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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
I am probably jumping the gun asking this, but I'm 21 years old and come from a family that loves cats, our oldest is 16, we have two that we rescued one is 8 or 9, and the other one is 2 years. They are all mixed breed. The idea of a purebred excites me once I get my own place (right now I live in a Fraternity house, definately NOT the place for animals, well, pets anyway. ). So I plan on graduating in a year and a half, and started doing some research in my month off of school. I really like the Traditional Siamese, but I'm afraid that if I have my own apartment, and a typical 9-5 job, that they will not get the required attention for a healthy, friendly Siamese kitty. I don't think that multiple cats would be good to start out with, as my parents have pretty much taken care of our cats the last 5 or so years, but I did when I was younger.
post #2 of 23
get two .. so theyll have each other ... Siamese are great cats but they are active
post #3 of 23
Yes, get 2 kittens (either 2 males or 2 females - that way you won't have to worry about more kittens before they are spayed/neutered.

Keep in mind that not only are siamese active cats, they are very vocal! This may cause complaints if you live in an apartment. Be sure to get them neutered/spayed when you get them - siamese come into heat earlier then most and the males CAN breed at 5 months!

You might also consider an older cat (some prefer to be only cats) so check out Petfinder.com for siamese too
post #4 of 23
Thread Starter 
hmmm, thats quite a monetary investment.
post #5 of 23
You could also get a purebred siamese and rescue a kitten of similar age from a shelter or rescue agency. The rescue kitten won't cost as much and should already be vetted and neutered!

~Julia
post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 
How loud do they vocalize? One of our cats is vocal, but i doubt you could here it outside an apartment.
post #7 of 23
Believe me, Siamese are very loud! If you've ever heard a siamese or oriental type of cat you would know. Siamese CAN be heard very clearly in an apartment when they get started.

Not sure how to take your "monetary comment" - you don't want to breed cats to make money from them. Most legit and caring breeders will either have pet kittens already done or require you to sign a paper that you must neuter/spay by a certain date.

Cats are not that cheap, and you will spend a lot more money letting them have kittens then you do in spaying/neutering. BTW neutering is less costly. If cost is a factor for you, then you shouldn't have any cat until you can afford neutering, yearly shots, quality food.
post #8 of 23
Thread Starter 
I'm aware, and an advocate of spay/nuetering, that was not the subject of my comment. It's just if I was to get 2 purbred Siamese, the initial cost is quite high, I would think upwards of a grand, and then all the vet bills would double. Rescuing one of them is a good idea, but then its just a little more for a purebred, so I don't know. I'm not saying this in a derogatory sense, just weighing everything out now, before I make a decision.
post #9 of 23
My Siamese aren't that vocal, but when they do meow, it is loud, and it sort of sounds like a baby crying. My most vocal cat, is my Bengal, Simba, and he is really loud.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Siamese cats. They are such sweet loving animals, especially my little female girl, SunLee. She's not a traditional Siamese, but a modern Wedge Head. My boy Shane is a tradional. He's a BIG boy, while my little Modern girl is such a delicate lady.
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by gss
I'm aware, and an advocate of spay/nuetering, that was not the subject of my comment. It's just if I was to get 2 purbred Siamese, the initial cost is quite high, I would think upwards of a grand, and then all the vet bills would double. Rescuing one of them is a good idea, but then its just a little more for a purebred, so I don't know. I'm not saying this in a derogatory sense, just weighing everything out now, before I make a decision.
Gayef is a breeder of Old Style Siamese...she is also a moderator. You could PM her about your interest in a siamese kitten and find out what she thinks. The other option is to ask about a retired siamese from a breeding program.

Katie
post #11 of 23
Ah, yes, Siamese - another meezer lover. Bijou was my dream cat (lilac-point Siamese). Then our daughter bought his sister Mika, moved back home with us and we now have 2 beautiful Siamese. I've never had more than one cat at a time before but having seen these 2 together, I cannot imagine having only one kitty again. They play with each other, chase each other, and then curl up together to groom each other and then nestle in for a nap together. They are both still very affectionate with us. Mika has no voice (a birth defect) and Bijou only "talks" to my husband when he wants to go outside. He can be loud but he rarely talks so it's not a problem.

Bijou and Mika are Traditional (applehead) Siamese. If anything were to happen that we lost Bijou and/or Mika, I would seriously consider contacting a Siamese rescue organization to get another cat. A few months back there was a beautiful Siamese female in Montreal, Canada that was a rescue and she only had one eye. I would rescue a cat like that.
post #12 of 23
My Viola is a mixed breed Siamese and a rescued cat. I got her when she was only 4 months old. She is only vocal when she is getting fed. As you can see she is a pretty big girl (about 12lbs.)

She is a very loving and affectionate cat. But gets lonely without another cat around. She gets into everything and still acts like a kitten at 3yrs old.

Good luck with your research.

