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Siamese cat personality traits

Siamese cat personality

Traditional Siamese cat. Photo Wikipedia, Syed Zillay Ali

Siamese cats are highly intelligent, curious and perceptive. They are also very strong willed. In common with other cat breeds from Thailand they are often more like dogs than cats. Not only are they people orientated, they often bond strongly to one person. They will tend to follow that person around. The Siamese retains a kittenish and playful nature throughout its adult life. Though often most suitable as an indoor cat, they are highly active and spirited. The Siamese cat personality is not one to be alone or ignored for long periods.

Here is Marge Naples in ‘This is the Siamese Cat

The Siamese cat combines the grace of the panther, the fleetness of the deer, the softness of down, the strength of the tiger, the affection of the dog and the courage of the lion…they are a continual study in symmetry, grace and elegance.

The Siamese has poor night vision, unlike other cats, and for this reason tends to be active day rather than night. Here is the ICA (International Cat Association) view of the Siamese cat personality:

The Siamese is the perfect pet for someone who wants lots of interaction and activity. They are wonderful with children and other pets. They are very loving, loyal, intuitive, demanding and social. It has been said by many who have owned Siamese that one should have two – so that they can entertain each other while their owners are away. Otherwise, one must be prepared to drop everything upon returning home in order to spend half an hour or more “hearing about the day”.

The video shows how talkative it is when its owners return from shopping.

Siamese cat personality: talkative and dog-like

The Siamese cat personality makes them great company. They do, however, need time and attention from their owners. When they get this they will be highly rewarding. Share this post using the button below.

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5 comments

  1. I have a Siamese, a little boy who was a stray that we took in when he was about 4 months old. He weighed 2.4 lbs. He now weighs about 10 lbs. and has grown a lot, he is 1 1/2 yrs. old now. He is neutered and declawed. He can be affectionate, but he jumps on everything, chews on paper, knocks things off the kitchen table and bites. He bites a lot. You can be petting him then all of a sudden he bites you. Is this normal? When he wants me to get up in the morning to feed him he pulls my hair and slaps me in the face with his paw or bites my arm.

    • Since he has been declawed it is their only way to get your attention to either stop what you are doing (could be the are getting too over stimulated or they are not getting enough attention) you can look up how to get your cat to stop biting on google..

    • Sounds like your Siamese has you well trained! I have one too, and his behaviour is similar. When he becomes too annoying in the morning I shut him out of the bedroom. This needs repeating several times. He has learned to wake me later with soft miaows instead. If he relapses, I go through the same routine. Mine is a biter too- If he gets too excited from too many pats. Watch for the tell tale twitch in the tip of the tail, the enlarged pupils and hunting eyes, then stop patting. Also, his favourite toys are a good substitute for my hand. A minute of two of “killing” the toy or piece of string/wool, usually wears him out.

    • It is extremely cruel to declaw a cat. It’s illegal in the UK and I can’t believe that it’s still legal in some countries. It’s the same as a human being having their fingers removed. Read about the views of vets on this disgusting procedure which is totally unnecessary just in case kitty might give you a scratch or leave a mark on your sofa. Poor cat I don’t wonder he is unhappy as he has been through a dreadful procedure and has been left disfigured. Probably neurotic because he is unable to defend himself or demonstrate natural cat like behaviour.

  2. It is very common for them to paw, nuzzle, and wake you up. I have a 6 month old simease kitten that makes sure I am up when he is. My kitten. Bites once and then licks me. It is normal. Depending how hard and how much he is chewing on your fingers.
    I never wiggled my fingers in front of him to make him believe my fingers were a toy. ( don’t know if you have)
    I also had to buy a water bottle to train this little guy. ( he likes to chew electrual cords, jumps on the coffee table, and Biting the pillows and scratching the couch )
    I found this has worked for him. When he misbehaves I spray him once and he takes off and I have noticed a improvement where I am less frequently having to spray water at him Concerning the couch and he will only sniff the cords now and he will turn to see what I am doing. And he will walk away from them

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