|Colors:||Blue-white fur on the body with slate blue points|
|Suitable for:||Families looking for a friendly and outgoing cat that thrives on attention and company|
|Temperament:||Sociable, intelligent, vocal, and affectionate|
Siamese cats are well-known for their extrovert and playful personalities, extreme intelligence, and love of affection. If you’ve been considering adding a new cat to the family, perhaps a Siamese is at the top of your list? A Blue Point Siamese is just one of the four official colors that these charismatic cats come in.
If you’re ready to find out more about this sophisticated and elegant breed, you’re in the right place. While they are definitely beautiful, Blue Point Siamese cats need a certain type of home if they’re going to thrive. These sociable cats adore plenty of human company, so they prefer a home where someone will always be around to wait on their every need!
Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about the Blue Point Siamese, so you can find out if you can provide what this extroverted breed requires.
Blue Point Siamese Kittens — Before You Buy
We’ll warn you now that Siamese kittens are seriously cute, so if you’re heading to see a litter of these adorable kittens without being 100% sure yet if they’re the right breed for you, there’s every chance that you might not be able to resist signing up for one!
Siamese cats are quite different from many other cat breeds, so they can need a different type of home environment and owner than the average cat. Their extreme intelligence and playful nature mean they need a great deal of enrichment and interaction in their home environment. This is not a breed that will enjoy being left alone, so you need to make sure that someone will be home most of the time.
They’re also incredibly vocal, which some cat owners enjoy but others don’t. They can also be more territorial than some other cat breeds, meaning they won’t necessarily tolerate sharing their home with other cats.
As an in-demand breed, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding breeders of Siamese kittens. The price can vary wildly, depending on if you want a pedigree kitten or not. We’d suggest budgeting somewhere between $500-$1,500 for your kitten.
Don’t be tempted to buy the first kitten that you find at a cheap price, because they may not turn out to be such a bargain. Cheaper kittens may be poorly bred and suffer from ongoing health conditions as a result. If you can, we recommend asking the breeder about their breeding program, whether their kittens can be registered as pedigree, and if they’ve carried out health tests on the parent cats. It’s also a good idea to ask for testimonials from previous customers and visit their facilities so you can meet the parent cats and see what sort of conditions the kittens are kept in.
Any reputable breeder will be more than happy to provide all the above information, and if they aren’t, alarm bells should ring.
If you specifically want a Blue Point Siamese, then remember that all Siamese kittens are born white. It’s only as they grow older that their points start to become visible. By the time that a kitten is ready to go to their new home, the color of their points should be visible.
3 Little-Known Facts About Blue Point Siamese
1. The CFA Siamese Breed Standard accepts four official colors
Blue Point is one of the four official colors accepted on the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) Siamese Breed Standard. The others are Seal, Chocolate, and Lilac.
Other associations, including The International Cat Association, accept other colors too, with their breed standard allowing “any color with white points.” That can include Tabby points, Particolor points, Red points, and more!
2. All Siamese kittens are born white
The coat color of Siamese cats is technically referred to as “temperature-sensitive albinism.” The amount of color that a Siamese cat’s coat shows is determined by the temperature of the skin surface. The extremities, or points, of a cat, are colder than their core.
This means that on those colder areas — a kitten’s face, tail, and lower legs — the color in the fur develops. On the rest of their bodies, albinism develops and their coats remain pale.
This is also the reason that all Siamese kittens are born white, as the temperature within their mother’s womb is constant. As soon as Siamese kittens are born, their fur will start responding to the change in temperature, and their points start to develop. This can take a little while, but by the time that the kittens are 6-8 weeks old, it should be possible to see what color their points are.
3. The Siamese breed hails from Siam
The Kingdom of Siam is where this breed can be traced back to, as far back as 1350. This area of the globe is now part of Thailand. The breed was first seen in the West in 1890, when they were shown at Crystal Palace Cat Show in the United Kingdom.
Their unusual appearance was eye-catching, and they quickly became a sought-after breed. Siamese cats have elegant, long bodies combined with large ears and almond-shaped eyes. They often have striking blue eyes too.
Temperament & Intelligence of the Blue Point Siamese
Siamese cats are famed for their intelligence and combined with their striking coats, it’s one of the first things that people mention about this breed. This does mean that they need more stimulation and interaction than many other cat breeds, who might also be clever but not quite as attention-seeking about it as the Siamese!
Their sociable natures and cravings for affection mean they need to be around people. Siamese cats don’t enjoy being left alone all day. They might decide to make their own fun! This can lead to emptied cupboards, ornaments pushed off of shelves as they pad across high places or nicely shredded furniture. Don’t say that you haven’t been warned!
Siamese cats are also vocal, so they won’t hesitate to let you know that you’re late feeding them or that you need to stop what you’re doing and pay attention to them right now. In this respect, they can be more dog-like than cat-like. This is an endearing quality in our minds, but it’s one that you need to be aware of before you commit to this breed.
