The Burmese cat is an affectionate and even-tempered cat of foreign type. Even as kittens they are distinctive and appealing with an alert, wide-eyed look. Their golden eyes are their most persuasive weapon and have an irresistible effect in winning your heart.
The Burmese cat is one of the most sought after breeds and is often referred to as the 'Peter Pan' of the cat world due to the antics they get up to, -even when they are well past the kitten stage.
Burmese carry surprising weight for their size and can be described as "bricks wrapped up in silk", but they are not large cats. They should be well muscled, lively and alert, -all signs of good health, and they enjoy exuberant games. They can play for hours with simple toys, -screwed up paper, balls, feathers etc.. and never tire of retrieving.
The Burmese coat is very short and satin-like in texture and therefore requires little grooming.
Burmese are extremely people orientated cats, their personalities almost similar to a dog, with their tendency to follow their owners. They are fun loving, but also seek affection. They love to be near you and participating in all your activities. They are great lap cats but also enjoy cuddling up in bed, either under the covers or on top of their favourite person. The females are dominant; the males are more laid-back and less opinionated..
Burmese cats are great mechanics and computer technicians, are fond of cooking and will help with all other activities. They have a great knack of converting the most anti-cat person into a Burmese enthusiast, and many people collect Burmese cats as you would fine china.
Who could resist purrs in your ear, a silken coat against your face and a moist kiss wrapped up in this elegant cat, with a most outstanding affectionate nature.
Who does the Burmese best suit?
All kittens are raised in our home and are therefore used to household noises. As kittens, Burmese are quite lively. They often seem clumsy when they attempt feats beyond their capabilities. As Burmese grow, their high intelligence unfolds and their individual personalities start to develop. If encouraged, many Burmese converse with their owners, using soft sweet voices (not loud and raucous like some breeds). They are good with children, will tolerate the family dog and if introduced at an early age, will enjoy traveling in the car.
Burmese cats and kittens enjoy company but get lonely when they are on their own, so for families out at work all day, it is wise to consider the purchase of two kittens.
Burmese are definitely house cats but are also terrific hunters and can bring home a kill twice their body weight and so are suited to farm life.