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Lynx Point Siamese: A unique pattern

In this article, we will talk about the most popular cat of all. The one that everyone knows, even those who don’t know about cats, has undoubtedly seen one: the Siamese. And this time, I am going to talk about my favorite type, the Lynx Point Siamese. I’m sure you will love it too.

There are several types of Siamese cats, from the traditional type, the classic, the applehead, the flame point, the modern, to the wedge, and not to mention the many color variations, for example, the blue point, the lilac point, the flame point, and of course, the beautiful lynx point.

The main characteristic of a Siamese cat is that its points or limbs sport different colors than the rest of its body. To achieve some of the variations, breeders have resorted to mixing the Siamese with other breeds in search of the perfect color.

The Lynx Point Siamese is the result of combining a traditional type of Siamese with a short-haired Tabby cat. If you want to know more about this cute cat, I invite you to continue reading this article.

Lynx point Siamese: Fun Facts

  • The first litter was born in 1940
  • The rarest Lynx Point is the one with a color pattern called Tortoise Point.
  • They hate being left alone for long hours.
  • They are also known as Tabby Point Siamese or Lynx Colorpoint Shorthair

Lynx point Siamese: Personality

These cats inherited the best characteristics of their ancestors. The Lynx Point Siamese is a chatty cat, full of love to share with his family members. You can always talk to them and be sure they will answer you and let you know their opinion about everything that happens around them. They are also very curious, so you can expect them to follow you everywhere and peek to see what you are doing.

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This cat is a more relaxed version of the traditional Siamese. Although he is very vocal, loving, friendly, and playful, he will always be more independent and calm. So, if the typical Siamese is too much for you, the Lynx Point is your best option.

Lynx point Siamese: Physical Traits

The colorpoint lynx is a small cat that stands about 9 to 10 inches tall and weighs between 5 to 12 pounds. Although they are small and slender, they have a muscular build, which makes them look very athletic, and indeed they are.

This type of Siamese is called a lynx because it resembles the true lynx with a striped coat. Half tabby, his coat will have that characteristic striped pattern, and because of his Siamese origin, he will have his distinctive color only on the limbs. Now, the color can vary. The most common are chocolate, cinnamon, caramel, lilac, seal, blue, light apricot or orange, and even Tortoise type, so you will have many options to choose from.

Like a good tabby cat, the Lynx point also has the distinctive M-shaped mark on the forehead, and like a good Siamese, it will have blue eyes (or at least the vast majority of them).

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Lynx point Siamese: Grooming and Healthcare

Because of its short coat, the Lynx Point is a low-maintenance cat. Like all cats, it is advisable to brush at least once a week to help reduce shedding, but you can be sure that with or without brushing, they won’t shed much hair around your house. That’s excellent news, and they don’t usually produce a lot of dander either, which is the main factor in allergies. Although it must be said, this is not a hypoallergenic cat. It just doesn’t usually cause severe allergies.

Besides being beautiful, easy to care for, and having a desirable personality, this cat is very healthy, so much so that its lifespan is up to 20 years. Even so, it is necessary to be cautious and carry out periodic check-ups to detect any disease that may develop. Although it is not usual, these conditions most frequently affect them.

a) Eating disorders

Because cats tend to be obsessed with habits, they can develop obesity by not controlling the amount of food they eat daily, even though they are very active. Another problem related to food is Pica syndrome; when a cat eats objects such as brushes, cloth, crayons, or anything that is not food. Fortunately, this usually disappears after two years of life.

b) Gingivitis

They are prone to gum inflammation, so we suggest brushing your cat’s teeth every day, or at least once a week, to avoid gingivitis and many other oral problems.

3) Gastrointestinal Issues

This problem is inherited, so it is best to maintain a diet rich in protein and fiber from the beginning to avoid the discomfort of gastrointestinal issues.

Lynx point Siamese: Final words

This adorable, loving, calm, and playful cat is ideal for all types of families as he is a loyal and faithful companion who enjoys spending time with his family. If you are considering getting one, you can expect to pay between $300 and $400, so save up and look for an official breeder.

Either way, we encourage you to go to your local shelter and give a kitten waiting for a permanent family a chance. Do you have a Lynx Point cat? Tell us everything about him in the comments!

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