Birman Cat Breed

The Birman is a legendary and distinguished cat. This is a species with unquestionable appeal thanks to their exotic ancestry, plush pointed coats, “white gloved” paws, and captivating blue eyes.


The gentle and loving character of the Birman makes her a wonderful pet and companion. Playful and sociable, Birmans enjoy being around humans and are particularly kind to kids and other animals.

Although Birmans are usually quite quiet, they will occasionally “speak” in delicate, chirping tones. They appreciate being the centre of attention and seek out their people to participate in whatever activity is taking place.

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This robust breed, which lives a long time, has a magnificent, semi-length silky coat and a sumptuous, long bottle-brush tail. Her smiling face is dominated by her bright blue, almost spherical eyes.


15+ years

Colour Collection

Any pointed hue, such as seal, blue, chocolate, lilac, or tortie, can be seen in birman coats.

Hair fall

The breed of Birmans sheds just moderately. They simply need weekly brushing with a stainless steel comb to keep shedding under control because their coats have little undercoat and are not prone to matting.


In general, Birmans are healthy cats, especially if they come from a reputable breeder. They are susceptible to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most prevalent form of cardiac disease in cats, just like many other cat breeds. This hereditary issue will be screened for by ethical breeders, albeit it might not manifest in cats until later in life.

Breed History

The origin of the Birman tale can be found in the temples of Burma (now Myanmar), where their predecessors were thought to be the carriers of deceased priests’ souls.

A pair of Birman cats were shipped from Burma to France at the turn of the 20th century. Unfortunately, the male cat perished in the seas, but the female arrived carrying his young, introducing the Birman breed to Europe.

After World War II, the breed nearly went extinct, but breeders saved it. The Birman breed came in the country in 1959, and in 1967 it was officially recognised by The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA).


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