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Siamese Cat Breeders
If you are looking for a distinctive looking cat that is totally devoted to its owner and has bucket loads of personality, the Siamese is the one for you!
You may be interested to know that it is commonly believed that the Siamese is one of the oldest breeds of cats in the world. They are famed for their talkative nature, how affectionate they are, and their distinctive look. The Siamese cats are so beloved that their owners have given their breed the fond nickname of meezers.
The Siamese cat originates from the then country of Siam (now called Thailand). The exact origins of the breed are unknown (but are known to date back many centuries) but in the late 1800s, the King of Siam gave the English Consul-General of the time two pairs of Siamese cats to take back to England. He did that and the cats became instantly popular. The Siamese breed was developed from there to become slimmer and lither, with a more pronounced wedge shaped head. However, these days there are three main types of Siamese, the Traditional, the Classic, and the Modern.
The Siamese is a sleek, cat that is elongated in the body while being muscular. They have a long neck and tail, and the legs are also long. The head features a straight profile and is wedge shaped when you look at it from the front. Large ears complement and complete the wedge shape. The eyes are a stunning blue colour.
Colour-wise, the Siamese is a pointed cat, which means that it has darker colours on the face, ears, tail, legs and feet. The standard colours available in the Siamese breed are chocolate, seal, blue, and lilac but other accepted colours include cinnamon, lynx, tortie point, red, and cream. The main body is light in colour.
The Siamese has often been described as the quintessential people cat as they love nothing more than to have a chat with you (using both their loud, distinctive voice and their body!) and they love to be wherever you are. They are incredibly intelligent, love to be the centre of attention and are extremely affectionate. Siamese cats hate to be ignored! These cats are also very active and playful.
Caring for Siamese
The Siamese cat needs to have plenty of fresh water available at all times and can be fed twice a day. Feeding can be done by giving wet food and dry food at the same time each day, or by leaving dry food down all the time and only giving wet as a supplement twice a day. Siamese cats can eat any diet developed for cats but you may want to opt for a diet that is specifically formulated for the Siamese, which is available from pet stores or your local vet.
The Siamese cat is low maintenance when it comes to grooming. Light finger brushing (using damp hands) or petting is recommended to remove loose hairs from the coat as using a brush can actually damage the texture and colour of your cat’s coat. Bathing is rarely required and should only be done as absolutely necessary.
The Siamese cat can be expected to live up to 14 years of age or more. They are relatively healthy but they can suffer from kidney disease in their later years of life. Crossed eyes and a kinked tail may present themselves in the breed occasionally but good breeders will do their best to avoid them.
If you are after a quiet cat, Siamese cats are not the ones for you! However, if you love the idea of being able to have a “conversation” with your cat, the chatty Siamese are absolutely ideal. They will live in any size home happily and they suit people that want an intelligent, talkative, and loving cat. Your Siamese will bond to you extremely closely. However, if you are out for long periods of time, you are better off getting two Siamese so that they can keep each other company.
As the Siamese are such an intelligent breed, they take to everyday training such as using the litter box and the scratching post quite easily. In fact, they have probably already been trained in these things at the breeder’s house so all you have to do when you bring your cat home is to reinforce the behaviour. This is easily done by showing them where their new litter box or scratching post is, and taking them there as necessary (to the litter box after eating and drinking for example, or to the scratching post if they look like they’re going to scratch furniture). If your cat starts behaving in an undesirable manner, never smack or otherwise physically punish them. A firm no should be more than sufficient, but if you need a little something extra, you can remove them from the situation for a few minutes.
Due to the intelligence of this breed, you can teach them to do things that may be seen as unusual i cats. One great example is teaching them how to play fetch, or you can even teach them to walk on a leash so that they can explore the outdoors safely.
Buying and Owning a Siamese
If you have decided that the Siamese is the right breed of cat for you, there are some essentials that you will need to have before you bring your kitten/s home from the breeder. You will need to ensure that you have food and water bowls, a supply of kitten food, a scratching post, a collar, a lead (if you plan to teach it to walk on a leash), plenty of toys, and a cosy bed. Your breeder should give you the cat’s vaccination record and let you know when the next vaccination is due. Your cat should also be desexed and microchipped before you bring it home. If it is not desexed, do so as soon as possible. Don’t forget to change the microchip details to your name and register your new cat with the local council. Also ask your breeder what worming and flea treatments they recommend and how often they should be given.
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