Understanding The Siamese Cats Personality
Are you considering owning a Siamese cat? This article aims to give you an understanding of the Siamese cats personality.
Be ready to take on a demanding yet loyal and loving cat. The Siamese is notorious for it’s vocal personality. Siamese are very extrovert and not afraid of trying to put a point across with their loud cry. Just like people some are more talkative than others, with some having louder cries, and others softer, quieter meows.
The Siamese cats personality is one of high intelligence. They can get bored easily and need a lot of stimulation.
You should be prepared to give your cat lots of time and attention. If you have a busy lifestyle and are away from home for long periods of time during the day then make sure your Siamese has plenty of toys to play with, and ideally another cat or dog for company.
With their stunning blue eyes and striking point colours they make an attractive pet. Their lifespan is the same as any other cat which is normally 15 to 20 years.
Siamese cats are among the oldest breed of cat. They have been around for hundreds of years and it’s thought that they originated in Siam, or Thailand as it’s now known.
It’s also believed that they were owned by royalty and that the King of Siam kept them as pets in his palace. They were thought to bring good fortune to their owners and were often found in temples and royal palaces.
Siamese cats were first introduced to Britain at the end of the eighteenth century. Their popularity soon spread and they are now owned in many countries around the world.
They are known for their distinctive markings or points, and there are two main breeds of Siamese. The Applehead is thought to have the original characteristics of the earlier breeds imported from Siam. It has a round apple shaped head with round eyes and ears.
The Wedgehead Siamese cat has a wedge or triangular shaped head with almond shaped eyes that are slanted, and long pointed ears. The body shape is thin and elegant with a long whip like tail.
There are different varieties of points with four main ones. The Seal Point, Chocolate Point, Blue Point, and Lilac Point.
Points are darker coloured markings found on the head, paws. tail and lower part of the legs.
The Siamese cat is a very sociable animal as well as being highly intelligent. They demand attention and love playing games.