Table of contents:
- History of the Thai cat
- The appearance of a Thai cat
- The character and temperament of a Thai cat
- 20 nicknames for a Thai cat
Video: Thai Cat
The Thai cat is an old type Siamese cat. It differs from modern Siamese with a round (apple-like) sexual, more robust (heavy) physique, a short tail and rounded eyes. The Thai cat is strongly attached to a specific person, and not to the house. They are very intelligent animals that can be easily taught a wide variety of tricks. Like their Siamese ancestors, Thai cats are very talkative, so they are not suitable for those who like silence. The curiosity of Thai cats goes far ahead of their fear, they love to explore new things. They always need to know where and what is happening in the house. Thai cats are quite mobile and remain playful until old age.
Weight: females - 3.4 kg, males - 4-6 kg.
Cost (price) of a kitten: from 1000 to 35000 rubles (depending on the class of the kitten), Life expectancy: up to 15 years (some live up to 20-24 years).
Breed diseases: liver amyloidosis, diseases of the cardiovascular system, dental problems, eye diseases, tumors, psychological alopecia, etc.
Country of origin: Thailand.
The breed is recognized by felinological organizations: FIFe, WCF, LOOF, TICA.
Thai cat: buying and health of a kitten
Nicknames for a Thai cat
Tips for feeding and keeping a Thai cat
Thai cat: grooming hair, eyes, ears, teeth and claws
History of the Thai cat
The history of the Thai cat is closely related to the history of the Siamese, since Thai cats are Siamese, but of the old type. After the first exhibition at Crystal Palace in London in 1871, the Siamese cat became very popular. From Europe, she quickly went to other countries. Until the 1950s, the appearance of Siamese cats remained unchanged, until work began to improve the breed in America: the body and legs of the animals become longer and thinner, the tail and ears are larger, and the eyes are almond-shaped. Initially, the aboriginal Siamese cats had a dense body, a round head and a shortened (or with “knots” and kinks) tail.
Since the 1980s, "traditional" Siamese have become less popular. At this time, a small group of breeders apply to the WCF for recognition of a "new" breed.
In the early 1990s, the WCF adopted the Thai breed standard, the European equivalent of the "traditional" Siamese cats that exist in the United States. The name of the breed - Thai - was given in honor of the birthplace of the breed - Thailand. According to the breed standard, a clear difference from Siamese cats is of great importance: Thai cats should be similar to their ancestors from Southeast Asia and the traditional Siamese type with their calm temperament and modest physique.
In January 2010, TICA awards the Thai cat the championship title and in 2015 the FIFe accepts them into its "pre-recognized breed" class.
The appearance of a Thai cat
The Thai cat is a compact animal of medium size, rounded lines, strong build, well-developed muscles. The chest is wide. The neck is short to medium in length (short in cats).
The head is of medium size, rounded. The forehead is slightly convex, the cheekbones are rounded, in adult cats the cheeks are well defined. The transition from the forehead to the nose is clearly marked, located at eye level, not below the level of the lower eyelid. Stop is not allowed. The nose is of medium length, straight.
The ears are of medium size, wide at the base, with rounded tips, set relatively wide apart.
The eyes are round, set obliquely. Color from bright blue to dark blue.
The limbs are of medium height, strong and well muscled. The paws are small, oval in shape.
The tail is of medium length, thick at the base, tapering evenly towards the tip.
The coat is short, tight-fitting, fine, not silky texture. The undercoat is moderately developed.
All color options of color-points are recognized: seal point, chocolate point, blue point, lilac point, caramel point, gray brown point (taupe point), cinnamon point (cinnamon point), fawn point, red point (red point), cream point (cream point), tortie point (tortie point), brown point.
The character and temperament of a Thai cat
The most characteristic feature of the Thai cat is a strong attachment to humans. These cats are attached to the owner, not to the house. Enjoy a hug while you talk on the phone or curl up in a ball on your lap while you watch your favorite TV show. Staying alone for long periods of time suffers from boredom, which can lead to stress and destructive behavior. They easily adapt to new conditions of life, they love meeting new people.
By nature, they are very inquisitive. The curiosity of the "Thais" goes far ahead of their fear, you need to remember this and try to secure the house (especially the windows, they must be equipped with nets, "anti-catfish"). They know how to stand up for themselves. If the doorbell rings, they are the first to be at the door to see who has come. "Thais" love to travel, especially to ride in a car (if they are accustomed to it from childhood).
Thai cats cannot sit in one place for too long, they always need to know where and what is happening in the house.
Thai cats are considered one of the most intelligent breeds in the world. They are easy to train, they can be easily trained to collar and leash.
“Thais” are still those “talkers”: they express their thoughts not only with facial expressions, but also with a wide variety of sounds (they say, ask, plead, tell stories, grumble, scream, purr, sing, trumpet and even growl). If you only have one Thai cat, expect her to talk to you all the time. If there are several animals in the house, then the "Thais" are not so talkative.
The Thai cat will quickly find a common language, both with children and with other pets.
These are very temperamental and dexterous cats who gladly climb the cat's "tree" or complex (usually mounted on walls and under the ceiling), explore the most secluded corners of the apartment, the insides of cabinets, etc. They prefer to climb higher and observe the "surroundings" from there.
They love to play, even as adults. The most suitable games for them are any outdoor games - runners, catch-ups, jumping ropes, power tools, seekers, etc. Do not forget about intellectual games. Pet shops offer a huge assortment of variety of interactive and puzzle toys. Everything depends only on your financial capabilities.
20 nicknames for a Thai cat
For male kittens: Lari, Daen, Zhou, Kai, Liko, Niran, Plack, Reu, Samon, Tiayshi.
For female kittens: Taya, Anchi, Bao, Ji, Xiu, Lamai, Meili, Nari, Suria, Rattana.
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