Siamese Cat

By on June 20, 2013

Siamese cat can be easily identified by its unique coloring.

Quick facts

Siamese CatCat type: Crossbreed, Natural

Weight: Male cat weighs 9-14 pounds and female cat weighs 6-10 pounds

Height: Medium sized cat

Color: Chocolate, Seal, Lilac, Blue, Red, Cream, Fawn, Cinnamon, dark brown, silver, tortoise shell

Coat: The coat is short, fine, glossy and lies close to the body

Lifespan: Ranges from 8-12 years

Ideal companion for:

  • Busy and active families
  • Singles with other pets
  • Experienced cat owner
  • Affectionate
  • Dependent
  • Intelligent
  • Playful
  • Social
  • Talkative

Breed’s Temperament

Breed’s character

This is a truly unique character in the cat world. They have some dog like character. They exhibit the same loyalty and devotion to their people that a dog does. Also they have a natural retrieval instinct that might rival any Labrador and they can be trained easily to walk on a lead.

Breed’s standard

  • Head: long wedge shaped head
  • Eyes: almond-shaped and slanting
  • Ears: Thin and large
  • Neck: Large neck
  • Hair: short, glossy, fine, soft, tight and adhered to the body

Breed’s grooming

The short coat of Siamese is very easy to groom. Use a stainless steel comb to comb the cat’s hair every week. Also, you should trim the nails for every 10-14 days. Most cats are susceptible to periodontal disease, so daily brushing is necessary with your vet-approved toothpaste.

Breed’s health

All most all the cats have the potential to develop genetic health problems, which is similar to all humans have the potential to develop some diseases. The wedge-shaped head of the cat make it more prone to respiratory and dental problems compared to cats that have less extreme head type.

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