9 – 10 inches
6 – 12 pounds
15 – 20 years
Apricot, cinnamon, red, caramel, seal, blue, lilac, chocolate
Multipet households, indoor living
Inquisitive, Energetic, Amiable, Affectionate
Have you always been a Siamese lover? The traditional Chinese breed isn’t for the faint of heart. But what happens when you mix a high-strung, strong-willed Siamese with a friendly, lazy tabby cat? You get the Lynx Point Siamese. These cats have an absolutely gorgeous look and fascinating character combination.
The Lynx Point Siamese got their name because of their striking resemblance to the wild Lynx. And even though this breed was an accident (yes, that’s right—a total fluke), they are stunning specimens with much to contribute. Let’s find out all about this adorable feline to see if they’re a perfect match.
Lynx Point Siamese Kittens – Before You Welcome One Into Your Family …
What’s the Price of Lynx Point Siamese Kittens?
Lynx Point Siamese cats aren’t expensive to own. For a kitten, you can expect to pay roughly $200 to $400. Kittens should come fully vetted and possibly microchipped from a breeder. You may pay significantly less or more depending on the authenticity of the litter.
You may also be able to find this cross at a local shelter or rescue center. If you get a kitten at a shelter, they will come fully vetted with immunizations, examinations, and spay or neuter. Since the Lynx Point Siamese is a mixed cat, there is a possibility you will get lucky and find one. They would love a fresh start, and you can save a life.
3 Little-Known Facts About the Lynx Point Siamese
1. The Lynx Point Siamese Was An Accident
The original breeding of the Lynx Point Siamese cats was a total oops. A Seal Point Siamese mated with a Tabby cat, causing this beautiful accident to happen. The personality traits of the Lynx Point were so pleasing, it encouraged further breeding in the 1960s.
2. There’s Really No Such Thing As a ‘Lynx Point Siamese’
The Lynx Point Siamese isn’t an actual breed of cat. The American Cat Fanciers’ Association refers to cats with these markings and breeding as a Lynx ColorPoint Shorthair. The Government Council of the Cat Fancy refers to them as a Tabby Point Siamese.
They’re also known by other, less official names like Tabby Points and Colorpoint Shorthairs.
3. They are Supposed To Be a “Watered-Down” Version of The Traditional Siamese
Since the Siamese tends to be rather spicy in attitude, these cats are a less feisty version. Tabby cats usually have very docile, sweet temperaments, which balance things out so everyone can enjoy the experience.
Temperament & Intelligence of the Lynx Point Siamese
While they aren’t as high strung as the traditional Siamese, these cats definitely have a mind of their own. When it comes to intelligence, they are sharp, quick, and agile. They have quite a playful spirit and are always ready for action, so grab a stuffed mouse or bell ball.
Lynx Points can be curious to the point of nosiness. They always have to be involved in anything going on, so they may go overboard in your personal space, which can be strange for some cat owners. But regardless of their sometimes invasive nature, who could deny this cute cuddle bug the love they want?
Siamese can be one of the most challenging cat breeds because of their territorial nature and inclination to show aggression. But when you mix that with the slow-paced, relaxed tabby cat, you get a mild version of the Siamese that some find more pleasing to live with.
Are These Cats Good for Families? 👪
These cats can make ideal additions to any family, even though they can be particular. Lynx Points have high energy, so they can make very good companions for children. However, they may show less interest in smaller children since that age group is more erratic and unpredictable.
Don’t let this totally deter you if you have toddlers or babies. You can teach your child to give your cat space and monitor any interactions. Overall, it’s best to teach your child and your cat to mutually respect one another.
Since a Lynx Point is inquisitive, they should never be outside unattended. They tend to follow curious desires and could get lost while they venture. But they will love to spend hours at windows, looking out into nature to see birds flying around.
The Lynx Point probably won’t be an all-day catnapper, but they may have more tabby genetics come through. If they do, they may be more relaxed and at ease, making them big-time cuddlers. If they take after the Siamese more, they might enjoy flipping upside down daily to attack your legs, instead.
No matter the outcome, they will give you limitless entertainment and love—when you deserve it, of course.
Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets?
If Lynx Points are raised with other pets in the home, they generally do very well. However, if you introduce new pets once this cat is established and set in their ways, they could be less tolerant. But most of the time, they will be your dog’s best buddy or a cat’s sunbathing window pal.
Because of their prey drive potential, allowing them around smaller pets and rodents isn’t the best idea. You may have a cat who will love the house bunny or hamster, but it’s rare and probably not worth the risk. Since cats are obligate carnivores, it’s simply instinctual to hunt, so the wrong move could trigger unwanted consequences.
