Last Updated: 7 months ago

Did you know that mixed-breed cats live a few years longer than pure-bred cats? However, some breeds seem to be exceptions to this trend, the Siamese being one of them.

Siamese is one of the lucky cat breeds when it comes to Siamese cat lifespan. Let me put it this way, this breed is an excellent example of the saying “cats have nine lives.”

Typically, these cats live longer compared to some of the other exotic breeds.

A Traditional Siamese cat can easily live up to 15–20 years, and some cats even surpass this age limit. These cats are blessed with long lives.

However, the mixed-breed Siamese, or Modern Siamese, as they are famously known, have a shorter lifespan. Modern Siamese and calico cats are similar, i.e., is 2-18 years old or less.

Even though all Siamese cats have a considerably long life, it still slightly varies depending on their gender.

Let’s dive deeper into the lifespan of the male and female Siamese cats.

How Long Do Female Siamese Cats Live?

Siamese cat in a loaf position

Female Siamese tend to live 12 to 20 years on average. Like other breeds, Siamese females are a bit smaller in size than males.

On another note, although this breed is known for its friendly and outgoing nature, females are a bit shy.

However, once they get to know you, the shades of their personality become more visible.

How Long Do Male Siamese Cats Live?

blue point Siamese cat

The average lifespan of male Siamese is 15–20 years, which is quite similar to the females.

Male Siamese cats are overly energetic, and they easily befriend others compared to females.

Fun fact- the oldest Siamese cat is a 30-year-old male!

His name is Scooter and at one point he was declared the world’s current oldest living cat in the Guinness Book of World Records (he didn’t beat out Creme Puff, the oldest living cat of all time).

How To Help Siamese Cats Live Longer?

Cat parents are willing to do almost anything to increase the Siamese cat lifespan of their furry friends.

But we need to understand that their lifespan still depends on different external factors along with their heredity.

The Siamese cat lifespan of each individual cat varies.

Yet there are a few Dos and Don’ts that you need to follow throughout the life of your Siamese cat to add some extra years to it. Start following them as early as you can!

Things You Should Do

light-colored Siamese cat  (how long do siamese cats live?

Let’s start with the things you can do to improve your kitty’s lifespan. FYI, these hold true for ALL breeds, not just Siamese.

A Balanced Diet Plan is a Must

This energetic feline needs a proper diet to grow big and strong. A diet full of nutrients and carbs helps the cat to resist diseases and be the powerhouse of energy it is.

It’s best to use the products and the diet plan suggested by the Vet.

Offer a constant supply of water

Cats do not get thirsty often. But when they see water, they willingly drink it. So, this means your Siamese is prone to dehydration.

The best thing is to have a water fountain or a full water bowl at all times.

Drinking plenty of clean water helps in avoiding urinary tract disease and bladder stones, which are very common in this breed.

Make Sure Your Cat’s Vaccinations Are Up-to-Date

Just as humans, kittens, and even grown Siamese need timely and proper vaccination to avoid diseases and unwanted infections.

Make sure your cat gets all the required vaccinations on time.

Take care of Oral Health

Siamese lack in the oral health department and easily develop chronic tartar, gingivitis, and plaque.

Brush your cat’s teeth regularly, and keep checking its mouth for signs of dental or oral problems.

Visit Your Vet Regularly

A periodic check-up is the best way to know about your kitty’s health. So, avoid skipping the Vet’s appointments.

Siamese is prone to health problems, and if a health issue is diagnosed early, it may prolong your cat’s life.

Many health issues faced by Siamese are curable. Take proper care of your pet Siamese.

Keep Them Indoors

Siamese cat characteristics are peculiar, and we know that this active breed enjoys roaming around. Let your backyard, porch, or front garden be the only outdoor space your pet Siamese frequently visits.

Siamese love playing outdoors. However, the chances of your cat being attacked by strays or other animals are always high. There is a risk of your cat eating something inedible or being infected by a disease.

So, it’s best to keep your kitty indoors, and if it’s outdoors, let it be on your watch.

Things You SHould Avoid

apple head siamese cat  (how long do siamese cats live?

Sometimes cat owners end up doing things unintentionally that harm the long-term health of their Siamese kitty. Here are three things you need to avoid if you want your cat to live longer.

Don’t feed your cat human food

Pet owners often unknowingly feed their cats off their own plates. Though it’s an adorable gesture, not all foods are suitable to be consumed by your pet.

Eating an excessive amount of human food may lead to digestive problems in your pet Siamese. Strictly stick to its diet plan.

Don’t ignore the little signs and Symptoms

Siamese cats are prone to some diseases, and many of these diseases show early symptoms. For instance, hip dysplasia is common in Siamese.

The symptoms are reluctance to jump, limping, etc. So, if you spot unusual behavior in your cat, visit the Vet immediately.

Don’t Leave your Siamese Alone for Longer Period

Sometimes circumstances may demand that you leave your Siamese alone for longer than usual.

In such a case, it’s best to find a friend or relative who would love to look after your Siamese while you are out. Or else enroll your kitty in a pet daycare.

Even if you plan to leave your Siamese alone with enough food and water, it’s not enough.

Siamese are social cats and they easily feel lonely or even depressed if left alone and unattended. This gradually results in shorter lifespans.


It’s easy to help your Siamese cat lead a healthy life. Just follow these tips by making slight alterations in the lifestyle of your fluffy friend, and see the results.

Also, let us know which of these tips do you already practice.

Do you have a Siamese cat? How old is he/she now? Let us know in the comments below!


Siamese kitten seems reaching out something
Andreea Juganaru
Andreea Juganaru

Andreea is a very passionate content creator and her purpose is to provide you with the most interesting articles, while constantly discovering new facts. She’s been freelance writing for the past five years and has created numerous articles and educational materials while managing her own business.