Burmese Cat Behavior / Temperament: Lively, intelligent, chatty, love people, trusting
Burmese Cat Colors: 4 main colors; Sable and Champagne both brown tonings and Platinum and Blue both gray tonings.
Weight: Female 6 – 10 pounds, Male 8 – 12 pounds
Lifespan: 10 – 15+ years
Low shedding cat
Burmese Cat Origin
Burmese cats first appeared on the scene in the USA in the 1930s when a small brown cat from Burma was crossed with a Siamese cat.
Burmese Cat Physical Characteristics
The Burmese are a medium sized cat, smaller and a bit rounder than a Siamese. Their eyes, typically a golden color, slant slightly to their nose giving them their distinctive look. Their ears are fairly wide apart and are triangular in shape but with a rounded tip. Burmese cats are strong and muscular, particularly their hind legs which are marginally shorter than their front legs, their tail is straight and of a medium length proportional to their body shape.
Their coats are short haired, close to the skin, and soft and silky so require little maintenance. Burmese cats are considered to be low shedding.
Burmese Cat Colors
Initially the only color of the Burmese was brown which became known as Sable; other colors appeared accidentally in litters and were then specifically bred for these colors, resulting in the 4 colors of today: Sable and Champagne: brown tonings and Platinum, and Blue which have gray tonings.
Burmese Cat Behavior / Temperament
Burmese cats, like Siamese and Tonkinese cats (crossbreed of Siamese and Burmese cats), are lively, intelligent cats who love people and are very trusting, happily welcoming all to their homes without discernment so they need to be kept indoors for their own safety as their defensive skills are really lacking.
They enjoy playing as well as sitting on a lap. Unlike the Siamese they have a quiet voice but they are chatty and will try and communicate with you and they expect you to listen and understand! The Burmese will find its way into “trouble” if left to its own devices. It does not do well left alone, so if you tend to work long hours, the Burmese will appreciate the company of another furry pal in the home.