Burmese cats are a type of short-haired domestic cat native to Southeast Asia. It was introduced to Britain and the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century, where modern varieties of this breed were created through crossbreeding with Siamese cats (there are two, slightly different Burmese breed standards today: European and American). Burmese cats are mostly kept as pets, but due to their good temperament and beautiful appearance, they are also very popular as show cats.
Interesting facts about Burmese Cats:
Burmese cats are medium-sized cats that can weigh between 8 and 13 pounds.
Burmese cats have short, silky, and shiny coats in dark brown, champagne, platinum, blue, or creamy brown.
Burmese cats have a round head, large, oval or almond-shaped green (or blue) eyes, medium-sized ears with rounded tips, a strong, muscular body, long legs with oval or rounded paws, and a straight tail with a rounded tip.
Burmese cats are also known as “brick packed in silk” due to their athletic, sleek bodies that are surprisingly heavy.
Thailand is the origin of the Burmese cat. Its Thai name means “beautiful, fortunate, and splendid appearance.”
The Burmese cat was originally kept in temples and palaces. It was brought to Burma in the 18th century.
Burmese cats are inquisitive, intelligent, playful, and energetic. It enjoys investigating and playing with various interactive toys.
Burmese cats are friendly cats who enjoy spending time with people. It enjoys resting on its owner’s shoulder and even comforting him or her when he or she is ill.
The Burmese cat has many dog-like characteristics. It frequently follows family members around the house and necessitates a great deal of love and attention. Burmese cats are easily taught to do various tricks (including fetch) and to walk on a leash.
Male and female Burmese cats have distinct personalities. Males are more laid-back and have specific eating rituals, whereas females are more energetic and attachment-oriented to their owners.
Burmese cats are extremely vocal. When it doesn’t get enough attention, it rumbles loudly (like a wild cat).
Burmese cats should not be kept outside. It is overly trusting by nature, and it lacks the necessary skills for street survival. Burmese cats are appropriate for homes with children, other cats, and cat-friendly dogs.
Burmese cats have short hair that needs to be brushed once a week.
On average, a Burmese cat has 6 kittens (rarely up to 14 babies).
Burmese cats are generally healthy. It is anesthesia sensitive and prone to gingivitis as well as certain ocular, muscular, and cardiac disorders. It can also develop diabetes.
The average lifespan of a Burmese cat is 10 to 16 years.