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Siamese Cat Breed Facts and Health Care Guide

Siamese cats are renowned for their distinct coloring and blue eyes. Its refined coloring and poise appealed to many, and it was at its height of popularity in the 1950s. It is still a well-loved breed today, however, less attention is paid to it today compared to its heyday.

Almost everyone knows what a Siamese looks like as they are renowned. This is partially due to their popularity in the mystery film genre. Many believe it is their curious nature that makes them the perfect choice for a detective's assistant.

Appearance - The distinctive characteristics of a Siamese cat are its long rectangular shaped body, a wedge shaped head, large ears, long and elegantly thin legs, a long graceful tail and brilliant blue, almond shaped eyes. The Siamese breed is a short haired cat and is available in several different colors and patterns such as Seal Point, Chocolate Point, Blue Point, or Lilac Point. Should there be different coloring, it is actually seen as a totally distinct breed; the Colorpoint Shorthair Breed.

Behavior and Characteristics - The Siamese is an affectionate cat who loves to have fun and expect the owners to be around most of the time. Siamese who tend to get into trouble are usually cats who are left too much to their own devices and have nothing interesting to do or they can be thinking of running away.

However, if you are a career oriented person and still have your heart set on owning a Siamese, you may want to consider adding a second kitten to the home. This allows your Siamese not to be so lonely as well as having a partner in crime. But don't worry; they will be patiently waiting to meet their masters when the masters step foot into the house.

This breed of cat is particularly devoted to its family and is more than willing to help with chores, keep you company as you move from room to room or curl up in your lap for a nice relaxing evening. Siamese cats are very outgoing and will meet and greet anyone who comes to the door. The older generation seem to have a fondness for the elegant and affectionate Siamese breed. The Siamese is alert and keen and can pick up many new tricks such as leaning to move forward when called or even to fetch.

But bear in mind that Siamese can be slightly melancholy at times and decide not to obey commands at times. Siamese cats are true to their playful nature and will invent their own games to keep themselves amused. Games that they adore consist of hide-and-seek as well as antics such as sudden, playful pounces on unwary family members.

If owning a cat that is vocal and affectionate, as well as devoted and entertaining puts a big smile on your face, then the Siamese breed may just be the right breed for you.

Moses Wright is a cat lover and likes to help new cat owners learn more about their cat breed. You can find more resources on Cat Health Problems and different Category Cat Breeds Selection at his site.

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