The Siamese is easily recognisable by its distinctive colouring and almond shape brilliant blue eyes. They are a very sleek cat with coloured points on their ears, face, tail and feet. The Siamese is a small to medium sized slender and elegant cat with a long body, neck and tail with a long wedge shaped head
Siamese Point Colours
They also come in Tortie and Tabby Points
Siamese CatSiamese are a very intelligent, lively, entertaining cat. They can be very demanding and become totally involved in their owner’s life. Siamese do not like to be ignored and always have to be the centre of attention. They usually regard themselves as people rather than cats. You will never be bored if you own a Siamese cat.
Siamese have a strong personality and are usually very talkative, often with a loud voice. The Siamese voice is quite legendry and they use it well to communicate with humans. Their meow has been compared to the cries of a human baby. They enjoy being with people and have a great need for human companionship. Siamese cats are sometimes described as extroverts. Often they bond strongly to a single person.
Siamese are extremely affectionate and make a wonderful, entertaining and totally dominating pet. They are very loyal and loving. These cats are typically active and playful, even as adults.
They are a high energy cat who are always on the go. Whatever activity you are engaged in you can be sure that your Siamese cat will be always there helping you out.
Although there have been many theories about the origin of the Siamese, it is now quite certain that it was a well loved variety in the ancient Siamese city of Ayudha. Ayudha was founded in 1350 and was Siam’s capital until fire destroyed the city during the Burmese invasion in 1767.
In the National Library, in the present day capital of Bangkok, there are manuscripts from Ayudha that provide a record of native cats, describing them as having black tails, feet and ears with a white body and blue eyes which reflect a reddish glow at night because it is part albino. The Siamese Cats eyes are a brilliant sapphire blue. The original cats in Siam lived in temples where they were closely guarded to keep the breed pure. So highly were they regarded that there ownership is said to have been restricted to members of the Royal family. Only if a man was promoted to a knight or nobleman could he possess that cat with, as they believed, “special powers.” These beautiful cats are today one of the most popular pedigree breeds.