The Siamese is for all those who want a full-on relationship with a character cat. No shrinking violet, the Siamese both demands and provides extremely stimulating companionship.
Legend says that the Siamese were originally temple cats and received the souls of mortals upon their deaths. From an exotic past, the Siamese has become one of the most recognised breeds of cat, in the world.
A feature of the Siamese is their markings on the face, ears, lower legs and tail. The body colour of the Siamese can be frosty white or cream, and the markings range from the original seal point to tabby, tortie, red, cream, blue, chocolate and lilac point. Whatever the colour scheme of the cat, the Siamese will always have vivid blue eyes.
Siamese kittens develop early and quickly and show an individual personality. They are very active and dislike being left alone. They are "talkers" and converse in loud and sometimes harsh voices. One of the reasons they make such good companions is this ability to have a conversation.
Due to their smooth fine hair, the Siamese requries minimal grooming.
For the latest research in breed-related problems in the Siamese cats, visit the University of Sydney's LIDA (Listing of Inherited Disorders in Animals) website.
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