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Siamese Cats and Kittens

Updated on April 14, 2016
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Oriental Cats

Siamese cats have a body that varies anywhere from white to cream color with a darker face mask, ears, legs, and tail. They always have blue eyes. When they are born, they are almost all white all over and they start to develop their darker points later.

They are my favorite cat breed because you can train them like dogs and they need a lot of attention.

There are longhaired cats such as Himalayans, Balinese, and Birmans that were bred from Siamese.

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Choosing Your Cat or Kitten

After you have decided to get a Siamese, you need to choose if you want a kitten or a cat. A baby will require more attention than an adult will. An advantage is the baby will be more receptive to learning new things. A mature adult is more likely to be set in his ways. If you don't have the time to work with a kitten, you should get a cat. Unless you intend to breed, male or female doesn't matter. You can get him or her from a responsible pet shop, breeder, breed rescue group, or an animal shelter. You should wait for the right one that is exactly what you are looking for because he or she will live with you for many years.

Play Time

Oriental cat breeds are very active and they like to run around and play with toys a lot. Most of them don't sleep twenty hours a day like some lazy cats do.

Feeding

Cats and kittens should be fed a balanced diet that is high in protein. They enjoy a varied diet. Dry food, canned food, and some good quality healthy people food should be offered. You should not feed him or her bones that can splinter and become stuck in their throat. Babies should be allowed to eat as much as they want so they will grow up healthy. If they eat an excessive amount of food for their size, they could have worms. If your adult becomes overweight, give him or her less food.

Special Food

This food is made for the Siamese.

Brushing

Even though Siamese cats don't have a long fluffy undercoat like other felines, it's still very important to keep them groomed.

Training and Grooming

Your kitten should be trained to use a litter pan by the time you bring him home, but if he has not been trained, just put him in the pan several times a day and he should learn quickly. Cats need to trim their claws by scratching. They should be taught to use a scratching post instead of your furniture. A very important vocal command to learn is the word no. You should not hit them. If they need more discipline than the word no, you can squirt water at them. You should also teach them their name and the word come.

Siamese cats learn quickly. They can learn to walk on a leash and do tricks and they will follow you around like a dog and beg you for attention by meowing loudly. Kittens should be introduced to grooming when they are young. They should be brushed daily to prevent hairballs from forming in their stomach when they lick themselves. You can trim their front claws with nail clippers if you want to. It is not a good idea to declaw, because it will leave them defenseless and they will start to bite. You should also check their skin for parasites and check their ears for ear mites at grooming time.

Scratching Posts

All cats need something appropiate to sharpen their claws on whenever they need to do it.

Pet Taxis

Most Siamese cats love to ride in the car just like most dogs do. Keep them safe with a pet carrier.

Health and Vet Care

You need to find a vet for your new cat or kitten and you should keep all of their health records. It is best to keep your cat in the house and only let him or her outside when closely supervised, if you must do it. There are too many dangers to let them run loose outside such as dogs and cars, and they can pick up respiratory diseases, rabies, and other things.

Seal

The one on the right is a seal point. They have a cream color body with very dark brown or black ears, face mask, legs, and tail and blue eyes. They are the most popular Siamese color. The one on the left is a tabby point. They have a cream color body with striped lines on their ears, face mask, legs, and tail and blue eyes.

Chocolate

The chocolate point has a body color that varies from pure white to ivory with a beautiful chocolate brown color on the ears, face mask, legs, and tail. They have blue eyes.

Blue

The blue point has a white or silver body with bluish gray color points.

Colorpoint Shorthairs

Some people from clubs, groups, and cat shows think that only Seal, Blue, and Chocolate points are true Siamese colors. Other clubs, groups, and cat shows recognize Tabby, Tortie, Red, Cream, and Albino colors as true accepted colors also. That is why these colors are sometimes known as Colorpoint Shorthairs.

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      Jean DAndrea 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Siamese are beautiful cats, but I've never owned one. Have had a Burmese though, which is a very friendly breed. She was a brown Burmese, and was with me for 17 years.

