|Weight||Male: 9–15 pounds
Female: 6–12 pounds
|Life Expectancy||15 – 20 years|
The Siamese are among the world’s most recognizable feline, unique with their light coats and dark extremities. They have long and muscular body, wedge-shaped head, and almond-shaped blue eyes.
The Siamese has light coat on most parts of their body, with darker colour on the facial area and extremities. This pattern is known as “seal point” coloration. Other colors include chocolate, blue and lilac seal points. Sometimes cinnamon, fawn and cream have been recognized.
The Siamese are known to express their ideas and desires clearly. They’re happy to keep up a running monologue for your enlightenment even when they can’t draw you into a dialogue. Although some people might be annoyed by the Siamese rasp, the fans think the Siamese are the most wonderful and entertaining cats in the world. They are very intelligent, self-assured, playful, determined, curious, and highly active.
Living with the Siamese is a bit like living with hyperactive children. They require lots of patience, attention and affection if they are to have the close, caring relationship they require with their human companions. The Siamese is a good breed for those who want a soul mate cat companion. Siamese are usually good family pets and are tolerant of children at least eight and older, as long as the children are taught how to properly handle cats.
While the origin of the Siamese cat is still considered a mystery, a manuscript called the Cat Book Poems, dating between 1350 and 1700 discovered in ancient Thailand described a pale cat with a dark facial mask and dark feet, ears and tail. The Siam, later called the Siamese, was revered by royals and rumored to be sacred. The breed were exported and quickly became popular in various countries. The breed was first seen in Europe in 1871 at a cat show in London, and it later appeared in the United States in 1879.