Based on its name, Siamese cats hail from Siam, Thailand.
Siamese cats were brought to Britain by Edward Gould, a British
consul from Bangkok. A dozen Siamese cats became the breeding foundation
of what has now become a well-known and popular breed.
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Siamese cats possess a beautiful and slim curve, and its head has
the shape of an apple wedge.
That's why the King of Siam kept them as royal pets, and they lived
in a majestic stature along with the royal family.
With its distinctive color, Siamese cats are beautiful with their
blue eyes and curious personality. Siamese cats are a very sociable
and intelligent animal, and this makes them lovable and popular
among cat breeders.
There are two popular types of the Siamese cats. One is the modern
type, which is the svelte and slender type recognizable by its elongated
silhouette body and a head shaped as a wedge. The second one is
the traditional type, which has an apple-shape head and a more muscular
body with a less intense look.
Generally, all Siamese cats share the same color patterns. Darker
coloration exists on the cooler parts of their bodies such as
the face, tail, and feet. Offspring are born without the dark
color markings, and will only develop it later as they grow old.
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Variations of color among Siamese cats include dark brown, chocolate,
light gray with a shade of pink, blue and lilac in some areas, and
red and cream also exists. The design patterns for their colors
sometimes vary from the combinations of tortoise shell patterns
or a combination of a tabby outline.
Siamese cats are very communal and intelligent. Curiosity is their
main thing and they tend to explore every small corners and recess
of your house, searching for something to do or explore. As for
being a social animal, Siamese cats tends to make long vocalizations
on their own, as if trying to muster all the neighbor's felines
into a congregation.
Siamese cats are easy to own and taken care of as they need less
grooming since their close-lying coat rarely needs brushing and
combing. You may need to brush your Siamese cat once in a week,
however, just to keep the coat neat.
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Over the years breeders have observed some genetic faults and hereditary
imperfections of the Siamese cats. Sometimes a curly tail or crossed
eyed kitty might come up from a litter.
Nonetheless, these genetic disorders in a pet are more lovable
and unique and does not require any medical attention at all. These
variations only makes your Siamese cat more eclectic as opposed
to those with almost the same face and body structure.
While some Siamese cats have been marked to have bad temperaments,
this generalization is unfair among the entire breed. Many Siamese
cats are sweet, loving and affectionate towards their owners and
other kitties as well. For those who aren't, if you were a cross-eyed,
crossbreed, you may be a little cross yourself!