Perhaps the main reason why Siamese cats are so popular is due to their incredible (and lovable) personalities. If you get a Siamese as a pet, you’re almost guaranteed to have a social, affectionate and very talkative companion. Read on to discover some of the most distinct personality traits of the Siamese cat.
When most people think of a Siamese, they think of a cross-eyed and very chatty kitty, and they’re probably not wrong! Siamese cats are known for their loud, demanding meows, and it’s not unusual for them to follow their owner around the house with a constant stream of meows. The Wedge Siamese in particular is known for having a particularly child-like scream to their meows; while this can be endearing it can also seem shocking to someone who is used to mellow, quiet cats.
2. Social and affectionate
Another lovable personality trait of the Siamese is that they’re typically very social and affectionate. If you’re looking for a cat that will likely get along well with other cats, dogs and children, the Siamese is probably your cat. They’re an incredibly loyal breed and, as mentioned before, might just follow you around the house.
This clinginess has a flip side, though: your Siamese needs plenty of attention and interaction, and being left alone for long periods of time can be agonizing for them. It’s strongly recommended that you only get a Siamese if you know you’ll have adequate amounts of time to keep them company. Siamese cats are even known to develop anxiety and depression if left alone for too long, which is why it might be a good idea to consider getting them a kitty companion if you know you won’t be home very often.
“Dull” is not a word most people would use to describe a Siamese cat, and that’s because they’re anything but. They’re not typically the type of cat that needs little stimulation and will lay around all day doing nothing; your Siamese will need a lot of fin activities to do and toys to play with to keep them engaged. Read more on how to keep your Siamese from getting bored here.
Siamese have been known to learn tricks and are explorers by nature; leave them to their own devices and they will surely get themselves into mischief!
4. Gentle and protective
The reason Siamese cats get along so well with other pets and children is because of their tendency for bonding and their gentle, loving nature. Siamese cats will fall in love with any member of your household, and even regard themselves as a protective guardian if they think one of their companions is in danger.