7 Fascinating Facts About Siamese Cats

1) As of 2019, the Siamese Cat is the 12th most popular cat breed in the United States.

2) Siamese Cats are descended from felines born in Siam which is now modern day Thailand.

3) Today’s Siamese Cats are much different then the earlier breed. In fact, the breed was once known for it’s crocked tail, crossed eyes and rounder body and face. 

4) The Siamese Breed is a very old breed. There have been writings about the cat found in text that was written between the 14th and 18th centuries. Which makes the breed an estimated 700 years old!

5) In Thailand, Siamese cats are called the wichien-matt, which is roughly translated to “Moon Diamond.”

6) The average male Siamese cat weighs between 11 and 15 pounds while females average 8-12 pounds. There is one on record that weighted in at a staggering 50 pounds!

7) Although Siamese cats have been domesticated in Asia for centuries, they didn't appear in the United States until the late 1800s. One of the earliest known owners of a Siamese cat was actually U.S. President Rutherford B. Haye's wife, Lucy.