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Siamese

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder),
Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.),
Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: N/A

Appearance

4/5

Intelligence

3/5

Friendly with owners

3/5

Good with dogs

3/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Appropriate vocalization

2/5

Playfulness

3/5

Healthiness

4/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Need for attention

3/5

Cute and Cross-eyed

By

United States

Posted Nov 25, 2015

You know those people who seem to have an endless string of identical cats? We're those people, and our cats are lynx point siamese--plus one snowshoe (both mixed breed and purebred but all "housecat" rather than "show" quality).

Lynx point siamese cats are strikingly beautiful. As young animals they tend to be very pale with dramatic grey-striped points, but as they age their fur often darkens and faint stripes and spots can be seen on their paler portions, giving them a "wildcat" sort of look. Their eyes tend to be a paler blue than siamese with darker points, as well.

I've seen a wide array of personalities from these cats, but for the most part they tend to be communicative and engaged, and bond strongly with one owner (though they are certainly gregarious with other members of the household). Most are highly vocal, and though none of ours have had the classic raspy siamese voice, they have developed impressive "vocabularies", to the point where one could almost have a human conversation with them. Whether you're going to get a lap cat or a more standoffish animal seems to be up to chance, but even less cuddly kitties still show their love.

Like most siamese they are prone to minor eye/vision issues; several of ours have been cross-eyed or wall-eyed, and one has nystagmus (his eyes "wiggle" constantly). Otherwise, our cats have not been stringently bred, so they don't seem susceptible to other congenital issues.

The bottom line is: all cats are unique, but this particular facet of this particular breed is particularly lovely (not that I'm biased!). Unless you have very specific breed requirements, I would recommend visiting shelters and rescues; lynx point siameses and mixes are not uncommon and you're bound to find a wonderful companion eventually.

(Photo by Kamee)

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