Siamese cats/kittens?

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July 18, 2019 / By Andrea
Question: Where can you get siamese cats. Are they a good pet to have? How much do they generally cost? I didn't know there were diffrent kinds of siamese cats. what kinds are there? If your refering to short hair or long hair. I perfer short hair. but either is fine
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Westley Westley | 8 days ago
You can get them the same place that you can get any other cat - a REPUTABLE breeder, a shelter, or a rescue. Please do your homework before adopting one though - Siamese are not the pet for everyone. They are the #2 breed given up to shelters, as they are demanding, clingy, noisy, and active. Those same traits can translate into vocal and extremely bonded with their chosen person(s). They aren't a cat for people who will be leaving them alone for long periods of time, or want a pet that they can pretty much ignore, as Siamese are very needy of attention. So they are a wonderful companion, or a real pain, depending on your point of view. Take a look at Petfinder, and you'll be suprised at the number of Siamese available in your area. And for those of you who say that Siamese kittens don't end up in shelters or rescues, I am fostering one now (for our rescue) who was dropped off at the shelter because he's very Siamese - mouthy, active, and needy. Drove the "owner" crazy, but he's going to make a wonderful kitten for the right person. Avoid the "back yard breeders" that you see advertising kittens in the paper for $50-100. You will get a barely socialized kitten and one that comes without vaccines, or a health guarantee, and the potential for bred-in health problems. Pet-quality kittens from reputable, ethical breeders generally cost $250 and up, but they come with health guarantees. The other option is to get a retired breeder or show cat from a breeder, and these are often real bargains as the breeder wants the cat to go to a good home, and they are available generally for the cost of getting them spayed. Check out the web sites for the two big cat registry associations -CFA and TICA - to find breeders near you.
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Westley Originally Answered: Is there a possibility that my cat could have Siamese in her?
For the immediate question of how she ended up a blue point: Your cat's parents each only have 1 copy of the colourpoint allele "cs" so they don't show it themselves, they just carry it, and they both happened to give her a copy, making her cs/cs and thus a colourpoint. And speaking of recessives, her parents are also both carrying 1 copy of Dilute and she also got one of those from each of them, which made her a blue point instead of a seal point. BTW, re her parents. do you perhaps mean they are black "domestic shorthairs" from the U.S, meaning non-pedigreed cats of no particular breed / unknown ancestry? American Shorthair is a breed of pedigreed cats. Now to answer your main question: The answer is yes, almost certainly. But it doesn't say anything about how recent that Siamese heritage is.. It could have been passed down from many generations ago , and it is a recessive trait that can be hidden for generations, as it was hidden in your cat's black-coated parents. So a cat with the colourpoint pattern may be less than 1% Siamese. It also could have got the pattern via an intermediary breed that got the pattern from Siamese. It's so unusual for a coat pattern to indicate a specific breed in the ancestry, that some people understandably think it must not be true. But people who really know their cat fancy history from old books, periodicals etc.,are aware that the colourpoint pattern DID come to the West via the Siamese. This coat pattern, described by Thai people as far back as the 1300s, was unknown in cats in the West before the late 1800s, when Wichien Maats were first imported and were called by the British "Siamese" or the "Royal Cat of Siam". At that time people commented on the unique pattern never seen before in cats. Over the course of the 20th century, the genetic code for this coat colour pattern became spread through the random-bred domestic cat populations in Western countries by free roaming unaltered Siamese and their descendants. The Siamese breed became especially popular in the mid 20th century and remember fewer people back then got their pet cats "fixed" and more people allowed cats to roam and mate with other neighbourhood cats. In some breeds which have the purpose of preserving a natural breed of Western cat ( for example the Maine Coon, or the American Shorthair or the Norwegian Forest Cat),the colourpoint pattern is specifically not allowed in the breed standards, because it is "evidence of hybridization", showing that these breed clubs who wrote the standards also are aware that this was not just a natural variation in Western cats before the Siamese were imported.. (So if you meant that your cat really is a pedigreed AS, she could not be shown in pedigreed classes) The other breeds of pedigreed cats who have this pattern got it from the Siamese in one way or another. In some breeds, the pattern was intentionally bred into them --. For example the Himalayan (pointed Persian).Persians were crossed with Siamese to get the pattern, then breeders bred back to Persians to get back to the Persian type , but now with the colourpoint pattern. In other breeds like the Ragdoll: the pointed pattern in the breed came from non-pedigreed domestic cats --- which would have in some way got the pointed pattern from Siamese ancestors. One pointed breed where some people may argue about its origin is the Birman, since its real beginnings are disputed. Many cat fanciers think that French breeders in the early 20th century crossed Siamese with longhairs, and then, as a sort of marketing gimmick, invented an exotic story claiming this was a breed of "sacred" temple cats in Burma. (next to Siam/ Thailand)..The information is sketchy and contradictory. I don't think there even ARE native longhair cats from tropical Southeast Asia! But in any case, after WW2 the Birman breed was virtually extinct, only one breeding pair left, and at that time the breed was "recreated" using Siamese and longha'\n ired cats. . One caveat: Of course it's not absolutely 100% impossible that this same mutation at the albino locus that happened in SE Asian cats many centuries ago could have happened much more recently in Western moggies , and if that were the case then there COULD be pointed cats with zero Siamese. It is technically possible. But I just don't think it's likely that by some amazing coincidence, this mutation just happened to occur in Western cats whenever and wherever Siamese cats were imported and kept in any numbers. Much more likely it's the fault of those Meezers.
Westley Originally Answered: Is there a possibility that my cat could have Siamese in her?
Her parents were "American Shorthairs"? How so when there's no possibility of an American Shorthair coming out with Pointed markings? Your cat's parents were DOMESTIC shorthairs - cats of no particular breed just like over 97% of the cats on this entire planet. Your cat was POINTED markings in her DNA - NOT Siamese. There's MILLIONS of domestics with pointed markings. And with breeders tending to sell kittens altered and never allowing crossbreeding - no - very unlikely your cat is "part Siamese".

