Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Characteristics, how to raise Siamese cats (Siamese Cat)

 The Siamese Cat is one of the oldest cat breeds in Thailand and is considered a god that brings luck and prosperity to the royal family..

1. Learn about Siamese cats

Origin of Siamese cat
The Siamese Thai cat is an oriental short-haired cat. Until now, the majority of opinions believe that they originated in Thailand in the 14th century called Wichian Mat.
In 1987, the Siamese cat appeared in Europe and appeared in the US in 1879. Today, this cat breed is loved all over the world by its unique beauty but no less luxurious and noble.

Classification of Siamese cats
In 1980, when the traditional Siamese cat was almost defunct, many breeders in the UK began to revive them. Since then, two lines of standard Siamese and modern Siamese were born.
Traditional siamese cat
The traditional cat breed has a long and full body, a strong body with a large bone structure and a round face.
Modern Siamese cat

Modern Siamese cats have a leaner and slimmer body, in addition, they are also different because their faces are long and angular.

Popular Siamese cat coat colors
Siamese cats are popular with coat colors such as: Cream gray, blue gray, chocolate, cream yellow, ... among which cream gray or Himalayan color is the most loved and popular color.
Features of appearance of Siamese cats

The standard height of a Siamese Thai cat is about 30 cm, the male cat weighs from 4 to 6.5 kg, the female cat is slightly lighter by 2.5 - 4.8 kg.
The Siamese's head is long, slender, consisting of many straight lines extending from the ears to the mouth. Their mouth is rather pointed and tapered at the bottom.
The eyes are the most attractive because they are blue, always sparkling like pearls. However, as they grow, this green color will fade.

The Siamese's coat is very short but thick and warm, hugging the body to help them adapt to the climate of Europe and harsher than temperate countries.
Personality traits
They are very active cats, very curious about everything around them. Siamese cats are very friendly, close and loyal to their owners.
Always want to be with you, love to be petted, love to be cared for and noticed by you. Another plus point for Siamese is that it is very good at catching mice.

Reasons to raise Siamese cats
Siamese cats have the ability to catch mice to help protect crops and houses.
Siamese cats are extremely friendly, getting along with people and other animals.
Siamese cats are very intelligent and obedient to their owners.
Siamese cats have a fairly long lifespan, even living up to 20 years old.

2. How to raise Siamese cats

Siamese cat food
Siamese cats are easy-to-eat, less picky cats that can eat many different foods. You can combine dry nut food with pate to replenish water and your cat will not get bored.

If you feed your cat homemade food, make sure it comes from meats like pork, beef, chicken, and fish. You should also limit feeding your cat a lot of starch, fatty meat, but add more fiber and vitamins from ground vegetables.

Besides, Siamese cats exercise a lot, so you should always prepare clean water for them to drink and change the water every day.
Diet of Siamese cats by stage
From 3-4 months of age, Siamese kittens are still weak in health, you must pay attention to feeding them weaning for the first time.
From 6 to 7 months old, the diet for Siamese cats should be limited and fixed in time so that they can maintain that habit until adulthood.
When your Siamese kitten is grown and healthy, you can start feeding them cooked cat food in small pieces (should be accompanied by fresh milk to make the food soft and full of nutrients).
How to care and clean Siamese cats
Siamese cats are suitable for warm weather, they often curl up or lie in the sun in the mornings. To keep the Siamese cat's coat smooth, you need to brush them regularly, bathe them occasionally to keep their coat shiny and clean.
Regardless of the breed, it is important to provide your cat with clean water, and to change the water daily. Siamese cats are very easy to raise, so you can feed them with anything you can, but always ensure adequate nutrition.

Common Siamese Cat Health Problems

Siamese cats rarely have minor illnesses, but they also have some common diseases like other cats such as:
Genetic diseases: Atrophy of the retina, bronchial disease, congenital heart disease, liver disease, ...
Diseases caused by infectious viruses or parasites: Care disease, leukopenia, FIP disease,...

Note when raising Siamese cats

You need to take your cat for regular vaccinations and deworming. Only buy Siamese kittens from 2 months of age and older and are vaccinated with 2 doses.
Regularly clean the cat's accommodation and utensils such as: Wash the dishes and water bowls every day, change the sand 3 times a week, wash the cat's sleeping mats and toys.
Avoid letting cats go out freely, which is prone to infection and dangerous feral cats.
You should take your cat to the vet at least once a year for a health check.
If there is no need to raise kittens, it is necessary to neuter the cat.

3. Experience buying Siamese cats

To own this cat, you can contact breeding farms to order or refer to hybrid Siamese cat breeds for a reasonable price.

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