Siamese Cats Facts and Videos

Elvis the Siamese Cat Will Not Be Ignored
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Siamese cats are known “talkers” and will carry on a conversation with you. They get along with other cats, though they are most likely to be the dominant one. Siamese are active and playful and seem to be quieter at night than other cats.

Even though Siamese cats are named after Siam (old name of Thailand), its origin as a breed is unknown. The Siamese cat is a popular breed of cats. They have been domesticated in Thailand and some parts of Asia since a long time, however, they did not reach Europe until late 19th century.

Snowshoe cat sings
Here is a snowshoe cat named Bosco prancing around the house singing.

Snowshoe Cats: This rare breed originated in Pennsylvania. To put it simply, these cats look much like Siamese cats with white feet and other white markings. Not surprisingly, the Siamese breed figures prominently in creating Snowshoe cats. American shorthairs have also been used. The main reason this is a rare cat breed is because breeding depends on recessive traits. The standards include a long body, colored points, white pattern markings, blue eyes, and a short or medium coat with no undercoat.
Cats 101: Snowshoe
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Fans of this breed report that the cats are gentle, laid back, and loving. Like their Siamese ancestors, they’re vocal, but they’re not as loud or as demanding as Siamese cats . Most make good lap warmers and excellent pets for children .

The more common cat breeds that are found in North America include the alley cat, long haired cat, and Persian cat. Siamese cats are also common, although they are well known to be destructive and to have a foul temper. Persian cats are very popular, proving to be loving companions. Persian cats can be very expense, depending on where you get it and what type of Persian cat it is.

Siamese Cat Facts
Just some facts that you should know if you own a Siamese cat!

The British took Siamese cats as gifts to England. From England, these cats made their way to America. According to widely held belief in Thailand, Siamese cats protect royal palaces and monasteries from evil spirits. This exotic feline creature is believed to bring good fortune to its owner.

Siamese cats are intelligent, curious and energetic – an interesting combination. One that can get them into trouble often as they will be determined to overcome any obstacle to satisfy their curiosity, that includes opening doors, cupboards and anything else you’ve shut them out of.

Siamese cats commonly have “attitude.” They can be very demanding, with loud, insistent voices. The breed originated in Siam, which is now Thailand. Traditional Siamese cats in their native land looked considerably different than the Siamese seen today in the UK and the U.S. Breeders developed the cat most of us know today as the Siamese, with a narrow head, long legs, a long body, and extra-large ears. Siamese cats may be very affectionate with people but only when they wanted to be. They can be very playful, extremely agile and athletic. They can leap easily from the floor to the top of a tall cabinet in a single bound.

The following video tells about the different kinds of points of Simaese cats, as well as other facts:
Cats 101 Animal Planet – Siamese
Cats 101 Siamese High Quality from Animal Planet (can be found at Animalplanet.com)

For cat shows there are certain standards for Siamese Cats. Balance is the first thing to look for in a Siamese Cat you intend to show. Long, slender, and tall are features that every Siamese Cat that you wish to show must have.

The Siamese cats behaviour can be a quirky as their appearance, they’re not your normal household pet, they go against they typical images of a cat who snoozes their day away. Like most cats they like to sleep but they’re extremely hyperactive too.

Max the Siamese Cat´s Bath
He is so cute 🙂

Balinese Cats: This is one of the cat breeds that were developed from the Siamese. The cats have a medium-long coat, usually in colors and patterns of Siamese cats. They’re very intelligent, and they’re also very vocal. They’re fairly docile and usually non-aggressive toward humans. Instead of using their claws, they use their voice to let you know they’re not happy.

Ideal Companion: Balinese
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Balinese cats are graceful and athletic and are sometimes called the acrobats of the feline world. Their amazing agility enables them to make some surprising leaps and jumps. When the Balinese isn’t playing, it can be affectionate and loving. In fact, they’ll often demand attention and affection from their humans.