5 Cat Breeds That Love To Chat

| Published on February 17, 2017

Cats are all individuals with their own quirks and personalities. Some are more vocal than others, but there are several breeds known for being rather talkative. Owners of these breeds know all too well how demanding their little felines can be and how easily they’ll let you know what’s on their minds. As much of a nuisance as some might expect it to be, we cat lovers find it rather endearing. There are exceptions to every rule of course, but these breeds are known for being quite chatty.

#1 – Siamese

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The Siamese is one of the most widely recognized breeds for its unique markings, but also because of its outgoing personality. They are very intelligent and social cats, known for being somewhat dog-like and even enjoying games of fetch with their owners. Siamese are so vocal they are often compared to human babies as they will cry to demand attention from their humans.

#2 – Sphynx

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The Sphynx is renowned for its lack of a coat and unique appearance. Their skin is not completely hairless and has tiny, fine hairs and a feeling described as similar to chamois. They are very energetic and extroverted cats and are known for greeting their owners or demanding attention using their voices. Although they might not look very cuddly, Sphynx cats are very affectionate.

#3 – Oriental Shorthair

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The Oriental Shorthair is a domesticated breed very similar to the Siamese, except that it comes in a variety of different coat colors and patterns. Like the Siamese, however, they are very intelligent and athletic cats. Orientals are known for being very vocal and prefer to live with other cats and humans. Aside from the Oriental Shorthair is the Oriental Longhair, the long-coated variety of the breed. Their temperaments are identical to that of the Shorthairs.

#4 – Burmese

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The Burmese is another cat that originated in Asia but was developed in Great Britain and the United States. They are noted for being very people-oriented, maintaining their kitten-like playfulness well into adulthood and are often described as being similar to puppies. They enjoy playing games of fetch, cuddling with their people, and are very vocal about their wants and needs. Owners of Burmese know that these cats will let you know what is on their minds with their voices as well as their actions.

#5 – Tonkinese

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The Tonkinese was developed by crossbreeding Burmese with Siamese cats. Therefore, the result was a cat that was very playful and intelligent, forming strong bonds with their humans. Like its relatives, the Tonkinese is known for being rather vocal and somewhat demanding of human attention. The breed is noted for being athletic, enjoying jumping and climbing to great heights inside their homes.

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