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Interesting Facts about Siamese Cats

Who says dogs are the only ones deserving of the name, man's best friend? Cats have also found their homes in the spotlight, and there are millions of people in the US who are crazy about these feline friends. And when popular cat breeds are discussed, it isn't hard to recognize the Siamese cat. Siamese cats have actually been ranked as the most popular short hair breed in the United States, as referenced from the Cat Fanciers' Association.

These two-toned felines are easy to identify because of their striking blue eyes. Siamese cats in history have been noted to be companions of the royals in Siam, which was the former name of Thailand. In the latter part of the 19 th century, Siamese cats were introduced to Europe. Because these cats were majestic and beautiful, more cat lovers wanted their own, and Siamese cats soon found their way to America in the early 1900's.

Siamese cats are known to have a pointed pattern, which is a result of a genetic condition unique only to this breed. There are four officially recognized colors for this breed, and they are chocolate point, seal point, blue point, and lilac point. With regards to their behavior and temperament, Siamese cats are known to be very affectionate, as well as highly intelligent. Many families with Siamese cats adore this breed because they are outgoing and love to play, which also make them excellent companions for children. Siamese cats are also known for their peculiar vocal patterns, which are similar to the sounds of a wailing child.

When choosing a Siamese cat, you wouldn't have to worry about maintenance, as their short coats are easy to groom. Just be sure you have plenty of cat toys around, as these felines are fond of active play and constantly crave attention.