The Siamese was one of the first recognized breeds of Oriental cats and they are one of several that originate from Thailand. They are hugely popular in Europe and North America thanks to their elegant appearance and sweet temperaments. Unlike many cats, they have a shorter life expectancy of just ten to thirteen years. They are very intelligent and love to give and receive affection. They are one of the most vocal breeds of cat and are undoubtedly extroverts by nature. A Siamese’s voice has often been compared to the shrieking cry of a baby when they’re trying to get their owner’s attention and they are extremely playful and almost dog-like in this respect. A Siamese kitten will cost around $200-800 depending on where you purchase them from.