Why Are Siamese Cats So Needy?

Siamese cats will love your companionship. This has created the nuance that Siamese cats are needy. However, not all Siamese cats are needy. 

When they are not given the attention they need and when their demands aren’t met, these cats can get needy, which may affect their health. Failure to meet the companionship demands that a Siamese kitten or cat requires can make them needy. These cats have very simple yet essential demands. 

They are playful, interactive, chatty, attention-demanding, and loving. 

Siamese cats also have lots of characteristics that make them sought after such as, they are gorgeous. Make sure you give your Siamese cat plenty of attention and playtime.

How affectionate are Siamese cats

Siamese cats are known to be very affectionate. 

Siamese cats are known to be affectionate cat breeds. They will always seek and demand human companionship and get along well with kids, other cats, and other pets. 

These qualities have always made siamese cats appealing to families and people in general. They are loving and trusting to humans and choose their preferred person and bond with them. This cat’s affectionate nature requires proper naturing.

When cats are ignored and neglected they can develop depression, separation anxiety, aggressive behavior, neediness, and insecurity.

Which Siamese cat’s gender is more affectionate? Male or female?

Cats are very subjective, so this question doesn’t have a straight answer. It is based on the personality of the specific cat. However, people who have had Siamese cats for a long time say that their male cats are more affectionate than females. 

Batman (our male Siamese) is more affectionate than Robyn (his female sister) in general. But there are times, especially late at night, when Robyn is much more vocal and demanding of her petting time.

Male Siamese cats treasure physical interactions such as being cuddled and sitting on your lap. 

Female Siamese cats also have their way of expressing affection. Because the level of affection of Siamese cats varies from one cat to another, you need to know and understand your cat. The environment that a Siamese cat grows up in and their personality determines their level of affection.

Ways that Siamese cats display affection

1. Tail movements

A cat’s tail language speaks much to us humans. By looking at a cat’s tail coupled with their manners, you can learn how your cat feels. When your Siamese cat twirls and weaves her tail around your legs, she is signaling to you to pet her and pay attention to her. This gives you the clue to stop what you are doing and take some time to pet and cuddle with your cat.

2. Blinking

Siamese cats blink to show their affection to you. When you see your Siamese cat blinking at you in a relaxed way, the cat is telling you that she feels secure and comfortable in your presence.

3. Following you around

When it comes to Siamese cats, you better pay attention when your cat is following you around. To keep them from becoming honory, pay attention to their signals and act on them by returning the affection. 

If you are planning a trip without your Siamese cat, understand that your cat may get upset about your absence. Your cat will miss you! The more you are separated from your kitty, the more clingy, needy, and anxious he or she will become.

4. Face rubbing

If you notice that your Siamese cat is rubbing her face and cheeks on your body, she wants to socialize with you. Cats have secretory glands on their cheeks. These glands secrete pheromones, which influence you to associate with them. By rubbing their cheeks or face over you, siamese cats are articulating their ownership over you in the most affectionate way. They are accepting you as their Alpha person.

5. Head Butts 

After head rubbings, Siamese cats tend to do head butts. They involve aggressive and forceful thrust over you with the cat’s top part of the head. This is the funniest way Siamese cats show affection. Owing to Siamese cats’ loving nature, they are known to offer lots of head butts to their favorite person.

Solutions for a needy Siamese cat

1. Spend more time with your cat 

Siamese cats will always want your attention, and if they don’t get it, they can develop behavior problems. 

A friend of mine got a puppy and was paying more attention to her puppy than her cat. Her Siamese cat stopped using her litter box. This is one of the ways a cat can retaliate against you if he or she feels abandoned.

Make sure that you spend time with your Siamese cat in ways that your cat enjoys. Get some toys you can give her to play with. Make sure you are playing with her. Click here to see a list of toys our Siamese cats love to play with.

2. Make sure she is always the center of attention

Siamese cats can be full of drama, from wanting to always receive you at the door to trying to cause chaos in your home. Create an ecosystem in your house and family environment where she will always be part of what is happening. 

From get-togethers, parties, guests to playing with your kids, make sure your Siamese cat is always involved. Always allow her to be part of the moments, and she will be fine.

3. Make sure you play with her.

Siamese cats treasure play. They have lots of energy. 

Always create a playful environment for your kittens and cats. 

4. Make sure she isn’t left alone for long periods of time

Siamese cats aren’t the type that can be left alone at home for long periods. Leaving them alone for many hours can cause Siamese cats to show lots of needy behavior.

5. Add another pet or cat.

Siamese cats work well in pairs. They get along with each other.

If you are working all day away from home your cat will get lonely.

When you adopt or buy a new Siamese kitten, see if you can adopt or buy one of the siblings. We did that with Batman and Robyn. They were rescued in an abandoned building that was being torn down. We bought both Batman and Robyn together. This helped with their adjustment into the human world. This also makes us feel better when we travel. 

Dogs also pair well with the joyful, bubbly, active, playful, and loving personality of Siamese cats. It is always best to get a dog while it’s still a puppy and a cat while it’s a kitten so they can grow together and bond well.


In conclusion, Siamese cats are known to be needy. This needy nature varies from one Siamese cat to another. I hope you enjoyed this article. For more articles about the nuances of owning Siamese cats, click here.

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