Are Siamese Cats Clingy?

If you’d ask me to describe a Siamese cat in one word, I’d probably say “unique” or “lovable.”

Other people may use words such as “needy” and “clingy.” However, these descriptions are all very subjective and there is a reason these felines may come across this way.

They simply love engagement and companionship – this can often be confused with being too clingy.

Your Siamese may crave your attention if they aren’t getting as much as they’re used to, or they’re feeling neglected. In fact, some Siamese cats have been known to become needy to the point where it is unhealthy.

Why are Siamese cats clingy?

If your Siamese is being clingy beyond control, it’s probably because their basic needs aren’t being met.

Siamese cats have a reputation for being high maintenance creatures. In truth, the demands of a Siamese are actually quite simple – just very important.

These lovable creatures are known for being one of the most playful, chatting interactive,attention-seeking and attention-seeking, felines out there. 

So, while you’re willing to accept their desirable traits, you also have to be willing to accept those you see as “undesirable.” However, I personally don’t see these characteristics as a negative, since once you know how to please a Siamese, it’ll be easy sailing from there. 

A Siamese cat needs regular interaction, physical and mental stimulation. Aka, lots and lots of playtime. Without an outlet for all of that bubbling energy, they’ll turn to destructive behaviors, including clinginess. 

Does my Siamese have anxiety?

As strange as it sounds, Siamese cats can actually develop anxiety and depression if their basic needs aren’t met. Likewise, if you spend too much time away from home, this can have a harmful effect on your feline’s health. 

If you suspect your kitty is suffering from anxiety, it’s not a good idea to leave them alone. You should try your very best to spend more time with your Siamese, and even dedicate some of your days to playing with them.

Your Siamese is just one of the tell-tale signs that they need some love and affection. 

Other signs to look out for: 

  • They’re being a lot more vocal than usual.
  • They’re sleeping too often.
  • They are showing destructive behavior (such as scratching up the furniture, tearing around the house.)
  • Your Siamese is showing signs of aggressive and antisocial behavior. 
  • They over-groom.

If these signs continue to show even after you’ve dedicated more time to your Siamese, it may be a good idea to take them to the vet. A clingy feline can be an indicator that something is wrong.

How do I show my Siamese love?

but how do we show it back?

Here are a few things you can try to reciprocate that love:

1. Cuddle Time 

Siamese cats love a good cuddle. You could say cuddle time is their favorite time of the day, especially if it’s with their favorite human. 

Truth is, if you don’t enjoy cuddling, don’t get a Siamese. These felines crave physical touch – they’ll soon get upset if you’re not willing to give it to them. 

To give your kitty the cuddle time cue, try pointing your finger at their nose level. This little trick works with any breed, however, you may not even need it when you consider how affectionate Siamese kitties are. 

A Siamese cat will rub their head against you to show affection. The reason they do this is to rub their friendly pheromones all over you. This pheromone is secreted from their checks, and they use it to mark you with their scent. To reciprocate the love, you can give them a gentle nudge back. 

Belly rubs are also a huge sign of affection. If they show you their bellies, typically this means they want a little rub. 

2. Playtime

Siamese cats have so much energy that they just need to get out. Playtime is not only a great way to stimulate their natural instincts, but it’s also a fantastic way to bond with their owners. 

Take some time out of your day – preferably 30 – 40 minutes – to play with toys, lasers, balls, and interactive items is very important. 

Siamese cats are also incredibly intelligent. You can train them to do tricks, play with treat puzzles and even take them out for a walk. Anything you decide to do to spend time with your cat is great bonding. 

3. A Part Of The Family

Your Siamese kitty is a part of the family, right? So make sure they know that! A Siamese will want to be with you wherever you are. 

In the shower? They want to be there!

Doing your chores? They want to be there!

Time to do the dishes? Be sure they want to be there!

Letting them be with you when it’s acceptable (not everyone wants to shower with their kitty) is a great way of making them feel part of the family. Try setting up a cat bed next to your desk if you work from home. 

If the whole family is in the room, of course, your Siamese cat is going to feel left out if they’re not allowed in. Letting your feline in on the action will make them feel loved and happy. 

Are there any products to calm my Siamese?

If you’re worried your Siamese is experiencing anxiety whether you’re at home or not, there are tons of safe and natural products on the market. To help ease some of that anxiety, you can pick them up at your local store or online. 

Your feline may be extra clingy due to a new environment or schedule. A Siamese who is going through a stressful situation may need a little extra help settling in and calming down. 

Diffusers and sprays are a fantastic way to help you and your kitty out. The same pheromones that your cat rubs all over you are found in these diffusers. These pheromones will help them know that their surroundings are safe. 

If your Siamese is adjusting to a new lifestyle, it’ll help to leave your scent around the house. This will make them feel much more secure and calm, in turn making them less clingy.

So, are Siamese cats needy?

To the naked eye, Siamese cats can come across as more clingy and needy than other felines. 

However, 99% of the time, a clingy Siamese is a Siamese whose basic needs aren’t being met. Finding the time to play with your feline and give them love, will help them become more comfortable in their environment and with you.

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Katerina Gasset

Katerina Gasset is a seasoned Siamese cat breeder with a passion that spans over 18 years. Her love for these distinctive felines has not only led her to breed them, but also to dedicate herself to the rescue and wellbeing of the Siamese breed. Currently, she is the proud owner of two charismatic Siamese cats named Batman and Robyn, whose antics and unique personalities often inspire her work. As a well-established author and blogger, Katerina leverages her extensive knowledge of Siamese cats in her writings. She is the sole creator and owner of, a comprehensive online platform that serves as a repository of practical advice and fascinating insights into the world of Siamese cats. Through her enlightening articles, she assists countless cat owners in better understanding and taking care of their Siamese companions. More than a breeder, Katerina is an advocate for the breed. Her commitment goes beyond mere appreciation; she is dedicated to educating others on the complexities and joys of living with Siamese cats, sharing her wisdom with a community of fellow Siamese cat lovers worldwide. Whether you're a seasoned Siamese cat owner or just beginning your journey, Katerina's informative and engaging content is a valuable resource.

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