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      I think Siamese cats look exotic compared to other kinds of cats. They seem to be a more regal breed, if there is such a thing.

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      happynutritionist 4 years ago

      I have a dog now, but owned a wonderful cat for over 16 years, and she "talked" a lot, so we thought she might have Siamese in her. Now that I am reading the accepted colorings here, I am wondering if she indeed might have been. At that time, I thought they where only white with the black around the nose, etc., that was quite a while ago. Thanks for this information! *blessed*

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      My cats freaked out when they heard the videos. They jumped on top of the bookcase and ran behind the couch. So, I had to play them again. Not a very good mom am I? It was really funny though.

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      johnsja 4 years ago

      I adore cats but have never had much to do with Siamese. Thanks for sharing.

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      CruiseReady 4 years ago from East Central Florida

      We had a tortie point once. What a special cat she was!

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      montanatravel52 4 years ago

      Wow, I have always been a huge cat lover (even have my own lens on 1 of my current cats), and always took in stray alley cats growing up and even now - I always thought of the Siamese as beautiful, but like in the Disney movie, "We are Siamese if you please... we are siamese if you DON'T please..." I love that you shared how awesome they can be as pets, w/ great info and tips, well-done!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have a cat but it's not siamese. I like cats so much, they're just too cute ^^

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      I love all cats. I'd love to have a siamese one day. They have great personalitites.

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      Stacy Fordham 4 years ago

      My cat Dinero is part Siamese. When he was a kitten he used to chase his tail like a dog, so when you say they can be trained like a dog, I tend to believe it. He likes to climb on the back of the dining room chairs like an acrobat, so he could probably be a circus cat. :)

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      Mary 4 years ago from Chicago area

      none of our cats have been Siamese, but I've always loved that breed.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      The cats meowing when she is showering is too funny. They must really love their master as they are so concerned for her well being.

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      We had a Siamese cat when I was a kid, so they're my favorite breed.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We have cats, but no Siamese.

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      Tara Wojtaszek 4 years ago

      I've always wanted a Siamese kitty.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Such a beautiful breed of cat.

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      JuliaAnnPayne 4 years ago

      My daughter had 2 Siamese but one passed away suddenly. The cat she has now is named Micky and he weighs 30 lbs. for he is a fat siamese kitty...

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Mine was Judy. She had 3 Siamese-Striped Tabby mix kittens. I've heard that Siamese cats can be a little snooty and temperamental, but Judy was calm and sweet natured.

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      CottageHomestead 4 years ago

      I really miss my siamese sisters. I had them as a teenager growing up, their names were Yo Lyn and Ma Ling. Such sweet babies they were.

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      I had to return to this lens today - because I love Siamese cats.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I think Siamese cats are a most distinctive breed. I also love their personalities and the way they "talk" to you. I would love to have one, but can't because of allergies in the household (not me.) These cats are so unique and so wonderful, you can't help but love them. Thanks for this lens. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i cant wait to own a siamese!

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      I adore Siamese cats and lived with one for 24 years. How I miss her (Tai). There is something very, very special and unique about all Siamese. I hope to one day have another in my home.

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Siamese cats are so gorgeous. Great lens!

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      Budeni 5 years ago

      Ain't siamese cats supposed to be one of the most talkative cat breeds? However, I love how they look and the very destinct character they have. Thanks for this lens!

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      cinstress 5 years ago

      we got a cat from the shelter and it looks like a chocolate point... my daughter taught him to high five and he follows us around and fetches things you throw... very nice pet

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      PapaKork 5 years ago

      We just got our first siamese cat about 6 months ago. Such a fun cat and a very sweet and smart breed -- He has already learned to use the actual toilet, so we're saving a lot of money on litter. Needless to say, we're very happy to have him!

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      I so miss having a kitty. My old girl passed away about 2 years ago but my husband says nope. Now I enjoy the other lensmaster's kitties and adopt them into my heart. Best wishes

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Some of these Siamese cats sure look fiery but they are so cute and will make good pets.

