Burmese

The Burmese is between the British Shorthair and Siamese in size. With an impressive muscular body and straight tail, the Burmese has a sleek but handsome appearance. Their eyes are striking and range between yellow to golden in colour. The Burmese have sensitive eyes that can be affected by light and may appear a different colour.

Country of Origin
Burma
Colour

Brown, blue, chocolate, red, lilac, cream and tortoiseshell colour combinations are all seen in this breed. 

Cost
Size
Medium
Health
A healthy breed not prone to any specific health issues
Life Span

16-20 years

Intelligence
Known as the "Dog Cat", they will play fetch and can be trained to open doors.
Suitability (Children)
Medium
Feeding

Burmese cats tend to self-regulate and will rarely over eat. It is advised to feed them at least 80 kilocalories per kilo of bodyweight per day although over time you will realise if they need more or less than this.

Feeding Cost
Hair Shed
Little
Ailments
A healthy breed not prone to any specific health issues
Grooming Requirements
Although they take care of their grooming themselves, Burmese cats will appreciate any attention they are given.
The Burmese breed calls Burma home. Introduced to America by Dr. Joseph Thompson in 1930, it was first bred with Siamese cats. Through experimentation with different breeding standards, the sable coat now characteristic of the Burmese cat was created. The breeding standard was unclear for a few years and hybrid kittens were being sold, eventually leading to the Cat Fanciers’ Assocation to retract the official recognition of the Burmese cat in 1947. This was reinstated in 1953 when the breed standard was refined and breeders were made aware of the situation.


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