These enchanting four-legged creatures are divine. They stand out in the world of cats with their stunning appearance and quirky personality. The breed is also known for its very for their fussy eating habits.
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Siamese cats have long, thin frames and powerful, slim bodies. They can be easily recognisable due to their long, narrow tail and limbs as well as a colourpoint pattern with strong contrast.
The breed is originally from Thailand. In 1878 and 1884, respectively, Siam sold its first Siamese animals to the United States and the United Kingdom. The first Siamese cat organisation was founded in the United Kingdom in 1902, and the breed was recognised by the Cat Fanciers' Association in 1906.
One of the most ancient breeds, Siamese cats in the olden days, were exclusive to rich and royal families only. The theft of a Siamese cat was considered a punishable crime.
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Sams are now used as pets. Oldies, but goodies, like The Incredible Journey, The Lady and the Tramp, and That Darn Cat! starred Siamese cats.
Siamese are very intelligent and quickly grasp things. They easily learn tricks such as fetching, walking on a leash and opening cabinets.
Many diseases and health conditions are genetic, meaning they are related to your pet’s breed. The general health issues that you may find common in Sams are amyloidosis (disease of the liver), asthma, dental disease, and several kinds of cancer.
Siamese cats are high maintenance, thus will not be an ideal cat for most people. They are a very curious breed and need a suitable environment to flex their mental muscles. If you are willing to put in extra effort, it isn’t difficult to prepare your apartment to fit their needs.
A good healthy diet is essential along with exercise. Spending around 10 to 15 minutes a day with your cat for any form of physical activity should do the work. Scratching posts or the cat trees are known to be the ideal play activity for them.
Siamese cats don't require a lot of maintenance due to their short, non shedding coat. All they need is weekly brushing, regular ear cleaning, and nail clipping. However, feel free to give your cat a pleasant brushing; after all, they enjoy being petted.
They are a social breed and love to be around people. They are easy to groom, loyal and affectionate.
Sams need a lot of attention, thus if you work full-time or are gone out a lot, your cat might become destructive. They meow a lot, and their sound is known to be unpleasant. They require a lot of stimulation and can get easily bored.