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Siamese Cat Breed Information and Photos

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Siamese Cat
The beautiful, intelligent Siamese cat is one of the oldest recognized breeds. This is a guide containing Siamese cat breed information and photos.
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April 18, 2006
Breed Description: The Siamese is a medium-sized cat with a long, elegant and muscular body with a long, thin tail that tapers to a fine point. Their legs are long and slender (longer in the rear than in front) and end with small, oval paws. The Siamese head is wedge-shaped and forms an almost equilateral triangle with its large, diagonally set ears. Their eyes are almond shaped, and they have a long nose and a very fine coat that feels silky to the touch. They have an overall appearance that is extremely elegant sculpted and refined. Even people who know nothing about cats can usually recognize the Siamese breed.
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History & Origin: No one knows their exact origin, but its known that the Siamese came from somewhere in the Far East. These cats were known of in Thailand, formerly Siam, as early as the 14 century and became introduced to the rest of the world through Siam's royal family.

Character & Temperament: The Siamese has the strongest-willed personality in the cat world and are often called the dogs of the cat world. If they are displeased about something, they will not only tell you, they are likely to follow you into the next room just to argue their point. Then they will continue to argue with you even after you have left the room. This breed gets along well with other animals and loves to be stroked and petted. They are extremely vocal, and queens in heat are likely to be heard for several houses down the block. Siamese are always lively and amusing and can be arrogant and moody. They are highly intelligent and love to take their people for walks on a lead.

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Color: Colors are restricted to points: mask, ear, tail and feet. Point colors include seal, chocolate, blue or lilac. Eyes are always a vivid blue. Siamese cats with other colored points are not recognized as Siamese by the Cat Fancier's Association (CFA), but are called by other names, e.g. Colorpoint Shorthair. Europe and Great Britain recognize other colors.

Coat Type: This breed's coat is very short, fine-textured and silky to the touch.

Color: The Siamese coat has little or no undercoat and tends to stay very clean. The coat is easy to maintain with occasional grooming and stroking. When the cat is shedding, a rubber mitt or brush can be used to help gently remove excess hair. Claws should be trimmed and ears cleaned only when necessary.

Health Considerations: Susceptible to upper respiratory diseases as kittens; more sensitive to anesthesia and vaccines; some lines prone to cardiomyopathy.

Trivia: The male Siamese tends to spray less than other breeds, but females often spray when in season.

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August 21, 2009

Luke is around 7 years old. She is a part Siamese domestic short-haired cat. My ex-husband's ex-girlfriend lived on a farm, and Luke was originally a farm cat. However, the cat loved to be inside and after my ex-husband and his ex-girlfriend broke up, he got custody of the cat. When it was the three of us (Luke, the ex, and myself) living together, Luke did not like me at all. One night, though, I got home from work to find that he had left us and had abandoned the cat at our apartment; ever since then, she has been very clingy with me. Still today Luke is the best thing the ex left me WHEN he left me.

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Luke loves to cuddle. She also likes to stalk apparently invisible objects throughout the apartment. Another favorite hobby of hers is going into hyper mode whenever a thunderstorm hits! Luke also enjoys getting on top of one of the fish tanks and drinking the water. A laptop bed or a window seat is never too far from her reach. Forget expensive toys; Luke loves anything that looks like yarn. I have made her several yarn balls to play with and she loves them.

Luke is a girl. I assume the ex-girlfriend named her this because the ex-girlfriend's name was Lucy; also, it was originally assumed that Luke was a boy. When Luke gave birth, however, the proverbial cat got out of the bag! She knows her name, though, so I'm not going to change it. I have her name tattooed on the upper part of my left breast for several reasons: she is always in my heart; she lays on my chest at night and we sleep like that; finally, even when she has passed away, she will always be a part of me.

By Jenni from Lincoln, NE

Luke (Siamese Mix)

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August 25, 2011

This beautiful boy is Frank. He lives in the cat's shelter near where I live, but he's soon off to a new home. I was there with a friend who was looking to adopt a cat. I would have taken Frank in a heartbeat.

Isn't he just a little heartbreaker?!

By Monique

Closeup of Frank the Siamese Cat on Wood Table

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September 21, 2015

Your Pet's Age
2 months

Your Pet's Breed
Siamese

How and when did you get your pet?
I adopted him from a shelter 2 days ago.

What does your pet like to do for fun?
He likes to play fight with anything or anyone in sight.

Do you have anything else to share about your pet?
He is a strong, sweet little thing who loves to cuddle and sleep with me at night. He has the most beautiful blue eyes I've ever seen. I wish the picture was more clear, but he is sleeping at the moment and don't want to wake him

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March 5, 2012

This Siamese suddenly showed up one day on our patio. What a beautiful animal. He was a new resident at our neighbors, and became a frequent visitor and loved to take his afternoon nap on our patio carpet. He became a loyal friend, and visited us daily. We so enjoyed his company and he would allow us to pet him and scratch him gently under his chin. We learned to love this cat!

