a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years.
Siamese health problems
Like many breeds, Siamese cats can suffer from genetic diseases, such as intestinal tumors or other cancers, such as lymphoma of the mediastinum. He may also suffer from progressive retinal atrophy, which can lead to reduced visual acuity and even blindness. Siamese are also known to have delicate stomachs and tend to vomit easily, which can be prevented by avoiding foods that are too rich.
Groom your Siamese
The Siamese cat has an admirable shiny coat. And like many of his short-haired breeds, he takes care of it very well! Its grooming is therefore quite simple: you just need to brush it well once a week to keep it looking its best. But since the Siamese cat loves signs of love and attention, he may well manage to force you to brush more often!
It won’t be a surprise: Siamese kittens are incredibly cute. Right after birth, they are almost all white. Their coat can take up to a year to reach its full color, although the tips tend to appear around three weeks. Kittens are very energetic and can be a bit rowdy. They want to play and have your undivided attention! This is when their personality develops. It is therefore essential to ensure that they have all the care and attention they need when they are very young, in order to make them very sociable companions.
Is the Siamese cat right for you?
The Siamese cat is a wonderful pet. Very beautiful and elegant, it only asks to be an integral part of your family. However, this need for companionship means he suffers if he is alone. So this may not be the right breed if the house is often empty or there are no other pets. He enjoys having a stable and predictable environment and is disturbed by any change in routine or habitat.