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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.
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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Some friends of ours asked if we would like some Siamese kittens and I said I'd have to ask my husband since he's not really a cat person, but he agreed to go look at them. There were two available; a brother and sister. He held the little boy and fell in love! He is the one who picked Coco!
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Coco loves to run through the house, and he sounds like a horse running across the kitchen floor, haha. He loves to play fetch, and I've never heard of a cat who loves to play fetch, but he'll bring his favorite little fish toy back again and again for me to throw. He's also the biggest cuddle bug and he'll crawl up into my lap whenever I sit down. He loves to get up on my shoulder and I'll walk around the house with him there. He follows me everywhere. He purrs so loudly, I love it! He puts up with the kids hauling him around, he loves to sleep on my 6-yo girl's bed, and he's a Mama's boy!
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I love this little boy so much!! I couldn't imagine our house without him!! He has stolen our hearts with his silly antics!
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.
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
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.
I adopted him from a shelter 2 days ago. He likes to play fight with anything or anyone in sight.
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.
My mom got Karma from Purr-Angels 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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
King Ling is a 3 year old Siamese. He was a stray kitten.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.