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      My parents had a siamese. She lived to be 20 years old. Mean, old, blind, but she could use the toilet. Crazy cat. I sure miss her!

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      Cynthia Arre 6 years ago from Quezon City

      I have a tabby, he's not Siamese but I find that I can apply your tips in caring for him as well. My husband and I keep him inside our home at all times but we let him out for fresh air only if we're around as well. I think this is a great resource for Siamese cat owners & "regular" kitty owners alike! ~Blessed~

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      Delia 6 years ago

      Great lens! I had a domestic Siamese (color only) her name was Tabu and I loved her dearly...my daughter has a Himalayan and my sis has a Lilac Rag Doll

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      Great lens! I have raised 2 litters with a Sealpoint mom and a Bluepoint dad. Wonderful cats and very bright!

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      Craftyville 6 years ago

      I used to have a siamese, they are gorgeous cats and very feisty.

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      sallemange 6 years ago

      I love Siamese cats, taking care of these smart and beautiful animals is very rewarding. My partner and I have two and my parents have a black short hair.

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      reasonablerobby 6 years ago

      What a helpful lens. Our Siamese cat Willy Swizzle wasn't weened properly at the breeder so he has had to have feline sensitivity food ever since. Both our Siamese - his brother is Harvey Wallbanger love chicken though!

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      Oosquid 6 years ago

      Siamese cats are one of nature's works of art. I'm glad that the 'classic' Siamese is making a comeback. Great lens, favorited and Stumbled.

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      jolou 6 years ago

      I just love cats and have had many through the years.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      My first cat was a tabby point siamese and WOW what a talker! They are the most vocal of all the domestic cat breeds.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love my Siamese cat, she follows me around at home, and talks to me. She

      is so friendly and house trained. She makes me laugh. Siamese Cats Rule..........

      She Always greets me when i come home and will snuggle up to. She is stunning

      wit her fab bright blue eyes. Defo not like a normal cat.

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      Lou165 7 years ago from Australia

      I think the seal points and chocolate point siamese are gorgeous although I've never actually owned a siamese myself.

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      I think Siamese cats are so beautiful -- we've seen several that have come and gone through our back yard and as part of the feral colony. This takes me to one Sunday evening when we were driving home through our community -- I made my hubby back up when I saw one of the Siamese cats on the side of the road. Someone had hit it and left it!!!! I was sick to my stomach about this--how someone could just leave it. We got a large box, picked it up and headed back out, making phone calls to find a vet animal hospital to take it to -- on a Sunday evening. After several phone calls, we found an emergency hospital near downtown. Unfortunately, there was nothing that could be done for this poor cat -- we had to pay to have it put to sleep -- I will NEVER forget this experience and WONDER who left it there on the side of the road.

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      BigMamaGuru 8 years ago

      I have had Siamese cats for 45 years. I really hate that Disney song cuz it makes people think Siamese are aloof--so far from the truth. My Seal Point was very interested in the mewing videos, the others were too, but special for Broderick.

      I never forgave Disney for Bambi either.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Awwww...I sure enjoyed this lens. I have 8 cats, but none are Siamese. We had a Siamese when I was a child. He was a great companion. He used to hide and jump out at me and my mom said I would scream (I don't remember it). Ha, ha! Cats are such fun!

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      queenofthedreamers 8 years ago

      Hello, Jack. I met you at the U where you welcomed me. I also have a Siamese. Her name is Kiko and she is a blue point. She is also half manx and has no tail. LOL. From now on I will always want blue eyed cats...Great lens!

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      cjsysreform 8 years ago

      My first cat was Siamese. Her name was Jezebel, and she was quite charismatic and adventurous, although perhaps not as bright as her sister Harriet (my mother's cat). Harriet was "the ugly one" -- sort of scruffy and squat -- but she was sharp. I could swear she understood everything my mother said to her.

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      Linda Jo Martin 8 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Beautiful cats!! I have a Siamese cat so I had to come by and look at your lens. He's always been the brightest of my cats.