The Beautiful Siamese
Lifespan: 15 to 21 years
Activity Level: Medium
Coat: Short, Full
Temperament: Affectionate, Intelligent
Information / Facts: The Siamese breed of cat hails from Thailand and is estimated to have originated in the 14th century. The Siamese is the first recognized breed of Oriental feline. The Siamese gained increasing popularity and was one of the most popular breeds of cats in the world in the 20th century. The Siamese is known for its large, pointed ears and almond shaped eyes, as well as its short, dense, single coat. This cat has long legs and a trim, lithe body, making it proficient at hunting, as well as visually appealing.
Pros: The Siamese is a very affectionate cat, and makes friends easily. This breed of cat is great for those who want to cuddle and spend time reading or watching a movie. These cats love to play, so owners should have lots of cat-specific toys on hand. The Siamese breed also loves to talk. A Siamese cat will tell you stories in a deep, low voice, and is an ideal choice for individuals who live alone and want a constant companion that will interact with them. The Siamese cat is great for families with children, as it is a very loving and gentle breed of cat and will allow a child to hold it for hours.
Cons: The Siamese only lives around ten years, so it has a shorter life expectancy and higher mortality rate than other breeds of felines. Many Siamese cats are affected by albinism or eye issues, such as crossed eyes. Other eye problems include lack of night vision due to a missing element in the eye of the Siamese cat. This affects the cat's hunting ability, and also makes them more prone to accident or injury due to outside dangers, especially at night.