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The Siamese cat:The most famous of the house cats

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The Siamese cat: A companion with many qualities

The Siamese cat is undoubtedly the most famous of the house cats; its elegance and its character apart make it a companion with many qualities.
As long as one knows how to respect his strong personality and his desires, the Siamese never disappoints his master, to whom he is very close, and devotes to his family an endless affection. Known to be very communicative with humans.

The legend of Siamese cats

 These mysterious Siamese cats are from Thailand. They have always been a known type of cat, some of them live in shiny royal homes. In the past, Siamese cats were supposed to protect royal residences and monasteries from twisted brains. These cats are thought to bring good luck to their owners.

In 1884, the first lines of Siamese cats began to make their way to England, when they were presented as a gift to a British general. From there, they went to America. Today, Siamese cats are considered one of the most popular species. 

Description and characteristics of Siamese cat

The Siamese possesses a very specific physique and a dress which makes it possible to recognize it at first glance:

  • Physiognomy: It's a cat with an oriental physiognomy.

  • Eyes: The almond-shaped eyes are tapered and inclined towards the nose, are sapphire blue in colour and give him a deep and unique look.

  • Head: Head is triangular, with a long muzzle *Ears: Ears are triangular and wide at the base. 

  • Coat: The basic colour can go from cream to grey, sometimes tending towards brown with chocolate tips (chocolate point).

  • The legs: Small and oval shaped.

  • The tail: Thin, long and pointed.

  • The hair: Very fine, flattened to the body.

  1. Size: medium (30 cm)
  2. Weight: 2 to 6 kg
  3. Hair: short, fine texture
  4. Colour: Colourpoint and variants
  5. Life expectancy: 15 to 20 years
  6. Gestation period: 65 days

Character and behaviour of the Siamese cat

The Siamese cat is very affectionate and needs a lot of attention from his owner and loves his presence and his attachment, as well as his sincerity without limits.

He also tends to follow his owner wherever he goes and even talk to him at length.
But he does not tolerate solitude. If left alone for long periods of time, he will be very unhappy.
He is a good companion for individuals or families with children, as long as they let him play without disturbance.
It is a smart cat. He comes as soon as he is called and quickly understands the prohibitions after a particular training.
The Siamese cat is full of energy and very funny. Thanks to his great agility, he will not hesitate to run and jump everywhere to reach his imaginative prey. To keep them busy and avoid damage, it is best to leave toys at home.

Siamese cats and foreigners

Although devoted and faithful to its owner, the Siamese cat is jealous if it coexists with another animal. It is also advisable to give him a firm and fair education in order to learn the rules of respect.

The Siamese cat likes comfort and security. It is an affectionate cat; its temperament is strong and very attached to its family and its master. However, he is distrustful and sometimes jealous of strangers.

Siamese can be fierce with strangers: that's why it is so important to provide them with small places to hide in the house where they can isolate themselves during visits. They adapt well to the life of the apartment, loving comfort, but the garden is still recommended because it is full of energy.

Like a dog, the Siamese will defend its master if it feels that the latter has been attacked by a presumed aggressor.

Living conditions

The Siamese cat can adapt to most living environments, as long as it has something to occupy itself with and enjoys a certain freedom of movement in a secure environment. They can therefore lead a very happy and fulfilling life in an apartment if they are regularly stimulated, have the opportunity to explore their surroundings and remain active.
Siamese people also need a clean space where they can isolate themselves when they feel the need to do so and find some peace and quiet.

Care and well-being

The Siamese is a short-haired cat, so its coat needs almost no maintenance. It is however recommended to brush it from time to time.
These cats love the warmth and are always looking for a little resting place near the radiator or in the warmest places in the house. A heating pad will undoubtedly be a great success with your cat! In any case, do not leave your companion exposed to draughts.
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