Thai Cats & Kittens for Sale

The Thai cat is a natural breed closely related to the modern-day Siamese. The ancient breed has been around since the 1800s but only received pedigree status in 2009. What's more, the breed was previously known as the Old-Style Siamese or Traditional Siamese. However, pedigree organisations later renamed them to show that they are a distinct breed to the modern-style Siamese cats.

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Meet the Thai Cat

Thai cats have the same colour-pointing as the Siamese but in a more moderate way. They also have a more natural and robust structure than the slim figure of the selectively bred Siamese. In terms of personality, they are friendly and chatty and enjoy nothing more than the company of their humans. While most cat lovers in the western world choose the more popular Siamese, Thai cats are well-loved in Thailand, where they're called "Wichien Maat", meaning "moon diamond."

Thai cats are medium-sized, commonly weighing between eight and 15 pounds, yet they can be bigger or smaller than this average. They have all the characteristics of a pointed cat; blue eyes, dark extremities, and pale body, but these features are noticeably less extreme than the Siamese.

Thai cats have a stocky yet athletic build and are well proportioned. Their heads are wedge-shaped with a long, flat forehead and almond-shaped blue eyes. Their ears are also different to the Siamese, as they are set high and wide.

This Thai breed has a short, soft coat with either minimal or no undercoat to keep them cool in the hot climate. They shed a lot during the moulting season, but even then, they don't require much grooming, if any.

Thai cats can have any point colour, but the most common is black-brown with seal-point or blue with blue-point. Regardless of the hue, they will have darker colouring on the ears, face, tail and feet, and lighter shading throughout the rest of the body.

Tortie point, tabby point, chocolate point, lilac point, and redpoint are also possible. Furthermore, some Thai cats will have a missing point staining, appearing pure white. However, these are much less common.

Some Thai cats are born with a curved or kinked tail due to a recessive gene. This mutation is typical with this breed and does not cause them any pain. However, these cats may get caught in things like tree branches as they cannot uncurl their tail to release themselves.

The temperament of a Thai cat

Thai cats are sociable, friendly and people orientated. They love to be close to their owners at all times and are not afraid to demand attention from them whenever they please. They are very chatty, like the Siamese, and will use their voices to let you know how they feel, what they think, and tell you about their day. What's more, if you chat back to them, they will hilariously continue the conversation.

When they're not following their owner around, they will be exploring something, whether it's watching birds from the window or climbing up onto the fridge. They are playful, adventurous and have no fear of climbing and jumping. Therefore, we recommend getting plenty of cat trees and creating high perching spots for your Thai cat.

They are confident felines and do not act too shy around strangers. Because they want all the attention, they prefer to be the only cat in the house. However, Thai cats enjoy the company of young children and become great playmates with them.

10 reasons to add a Thai cat to your family

  1. They are the best companions - For Thai cats, their owners are the centre of their universes, and their dream is to be the centre of yours, too.
  2. They will happily chat with you - You may not understand what they are saying, but that doesn't bother a Thai cat. They will tell you about their day regardless, and their eyes will light up when you start replying to them.
  3. They have majestic colouring - Cats with the colour-point gene are very desirable. What's more, Thai cats can have any shade of pointing.
  4. They have beautiful blue eyes - While the hue may not be as intense as the modern style Siamese, Thai cats' eyes still give a striking expression.
  5. They are natural - One advantage Thai cats have over their Siamese siblings is that they developed naturally, rather than being selectively bred.
  6. They look like they are wearing a face mask - Some Thai cats have very dark markings covering their entire faces.
  7. They are friendly towards kids and strangers - Despite having a strong bond with their owners, Thai cats are also welcoming and affectionate to guests. Plus, they enjoy play sessions with children and often become great friends with kids.
  8. They are playful and snuggly - Thai cats offer a great source of entertainment and affection with their adventurous nature and their tendency to seek out cuddles.
  9. They are holy cats - Throughout history, Thai cats lived at Buddhist monasteries and royal palaces to bring happiness. They are cherished in their homeland, and their Thai name Wichien Maat means diamond.
  10. They were gifted to European rulers - Another interesting part of their history is that king Rama V gave these cats to European rulers as gifts. This is how they first came to Europe and Britain.

Best homes for a Thai cat

Thai cats need a home where they can enjoy companionship every day. If everyone is out working, they will get very lonely, so they are best suited to a family that is not too busy or always out and about.

