Today’s Burmese cat are descendants of one female cat called Wong Mau, which was brought from Burma to America in 1930 and bred with the American Siamese.
This cat breed was registered with the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) in 1936. But the registration was suspended in 1947 because Siamese cats were still being used in breeding programs.
After this practice stopped, registrations resumed in 1953 and after that, The International Cat Association recognized this breed in 1979.
Their small body is solid and muscular with a rounded head and sweet, expressive eyes. This cat has medium-sized ears, with rounded tips that tilt slightly forward.
The original Burmese cat was sable, a solid, dark brown color. Newer lines of Burmese come in several other shades, including blue, champagne and platinum. Kittens’ coats get darken as they mature and all colors have green or golden eyes, depending on their coat color.
Coat Length: Short
Age Expectancy: 10 to 16 years
Size: males weighing from 8 to 12 pounds and females weighing from 6 to 10 pounds
Burmese cats love to do friendship with humans and other cats. Like her Siamese ancestors, this cat enjoys conversation but has a much softer, sweeter voice.
Burmese cats are energetic, curious and playful well in there adulthood and learning new tricks. These cats love to give and receive attention, so expect her to follow you around, sit on your lap and snuggle next to you in bed.
Feeding & Grooming
Feeding: Every cat is unique and each has their particular likes, dislikes, and needs when it comes to food.
Cats are carnivores and every cat must obtain 41 different nutrients from their food. Proper nutrients will vary depending on age and overall health, so energetic kitten needs a different balance of nutrients in her diet than a less active senior cat.
Grooming: Weekly brushing will keep your Burmese cat’s coat healthy and shiny by removing loose hair and redistributing skin oils. Burmese cats are prone to gingivitis and are sensitive to anesthesia.