SIAMESE CAT

Breed Overview

  • Other Names –  Meezer
  • Weight – 6-14lbs
  • Coat – Long and Delicate
  • Eye Colour – Blue
  • Coat Colour – Seal, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Lilac, Ivory, Brown, Red, White
  • Nature – Talkative and sophisticated
  • Life-Expectancy – 8-12 Years
  • Cost -$400-$1000

Origin

The cats age back to the 14th century and are one of the oldest breeds that exist on earth. They were discovered through a manuscript called Tamra Maew which means “Cat Poems”. They are believed to have originated in the Ayutthaya Kingdom, modern-day Thailand, and were treated as precious as gold. It wasn’t until the 19th century that they were presented in the West. They were shipped to the US in 1878, then the US President received a cat named Siam from Bangkok. The breeding pair, named Mia and Pho entered the lands of Britain in 1884, as the British consul-general gifted them to his sister.

They were called “Royal Cats of Siam” in the initial period in Britain. It is believed that most of the Siamese cats in present-day Britain come from the direct lineage of the 11 cats they were brought to Britain.

Daily Routine

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No much trouble in grooming as they have short fur that does not shed much.

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Brushing their teeth twice a week.

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Get them vaccinated regularly to prevent bacterial diseases.

Characteristics

  • Adaptability
  • Affection Level
  • Child Friendly
  • Shedding
  • Socialising
  • Playfulness
  • Grooming

Food Favorites to Munch

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Fish

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Chicken

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Beef

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Lamb

Food to Steer Away From

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Corn

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Meat by-products

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Chocolates

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Alcohol

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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They are one of the oldest breeds to exist. They were believed to have been part of some royal family or brought up by the divine Buddhist monks. There has been a mystery about their accurate period of origin. They are said to be part of an old 14th-century manuscript and were believed to bring wealth and prosperity to their owners.
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The original Siamese cats in the initial period were famous for their crossed eyes and crooked tail. They were not quite common in the first few years but gradually gained popularity in the US and Europe.
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A siamese cat named Katy was once the fattest cat in the world. She weighed up to 50 pounds which was equal to a 6-year-old human child.
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A Siamese cat gave birth to 19 kittens all at once. The average birth is 4-6 kittens for every cat. This was an abnormal incident and unfortunately, 4 kittens were stillborn.
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They are very much social. If you have a siamese cat as a kid, you sure are bound to spend so much time with your cat. They can be talkative and spend hours meowing and purring. They are friendly and do not hesitate to make a new buddy easily.

UNIQUE FACTS

They have a touch of poetry attributed to their native name. Originally Siamese cats were also titled  ‘Wichien-maat’ which translated to ‘Moon Diamond’ or ‘Diamonds and Gold’. They were found in the manuscript called Tamra Meaw which roughly translates to Cat Poems. 

Genetics has no role in the color of their coat. It is sensitive to the temperature and the spottings that appear after their birth according to the climate they are born in.

A Siamese cat named Syn won the Patsy Award which is given to animals that have featured in movies in Hollywood. The cat plays the character of Darn Cat in the 1965 movie The Darn Cat.

About SIAMESE

 

These vocal and social butterfly cats are famous for their extreme loyalty and companionship. The Siamese breed is short-haired glossy cats that have a life span between 8 to 12 years. They are medium-sized weighing between 6 to 14 pounds. They have a long and lean body and an athletic appearance. They love to hang out with kids as well as other animals. 

Siamese cats are hailing from Thailand and their existence goes back to the 14th century. They are one of the oldest and original breeds of pedigreed cats in the world and were considered sacred by the people of Siam. hence in ancient Thailand, they were only found within the royal family or the Buddhist monks. A cat named Siam of the Siamese breed was brought into the US in 1878 as a gift for the U.S President Rutherford. B. Hayes and in 1884 the first pair of Siamese cats were shipped to the British. They were recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association in 1906. 

Initially, they had crooked tails and crossed eyes, but after cross-breeding at present they are a very rare feature for the Siamese breed.

 

Characteristics

The cat is long and lean with an athletic body and can weigh up to 14 pounds. They are medium-sized with short fur that is glossy. They are said to once have had crossed eyes, but at present, it is rare to find a Siamese cat with this exotic feature. The cat comes in various colors and spotting including teal, chocolate, white, brown, red. Their eye colors are commonly blue and are almond-shaped. Their features all have a royal touch and are very much elegant. Their heads and neck are long with large wide ears that have rounded tips.

They are naturally talkative and love to spend time with people and other animals. With a high amount of energy and intelligence, it can be a task to get your siamese kid to rest. They are very easy to groom as their fur is short and they do not shed a lot. Their diet needs to be protein-rich and a scarce amount of carbs will suffice to balance their diets.

 

Quick Facts

  • They are one of the original breeds of pedigreed cats.
  • They were believed to be sacred by the people of Siam.
  • They are naturally playful and talkative.
  • All Siamese kittens are born with a white coat.

 

Care

Siamese cats are the easiest to take care of and require very less grooming procedure. Thanks to their easy to care features you wouldn’t have to struggle to make sure your siamese kid is clean and healthy. Their short fur required brushing once in a while. What needs to be given more concern is their dental care. There are chances that they may be prone to some dental diseases. Hence it is advised to brush their teeth twice a week. Clipping their toenails once in a while is also recommended.

 

Daily Routine

It’s good to have a daily care routine for your cat mate. Be it brushing their coat or getting their routine health checkup, your cat deserves to be taken care of! Here are some things you can add to your daily routines to take care of your cat.

  • The cats do not need to be groomed often. You can rubdown with your hands once or twice every week.
  • It is best to brush their teeth twice every week to prevent them from having any dental diseases.
  • Vaccinate your cat timely to prevent any bacterial diseases. A regular visit to the vet will help you keep a check on any respiratory disorder or heart disease.
  • Do not overfeed your cat and keep their meals strict to a protein diet.

 

Do’s And Don’ts Of Diet Plans/ Ideal Food For your Paw Friend

They are the least demanding breed when it comes to food. They aren’t very picky either. But this can be challenging because you have to be careful your feline kid doesn’t just eat anything and everything. Overfeeding can also cause serious trouble for your siamese child and hence their meals need to be balanced. It is best to give small meals at multiple periods of the day for them.

Their food should be rich in protein. As these cats are energetic and playful they require a good and generous amount of protein. Hence make sure you include a good amount of fish, chicken, meat into their meal.

It is purrfect if your cat stays away from carbs. Just as much as carbs can be a threat to the human body so are they to your siamese pet. Carb rich food can easily make them obese and this can affect your pet’s life. Hence keep them away from carb-rich food.

It is best to keep them away from food like corn, chocolates, and alcohol as these can have an adverse effect on their body. These are certain food like coffee that your cats can be allergic to as well. Hence it is necessary that you be a little picky when choosing food for your Siamese kid.

Overall these cats are easy to groom and require minimal attention. The fact they would eat anything and everything can be both an advantage and a disadvantage as you have to be careful what you feed yourself. It is advised to keep your cats away from carbs as it can bring in unwanted illnesses. These lean glossy coated felines are celebrated in art and poems equally and their lineage dates back to the 14th century. The friendly felines are easygoing with kids and hence make it an advantage if you are looking for a family pet cat. 
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