Get to know the Burmilla
All you need to know about the breed
A cross between the Chinchilla and the Burmese cat, the Burmilla is among the rarest of breeds, beloved as much for their affectionate but independent personalities as for their inquisitive disposition.
A medium-sized cat with a muscular body and slender legs, the Burmilla is an active breed, ready to jump at the chance (literally) to play with you. Their head is wedge-shaped with soft lines and their rather large green eyes are very expressive, considered one of the breed’s most distinctive features. The coat may be short or semi-longhair; in both varieties it has a silky texture and is sparkling silver with shading or tipping in the base colour.
The Burmilla cat’s mixed origins means their temperament is similarly mixed: they can be a bit demanding and mischievous like the European Burmese but also easy-going like the Chinchilla Persian. For this breed, easy-going means they will revel as much in a play session as in naptime on your lap. They don’t need to be endlessly entertained but they do thrive on human companionship so it’s important to have the time to devote to them to make them feel safe and comfortable. It pays off: the Burmilla’s playful, kitten-like nature lasts well into adulthood.
2 facts about Burmillas
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Burmilla