Get to know the Burmese
All you need to know about the breed
The Burmese cat is instantly likeable, known for turning even the most reluctant of cat-lovers into feline ambassadors. The breed’s playful energy, sociability and affectionate “dog-like” personality have contributed to its wide-reaching popularity, particularly among families.
In appearance the Burmese is a medium sized, elegant cat with dainty legs and paws. It has a rounded chest and a compact, muscular body that gives it a surprising weight for its size (so much so that it has been called a brick wrapped in silk). Its short glossy coat, with an extremely silky, satin-like texture, is distinctive to the breed..
The expression of the Burmese is defined by its eyes which are a deep yellow or golden colour but, more importantly, are shaped in such a way to give it a sweet and rather mischievous expression. And they can be talkative, too: you’ll find them with a softer, rumbling voice than their Siamese relatives but just as comfortable making their wishes known..
One thing to remember: there are, in essence, two types of Burmese cat, the American and the European. According to the Cat Fancier’s Association of America, the American Burmese (considered “contemporary”) tends to be stockier with a rounder head and wider-set ears. Both standards make for excellent companions.
2 facts about Burmese
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Burmese