What Are Some Characteristics of Siamese Mix Cats?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 3, 2020 11:34:33 PM ET
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Any Siamese mix cat has Siamese traits due to the breed's very dominant gene structure. Siamese cats are typically very loud, demanding and energetic. They get bored easily, which leads to their becoming destructive around the house, so they need many toys and preferably some sort of companion during the day. A companion is also valuable because Siamese are more affectionate and social than other cat breeds.

Siamese cats have a very rich history in Thailand, previously known as Siam, dating back to the 1300s. Many ancient manuscripts describe them as beautiful creatures that stand for prosperity and grace. For the first century of their existence, Siamese cats were owned exclusively by royalty. They only made it to the western hemisphere in the late 1800s, when they were given to English royalty and then to American politicians as exotic gifts.

Due to the many centuries of isolation in Thailand, Siamese cats are more prone to diseases than other breeds. They have very weak stomachs. They are also prone to respiratory issues, so if they start sneezing or vomiting excessively, they should be taken to a veterinarian immediately. Their teeth should be brushed two to three times a week to avoid gum disease, and their fur should be combed once a week to deter skin irritation.