- Adaptability: 10
- Family Affection: 10
- Game activity: 8
- Intelligence: 10
- Total health: 6
- Hair loss: 3
- Friendliness for children: 10
- Dog Friendly: 9
- Love for meow: 8
Burmese cat or, as they are often called, a burmese cat its origin both from the Siamese breed of cats, and from the “copper cats” Burma (currently called Myanmar). It is here that these cats were bred and kept by priests of the temple and cherished social elite for centuries.
They say that cats were so respected that they were given their own servants whose task was to take care of them and make sure that there is no harm to them.
Burmese cats that we see today are descendants of one a cat named Wong Mau that was brought from Burma to America in 1930 year and bred her with the American Siamese.
American and British breeders have developed completely different standards of burmese breed, which is unusual for purebred domestic cats.
Burmese cats were originally dark brown (sable), but now available in a wide variety of colors.
Their official recognition also varies standard. Burmese cat breed was officially recognized in 1936 The Cat Lovers Association (CFA) and then the GCCF in the UK in 1952 year.
Today, the Burmese cat is considered one of the most popular breeds, both in the UK and in other countries of the world.
Burmese cat is a strong, elegant and athletic breed, which boasts a beautiful shiny coat that is one of the hallmarks of the breed.
Burmese cats are medium sized, but they are surprisingly heavy for its size. They have a large bone structure with clearly pronounced muscles.
Today, there are two “types” of Burmese cats that “generally accepted” in the cat community. There are british and american Burmese cat. The biggest differences between the two breeds are it is the shape of the body and head.
If more, the British Burmese cat has a slender and long body, wedge-shaped head, large pointed ears and almond-shaped eyes. Whereas the American Burmese cat is more thick, has a rounded face, ears wider at the base and round eyes.
Adult males of this breed weigh from 4 to 6 kg, and females from 3 to 5 kg Their height is from 25 to 30 cm. Burmese live around 15-16 years old.
Both types will have the same coat, which will consist from short and thin fur. Their color is continuous throughout the body.
American burmese is dominated by shades of sable (black), blue, platinum (lilac), coffee with milk, while british burmese cat – purple, brown, shades chocolate, tortie.
No matter what type of Burmese cat you choose, both versions of the breed, American and British, are known for their unique social and playful temperament and constant vocalization.
Burmese cat – one of the most sociable and oriented on people from all domestic cat breeds. Burmese likes to set very close ties with their owners and other home animals.
Burmese is known as a nice, affectionate and funny cat, which loves to be part of the family. They long for human contact, not loving nothing more than being involved in everything that happens in their environment.
They are quite sociable and extremely social in their nature, and therefore they need to be busy to avoid boredom. They get along very well with children, which is another reason by which they are such a wonderful pet.
Warning: living with a Burmese cat is addictive. If you are not careful, she will soon wrap you around her velvety tail :-).
This cat breed has a life expectancy of 15-16 years, if about they are properly cared for and fed with the proper food of good quality. The record holder is a Burmese cat in Australia, who lived to be 27 years old.
Burmese is known to suffer from several hereditary health issues worth knowing if you are planning share your home with one of these energetic, fun cats.
- sensitive skin (feline hyperesthesia).
Approved by vets, a well balanced diet will help prevent some diseases. Regular checkups with a veterinarian will help you find problems that can develop into pain and discomfort for your feline buddy.
Also, be sure to keep track of annual vaccines.
Burmese cat does not require special care. Weekly cleaning and wiping suede is all that is needed to keep their fur in good condition with good gloss. Trim your nails regularly your burmese kitten and clean your ears if they look dirty.
Interesting facts 1. Burmese cats were used to create three other breeds: Tonkin, Bombay and burmilla. 2. Burmese cat is among the five most popular cat breeds in the world. 3. Among the famous owners of the Burmese cat Nicolas Cage, who lovingly praises this breed and often photographed in her company.
Did you know? They say cats were so respected that they were given their own servants, whose task was to take care of them and make sure that there is no harm.
|Country of origin||Thailand|
|Life span||15-16 years old|
|Weight||Males: 4-6 kg, Cats: 3-5 kg|
|Type of wool||shorthair|
|Color||black, blue, purple, coffee with milk, shades of chocolate|
|Lifestyle||outdoor / indoor|
|Group||shorthair, for children, hypoallergenic|