There are some breeds of cats that you don’t have to be a cat person to know about.
One of these cat breeds is the Siamese. Siamese cats are well-known for their dark faces and slim-built bodies, but there is one other personality trait that a lot of people associate with the Siamese breed. That personality trait is these cats being mean.
For one reason or another, a lot of people think that Siamese cats are mean. But is this assumption actually true?
In this guide, we’ll be taking a look at what a Siamese cat is, whether these cats have behavior problems, and if these cats are mean. So, if you want to find out more, keep on reading!
What Is A Siamese Cat?
First things first, let’s take a look at what a Siamese cat is. As we have mentioned, Siamese cats are well-known for their dark faces, pointy chins, and slim bodies.
Siamese cats also tend to have bright blue eyes, and a lot of these cats actually end up being cross-eyed. But this only makes them cuter.
Siamese cats are actually one of the oldest cat breeds in the world. These cats originated in Siam (which is now known as Thailand) in the 14th century, and they have been domesticated ever since.
The breed has changed over the years, but Siamese cats have become well-known for their light coats, dark legs, tails and faces. It is their dark faces that make their blue eyes stand out.
Like many pedigree breeds of cat, Siamese have a number of common traits. These include being extremely vocal, slightly naughty, and occasionally being cross-eyed.
Traditionally, a lot of Siamese cats would have eyes that were crossed and crooked toenails. However, these physical body traits have been bred out by a lot of breeders because they were viewed as undesirable.
So it is a lot less common for Siamese cats to be cross-eyed now-a-days. But are they mean? Let’s find out.
Are Siamese Cats Mean?
Siamese cats are instantly recognizable by their unique markings and bright blue eyes, but what about their personalities?
Well, as we have mentioned, a lot of people are under the impression that Siamese cats are mean. So, let’s take a look at if this is true.
No, Siamese cats are not mean. Generally speaking, this breed does not tend to engage in mean behavior, however they do behave in ways that could be mistaken for being mean.
For example, Siamese cats tend to be very mischievous and they will often be naughtier than other breeds of cats. But this isn’t because Siamese cats are mean, this is simply because they have active minds and love to explore.
As well as being mischievous, Siamese cats do have a number of other personality traits that could be mistaken for meanness. For example, these cats tend to be very assertive and stuck in their ways.
Unlike other breeds of cat, such as the Maine Coon, they are very difficult to train, which is quite ironic as many people refer to the Siamese breed as the dog of the cat world. But all in all, no, Siamese cats are not mean.
Do Siamese Cats Have Behavior Problems?
So, all in all, we would say that Siamese cats are not mean. However, this doesn’t mean that this breed is without their problems.
All cats have behavior problems from time to time, it is simply in their nature. But, are Siamese cats more prone to behavioral problems? Let’s take a look.
Yes, Siamese cats do have behavioral problems, and they do tend to have more behavioral issues than other breeds.
In particular, Siamese cats tend to experience behavioral problems when they are left alone. Siamese cats are incredibly sociable, and they do tend to get attached to their owners.
So, when they are left alone, these cats can become anxious which leads them to become destructive.
This destruction might include vocalization, shredding, and litter box amnesia, where they go to the toilet outside the litter box.
Part of the reason for these behavioral problems is that these cats are more territorial and aggressive than other breeds.
It is these territorial and aggressive issues that often lead people to assume that this cat breed is mean.
However, this isn’t the only thing that has led some people to believe these cats are mean, so let’s take a look at what else has influenced this opinion.
Why Do People Think That Siamese Cats Are Mean?
So as we have established, some people believe that Siamese cats are mean, but this isn’t actually the case.
While Siamese cats have behavioral issues, this doesn’t mean that they are mean. A lot of the time, these cats are incredibly affectionate and loving, they only tend to exhibit behavioral issues when left alone for long periods.
So, why do people think they are mean? Let’s take a look.
One of the main reasons that people associate Siamese cats with being mean is because this cat breed is very territorial. Especially when it comes to their humans.
Siamese cats tend to become very attached to their owners, and this can cause them to become territorial if other cats try to get affection from their owners.
This can cause Siamese cats to exhibit “mean” behavior towards the cats that they see as competition.
However, this doesn’t mean that your Siamese cat is mean. It simply means that your Siamese cat loves you, and doesn’t want to share you.
The only time that your cat might actually exhibit “mean” behavior is if they have had a hard past and have previously been feral.
If you have adopted a Siamese cat that has previously been feral, it might take a little while for your cat to grow out of this “mean” behavior.
In short, no, Siamese cats are not mean. In fact, this breed of cat is actually very affectionate and loving.
However, they can be territorial, and this protective nature can lead them to come across as mean at times. But all in all, no, these cats are not mean.
Thank you for reading!
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