Are Siamese cats really from Thailand?

Origin story: Siamese cats came from Thailand, then known as Siam. There’s still a debate about how old they exactly are, but the Thai manuscript “Tamra Maew” (“The Cat Book Poems”) seems to depict them. The work was created between the 14th and 18th centuries.

What breed of cats are native to Thailand?

Thai cat

Thai
Other names Standardised breed: Old-Style Siamese Wichien Maat
Common nicknames Applehead, Traditional Siamese, Classic Siamese
Origin Thailand (originally); Europe and North America (redevelopment)
Foundation bloodstock Western Siamese, backcrossed with indigenous wichienmaat

How long do Siamese cats live for?

As its name suggests, Siamese cat originated from Thailand (formerly known as Siam). Its Thai name means ‘ moon diamond’. Siamese cats live up to 15 years on average, some can reach 20 years old.

Do all Siamese cats have blue eyes?

Siamese cats are always pointed, and this is the only breed that will always have blue eyes. Within the breed, there are variations in eye color. For example, the eyes of a Seal Point Siamese can be a deep blue shade while those of a Lilac Point Siamese usually are a paler, grayer shade of blue.

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