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Flame Point Siamese Cat Info: Rarity, Facts, Traits & Pictures

Written by: Christian Adams

Last Updated on February 9, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

Flame Point Siamese Cat

Flame Point Siamese Cat Info: Rarity, Facts, Traits & Pictures

Height: 16–21 inches
Weight: 9–14 pounds
Lifespan: 15–20 years
Colors: Flame point
Suitable for: Families and companionship, with or without other pets
Temperament: Dignified, caring, intelligent

The Flame Point Siamese Cat (also known as Red Point Siamese) is a rare Siamese cat bred to exhibit a red colorpoint pattern. It’s called many names worldwide; some cat registries don’t register it and label it a red colorpoint shorthair.

These cats love attention and will reciprocate that attention by climbing and sitting on you constantly.

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The Flame Point Siamese Kitten

Flame Point Siamese Kitten
Image Credit: Kelley Varisco, Shutterstock

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3 Little-Known Facts About Flame Point Siamese Cat

1. These Cats are the Rarest of the Siamese Breed

It’s incredibly difficult to achieve the red flame color and even more difficult to breed out the tabby lines.

2. They Did Not Breed Red Point Cats Until the 1930s

In the 1930s, several breeders worked for years to perfect the breed, and it took several attempts.

3. 75% of all Flame Point Siamese Cats are Male

It’s unsure why, but it’s interesting to point out that most Flame Point Siamese cats are male.

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Temperament & Intelligence of the Flame Point Siamese Cat

The Flame Point Siamese cat is known for being a little more friendly than breeds and is often considered doglike because they tend to follow you around the house. It likes to be with people and can suffer separation anxiety if you go away for too long. It’s also very active and fast. One of the most interesting things about it is that it is a very vocal cat that regularly carries on entire conversations with itself.

The Flame Point Siamese is also very intelligent and can sense your mood and alter its behavior accordingly. It can follow simple commands and will often try to exert control over any other animals you have in the house, including dogs.

Are These Cats Good for Families?

The Flame Point Siamese is the perfect family pet. With its constant vocalizations and intense desire for company and pets, it’s beloved by many. It’s well suited to children and the elderly and is self-sufficient if a family member is nearby.

Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets?

Yes, the Flame Point Siamese cat is one of the friendliest breeds, especially when it comes to other cats. It usually adapts well to living with other cats, even later in life, when many other breeds are too set in their ways to allow a new family member.

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Things to Know When Owning a Flame Point Siamese

In this section, we’ll list a few things you should consider before purchasing a Flame Point Cat Breed.

Food & Diet Requirements 

Cats are carnivores, so they require a diet high in protein. We recommend a brand that contains at least 25% protein and has at least one whole meat like chicken, beef, turkey, or tuna listed in the ingredients, preferably as the first ingredient.

Wet cat food can add moisture to the diet and help if your cat suffers from constipation or dandruff. Dry cat food can help remove plaque and tartar from your pet’s teeth, reducing the risk of dental disease. Dry food is also the way to go if your cat has loose stools or diarrhea after eating the wet food.


The Flame Point Siamese is an active cat breed that loves to explore. Larger homes are better, but you can supply plenty of places to investigate by placing boxes, shelves, and other platforms around your home. There are several commercial cat condos you can choose from to give your cat more places to explore.

The best way to encourage your cat to get the activity it needs is to take a few minutes and play a game with them. The laser penlight is a fantastic way to get your cat running through the house for much-needed cardio.


Cats are notoriously difficult to train, but the Flame Point Siamese is known for following simple commands. You can try training your cat the same way you would train your dog, with plenty of positive reinforcement and treats. With patience, your Flame Point Siamese can learn commands like sit, here, roll over, and many more.

Flame Point Siamese Cat
Image Credit: Erica Halstead, Shutterstock


Grooming your Flame Point Siamese is extremely easy. It will only require you to occasionally comb the hair to keep the shedding and hairballs down and nail trimming to keep your furniture and curtains intact.

Health and Conditions

Let’s look at some of the most common ailments that a Flame Point Siamese may face.

Minor Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Hip Dysplasia
Serious Conditions
  • Retinal Atrophy
  • Pica
  • Cats can get arthritis in their bones and joints as humans can, which can be just as painful. Arthritis usually starts later in age, but some injuries can bring it on a little sooner. Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis, but lowering the cat’s weight and providing anti-inflammatory medication may help relieve the pain.
  • Hip dysplasia is an abnormality of the hip joint where the ball and socket do not move smoothly, causing the joint to break down over time, affecting the cat’s ability to bear weight on the leg. Persian cats have a higher incidence of the disease, which is made worse by their high activity level. Obesity can also increase the rate at which the disease progresses.
  • Retinal atrophy is a condition that affects the inside surface of the eye. The light-sensitive part of the eye is responsible for sending images to the rods and cones for processing by the brain. With retinal atrophy, the cells degrade and can no longer function correctly, resulting in vision loss. Symptoms include dilated pupils and the inability to see in bright light. There is no cure, but feeding your cat a diet high in protein may decrease the risk of contracting the disease.
  • Pica is a term for a condition where your cat is prone to eating inedible materials. Eating inedible things can lead to obstructions and other problems with the digestive system.  Doctors are unsure why cats and dogs exhibit this pica behavior but think it could be due to boredom or diet. If you notice your cat eating something that it shouldn’t, try to play with it so you can safely hide the item. If the activity persists, you may need a vet or a training class.

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Male vs Female

The female Flame Point Siamese cat tends to be more temperamental and spends more time prowling her territory, while the male is more laid back and prefers lounging in a ray of sunlight. The males also tend to be a little larger in height and weight than the females and can often weigh up to 5 pounds more.

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Final Thoughts

We hope you have enjoyed reading about this extremely rare breed and have helped answer any questions you might have had when you began reading. If you have found some interesting facts, please share this guide to the Flame Point (red) Siamese cat with your cat-loving friends!.

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Featured Image Credit: Kolganova Daria, Shutterstock

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