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What Is Your Siamese Trying To Tell You?

| February 22, 2011
What Is Your Siamese Trying To Tell You

When it comes to cats, many cat-lovers will do just about anything to please their feline companions. However, one of the most perplexing aspects of owning a cat is the attempt to try to decipher its various body movements and meows.

When it comes to cats, many cat-lovers will do just about anything to please their feline companions. However, one of the most perplexing aspects of owning a cat is the attempt to try to decipher its various body movements and meows. After all, like a baby, a cat’s meow can mean just about anything — from hunger to frustration to general irritation.

In fact, this is particularly true of Siamese cats. This breed of cat is one of the most vocal cats in the world. Interestingly, when it comes to communication, cats almost always match up their body language with their meows to communicate their commands.

Are you curious to know what your Siamese cat is thinking? Here are some general clues to help you figure out what your feline friend is trying to
tell you:

  • Purrs can mean different things: According to Gina Spadafori, author of “The Ultimate Cat Lover,” a cat’s purr can range from appealing for food to letting you know they are content or in pain. Listen to the pitch of the purr as well as the length and their general body expression as they are purring. A happy, content purr will usually be accompanied by snuggling or rubbing; a painful purr will usually be paired with a general sluggishness
    not normal for your cat.
  • According to Spadadori, it’s all in the eyes: If your Siamese has dilated pupils, they are probably fearful of something in the immediate vicinity. Meanwhile, an irritated Siamese will likely have pupils the size of small pinpoints, while a content cat will purr with half-closed eyes.
  • Pay attention to their tail: If your Siamese is flicking their tail from side to side in a somewhat rapid motion, they are probably agitated for some reason. If the tail is stretched out behind the body, they are contented. If the tail is wrapped tightly around the body or tucked underneath it, that might indicate some nervousness.

While most gestures and vocal expressions from your Siamese tend to be commands of some sort — pet me, feed me,— sometimes, it may be your cat’s way of telling you that something is wrong. For example, Siamese cats tend to meow longer and at a higher pitch when they are in pain. You should also pay attention to moments when your cat is mewing differently, as that can be a sign that something is wrong.

It is a well-known fact that Siamese cats will meow for just about anything, though food and attention are usually top priorities with this breed. Moreover, contrary to popular belief, they are one of the friendliest cat breeds, particularly when it comes to their primary caretakers, and they thrive on the closeness they develop with their human companions.

Paying close attention to the personality of your Siamese cat, and their various vocal points and body language will help you to better understand when — and what — they are trying to communicate to you at all times.

A Siamese cat may not be as big as a lion, but they move like phantoms in the night just like the big cats and their color can be similar to a tiger. And Siamese cats can be just as wicked awesome.


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Category: Breeding and Genetics, Feline Behaviour, Feline Health and Care, Feline Resources

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