Siamese Cat Advantages and Challenges
Siamese Cat Physical Characteristics
Siamese Cat Personality
This beautiful animal looks like an elegant work of art, but the Siamese cat really just wants to snuggle up with you and have fun together. An extremely social breed, the Siamese cat prefers to be with you every minute of the day. It’ll expect you to share your food, your bed and your life with it, and it wants to be at the center of everything. This cat is an outgoing extrovert and is never shy about using its famously loud and distinctive meow to make some serious noise when it really wants to make a point.
Siamese Cat History and General Information
History and Origin
The origin of the breed isn’t certain, but there is some evidence that the Siamese existed in Thailand (formerly Siam) beginning in 1350. Legend has it that Siamese cats were thought to be sacred, and were used to guard palaces and Buddhist temples. Theft of a Royal Cat of Siam from the Imperial Courtyard was punishable by death.
About those Kinky Tails
There are a number of legends that tell how the Siamese Cat got its kinked tail, all having to do with this breed’s natural sense of loyalty and devotion to its human companions. http://www.meezer.com/siamhist.html This kink is a trait not considered desirable in a show cat, but kinked tails are common and purely a cosmetic issue, requiring no medical treatment.
Grooming needs for this short haired beauty are minimal. An occasional bath, a bi-weekly brushing, and your Siamese cat will remain sleek and beautiful throughout the seasons.
Siamese Cat Health
As with any purebred animal, you may encounter some genetic problems such as heart or kidney disease. From the age of 8, your Siamese cat should have a comprehensive annual check up to monitor liver, heart and kidney function.
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