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Siamese cats are the supermodels of the cat world - hands down. Elegant, playful, curious, affectionate, intelligent, and energetic, this breed is one of the most versatile cats you'd ought to find.

Siamese cats are known to be the oldest domesticated felines and were symbols of royalty in Siam, now known as Thailand. They were considered so sacred that only monks and the royal family were allowed to raise them. Soon after, in the 1800s, Siamese cats were presented as gifts to noblemen and women who visited Siam from across the globe, who then began to breed them. Thus began the era of the world's most versatile cat. Siamese cats are born white and are known to be partial 'albinos'. As they grow, they start to develop colour at the extremities, i.e. ears, paws, and tail.

The breed comes in two varieties - traditional and modern. Traditional cats have rounder bodies, whereas modern Siamese cats have sleeker bodies. And while all seems perfect with this breed, there is one characteristic that doesn't please everyone - Siamese cats can be loud, very loud. These cats have a tendency to be very vocal, especially when they wish to convey something. Whilst this is a boon when the cat is in pain or is hurt, it may not be ideal for families who do not enjoy constant meowing.

Siamese cats are the supermodels of the cat world - hands down. Elegant, playful, curious, affectionate, intelligent, and energetic, this breed is one of the most versatile cats you'd ought to find.

Siamese cats are known to be the oldest domesticated felines and were symbols of royalty in Siam, now known as Thailand. They were considered so sacred that only monks and the royal family were allowed to raise them. Soon after, in the 1800s, Siamese cats were presented as gifts to noblemen and women who visited Siam from across the globe, who then began to breed them. Thus began the era of the world's most versatile cat. Siamese cats are born white and are known to be partial 'albinos'. As they grow, they start to develop colour at the extremities, i.e. ears, paws, and tail.

The breed comes in two varieties - traditional and modern. Traditional cats have rounder bodies, whereas modern Siamese cats have sleeker bodies. And while all seems perfect with this breed, there is one characteristic that doesn't please everyone - Siamese cats can be loud, very loud. These cats have a tendency to be very vocal, especially when they wish to convey something. Whilst this is a boon when the cat is in pain or is hurt, it may not be ideal for families who do not enjoy constant meowing.

Average Adult Size and Life Expectancy

Size

Small to Medium

Height

25 - 30 cm

weight

3 - 6 kg

Life Expectancy

9 - 15 years

Average Adult Size and Life Expectancy

Size

Small to Medium

Height

25 - 30 cm

Weight

3 - 6 kg

Life Expectancy

9 - 15 years

Breed Traits and Characteristics

Shedding Level

Moderate shedding

Easy To Groom

Easy maintenance (Monthly)

Tendency to vocalise

High tendency to vocalise

Activity Level

High energy

Need For Mental Stimulation

Needs a job/activity

Child-Friendly

Somewhat child-friendly

Good with Other Pets

Better in a single-pet household

First-Time Cat Parents

Breed Traits and Characteristics

Shedding Level

Moderate shedding

Easy To Groom

Easy maintenance (Monthly)

Tendency to vocalise

Moderate Maintenance (Weekly Groom)

Activity Level

High energy

Need For Mental Stimulation

Needs a job/activity

Child-Friendly

Somewhat child-friendly

Good with Other Pets

Better in a single-pet household

First-Time Cat Parents

Siamese cats are one of the healthiest cat breeds and are known to live up to 20 years if fed nutritious meals that are made of wholesome ingredients.

During the summer, you could choose to feed your Siamese a wet food diet to prevent dehydration and then either switch to a kibble diet (of the same brand) or stick with the same wet food diet for the rest of the year.

Siamese cats are super easy to groom - all they need is a weekly brushing and de-shedding, and they're good to go!

In addition to this, you might also find it helpful to add in a weekly ear cleaning and teeth brushing to their grooming routine. 

Siamese require a good amount of exercise to keep them from boredom-based destructive behaviour such as scratching and yowling. They particularly enjoy the game of chase because of their high prey drive and prefer exercising through play, i.e. with toys that require them to use both mind and body.  

In addition to this, cat trees and indoor agility courses also make for fun activities to let off some steam.

Siamese cats are one of the healthiest cat breeds and are known to live up to 20 years if fed nutritious meals that are made of wholesome ingredients.

During the summer, you could choose to feed your Siamese a wet food diet to prevent dehydration and then either switch to a kibble diet (of the same brand) or stick with the same wet food diet for the rest of the year.

Siamese cats are super easy to groom - all they need is a weekly brushing and de-shedding, and they're good to go! In addition to this, you might also find it helpful to add in a weekly ear cleaning and teeth brushing to their grooming routine. 

Siamese require a good amount of exercise to keep them from boredom-based destructive behaviour such as scratching and yowling. They particularly enjoy the game of chase because of their high prey drive and prefer exercising through play, i.e. with toys that require them to use both mind and body.  

In addition to this, cat trees and indoor agility courses also make for fun activities to let off some steam.

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Beagle

Boxer

Daschund

Dobermann

German Shepherd

Golden Retriever

Indie

Labrador Retriever

Pug

Rottweiler

Shih Tzu

Siberian Husky

Bengal Cat

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Indie Cat

Maine Coon Cat

Persian Cat