The reason why Siamese cats are so popular among the masses is that they are just the perfect family pets.
Siamese cats are among the top choices of cat breeds if you are looking for a cat that is loving, active playful, and intelligent.
And once you catch a glimpse of them you will find it hard to take your eyes off them until you have completely basked in their beauty.
They love engagement and are one of those breeds that are high on energy. Their energy levels are such that if you don’t provide them with a consistent and active playtime routine, they are known to get erratic, moody, and sometimes aggressive.
They are also chatty. They know how to speak their minds and using the intelligence that they have they can use their voice to get what they want.
Some find these traits adorable and funny while there are people who get annoyed with this edgy behavior after a while.
Enter lynx point Siamese cats. These cats are a result of breeding a Siamese cat with a tabby cat.
The result is a cat that has all the good attributes of a Siamese cat minus all the edginess and aggressiveness. They are perfect for people who think that the regular Siamese cats are a bit too much for them.
In this article, owing to popular requests, I am going to cover most doubts and queries that I get regarding Siamese cats.
So, let’s begin with the most common one.
Do lynx point Siamese cats shed?
Because lynx points are a short-haired breed, you don’t have to worry about too much shedding. They don’t shed anywhere close to what you may expect from long-haired breeds. This also means fewer allergies, irritants, and easy grooming.
Ever since I have introduced my reader to various facets of Siamese cats in this article, they have been shooting my mailbox with so many more questions about them.
I am pretty sure someone like you who is interested in lynx points will appreciate this questionnaire post.
So, stick till the end and I will answer many questions that you didn’t think you had. 😊
Also, here are a few more posts that I have already created around Siamese cats that I feel you will find interesting(articles open in a new tab)
- Do lynx point siamese cats get along with other cats?
- Why are Siamese cats so chatty?
- Do Siamese cats need a companion?
- Do Siamese cats like to cuddle?
- Do Siamese cats eyes change color?
What Are Lynx Point Siamese Cats?
Okay, so what are lynx points cats really? How did they come into existence?
Lynx point or tabby point or colorpoint shorthair are a consequence of breeding between your regular Siamese cats and tabby cats.
Well, you will be surprised to know that the development of lynx point Siamese happened as a result of an accident.
They weren’t consciously bred. A Seal point Siamese mated with a tabby cat to give birth to this unique cat breed.
Later breeders observed that this particular cat breed has most of the desirable traits of a Siamese coupled with the easy-going laidback attitude of a tabby.
They were actively bred starting from the 40s and gradually become popular in the late 50s.
They get their name owing to what they look like, dark patterned stripes on their face against the pale backdrop of their fur give them a fascinating lynx-like look.
Their body structure is petite yet muscular very much like the Siamese cats. They have distinct rings that range from their cheeks, legs, and all through their tail.
These rings and stripes will darken as the cat ages due to a temperature-sensitive gene called tyrosinase.
- You can read all about it and how is it responsible for change in color of fur and eyes of Siamese cats here.
Another little attribute that makes the lynx points stand out is the little ‘M-shaped pattern’ on their forehead.
This ‘M-shaped mark’ is an earmark of tabby cats and lynx points obviously derive this attribute from them.
As far as the persona of a lynx point is concerned, owners who have had them refer to them as the watered-down version of the traditional Siamese cats.
They are affectionate, love engagement and attention from their humans, love toys and ecosystems that push their athletic outlook, and are great with other cats, dogs, pets, and even children.
You see most qualities that a Siamese cat usually has.
Where they differ from them is how they carry these qualities. If some of these qualities aren’t addressed as religiously as with Siamese cats, they won’t hold it against you.
In other words, they aren’t as in your face as the Siamese cats.
They still like to be treated as divas have no doubts about that but they don’t carry the stark edge to their persona as the Siamese cats.
They aren’t as chatty as their parent and have a laidback, easy-going, lazy aura about them which is reminiscent of their tabby parentage.
Overall, if you want all the desirable characteristics that a Siamese cat has minus all the edginess and aggressiveness, lynx points should be perfect for you.
Are Lynx Point Siamese Cats Hypoallergenic?
I started this article by addressing do Siamese cats shed a lot and switched to describing a little bit about what Siamese cats are like so that you have a good comprehension of lynx points.
Because I don’t like giving half-baked information on this blog, I feel it’s my responsibility to provide you with the right and relevant information with the necessary comprehension.
In the rest of the article, I will address the questions directly feeling safe that you will receive the answer in the right context.
So, are lynx point Siamese cats hypoallergenic?
Let me quickly explain what hypoallergenic means to people who don’t know it already.
Hypoallergenic means anything that is relatively unlikely to cause an allergic reaction.
So hypoallergenic cat breeds by inference mean breeds that are less likely to cause you an allergic reaction if you are susceptible to allergies.
The phrase “less likely” needs to be stressed here because, in reality, there is no such thing as a completely hypoallergenic cat breed.
