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Lilac Point Siamese: A legendary Asian cat from Thailand

Siameses are one of the most popular cat breeds in the world, as their beauty and incredible personality win the hearts of everyone. This legendary cat breed appeared around 1300 and originates from the ancient region of Siam, known today as Thailand.

After so many years, it is only natural that there are many recognized variations of the Siamese, among them, the Lilac Point Siamese, perhaps the most sought-after but least common variation. Have you seen one of them?

If you are interested in knowing about the desired Lilac Point Siamese, you have come to the right place. Here is a list of curious facts and essential information about these beautiful felines.

A brief history of the Lilac Point Siamese

We know that they are from Thailand and arrived in the United States in the 50s, the decade from which they started to become popular outside Asia. Initially, they were not considered a variation of the Siamese but a washed-out version of the Blue Point and Chocolate Point, making them not very sought-after cats, as if they were of poor quality.

By 1960 the breed had gained recognition, and its popularity among cat lovers skyrocketed. Currently, there are 4 known color variations of the Modern Siamese, chocolate point, blue point, seal point, and lilac point.

Physical Characteristics

These cats weigh 8 to 12 pounds and measure up to 10 inches. Their life expectancy ranges between 10 and 15 years, but there are exceptional cases in which they even reach 20 years or more. A Siamese managed to win a Guinness record for being 30 years old. Incredible, isn’t it?

Lilac Point Siamese - characteristics

The Lilac Point is characterized by its light blue eyes, cinnamon-pink nose, paw pads, and cream, beige or white body, combined with the distinctive lilac-gray or light chocolate color on its limbs (ears, mask, legs, and tail).

Lilac Point Personality

One thing you need to know about the Lilac Point Siamese is that they are highly dependent on their humans, so if you are looking for an independent cat, this is not your best choice. They tremendously love their family. They enjoy spending most of their time playing with or simply accompanying their human. If you adopt a Lilac Point, you can be sure that you will find the most loyal and loving friend.

This playful kitty is very energetic and curious. They should be surrounded by many toys, including those that test their minds. They are brilliant, so you can expect to have to change toys from time to time, or they will get bored. Of course, what they will never get bored of is telling you about their day and sharing their opinion about everything. They are one of the most chatty cat breeds.

Siameses hate to be alone, and leaving them alone for long periods can cause anxiety, depression, and stress. To prevent your cat from having a hard time when you are away, we recommend having another pet to keep him company, for example, another cat or even a dog. That’s right. These little guys have no problem making friends with other species. Anything is better than feeling lonely.

Grooming Needs

You’ll be happy to know that these furry friends are fortunate enough to have short hair so they won’t need hours under the brush. One brushing a week will be enough to keep their coat clean and shiny. And to complete the spa session, don’t forget to regularly clean your cat’s ears, trim his nails and brush his white teeth.

Their short hair makes people think they are hypoallergenic. Although completely hypoallergenic cats do not exist, some only provoke a minimum of allergies, like the beautiful Lilac Point Siamese and their other Siamese cousins.

Lilac Point Siamese: Training

If you have a cat at home, it is always essential to think about training it from a young age. This way, your cat will learn good habits. Although it is always complicated to train a cat, with the Siamese, it is challenging because they are stubborn.

Lilac Point Siamese - training

They do what they want and when they want. It is not impossible to train them, but don’t expect them to listen to you at first. It will take time.

Health Conditions

Luckily, Siameses are usually healthy and do not carry congenital diseases. Still, as always, it is vital to be cautious with our furry friends’ health; this way, we can avoid developing some of the most common diseases in their breed.

Hip Dysplasia

This partial dislocation occurs when the hip joint does not develop properly, which prevents the femoral bone from moving naturally. This condition affects the posture and mobility of cats, causing moderate pain. Although vets cannot cure this condition, medications are available to help alleviate the discomfort.

Progressive retinal atrophy

This condition consists of degeneration of the eye, leading to vision problems or eventual blindness.

Systemic amyloidosis

This uncommon disorder usually affects older cats and consists of proteins called amyloids deposited outside the cell, becoming resistant to the body’s catabolic processes, causing problems in the tissues and specific organs, and becoming severe to death.

Lilac Point Siamese: Final Thoughts

These dog-like temperament cats are unique pets, perfect for someone who lives alone or for families looking for an animal with infinite love to share. We can assure you that you will never have a dull day with a Lilac Point because they never run out of games. 

If you have already made up your mind and want to run out and look for one, you will probably have to buy one, as they are scarce. There are not usually any in the local shelters. Prices vary a lot and can reach around $1,500.

Do you own a Lilac Point Siamese? What do you love most about them? Let us know in the comments!

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