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Why is my Siamese silent?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Victor Jones, Jun 13, 2019.


  1. Victor Jones

    Victor Jones PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks to all of you for the quick replies on my other post. I have another question. My cat Margot was never very vocal. And some say that it is also a sign of not being a purebred. But my papers state that she is. Anyone here live with a old style Siamese that isn’t very vocal? Not that I’d love her any less if I find out I have been sold a non purebred. But I just wanna know what I have paid for.

    I’d love your thoughts.

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  2. MilleD

    MilleD PetForums VIP

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    Maybe all cats are different?

    If I was you I'd just stop worrying and enjoy her.

    Why are you bathing her? She really does not look happy...
     
  3. Victor Jones

    Victor Jones PetForums Newbie

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    Regular bathing is imperative for a healthy coat. We bathe her once every 4 months.
     
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    @Victor Jones
    Hi,
    I never had a Siamese but some Siamese may be more vocal than others.

    I have two cats and family members have cats as well. Their coats are very nice, no bathing.
    Most people never have to bathe their cat, exceptions are say if they got motor oil on them or other harmful substances.
    Good quality wet or raw food leads to a healthy coat. Poor diet can lead to a poor coat.
     
  5. O2.0

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    Is it?
    I have two 10 year old cats who have never been bathed a day in their lives, both have lovely coats *shrug*

    Your cat really does look terrified in the bath, I would at least suggest desensitizing her to the process if you're going to bathe her often :(
     
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    MissMiloKitty PetForums VIP

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    Some cats are more vocal than others.

    Healthy Cats wash themselves. They have special antibodies in their saliva and bristles on their tounge. A good quality diet will keep a cat's coat healthy.
     
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    I have never bathed a cat in my life. Why? :confused:
     
  8. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    No idea about your Siamese question but it is possible that not all Siamese know that they are supposed to be vocal.
    As the others have said why on earth would you bath a cat unless it had something toxic etc on its coat, they honestly don't need it and from the look on your girl I don't think she is very happy about it
    I have a Ragdoll now 9 years old and has never had a bath in his life.
    There are a couple of times when he needed his trousers washed after a bout of dire rear but other than that he keeps himself spotless.
     
  9. Marg.

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    Beautiful cat.....……….but as others have said, bath, why?
     
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    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Absolutely not in the case of most shorthair cats. I have Orientals, the same bar the pale body, and they have never, ever needed a bath. If you cat really does need bathing I would have thought every 4 months isn't often enough.

    PS just looked at the photo and those saucer pupils are those of a terrified cat. Also I don't think holding the bracelet tightly round her neck is a very nice thing to do to her. Imagine it happening to you.
     
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    International Cat Care says "If your cat is healthy there is no reason to give your cat a bath. Most do not tolerate it well."

    Good advice from experienced veterinary experts.

    Excellent article from Icat Care on how to groom your cat:

    https://icatcare.org/advice/how-groom-your-cat
     
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  12. Ringypie

    Ringypie PetForums VIP

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    Both my siameses are very vocal, Parsnip has a loud, strident voice he uses all the time, Cosmo is sweeter and more tuneful! However I look after my friends Siamese when she’s away and she is a much quieter soul.
    Oh and neither of them have ever been bathed - they both have lovely coats and never smell. They would never speak to me again if I tried to bath them! I’d only do it if they managed to get something awful plastered over them.
     
  13. lillytheunicorn

    lillytheunicorn PetForums Senior

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    Some cats do not adhere to the given breed description. Norwegians are supposed to be softly spoken, no one has told blue that, she would give a Siamese a run for their money. She definitely is a Norwegian.
     
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    Not to mention that collar looks terribly tight. And a bit too wide for a cat besides. Please, take it off.
     
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    My girls are quiet - unless calling but that's a whole different ball game :eek:. They are traditional Siamese. Also in the 40 + years that I have had Siamese I've never had to bathe one
     
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    Well spotted lorilu! Now I've looked at the photo again I see the collar is too wide and too tight. It looks more like a dog's collar. It doesn't look like a safety release collar either, as all cat collars should be. .
     
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    Blimey, this poor person has come new to the forum and now they're being ripped a new one over baths!

    Baths are perfectly fine, the cat does not look terrified, and as it gets bathed every 4 months then they are well used to it by now.
     
  18. BarneyBobCat

    BarneyBobCat Slave to an AcroCat

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    Wait until you find out how old it was when they got it! :Hilarious:Hilarious:Hilarious:Hilarious
     
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    @Rufus15
    At least he doesn't have a pregnant moggy, that would truly deserve censure.

    Though yes, many people said the same thing, so maybe it got a bit repetitive.

    She is a pretty cat and seems all Siamese to me @Victor Jones
     
  20. MilleD

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    You think that cat doesn't look scared?
     
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