Are you looking for a beautiful and intelligent kitty friend? Take a look at the magnificent Siamese cat! It’s understandable why these cats have been cherished companions for so long given their beautiful coats, piercing blue eyes, and clever personalities.
There is a wealth of information to be discovered about these interesting felines, from their royal roots in ancient Siam to their current popularity as cherished house pets. So let’s dive in and learn more about the many Siamese cat breeds and facts!
Looks: The Siamese cats are born all white or cream-coloured. However, Siamese cats change colour after birth as the week progresses. Talking about colours, there are 32 different types of colours seen in Siamese cats to date.
Let’s find out about the different types of Siamese cats according to their personality and colours.
Short in Time, here is a Table for you:
|Type & Fact||Fact|
|Traditional Siamese||The original breed of Siamese cat is known for its angular body and long, slender legs.|
|Modern Siamese||A variation of the traditional Siamese breed with a rounder face and body.|
|Applehead Siamese||A subtype of traditional Siamese with a rounder head shape, also known as the “Old Style” Siamese.|
|Colorpoint Shorthair||A breed developed from Siamese cats that come in a variety of colors and patterns, including seal, blue, chocolate, and lilac points.|
|Lilac Siamese||A rare and sought-after color variation of the traditional Siamese breed, known for its pale pinkish-gray coat.|
|Siamese cats are intelligent||These cats are known for their problem-solving skills and ability to learn tricks and commands.|
|Siamese cats are vocal||Siamese cats are known for their distinctive voice and tendency to “talk” to their owners.|
|Siamese cats are social||These cats crave attention and affection from their human companions and do well in homes with multiple people.|
|Siamese cats are prone to certain health issues||Siamese cats can be prone to respiratory problems, dental issues, and eye problems due to their elongated head shape.|
|Siamese cats have a long history||The Siamese breed has a long history dating back to ancient Siam, where they were kept as royal pets and revered for their intelligence and beauty.|
Types of Siamese Cats
People proclaim there are nine types of Siamese cats. However, depending on body features, there are two types of Siamese cats recognized officially-
- Traditional Siamese
These cats have rounded heads and are similar to domestic cat breeds. However, they have deep eyes and distinct features that separate them from domestic breeds. Being Siamese cats, they have large triangular ears, which give them a distinctive look. They are also called Thai cats or old-style Siamese.
- Modern Siamese
Modern Siamese cats have triangular heads and almond-shaped eyes. Modern Siamese cats are called ‘Wedge head cats’ and not ‘Wedgies’ because they have triangular heads and triangular ears. Their ears and body are even longer than the traditional Siamese cats.
Colours of Siamese Cats
Depending on colours, Siamese Cats are divided into four main categories-
- Seal Point
This is the first colour that comes to our mind when we talk about Siamese cats because this is the common colour seen among Siamese cats. The seal point is said to be having the darkest body colour. Genetically, they ought to have a dark body, but it is only seen dark on certain points due to gene variation.
- Chocolate Point
These cats have ivory bodies with milk chocolate points on their noses, paws and tails. Their body colour should be ivory without any shading. However, due to less shading, it creates a contrast effect between the points and the body.
- Blue Point
The body colour is bluish-white and the nose and paws are slate coloured. This is a cold colour that would gradually shade away around the stomach and chest. With age, their body colour turns darker.
- Lilac Point
This Siamese cat has a white body with frosty grey and pinkish colours. Hence it is also called frost-point. Note that: the colours of Lilac point are not chocolate, fawn or blue. They have a glacial white body colour. Among all kinds of Siamese cats, these cats have the lightest body colour.
Variants of the Standard Colors
Tabby Point: Refers to Siamese Cats of any of the above colours with tabby patterns on their body.
Tortie Point: These Siamese Cats have a coat with reddish spots, That’s why their coat is referred to as “tortoiseshell.”