By Bob35 from Santa Barbara, California

Siamese Cat

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June 30, 2015

Your Pet's Age
5

Your Pet's Breed
Seal Point Siamese

How and when did you get your pet?
My mom got Karma from Purr-Angels (a TNR/Spay & Neuter clinic) in 2010 when I moved back home during a stressful time in my life. Karma was for my stress relief. My mom passed away in Feb. 2013, Karma is more special to me now than ever. She is my heart and soul and a constant reminder that my mom's love is always with me.

What does your pet like to do for fun?
She loves to tease the 3 dogs in our home especially our (my) newest addition "Lil Bit" (an abandonded Chihuahua who showed up in our yard the day after Thanksgiving in 2014). Lil Bit chases Karma thru the house and then Karma chases Lil Bit thru the house (much like the cartoon "Tom & Jerry"). She loves those little mice that have feathers for tails and will entertain herself for hours "stalking" them. The first few years that I had her the household was quiet which gave she and I a lot of time to play "hide and seek" and "tag" together. She surprised me very early on and actually "fetched" little mice or other small items without any training on my part at all.

Do you have anything else to share about your pet?
She will jump from wherever, she is to whoever's back/shoulder she has decided she wants to sit on. She has been known to jump from the floor up to about the middle of my back and attach herself onto my back via her claws. Then she gingerly climbs with her claws the rest of the way to my shoulder! It's quite a shock to an unsuspecting guest!

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July 9, 2010

Sheikha is one year and three months old. She is a Traditional Siamese Seal-Point cat. We got her from a breeder in April of this year. She was timid at first but now she is very lively. Her favorite thing to do is cuddle.

Cat wearing collar.

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April 24, 2012

Baby is 8 years old and a Siamese. We found Baby as a kitten in a dumpster at the apartment complex we lived in. She was so tiny and frail.

Baby (Siamese)

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June 1, 2010

Zoe is a 4 month old half Bengal and half Siamese. My husband's niece bought Zoe at a pet shop for her little girl. She discovered her daughter was allergic to her, so she asked me if I wanted her. Of course, I said yes.

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July 25, 2007

Moki and Simba are 4 years old Siamese cats. We bought them as kittens, They like to sleep and play "catch the moving fingers under the bed covers."

2 Siamese cats watching bird cage

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November 16, 2006

Sarabi (Siamese Cat). Sarabi (Sarabi G, Squeakers, Fat Cat with the Little Head) is a Chocolate Point Siamese and is 1 yr. 3 months old. Her "sister" Nala was already named when we adopted her, so we kept with the Lion King theme.

Sarabi (Siamese Cat)

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Samson is a 4 year old Siamese cat. My eldest daughter found him at her high school, hungry, in need of a lot of attention and very affectionate. He loves to roll around in the dirt.

Sammy

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July 6, 2008

Crede is a 2 1/2 year old White Siamese. We rescued him from the animal shelter. We were just drawn to him, and he to us.

Crede (White Siamese)

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November 12, 2007

King Ling is a 3 year old Siamese. He was a stray kitten.

King Ling (Siamese)

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May 24, 2010

This my dear beloved Siamese cat "Bi-Ti" (BY-TIE). She is named that because she is just as Bi-polar as my son Tilyr. When she was a kitten, I told jokingly that she acted like him and I was going to call her Bi-Ti and he said no.

Bi-Ti (Siamese)

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December 5, 2005

Sterling is a 7 year old Siamese cat. We bought him from a Navy family that was having to relocate due to military. Sleeping is what he loves to do best! Sterling is double jointed we call him a bag of bones.

Sterling (Siamese Cat)

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October 13, 2006

Mya (Siamese) Photo. Mya is 1 year old Siamese Cat, her birthdate is 5/24/05 She's a snowshoe (we think maybe she's mixed with something else too).

Mya (Siamese)

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March 16, 2014

When it was a baby kitten I saw a sign for up for adoption. The owners were unable to look after the kitten due to loss of the provider's job so I took it in. It was in terrible health.

Seal Point Siamese lying on his back.

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February 18, 2007

My Siamese is a moody teenager. Her sister Patch is a love-crazy purr machine. But Casey is not. The best word to describe her is "emo". She rarely ever socializes.

Cat laying on couch

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June 26, 2006

Cracker is almost 3 years old and is a Siamese. My brother's girlfriend gave him to us about 3 years ago. . .

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January 19, 2010

Chelsea is an 11 year old Lilac Point Siamese. Chelsea was a birthday gift. She is very vocal. She says "Hello" and "Mama." She is very friendly and loves to play with my hair ties.

Chelsea (Lilac Point Siamese)

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