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Siamese

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Lively, smart and vocal.

Where I'm From

This ancient breed originated in Siam, which is now Thailand.

In the early days this graceful breed was often referred to as the 'royal cat of Siam', suggesting it may have originally been kept only by Siamese royalty.

What I Look Like

The Siamese is one of the world's most instantly reconisable cats. They are a striking pedigree breed with long ears and light blue, almond-shaped eyes that slant towards their fine muzzle.

Their medium sized bodies are long and elegant and covered in a short silky coat.

They have a very long, thin tail, and large wide set ears.

Siamese come in dozens of different colours, ranging from browns and blues through to creams. All have distinctive darker markings, known as points on their ears, nose and tail.

The eyes of a Siamese, regardless of coat colour are always an intense blue.

How I Act

Siamese cats are one of the most highly intelligent breeds of cat. Keeping their brains active with puzzle toys and scratching posts is a good idea.

They are a demanding breed and always needs to be the centre of attention.

A Siamese will pine if they are left alone for long periods of time.

They are a particularly vocal breed and will make their feelings known to their owners with loud, persistent meows and body language.

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How do I toilet train my cat

I rescued an adult female, desexed cat six months ago. Apparently she’s always been an outside cat. I have another cat who is mostly indoors and I would only let outside during the day if I was home. Luna didn’t like being indoors and wasn’t using the litter tray properly. I had her confined in the bathroom for a few days to get use to it and she would go next to it, rarely in it. She will sometimes use a tray otherwise will urinate or poop on the floor. I am at wits end. I have two trays, I’ve changed the type of litter, put dirt in the tray, picked up the poop and put it in the tray to show her that where it goes. I’ve used spray in the tray to attract her to want to use the tray. I bought felliway diffuser which is meant to calm cats and have also used the rescue remedy drops in her food. I’ve recently moved house where there is a cat enclosure so she can go in and out when ever she pleases but still goes in the kitchen (as I now close the bathroom door when she started going to the toilet in there), but tonight I noticed she’s been going in the spare room if anything is left on the floor which is carpeted. So I’ve now cleared that whole room to prevent her from going to the toilet. She is still going in the kitchen. I’ve tried cleaning the area and eliminating her scent by using water and vinegar then once dry use bi carb soda and hydrogen peroxide and it has made no difference. She’s been tested for a bladder infection which came up negative. I love animals. I have another cat which she now gets along with and two dogs which she is still getting use to. I don’t know what else to do and I don’t want to give her up but feel like I will have no choice.