About this group
With its striking, almond-shaped blue eyes and long, slim body, the intelligent and playful Siamese cat is a wonder to behold.
Siamese are the oldest breed of house cat. They were bred in Thailand (formerly known as Siam), and were considered sacred, so nobody, except for Buddhist Monks and Royalty, was allowed to own these cats. The charms of the Siamese cat spread out of Siam in the 19th century, when Siamese Royalty started to gift the cats to visiting dignitaries from Europe.
They are a generally healthy breed, but some Siamese cats are born cross-eyed, which affects their depth perception and peripheral vision, and that can lead to injuries. They are partially albino, which is why they are all born white and develop their distinct markings later in life.
They make great family pets and require little grooming, but do keep in mind, they are the noisiest cat breed and so not suitable for those who are after a quiet home.
More information about caring for your Siamese cat can be found on the Siamese Cat Club website. Additionally, if you are looking to adopt a Siamese, the Siamese Cat Club Welfare Trust is the website for you.
By joining this group, you club together with other Siamese cat owners to get up to 32% on insurance for your majestic, graceful feline.