A lot of people have hard times trying to decide which breed to get. Here is a Siamese Sphynx cat comparison for two of the most popular cats in the world.
Let me start by saying the most important thing when you decide to be a cat parent is not how your little friend will look. It is if you two will have that special connection that everybody will envy or not so all comes down to one question: Are your characters compatible? So between two of the most attention loving cats, which one is for you? Here is the Siamese Sphnx cat character comparison!
Everything that I write here are my personal experiences with both breeds. As all cat lovers know, cats are individuals with their own characters and although breed traits are generally valid for most individuals, there are always exceptional cats who might even act just the opposite of what is expected of them.
There are a lot of common character features between a Sphynx and a Siamese. Both breeds are considered very intelligent, playful, extremely vocal and playful. They are also very affectionate kitties especially towards their families but this is also where the Siamese Sphynx cat comparison gets complicated.
In my experience while Sphynx cats are loving and warm towards all people including strangers at varying levels, Siamese cats generally have one favorite person in the family and do whatever it takes to draw that person’s attention therefore some people may even say that Siamese cats are mean, rude or even bratty.
OK, let’s dive a little deeper on this subject because I really think that Siamese cats are a little misunderstood. I don’t think that Siamese cats are mean, rude or aggressive because most of the time they get along just fine with kids and other animals in the house including dogs and other cats.
Think about a situation where the person you love most in the entire world is not paying any attention to you despite all your efforts and instead he or she is chatting with another person and not even looking at your face. As a human you may want to talk about this issue when the right time comes but since Siamese cats can’t talk, they show their reactions differently.
A Siamese cat may attack your friend or guest just to show who owns you. In my experience if the Siamese is socialized early in its life and enough attention is paid during the day such as playing with it, it becomes a very loving and affectionate kitty with no behavıoral issues at all.
Having said that both Siamese and Sphynx cats hate being alone for long periods of time. Loneliness can really change their behaviors in a negative way. Both of these breeds need to be around people or other animals. This is one of the reasons why they are both called “demanding breeds”.
Siamese and Sphynx cats both love to play and are athletic, intelligent and agile so in addition to physical exercise, you need to keep their brains active. The best way of doing this is using teaser toys or playing interactive games such as “fetch”. You may be surprised to see that some Sphynx cats and Siamese cats play fetch even better than dogs.
These kitties will be on your lap when you sit and laying next to you (probably under the sheet) when you sleep and follow you around the house during the day. They want to be involved in everything you do. A small difference here might be that while Siamese cats silently “supervise” whatever you are doing, Sphynx may want to be a part of the task at hand.
Remember! Whichever breed you get, raising a kitten is like raising a human child. Of course, there are genetic factors but most of the time a lot of behavioral issues are the consequences of the human’s behaviors. All you need to do is pay attention to the needs of your kitty and love it because this is all it wants.
Are Sphynx cats vocal?
Yes, the Sphynx cat is extremely vocal and nothing can stop it from stating its opinion on a matter whether you ask it or not. And I must say that Sphynx has an opinion on everything. If you like chatting with your kitty, Sphynx might just be for you, otherwise you may want to check other hairless cat breeds.
Are Siamese cats vocal?
Siamese cats are known for their talkative nature. You may not speak cat but this does not stop a Siamese having a lenghty conversation with you. There is a reason why Siamese is number 1 in the list of most vocal cat breeds.