Cats who haven’t been spayed or neutered could get nasty with other cats if they feel their territory is at risk. They may spray—and yes, both males and females can spray. However, fixing them is usually a cure-all. Fixing them before the age of 6 months is a nice preventative measure you can take as an owner.
Things to Know When Owning a Lynx Point Siamese:
Food & Diet Requirements
Your Lynx Point Siamese can benefit from a number of diet plans. Generally, you need to ensure they are getting adequate protein with a power-packed dry kibble. If you are worried that your kitty isn’t getting enough moisture in their diet, you can use wet food as a topper.
If you want to get creative, you can also try your hand at making fresh food as long as you follow the strict dietary requirements for kitties. Recipes and resources online are vast.
Apart from high protein, your cat needs fiber, amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Buying high-quality cat food and offering healthy snacks will keep your feline in perfect shape.
Some cats may experience food sensitivities to certain ingredients in their food. If your cat shows signs of discomfort or general upset, consult your veterinarian to pinpoint the problem.
Unlike some house cats, you probably won’t have to coax them into playtime. Lynx Points are highly energetic and ready to romp at a moment’s notice. They love to chase toys around the house. These cats are the type to chase a laser point up the wall, so they’ll keep you both entertained for hours.
As they age, their energy levels may go down slightly. They also tend to mellow out once they are spayed or neutered. These cats will usually still play around to release some energy, but sometimes they need a little incentive.
Like many fixed housecats, Lynx Points are prone to packing on extra pounds. Offering them a well-balanced diet without overfeeding them (no matter their demands) is essential.
You should find that your Lynx Point Siamese picks up on routine concepts quickly. Litter box training should come easily to them. Since these cats are so curious, teaching them tricks may be simple. You can even train your cat to fetch, but they might not be too keen on bringing it back.
But as any cat lover knows, all cats have a mind of their own. If they don’t want to do something, they won’t feel obligated. You may get a diamond in the rough who’s more cat than dog, but the outlook is grim. It’s best to just let your cat do as they wish. After all, your cat believes you’re the one who is the pet in this scenario.
When it comes to grooming, your cat doesn’t need any special cuts or care. These kitties need just one bath a month and possibly a claw trim or two.
A Lynx Point Siamese benefits from weekly brushing. Their coat is a breeze to maintain, not requiring any special care to keep it healthy or shiny. In fact, they do most of the hard work for you. Since they are short-haired, they shed less, too—which is perfect if someone in your house is sensitive to kitty dander.
A few simple brush passes a week can reduce shed and keep it from your furniture and clothes.
Health and Conditions 🏥
When it comes to genetic conditions, these cats have few concerns. But since they are a mix, they can pick up issues from either side of the coin. Keeping up with regular vetting can get you ahead of any problems that could develop over their lifetime.
- Gastrointestinal Issues—some Lynx Points can deal with stomach and intestinal issues of various sorts.
- Gum Disease—especially with age, cats can suffer from gum disease and other dental issues.
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy—this is a disease where the components of the eye slowly deteriorate, leading to eventual blindness.
- Feline Asthma –the feline form of asthma that is caused by air irritants.
- Neoplastic Problems—this is the rapid growth of unwanted cells, leading to tumors and cancers.
Male vs. Female
There are some traits that tend to lean toward one gender or the other. However, each cat is their own individual quirks and eccentricities, so these are just generalizations.
Females tend to be more selective about who they like. They may have one person in particular that they love, while only tolerating others. Some are extremely social with everyone, but it’s rarer. Females are also a bit moodier than their male counterparts, making their responses vary more to their humans.
Males are a little more wild and crazy, but also more lazy and lovable. They also might be more tolerant of smaller kids or rowdier pets. They can develop territorial behaviors like spraying or same-sex aggression before they’re neutered.
If you are looking to add a Lynx Point Siamese cat to your home, now you know what to expect. These curious, affectionate companions make terrific additions for most living situations. Just remember, they aren’t the best candidates for unsupervised outside visits. But otherwise, these cats will bring lots of energy, happiness, and amusement wherever they go.
If you have your heart set on a Lynx Point Siamese, remember to always check with local rescues and shelters to give a homeless kitty a new future.
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Featured Image Credit: Mackenzie Kilmer, Shutterstock
- Lynx Point Siamese Kittens – Before You Welcome One Into Your Family …
- What’s the Price of Lynx Point Siamese Kittens?
- 3 Little-Known Facts About the Lynx Point Siamese
- Temperament & Intelligence of the Lynx Point Siamese
- Things to Know When Owning a Lynx Point Siamese:
- Male vs. Female
- Final Thoughts