Cynthia
post #13 of 23
There is also a Siamese breed specific rescue organization with many needy mixed-breed pointed cats. I feel certain they might have a cat/s to suit your needs:

www.siameserescue.org

And I concur with getting two -- Siamese always do better in even numbers, especially when you are away during the day.
post #14 of 23
I've had traditional Applehead Siamese for many yrs.I worked 8hrs a day out of home- I found having 2 was better for the cats in keeping each other company & occupied with things I probably wouldn't want to know about -found 2 males seemed to bond easier than females but maybe that was just the cats I had-My cats were always friendly,affectionate & easy to train,all around fun to be with-Their voices are what,to me, make the breed so special-love to come in to the greetings of the "boys"-I never had complaints from neighbors about the "noise" My sister has also had just meezers & lived in apts. for yrs. without any problem re:" the vocal cats "
post #15 of 23
Thread Starter 
The two cats we adopted (from the Cleveland APL) seem awfully skiddish, like they pretty much spend all their time hiding under things, but they were fine in APL, maybe its from the dominent 16yr male we have, but who knows for sure. Probably these "specialized" rescues are better, thats my only concern though. Remember, my decision won't happen for quite a while.
post #16 of 23
[quote=GoldenKitty45]Believe me, Siamese are very loud! If you've ever heard a siamese or oriental type of cat you would know. Siamese CAN be heard very clearly in an apartment when they get started.

I have had Siamese for 20 years and I have never had a problem with noise. I also worked for the last 15 years and they have been left alone all day,with no problems,because when I got home I spent tons of time with them.I think if you spend time with the,you will not have any problems. I love Siamese,in fact last weekend I got a 7 week old off petfinder.
post #17 of 23
I have owned 9 Siamese,both the traditional and the morden wedge.I have never had a problem with their loud meows.Some have been quite the talkers.My newest one Reilly who is 8 months old is loud and very, very talkative. But its not like any of them just sit their and meow. I find its more a interaction with their people.I've never owned just one at a time right now I have 4 Siamese. I really think that most cats do enjoy having another cat in the household.And Siamese do for sure.
post #18 of 23
My siamese Skye is very vocal....she will just sit there and meow whenever she wants attention or doesn't get her way. I go outside the house and I can hear her. She is a very smart girl and can be quite a pain. She like to open the doors in the house pestering everybody. I must say was quite funny when she opened the door when my boyfriend was using the restroom though Siamsese normally take well to one person. Skye's a mommys girl. It helps with all the chaos if you have two cats around though. Its ashame my Skye and Pachita don't get along. But when I get another cat it will deffinently be another siamese.
post #19 of 23
Pearl is a mix Siamese/Persian. She's our baby. For a while we fostered an apple-headed Siamese (we were told he was Tonkinese...ha ha very funny I knew different after looking him over).

I've always been fond of the breed just due to the markings alone.

Now Pearl (you can see her ih my siggy) is a lilac point and gorgeous as can be. Her meow is very soft spoken though she can be loud at times.

Pandy is the loud one. But they are both ou babies.

Note:
If you don't have time to spend at home, get yourself a cat. They do best with other companions (Human or animal)
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by MeezerPleezer
My siamese Skye is very vocal....she will just sit there and meow whenever she wants attention or doesn't get her way. I go outside the house and I can hear her. She is a very smart girl and can be quite a pain. She like to open the doors in the house pestering everybody. I must say was quite funny when she opened the door when my boyfriend was using the restroom though Siamsese normally take well to one person. Skye's a mommys girl. It helps with all the chaos if you have two cats around though. Its ashame my Skye and Pachita don't get along. But when I get another cat it will deffinently be another siamese.
I'm just hi-jacking this thread to say how beautiful your Skye is.
post #21 of 23
Hi gss! I'm from the Cleveland area also One thing to know is that the Siamese rescue that Gaye listed is a foster home rescue, i.e. all cats are kept in a home environment, one VERY different from that of a shelter like the APL. The cats at the APL are kept in cages surrounded by other animals in a noisy environment. I'd hide under the bed too! Getting a cat from a Siamese rescue, you don't really have the guarantee that they are purebred, but if they look and act like a Meezer, what's the difference? plus, being cared for in a foster home, they will be able to give you an idea of their personality. And I know that their average adoption fee is around $150.00 which is a LOT less than you're going to pay for a purebred kitten.. also cats from the rescue come altered and vaccinated- no vet bills for awhile! Just something to think about as you can tell I've looked into it
post #22 of 23
The Siamese I rescured was from a lady who rescured dogs,this was the frist cat she ever had,.The kitten came from a backyard breeder,who thought the kitten was going to die because the mommy would not let her nurse,So Carrie stepped in and bottle fed her intill she was old enough to be go. That was when I got her.I do not care if she is pure breed or not, she lookes all Siamese.And I am glad I have her,she is a sweetie!
post #23 of 23
I've always had traditional siamese (chocolate point is my personal fav) and I've only had one siamese at a time and all male until Yen. They can most definately get their point across, but if you give them an appropriate amount of time and make sure the kitten/cat picks you and your personalities are a match, that should help out alot.
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