3 to 7 kg
Seal point, chocolate point, blue point, lilac point
Their distinct coloration makes Siamese Cats easily recognizable. Their point coloring, meaning their ears, feet and tails are darker than their body, can range from brown to chocolate to a blue gray and even lilac. Other point color variations include tabby and other patterns. The body is light in color and usually appears as ivory, cream and even glacial white.
Their unique head shape may increase your Siamese Cat’s risk of respiratory illnesses and periodontal disease. Some may have physical deformities, such as crossed eyes or a kinked tail, but these do not require medical attention. Later in life, they may develop other visual problems like retinal atrophy or glaucoma, in addition to heart problems and bladder stones.
The Siamese’s triangular head and jaw means they’re prone to swallowing dry cat food whole, rather than chewing it. Because chewing dry food aids in keeping the teeth clean and reducing the buildup of plaque and tartar, it’s important to select cat food in a size and shape that forces them to chew their food before swallowing.
The Siamese Cat originated in Siam (now Thailand) and was not exported until the late 19th century. In 1878, U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife received one of these exotic felines as a gift. In 1906, she was officially recognized as a breed by the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA). The Siamese has contributed to the creation of several other breeds, including Himalayan, Burmese, Balinese and more.
The Siamese was one of the original breeds of pedigreed cats.
It was believed that when a member of the royal family in Siam died, the Siamese Cat received their soul. The cat was then moved to a temple, where she lived the rest of her life in luxury.
Siamese Cats have been featured in popular films like The Aristocats and Lady and the Tramp.