They are also best suited to homes with no other pets. Some Thai cats are known to compete for their owner's attention if another animal is around. However, this is not always the case, and if you raise two Thai cats from the same litter together, they will likely bond deeply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Thai Kittens

Why should I choose a Thai kitten from The Pedigree Paws rather than elsewhere?
At The Pedigree Paws, we take thorough measures to ensure all the breeders we work with operate ethically and care for their kittens in their family homes. We are firmly against pet farms and unlicensed breeders who keep kittens in cages and separate them from their mothers. As fellow cat lovers, kitten welfare is always our top priority. We ensure all cat breeding is done ethically and carry out extensive checks to filter out breeders who do not share our values. As a result, you can trust that every breeder we work with operates with kitten welfare as their primary concern.
Is a Thai cat the right kitten for me?
If you're looking for a friendly, chatty and loyal feline, then a Thai cat is a great choice. Thai cats dispel any myths that felines are aloof as they display loyalty to their owners that could rival dogs. However, this does mean that, like a dog, you cannot leave your Thai cat alone all day. If you are busy and there is no one else at home, your Thai cat will get very lonely. However, if you or another family member is home regularly, you'll enjoy a wonderful companionship with your Thai cat.
Is The Pedigree Paws trustworthy?
Our mission is to facilitate a positive and happy experience for every cat lover looking for a new kitten. Our platform is a safe space to find a Thai kitten where you know that every breeder is licensed, experienced and trustworthy. What's more, we require every breeder to undergo a thorough application process before joining the platform. We know not everyone in the pet breeding industry operates in the same ethical way as us. Therefore, if you've had a negative experience with a rogue breeder before, you can rest assured that will not be the case when choosing a Thai kitten through The Pedigree Paws.
Are Thai kittens from The Pedigree Paws healthy?
We do everything in our power to ensure that the kittens on The Pedigree Paws are as healthy as possible. One part of this procedure requires the breeders to take each kitten to a vet for a health check. This will determine that there are no obvious health concerns. Another aspect is that the kittens' parents must have a DNA test. This check gives you and us the assurance that your Thai kitten does not have genetic health issues that could manifest later in life. Furthermore, your breeder will deworm, microchip, and vaccinate your Thai kitten.
When can I receive my new Thai kitten?
The minimum time they must stay with their mother is until they are eight weeks old. However, every kitten develops at a different pace, so our breeders will observe your new kitten and will not separate them until they are 100% ready. This could be anywhere up to 13 weeks, but the breeder will give you a more accurate estimate when you reserve them.
Can I see the parents of a Thai kitten before purchase?
Of course! You can have a virtual meeting via a video call with the breeder before committing and paying. This way, you can speak with them and see your new kitten and the parents. This is beneficial to both first time and experienced cat owners as you can see that the parents are healthy. It will also help you understand what your kitten will be like when they are older.
Will I receive the pedigree documents of my Thai kitten?
Yes, we only feature cat breeds that have been accepted by at least one of the top pedigree organisations. Moreover, we ensure that the breeders send the official pedigree documents with the kitten to prove their status. Most Thai kittens receive registration from TICA (The International Cat Association), which is valid worldwide.
Do your Thai kittens come from good breeders?
Absolutely! Although Thai cats are relatively rare in Europe and Britain, we've managed to find the best breeders here specialising in the old-style Siamese. They have a wealth of experience with this breed and do not selectively breed them, as Siamese breeders do. Plus, they take top-notch care of them by raising them in their own homes with the mother cat and siblings.
Are your Thai kittens raised in a family home or a breeding facility?
We stand apart from other pet breeding agencies as we only partner with breeders raising their animals in their family homes. We do this for multiple reasons. Firstly, this is the only ethical environment to breed cats and raise kittens. Secondly, it's an excellent way to socialise them and get them familiar with humans and other animals straight away. As a result, they will quickly adapt when they come to you. Another critical reason we only allow kittens to grow up in a family home is because they stay with their mother for a sufficient time. Unfortunately, this is not usually the case with large-scale commercial breeders. These facilities are focused on making money. As a result, they often confine kittens to cages and separate them from their mother far too early. As you can imagine, this is hugely damaging to their health and wellbeing and can stunt development.
How can I help my Thai kitten settle into my home?
Thai kittens are often friendly and confident around people straight away. Aside from this breed trait, their parents are tame, and they meet various humans straight away. Plus, as they are already familiar with a family home environment, they will adapt and settle quickly with you. Even so, every kitten is different, so you can still help ensure a stress-free experience. We recommend keeping your new kitten in one room for the first day, so they familiarise themself with a small area first. Be sure to stay with them as much as possible during this time, though, as they get lonely quickly. Then, once they are more settled, you can let them explore the rest of the home.