The Thai is a medium sized, short coated cat breed that is said to have been originally bred in Thailand. Some people may refer to this cat breed as a Old-style Siamese and Traditional Siamese because some cats are known by different names. This cat breed has won over the hearts of their owners with ease. This is because they are very intelligent and loving. Owners can expect to spend many years with their Thai. They are said to live between 12 and 16 years! If you think this cat breed could be what you are looking for, please read on to learn more about them!

Body Characteristics

The Thai has been known for its medium size and this has been a deciding factor for many owners of this breed. Its build is best described as well-shaped, sturdy, and robust. Because the Thai breed is a medium sized cat breed it often weighs between 8 lbs to 15 lbs. This cat would fit well in a medium sized home! The Thai has a heritage with depth. The breeding of its pedigree has led to a fur coat (or lack-there-of) that is commonly described as thin, sleek, and soft. Their fur (or skin) may come in colors such as any point color and solid points, tabby points, and tortie points; which can make them very unique among their peers. Most Thais have a medium length tail, which helps compliment their overall body structure. This is another breed that has rather medium sized eyes, but this is not the most predominate feature of the Thai breed; because it has so many other qualities that draw one’s attention.


When it comes to entering a new home, the Thai does not need much time to adjust. It should begin to act normal within a few days after a move, or when you first bring it to your home. The Thai really loves to make new human friends! It has no problem showing love and affection to everyone it meets! Owners that are looking for a best friend will love this breed. The Thai loves to spend all the time it can with its owner! This cat is good for homes with children. It does a good job tolerating their unfledged behavior. This breed is ideal people that already own dogs, but would also like to have a cat. The Thai gets along very well with dogs. Owners have said that this cat will often comfort them after a bad day. The cat has no trouble showing affection to cheer up the ones it loves. This cat breed loves to play so much that it will often wake its owner up, at the start of each day, for playtime. Energy is not a problem for the Thai. At times it can appear to have an endless amount! Not many cats are as smart as this one. The Thai is one of the most intelligent cats in the world.


Grooming the Thai can be done with a little time spent every few months brushing, bathing, and trimming. This is all that is required from the owners for the Thai breeds to stay presentable. Many Thai owners have said that they love how clean their Thai is around their home. They do not shed at all! This cat breed may have some health problems, but it is rare that they occur. As with all pets, owners should expect health problems to occur as the pet gets older. Common health problems for the Thai breed are Crossed Eyes, Kinked Tail, Glaucoma, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy. Allergic reactions are not common, but may occur in people with cat allergies that come near the Thai breed. After the initial purchase price that ranges between $250 and $600, owners should expect to pay around $1000 annually for the Thai’s needs.