Siamese Cat Physical Traits
Siamese Cat Personality
In additional to being chatterboxes, Siamese cats need lots of stimulation. They enjoy puzzle toys and challenging activities, so be sure to devote ample time to play sessions. They are also very social and interactive, making them ideal choices for households with other pets or frequent visitors. In fact, you might want to consider adopting a pair of Siamese cats rather than just one; that way, they can keep each other amused while you're away and maybe, just maybe, talk to each other and let you have a few minutes of peace!
Siamese Cat Trivia
- Although Siamese cats have most likely been around for many centuries and are almost certainly Eastern in origin, their first appearance in the West was at the Crystal Palace Cat Show in London in 1871. They arrived in the United States in 1879, when the US Consul in Bangkok gifted a Siamese cat to President Rutherford B. Hayes.
- Siamese cats' striking blue eyes are linked to the breed's coat. The same gene responsible for the coat pattern also gives Siamese their signature baby blues.
- Siamese cats are the parent breed of a group that includes Balinese (which area really just long-haired Siamese), Burmese, and Himalayan cats, among several others.
- The twin Siamese cats in Lady and the Tramp are not truly representative of the breed. Although Siamese can be sneaky, they are not malicious; indeed, they are well-regarded as being highly loyal, loving, and affectionate members of the family.