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My new cat Sadie looks part Oriental to me- she has a long face, big ears and a long lean body and a long skinny tail. She also has an unusual personality. She <i>demands</i> attention sometimes, and has a wide variety of vocal sounds. When her buddy, Lilith went to vet overnight for her spay, Sadie was very upset and yowled. She also seems smart and curious.<br><br><br><br>
I'm wondering what other personality traits anyone's observed in their Siamese or oriental cat. (what I have to look forward to, possibly).
 

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Ohboy, are you gonna have fun... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Smart, clever, inquisitive, VERY affectionate, loads of separation anxiety...<br><br><br><br>
...and quite talkative.<br><br><br><br>
My two furballs are part Siamese, part Himalayan. This is what I just posted in the slut thread:<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">FOUR o'clock in the morning I heard this loud scratching noise which woke me up. I followed the sound to the floor next to my bed, where Sabrina had managed to pull open the bottom drawer of my nighttable. I managed to rasp out a "Stop that!" to her. She just sat there staring at me and then meowed LOUDLY. and again LOUDLY.</div>
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If you find your bottom dresser drawers pulled open and your socks scattered on the floor, it ain't no burglar, it's your kitty. More than once I've discovered that Sabrina had climbed in through the top drawer on the left of my dresser and curled up in the top drawer in the middle (the three middle drawers have two little doors in front) for a nap. I hope Sadie is spayed: the typical Siamese voice is LOUD and mournful; Ingrid Newkirk described a Siamese cat in heat as sounding like a movie scream queen. Sabrina will jump to the top of the VERY tall bookcase in the corner of my bedroom (from the windowsill) and sit there and just meow, meow and meow until I get exasperated and yell back at her, and then she just gives me an innocent "what?" look.
 

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They also find it is thier duty in life to wake you each morning, tell you when it is bedtime and get upset if there is a mess in thier normal sleeping spot.<br><br><br><br>
Overall they can be pretty demanding but I do not know of another type of 100% domesticated cat with that much personality
 

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I have a half tokeniese and he is very outgoing whenever anyone visits he is all over them. He will come to his name. Has been known to chew black wool dress socks,we no longer own any, and loves cantalope. My step dad calls him "the puppy as his personality is more doglike than catlike if that makes sense. He has been known to chew me out if he feels negelected.
 

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Wow, I've found similarities with all of your responses. She's been trying to figure out a way to climb the dresser. Anytime I wake up or it's morning, she rubs her head on my face like crazy and sometimes bites my nose. I found blowing in her face gets her to stop. And she also especially loves cantelopue!! (And eats any other food, vegetarian or not.)
 

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from what i've heard they can be troublemakers. not because they're bad, but because they're smart and curious, and enjoy a challenge. so they'll find things they shouldn't be able to get into, and manage to find a way to get into them.<br><br><br><br>
good luck <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
if my cat didn't look the way he does i'd swear he's part siamese also. he's loud, has major attitude, and one of his favourite games is putting his toys in or under something and then trying to get it back out, only to put it back in again.
 

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I have a ragdoll which is supposed to be part siamese. He is sooooo loud at night. I've gone running in to check on him few times thinking something awful was happening.<br><br>
When he was younger he liked to knock over cups. He would wait until I was looking at him, then he would knock it over and run. Luckily he has mostly grown out of that.<br><br>
Now at night besides the loud meowing he jumps back and forth over my face to wake me up. If I'm laying on my back he also likes to walk across my chest...and Ragdolls are very large, heavy cats. He is definetly an attention hog.<br><br>
He is very smart too. If I shut a door he goes over and keeps swiping at the handle trying to open the door. Then when he can't get it open he'll stand there with his paw on the handle and look at me & meow.<br><br>
oh yeah....he loves cantelope too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> and most fruits.
 

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We think the boys are part-Siamese, but of course we don't know for sure, since they are rescues.<br><br><br><br>
Cotton in particular is a little mischief-maker. He's into everything and has the loudest, most mournful sounding miaow when he's separated from us. Spike is very chatty, particularly when there's food involved. They both like to sleep in the bed with us and they have a lot of purrsonality. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I hear they have an affinity for "window treatments" as well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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We have a male siamese. He was abandoned under 6 weeks old and we got him (thru our vet). He is VERY VERY VERY loud. He's now 8 years old and perfect. He's friendly to strangers (not always to their liking). He gets really ticked if we're gone over night. He has to be carried like a baby (cradle hold) to his food daily (its within his reach, his preference to be carried there). He requires a lot of work but it is so rewarding. He's almost never far from me.<br><br><br><br>
And Zar says hi...he's sitting on my laptop as i type.
 

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I've never had a Siamese, but I've known them, and all this certainly sounds familiar. Smart, friendly, affectionate to the point of neediness, very vocal, and they cen get quite shrill, almost like a baby crying if they really want to make themselves heard. They like to get up high and will climb/jump to the top of anything in your house. I don't know if they have any breed-specific medical problems, though.<br><br><br><br>
The Siamese cats I knew were the traditional applehead type as opposed to the narrow, pointy wedge head type that is so popular now. I like the appleheads better because they're built more like what I consider a "normal" cat.
 

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my boyfriend and I have a litter of 3 half Siamese half tabby kittens we bottle fed and I see a lot of similarities with the other posts. My boyfriend's baby, Pandora is especially demanding she will actually follow my boyfriend around yowling to be picked up and after a few minutes she'll start jumping at his hands. She apparently requires a certain amount of time being carried around every day to be happy.<br><br><br><br>
They're into, behind or on top of everything, very perceptive of what is going on around them (I have a friend who isn't very fond of my boyfriend and wants me to break up with him, that is the only person I have ever seen Pandora instantly dislike and she scratched him pretty good last time he came over).<br><br><br><br>
Roberts likes corn on the cob, split pea soup, and is crazy over water melon (he'll jump into the refrigerator after it).
 

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oh those babies in your avatar are just too cute ,thebelovedtree, you have to post more pictures. please <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I love oriental cats <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"> My strongest memory of them is Gizmo, who died when I was 8. He was completely black, but had the body of a Siamese (we never did figure out what he was exactly though). My mum hated him, just because she can't stand Siamese cats, but he was in love with my older sister. While she was home he'd insist on being carried about or sitting on her lap, and while she was at school he'd sit on the windowsill by the front door and wait for her, letting out the occasional mournfull meow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
My friend has a lovely little Siamese called Phoebe, she's very shy but loves her owner and like Gizmo, loves being cuddled as much as possible by her and cries when she goes out (she has two kitty companions but clearly they just don't match up!).<br><br><br><br>
Gizmo was very outgoing with everyone, whereas Phoebe hides when someone new comes in or if things get a bit too loud, but she's still very vocal...which defeats the point of her hiding since you could hear her a mile away <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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My Siamese cat Missy (who was put down last Feb. after almost 21 years) was very loud, did not sound like a cat , but more like an infant, was a momma's girl and hated everyone else especially the last 5 years of her life. She also had a very strange habit of chewing up photographs, she would find them anywhere and chew them to bits, something about photo paper was like crack to her! My two new saimese boys Ring and Worm are the same way they love munching pics, and a very loud but they love everyone!
 

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They are just like children.....annoying and noisy but wonderfully sweet.....and even more fun to pet. My half siamese girl is an old lady now - turning 12 soon.
 
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