1. SIAMESE CATS HAVE A POETIC NAME IN THAILAND
These blue-eyed beauties, in their native land, are called the wichien-matt, which means “Moon Diamond.”
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3. THEY ARE SENSITIVE
As a newborn kitten, they enter the world entirely white. Over time, their distinctive markings begin to develop (around 4 weeks of age) due to a gene in their bodies that is heat sensitive.
4. THEY CAN HEAR YOU LOUD AND CLEAR
Unlike most blue-eyed cats, the blue-eyed Siamese have not been reported as to having any issues with hearing. Their blue eyes can cause them some issues with vision, especially at night, which makes the breed just that more dependent on their human.
5. THEY EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS AND DESIRES
Perhaps the most important thing to know about these cats is they are talkative and opinionated. They will tell you exactly what they think, in a loud, raspy voice, and they expect you to pay attention and act on their advice. If you’re looking for a kitty that’s lovable and chatty, then this is the perfect breed for you.
James Dean owned a Siamese cat. Shortly before his death, James Dean met Elizabeth Taylor on the set of the film Giant (1956). The co-stars became friends, and Taylor gave Dean a Siamese kitten, as a gift, which Dean named Marcus after his uncle.