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  •   Pet Health And Care >>  Cat Breeds >>  Siamese  
     

    Siamese Cats

    The Siamese cat breed is one of the most popular breeds of domesticated cats in the world.



    It has its own distinct color point patterns. Siamese cats have blue eyes, slender body structure and a head shape and a striking color contrast. It has an elegant, stylish, slim, flexible and well toned body. The head of the cat is triangular in shape, with a thin stout. The eyes are brilliant blue, oblique and almond shaped.



    They have thin but large ears. Their fur is glossy, soft, fine, tight, short and adhered to the body. The point colors of the Siamese breed are its face, ears, tail and feet. The point colors of this breed can be seal, blue, chocolate, lilac, fawn, cinnamon, caramel, apricot, cream or red. These cats can usually live up to 13 to 14 years of age.



    It is also common for these cats to live up 20 years at times. Cat kidney disease, known as Chronic Renal Failure are known to cause death amongst the elderly Siamese cats

    Siamese cat personality is very pleasant. These cats are the most extroverted and social amongst all the cat breeds.  They are warm and affectionate and they also bond with humans closely. However these cats are not as independent as other cats. Since they share a very close bonding with their human, they prefer and enjoy staying indoors. They love to sit on laps, tables and beds. Siamese cats are very vocal. They can convey their demands through a range from mews to raspy calls. Their vocalization often sounds like the cries of a human baby. They usually talk at conversational levels and they always have something important to say. Thus, Siamese cats have a talkative personality. They are very curious, athletic and affectionate.

    The Siamese cats are one of the most intelligent amongst various cat breeds. The Siamese cats, because of their high intelligence, can be trained for tricks and to perform commands. They are viably competitive in feline agility. One might have to ‘cat-proof’ the house, as Siamese cats can learn how to open doors, latches and cabinets. These cats love to do such things and take it up as a challenge and never give up. One has to be careful about this breed as they try to find innovative ways to get into trouble. These cats are very lively and entertaining. They can get demanding and get closely involved in the owner’s life. They do not like to be ignored and always want to be the center of attraction.

     
      Submitted on May 25, 2010