Looking to adopt a Siamese cat? Here’s all you need to know

Looking to adopt a furry friend? Well this breed of beautiful, friendly, intelligent kitties may be just the thing for you. It is the Siamese cat.

Introducing: the Siamese cat

Siamese cat 2

By Karin Langner-Bahmann, upload von Martin Bahmann – Own work, Wikipedia commons

These elegant, intelligent felines sport a beautiful light colored coat with darker ‘mask’ like fur on their face and paws. Originating in Thailand, the Siamese cat is known around the world for being a wonderful family pet.

Here are some things you should know before adopting a Siamese cat:

Life expectancy

Siamese cats have a reletivly long life span of 15-20 years. Depending on overall health and living conditions the energetic felines can even live past the age of 20.

personality

Siamese cats are social, energetic felines who love to play. They’re also very talkative and will tell what’s up even before you get the chance to ask. These social creatures who don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time, and when you are home they’ll definitely reside on you lap. If you’re looking for a true companion, and have the time to spend with them, a Siamese cat would be an excellent choice. It’s also a great idea to get two so they can keep each other company.

Children and other pets

Siamese cats are perfect for families with kids and other cat friendly animals. They love attention and playing, so here are at least two things they probably have in common with your kids. They can even play fetch! Just don’t forget to teach your kids to be gentle and respectful with your kitty – it’ll pay off.

Shedding

Siamese cats are one of the least shedding cat breeds out there. Don’t get too excited, they do shed hair. But because their fur is noticeably shorter than many other cats, their shedding is also less noticeable. If you have a general problem with fur though, and you really still want a cat, maybe a Canadian Sphinx is what you need.

Health

Purebred animals are often more susceptible to various health issues, and the Siamese cat is no exception. These health issues can include breathing difficulties, glaucoma, calcium palate, bladder stones, chronic renal failure and crossed eyes. off course not all Siamese cats suffer from health issues and many live long and disease free lives.

Care and grooming

A Siamese cat generally will nor require a lot of work to get his fur to look good but a minimal grooming regime is in order. Brush your Siamese’s fur once a week to remove loose hair and dirt.

Cute Siamese cat video

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