Are These Cats Good for Families? 👪
Blue Point Siamese cats usually love to be part of a family unit, especially since that means there will be more people to give them attention! They can form strong bonds with particular members of the family — perhaps those who give them all the cuddles! So, sometimes a Siamese will decide that they “belong” to one of you and will loyally follow you around the house and be keen to sleep on your bed at night. They’ll always be willing to accept affection and attention from any family member, of course, but don’t be surprised if they run off to greet their favorite person when they come home!
Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets?
Blue Point Siamese cats can be territorial, so sometimes they won’t tolerate living with another cat. If a Blue Point Siamese kitten joins a household with another cat that’s already established, then your Siamese will usually adapt just fine. But if you’re trying to add a new cat to the household once your Siamese cat is a little older and used to having all the attention to themselves, that could be harder, although not impossible, to manage.
Introducing new cats to each other can be stressful for them, especially if one cat does become territorial. If you’re unsure, speak to your vet before making any changes. They may be able to refer you to a cat behaviorist who can go over the best ways to achieve a multi-cat household with minimal stress.
As long as they’re introduced correctly, they will usually be fine living with a well-behaved dog and may either ignore the canine in the house or decide that they make a good nap buddy when they need a warm bed!
As with many other factors, this will depend on the personality of your Blue Point Siamese, so be prepared to be flexible when it comes to deciding whether to add more pets to your household.
Things to Know When Owning a Blue Point Siamese
As you might have already realized, becoming the owner of a Blue Point Siamese involves a decent amount of time, dedication, and money. So, before you make up your mind, here’s everything else you need to know.
Food & Diet Requirements
A Blue Point Siamese will do well on high-quality cat food, whether you choose to feed dry kibble, wet food, raw food, or a combination. Things to look for include real meat as the first ingredient and no meat by-products, artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.
Blue Point Siamese cats are more active than the average cat, so you should be prepared to add enough enrichment to your cat’s home environment to allow them plenty of opportunities to stretch their legs and exercise their muscles.
Adding a cat tree, cat condo, or sleeping shelves is a great way to add vertical interest for your cat to explore. Building a catio is another wonderful way to allow your Blue Point Siamese to enjoy spending time in the fresh air without worrying about keeping them safe. Blue Point Siamese cats may also enjoy going for walks on a leash and harness, once trained to do so.
Making sure you spend plenty of time playing with your Blue Point Siamese will also help them stay physically active. Investing in a range of different toys is a great idea, and you’ll soon find out which sorts your cat loves best. You can even get electronic toys that your cat can play with while you’re busy at home or out at work.
We know that training a cat isn’t at the top of everyone’s agenda, but with an active and intelligent breed like the Blue Point Siamese, it can be a great idea. Not only is it a great way to bond with your cat, but it also helps keep them mentally active.
Siamese cats learn quickly, especially if you use a method like positive reinforcement training, also called clicker training. Want to teach your cat to wave, high-five, and rollover or even sit and stay? It’s all possible.
- Related Read: 10 Easy & Fun Tricks to Teach Your Cat (With Videos)
The Blue Point Siamese’s short coat means they’re low maintenance in terms of grooming. A quick brush once a week will keep their coats looking smooth and shiny, as well as keep shedding hairs under control.
Health and Conditions 🏥
Several different health conditions can affect any Siamese cat, no matter their color. Any reputable breeder or your veterinarian will be able to give you more details.
Male vs. Female
If you’ve decided that a Blue Point Siamese might be the perfect addition to your family, you might be trying to decide if you should pick a male or female kitten. There are pros and cons to each.
It’s always best to try and meet a litter of kittens before you commit to buying one. Choose the kitten whose personality appeals to you most, rather than focus on whether they’re male or female.
Blue Point Siamese cats will add so much joy to your household that you might wonder how you filled your days before they came along. These cats are inquisitive, playful, intelligent, and vocal. Siamese cats crave more attention than your average cat, so you’ll need to make sure that you can dedicate plenty of time and energy to keeping your Blue Point Siamese cat happy and content.
Despite the potential to suffer from a few different health conditions, Blue Point Siamese cats generally live long and healthy lives. They also form strong bonds with their families, so wherever you are around the house, you can expect to have a companion either watching you while you work or vocally demanding a little more attention! If you’ve got a Blue Point Siamese, we’d love to hear all about them. You can get in touch with us using the comments section below.
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- Blue Point Siamese Kittens — Before You Buy
- What’s the Price of Blue Point Siamese Kittens?
- 3 Little-Known Facts About Blue Point Siamese
- Temperament & Intelligence of the Blue Point Siamese
- Things to Know When Owning a Blue Point Siamese
- Final Thoughts