The Siamese is a very popular and lovely breed of cat, and the oldest domesticated feline known. In Siam, this cat was considered sacred and once only royalty was allowed to have a Siamese in their household.
This elegant cat comes in both Traditional and Modern types: the Modern type is more commonly seen, with a rounder head and larger body. The Traditional type has long, sleek, more extreme lines to both body and head, but both have blue, almond eyes, and a short, silky coat. The Siamese is born all white, with its color points coming in over the next few weeks, and continuing to darken as they mature. Their color points occur in the colors of seal, chocolate, blue, and lilac. These kitties are known for being extremely vocal; the Siamese will make sure to let you know where they are and when they want something. With their short hair, grooming is very easy with the Siamese, and they normally live long healthy lives, with an average life span of between 14 to 20 years.
The Siamese are highly intelligent, inquisitive, playful, and have a loving nature, making them remarkable family pets.