Birman Cat Behavior / Temperament: Docile, loving, sweet natured, curious
Birman Cat Point Colors: Chocolate, seal, lilac, fawn
Weight: 6 – 12 pounds
Lifespan: 14+ years
Low Shedding Cat
Birman Cat Origin
The Birman cat’s origins are unclear, however this cat breed arrived and was registered as the Birman breed in the early 1960s in North America.
Birman Cat Coat
The Birman resembles a Siamese in its markings as it also has points which are darker than its body, its distinguishing features though are their white paws – they look like they have white anklet socks on! As with other cats with points, a Birman kitten is born without visible point markings – they develop over the first few weeks of life.
The silky texture and lack of undercoat of the Birman will require weekly grooming to catch those loose hairs. However, this breed tends to shed its “winter” coat in the spring months, so more frequent grooming should be done then.
Despite the Birman having longer hair than some of the other shorthair cats profiled on this website, it is a low shedding cat as it doesn’t produce down hair which makes it easier to groom and maintain.
Birman Cat Behavior / Temperament
This lovely, soulful cat enjoys being held and cuddled by its favorite human companion. It is a docile breed, but not “dumb.” It is sweet natured and easy going. However it does have a curious character and has been known to explore its way under floorboards that are being replaced and even taking a ride on top of a car. Watch the Birman as he loves to explore and be involved in all you do.