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Scottish Fold Siamese Cat Mix: Care Guide, Pictures, Info & More

Patricia Dickson

By Patricia Dickson

scottish fold siamese mix cat

Height: 7 to 10 inches
Weight: 6 to 14 pounds
Lifespan: 12 to 20 years
Colors: White, black, different colors, bicolor
Suitable for: Families, seniors, apartments, homes
Temperament: Loyal & loving, intelligent, easy to train, friendly, needy, independent

While there doesn’t seem to be much information about the Scottish Fold Siamese Mix since it’s a relatively new breed, we examined the parents (Scottish Fold and Siamese) to provide you with a detailed guide on the gorgeous feline.

You can expect your little Scottish Fold Siamese Mix to be loyal, loving, intelligent, easy to train, and independent, but just a bit needy as well. If you’re considering adopting one of these cats, there are a few aspects you’ll need to know first. We’ll discuss the price, little-known facts, and more in the guide below.

Scottish Fold Siamese Kittens – Before Bringing One Home…


3 Little-Known Facts About Scottish Fold Siamese Cats

While there isn’t much to go on regarding this mixed breed, we will give you some interesting facts about its parents below.

1. Siamese Cats Don’t Have Great Night Vision

You would think that Siamese cats would have excellent night vision since they’re felines, but they don’t. The pigment that makes their eyes so blue and gorgeous also weakens their vision, meaning they don’t see after dark very well. Your cat may inherit this gene from their Siamese parent, but it doesn’t seem to affect a cat’s mobility or health.

2. Scottish Folds Are Prone to Developing Arthritis

Scottish Folds have a gene responsible for the folded ears that makes them vulnerable to arthritis and other joint conditions. If your Scottish Fold Siamese has folded ears, it may experience problems with its joints.

3. Siamese Cats Were Valued Highly by Royalty

You may have heard that cats were revered in Egypt, but Siamese cats were treated like royalty by royalty. Some pharaohs and even average citizens in ancient Egypt were buried with their cats. So, don’t be surprised if your little friend thinks they should be treated like a queen or king.

Scottish Fold and Siamese
Parents of Scottish Fold Siamese Mix: Left – Scottish Fold (Kellee Kovalsky, Shutterstock) | Right – Siamese (Ana Rosa Debastiani Ribeiro, Pixabay)

Temperament & Intelligence of Scottish Fold Siamese Cats

When it comes to the temperament and intelligence of a Scottish Fold Siamese Cat, you must examine the parents. Both cats are intelligent and have calm temperaments, but some Siamese can get rowdier than the Scottish Folds. You can expect your little friend to be quite talkative, just like its parents.

The kitten should be content to lay around on the couch with you all day but might also like to be left alone at times. Separation anxiety can be a problem with the Siamese and Scottish Folds, and it’s best if you avoid leaving your cat alone for too long. The cats enjoy interactive games, but you could also adopt another pet to keep your cat company if you cannot spend time with it during the day.

Are These Cats Good for Families? 👪

The Siamese and the Scottish Fold cats get along well with children, so it stands to reason that their offspring will also get along with them. The Scottish Fold Siamese is an excellent family cat, but like any pet, they need to be trained and socialized early in life so that they are used to being around children.

You also want to make sure that your children know how to handle their pets, as these cats can be easily injured by roughhousing. If the cat is injured or cornered, it is possible that it could bite or scratch a child. Supervising your cat when it’s around your kids is vital, but once your Scottish Fold Siamese gets accustomed to its new family, you’re unlikely to have any issues.

Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets?

Your cat should get along well with other pets as long as those pets aren’t too rough. Siamese and Scottish Fold cats are known for their fondness of living with dogs, but both breeds prefer canines that are not too big. A Mastiff may be able to live with a Scottish Fold Siamese, but the cat would be more comfortable around a Cocker Spaniel, Miniature Poodle, or Boston Terrier.

Things to Know When Owning a Scottish Fold Siamese Cat

Now that you know more about the Scottish Fold Siamese cat, you are probably ready to go out and adopt one as your own. We’ll give you the food, diet, and exercise requirements for this breed below, as well as grooming, health conditions, and more.

Food & Diet Requirements 🐡

You will need to feed your feline pal a diet full of high-quality, high-protein food for the best results. These animals are carnivores, and it’s best for the first ingredients in any food you give them to be meat, such as turkey, duck, chicken, or beef. Brands with plant proteins as the first ingredient should be avoided since cats cannot digest plant material as efficiently as meat.

Your cat will not require a special diet or the most expensive brand, but you can check the ingredients of various brands to ensure they have adequate protein, moderate fat levels, and low carbohydrates. If you’re unsure about the appropriate diet, you can ask your veterinarian for recommendations.

Exercise 🐈

Siamese and Scottish Folds can be lively, and most enjoy playing games with their owners. However, they don’t require that much exercise. Because of its parents’ intelligence, you may be able to train your crossbreed to walk on a leash with a harness for daily exercise.

Cat trees, scratching posts, and toys are essential for your Siamese Scottish fold because it needs mental stimulation to prevent boredom and destructive behavior.

Training 🧶

The Siamese Scottish Fold is an intelligent mix, and you shouldn’t have a problem training the cat to stay off the counters or use the litter box. Since the cat’s parents typically enjoy learning new games, you can train your cat to play fetch or even come when calling its name. Kittens are easier to train than adults, but you can train an older Scottish Fold Siamese as long as you’re patient.

Grooming ✂️

Brushing your feline friend at least once a week is best to prevent tangling, reduce shedding, and keep hair from accumulating around your home. The Siamese and Scottish Folds don’t have heavy coats, but some cats of either breed shed more than others. You will not have to bathe your cat unless it gets filthy playing outside, but you should trim its nails monthly and brush its teeth once a week.

Health and Conditions 🏥

As with any other mixed breed, the Scottish Fold Siamese mix is susceptible to the same severe and minor health conditions as its parents.

Minor Conditions
  • Eye problems
  • Feline asthma
  • Polycystic Kidney disease

Serious Conditions
  • Renal amyloidosis
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Osteochondrodysplasic

If your cat has any signs of these conditions, it’s best to get it to a vet immediately.

Male vs. Female

Male Siamese and Scottish Folds are slightly larger than the females, but there’s little difference in their behavior. However, getting your pet neutered or spayed can keep it from acting out and trying to escape. Male and female Scottish Fold Siamese will try to escape your home to find mates if they are not fixed.

Final Thoughts

The Scottish Fold Siamese is a crossbreed of two remarkable species that make excellent pets for families of all sizes. They’re playful and intelligent and enjoy spending time with humans and other pets, but they also require time alone. Although the Scottish Fold and Siamese are available from breeders, you may have better luck adopting a Scottish Fold Siamese mix from a shelter.

Featured Image Credit: Alexandr Korolev, Shutterstock

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