Written on: 10/07/2006 by MissDibDabs (3 reviews written)
Beautiful and very striking cats with personalities to match. Rich blue eyes and unique colouring recognised worldwide.
A tendency to being noisy and territorial. Will not often accept another cat or kitten joining the family once they're settled.
The Siamese really are incredibly beautiful cats although they have been bred more and more for their pointed faces recently. Something that should be avoided to such a severe extreme since the classic looking Siamese is easily as beautiful and healthier due to not being subjected to a great deal of inbreeding.
The colour varieties of these cats has extended over the years but is best known for the chocolate point (creamy white body with dark brown tail, paws and face). They have a very short fur coat all over, although now you can get a long haired variety known as Balinese. The Balinese are generally quieter then their Siamese cousins but retain the good looks and bouncy personality. And most noticeable are their rich deep blue eyes.
Surprisingly these cats tend to be permanently shedding fur all year round despite their short coats. But their often kitten-like behaviour throughout their lives makes up for this minor irritation. They are very loyal to their human owners, loving your company, often above that of another cat. Unfortunately this can and does lead to jealousy towards other pets which can, in extreme cases, cause them to attack another cat with intent to kill. Something I found out first hand (fortunately we separated them quickly and both cats were unhurt, if a little shaken). Overall a beautiful friendly cat that will make an excellent companion for many years for anyone.