Burmese Cat Breed

The Burmese cat enjoys spending time with her owners and other cats in company. She enjoys talking like her Siamese predecessors did, but her voice is more softer and sweeter.


Even as an adult, she is vivacious, inquisitive, and fun, and she enjoys playing with interactive objects and picking up new skills. Expect her to follow you about, sit on your lap, and cuddle up next to you in bed since she enjoys giving and receiving attention. Her gregarious, canine-like personality will astound guests.

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They have a rounded head, a robust, muscular body, and lovely, expressive eyes. The medium-sized ears on them have rounded tips that lean somewhat forward.


10 to 16 years

Colour Collection

Sable, a solid, dark brown colour, was the original colour of the Burmese cat. More recent Burmese lines are available in a variety of various colours, including as blue, champagne, and platinum. Some associations even allow tortoiseshell, lilac, and crimson to be shown. As sable kittens get older, their coats get darker, and depending on their coat colour, they either have golden or green eyes.

Hair fall

Shedding is modest, and by removing loose hair and redistributing skin oils, weekly brushing will maintain your Burmese cat’s coat healthy and lustrous.


Burmese cats are sensitive to anaesthetic and prone to gingivitis. The breed has also been linked to the following conditions and deformities:

  • eyelid dermoid
  • the syndrome of orofacial pain
  • peripheral vestibular congenital disease
  • anomalies of the face and skull
  • Low-potassium polymyopathy
  • Syndrome of flat-chested kittens
  • OA in the elbow with a kinked tail
  • and other conditions

Breed History

In 1930, Dr. Joseph Thompson imported the country’s first Burmese cat. She was bred with Siamese cats and went by the moniker “Wong Mau”. Thompson was able to isolate the sable coat colour through selective breeding and use it in subsequent breeding.

Siamese cats were still being utilised in breeding operations when the breed’s registration with the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) was halted in 1947. In 1953, registrations were reinstated after this practise was stopped. The International Cat Association (TICA) recognised the Burmese cat in 1979.


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