Lynx Point: This colour was found by breeding domestic cats and pure Siamese breed cats. They have stripped points and their coat colours are variable.
Apricot Points: The feet and legs of this point are paler in colour. The paws, pads, eye rims, and nose leather are pinkish.
Light and Dark Shade Siamese Cats
Light Color Siamese Cats
- Lilac Point
- Cream Point
- Chocolate Point
Dark Color Siamese Cats
- Seal Point
- Blue Point
- Chocolate Point
Siamese Cat Colors: Tabby Points
The tabby point Siamese cats have any of the nine basic colours of Siamese. The face area of this type has stripped marks. The markings on the leg may not be that clear. The tail should be ringed around the underside. Some tabby colours include:
- Tortie Tabby Point
- Blue Tabby Point
- Lilac Tabby Point
- Seal Tabby Point
- Chocolate Tabby Point
- Cinnamon Tabby Point
- Red Tabby Point
- Cream Tabby Point
- Apricot Tabby Point
- Caramel Tabby Point
- Lilas Tortie Tabby Point
- Chocolate Tortie Tabby Point
|Life span||15-20 years|
|Good with||Children, elders, dogs, families|
|Temperament||Sociable affectionate neurotic bold|
Siamese cats are outgoing social cats. This cat breed is loving and trusting around humans and they respond to human interaction. It is often said that the love of Siamese cats for their owner is so intense that they follow their owner from room to room to stick to them.
They are cuddle-buddies and they love to be cuddled and held. Siamese cats are also well known for being conversationalists, meowing loudly to their owners and sometimes chirping.
This cat breed is very energetic and playful. Unlike other cat breeds, they don’t get lazy with age. So you can entertain your cat with the following games-
Ping-pong balls will be so much fun for your cat. Try bouncing it on the ground and see her chasing it.
Bonus tip: it can be very fun bouncing the ball around the bathtub, but make sure they don’t get hurt!
With the lights out, move a string, a small object or a cat toy in front of your flashlight to create a shadow on the wall and watch your cat try to catch the obscure shapes. This will entertain them and keep them active and playful.
Catnip-scented bubbles can make an interesting playing activity for agile cats. They’’ love popping the bubbles with their mouth and paws. You can join them by creating more bubbles and watching them play!
Are Siamese Cats Dog Friendly?
Yes, Siamese cats are friendly to dogs and children in the house. As they are friendly and active, they often play with the dogs. So is the question- is your dog friendly to cats? If not, you should train your dog to be friendly towards your cat.
According to experts, Siamese cats are intelligent and energetic cats and they are not “couch potato cats”. Shower them with affection, so they don’t feel neglected. You can also bring them a playmate (another Siamese cat) who can resist a 24/7 playmate!
Bringing a companion for your cat doesn’t mean you don’t need to look after them and they can stay on their own. Observe that Siamese cats thrive in a home where people spend a lot of time.
Therefore give them attention and play with them, don’t leave them by themselves for too long. This will make them emotionally disturbed and anxious.
Siamese Cats should be fed two-sized meals per day. Make sure they get enough protein to make their day. Young Siamese Cats should be fed 3-4 times a day (small meals) to ensure they receive enough nutrients.
Since Siamese cats have short coats, they are easy to groom. Comb him weekly with a stainless steel comb. Then, trim their nails every 10-14 days.
Siamese cats can be prone to Asthma and Bronchial disease, heart defects and Amyloidosis. These diseases occur when protein is no longer supplied to the organs where they are supposed to be.
Additionally, Siamese cats are also prone to periodontal disease. To prevent it, brush your cat’s teeth at home with vet-approved toothpaste.
Siamese cats are active, loving and friendly cats. They get along well with children and other pets in the house. So you don’t need to worry if you have a dog. However, since they are playful, you’ll need to give them some time for their playing session.
If you have two Siamese cats, don’t leave them alone with each other for too long, they also require human interaction and attention, without which they’ll end up feeling neglected.