Most cats are capable of producing an allergic reaction in you as in most cases, the allergy happens due to the presence of a protein called Fel D1 present in a cat’s saliva, urine, and sweat.
The protein gets suspended in the air due to excessive shedding and loose hair, that is why long-haired cats are more likely to cause you an allergic reaction.
And because lynx points are short-haired cats and have a low shed rate they are less likely to cause you an allergic reaction. Additionally, the rate of Fel D1 secretion in lynx points is very less when compared with other cat breeds, and therefore, they are unlikely to create an allergic reaction in you.
How Long Do Lynx Point Siamese Cats Live?
Lynx points have an average life expectancy of around 12-15 years.
This is very close to your traditional Siamese cats who have an average lifespan of 10 to 13 years.
But what you need to understand here is that it’s never a fixed number. Your cat can live way beyond what is being mentioned here as the lifespan depends on so many other factors.
Factors such as diet, ecosystem, exercise, environment in addition to genetics obviously will dictate how long will a lynx point live.
Another question that can be addressed here is regarding their size.
So, how big can lynx point Siamese cats get?
Once again because their build is very similar to their parents, the lynx points can weigh anywhere from 6 to 12 pounds. Males are usually larger than females as is the case with most cat breeds.
They generally tend to live a healthy life and aren’t predisposed to any particular disease. However, because they are a mixed cat breed, they are susceptible to diseases that their parentage is susceptible to.
Therefore, diseases that this breed may likely have involve lung infections, gastrointestinal problems, gum diseases, feline asthma, neoplastic problems, etc.
But all said and done, if you ensure that the cat receives a playful ecosystem right kind of diet, you will observe that lynx points in general lead a happy, healthy life.
Some Important Tips For Lynx Point Owners
As you can see lynx points are from all aspects perfect house cats. Especially if you have children, and an active environment having lynx points will elevate the playful aura of your home.
Not just that an engaging environment will help lynx points to develop as well-adjusted pets.
Before we go ahead and some more frequently asked questions here are a few tips that I think will help lynx point owners or potential lynx point owners in their process of raising lynx points.
Food & Diet Tips
- With respect to the energy levels of a lynx point, it will be beneficial if you ensure that they sufficient protein with a power-packed kibble.
- Top your cat’s diet with some wet food if you feel your cat isn’t getting sufficient moisture.
- You can also ensure that your cat’s nutrition is on point by keeping her on homemade diet. Here are a few homemade cat food recipes that you can try.
- In addition to protein, your lynx point’s diet must also contain fiber, amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Most high-quality cat food should take care of these essential elements.
Exercise And Training Tips
- Because lynx points are a naturally energetic breed that love engagement, they will be ready to play anytime you call them for it.
- They respond well to puzzles, laser pointers and similar toys that give them a good chase.
- Similar to Siamese cats, lynx points too need an active playtime routine. For this reason, they gel well with other cats or pets who can match their energy. So, if you already have a cat in your home, most of her activity needs will be taken care of.
- Lynx points are an intelligent cat breeds and hence respond well to training. Litter box training will come easy. You can even train them to play fetch or roll over with using some reward tactics intelligently.
- Grooming lynx points is easy as they don’t shed a lot. One or two baths a month should suffice.
- They have a beautiful coat that is a breeze to maintain and it doesn’t require any special care to keep it healthy and shiny. Weekly brushing or once in two weeks should be enough.
I hope you now have a lot of insights into lynx point Siamese cats. I have tried to make the article as insightful as possible. Still, I understand that covering every single thing is impossible.
Therefore, I am creating this FAQ section that I will keep updating as I keep receiving your queries regarding lynx points down the line.
If you have any questions you wish me to address, let me know in the comments section.
If the query is popular, I will include them in this section.
How Much Are Lynx Point Siamese Cats Worth?
Owning lynx point Siamese cats won’t cost you too much. For lynx point kittens you can expect to pay anywhere between &200 to $400. If the kittens are already microchipped and fully vetted, the price may go up to $500 or more. The tortoiseshell version of lynx points is relatively rare and therefore, you may need to pay even more for them.
Do Lynx Point Siamese Cats Get Darker?
Yes, as a lynx point cat gets older her coloration will get darker. The dark coloration is due to a temperature-sensitive gene. With age, you will observe that the dark coloration which is more prominent on the extremities when they are younger will gradually move to her torso region as well.
Are Lynx Point Siamese Cats Intelligent?
Yes, lynx point Siamese cats just like regular Siamese cats are a very intelligent cat breed. Litter box training comes easy to them. With very little effort, you can train them to play fetch or do a roll over using basic reward tactics.
With that we are at the end of this article based on a questionnaire asked with lynx point Siamese cats in perspective.
I hope you enjoyed the article as much as I enjoyed writing it. If you have further queries do let me know in the comments section below and I will try and answer them to the best of my abilities.
Take care of yourselves and your cat and I will see you in the next one 😊