The Lilac Point Siamese Cat (Felis catus) is a common and popular domestic mammal in the Felidae family of cats. It is a version of the Chocolate Point Siamese and the Blue Point Siamese. The colour breed was officially recognized in 1955.
The Lilac Point Siamese Cat has an elongated, muscular body, a triangular-shaped head, almond-shaped eyes, and large ears. It has a long neck, and a thin, long tail. It has sharp teeth, a triangular snub nose, and long, white whiskers. It has a creamy-white body with short, glossy fur and lilac-grey points with pink undertones. It has blue-grey eyes.
It is digitigrade, which means that it walks on its toes. It moves both legs on one side of the body, then the legs on the other side of its body. It has protractible and retractable claws – 5 claws on its front paws and 4 claws on its back paws. It has dewclaw which is a protrusion on its front feet.
It grows to about 20-25 centimetres (8-10 inches) tall.
It is native to Thailand. The country was originally called Siam. The cats from Siam are Siamese.
It is carnivorous, eating meat.
The female usually has 4-6 live babies, called kittens, after a pregnancy of about 65 days. When the kittens are born, they drink milk from their mother for about 6 weeks. Kittens reach maturity after 9-10 months.
The Lilac Point Siamese Cat lives for about 15-20 years.
Location of photographs: Romilly, France
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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