Sammy Sammy
I believe it is all the way they are raised. I have had the privilege of being owned by "the best cat in the world" named Woody. He absolutely loved everyone. He was raised in a home where he was loved unconditionally (even after coming home from work to find him hanging on my brand new living room curtains!). I lost him 3 years ago and am grateful to have been blessed with such a wonderful companion for 15 years. I then rescued a 4 month old Siamese female, Miss Isis, from a local shelter. She is very sweet, but will occasionally nip your hand when she doesn't want you to pet her anymore. She is learning "No bite", but it still happens occasionally. There are no promises with any cat--regardless of the breed. Raise them with love and respect and they will give you the same.
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Naftali Naftali
it matters what kind Of Siamese you want to get really prices usually range about $200 i would advise to get 2 as they do tend to get lonely
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Naftali Originally Answered: How do I tame a stray, pregnant Siamese cat?
Go to Petfinder.com and search for rescue groups in your area. Find a rescue group that specializes in TNR and ask them to help you. The mother may be scared, but she could also be feral, or wild. If that's the case, you can tame the babies, but may not be able to tame her. If you can't find anyone to help you, either borrow a live humane trap or buy one at the hardware store. You can bait it with cat food and catch the mom. Please go to http://www.alleycat.org for safety tips, as a frightened cat can easily scratch or bite you. I wrote a book about helping cats like this, it's called "The Stray Cat Handbook" by Tamara Kreuz. You can order it from Amazon or ask the library to get it for you. It explains step-by-step how to proceed. You can also email me if you have questions. I think it's truly wonderful that you care enough to help this mom. Because of you, her kittens will not grow up to be wild and unadoptable. You are helping to break the cycle of pet overpopulation, and I can't tell you how important that is. I wish you the very best of luck.

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