Siamese cats descended from felines born in Siam, or modern-day Thailand. They are best known for their sleek, distinctive appearance. They are silver-gray in color with blue almond shaped eyes. They are medium sized but nicely muscled with a long triangular head. They have a short and glossy coat which lies close to their body. They are extremely affectionate creatures and generally sleep next to their parent.
Quick Facts: –
- The Siamese cat is not an independent breed and they should not be left home alone on a regular basis for long periods of time.
- The cat species is ranked consistently in the Top 10 most popular cat breeds.
- Most Siamese cats are lactose intolerant so they should never be given milk to drink, water will do just nicely.
- Like other cat breeds, their true origin also remains unknown. It is one of the oldest breeds of domesticated cats in the world.
- The breed was once popular among royals and noble families, and was considered a symbol of wealth.
- The first Siamese cats in Europe were a gift from the King of Siam to the English consulate general in Bangkok.
- One of the earliest known owners of a Siamese cat was actually U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes’s wife, Lucy.
- These cats make their presence known and they use different vocalizations to communicate with their owners.
- They are curious creatures and have been known to open doors and break into food containers.