Burmese are compact but heavy, often described as bricks wrapped in silk. That doesn’t preclude them from being active and acrobatic. Their short, fine, silky coat comes in the original dark sable brown as well as dilute colors: champagne (light brown), blue and platinum (lilac).
Did You Know The Burmese Loves People?
The Burmese descends from a single cat, Wong Mau, who was brought back from Burma by a sailor and cross-bred with seal-point Siamese.
The Burmese is an outgoing and entertaining cat who loves people. When he’s not showing off his athletic skills by leaping to the highest spot in the room, he is snuggling in a lap or carrying on a conversation in a voice that is variously described as raspy, rumbling and soft. He is a willing playmate of children, even submitting to being dressed up and pushed around in a doll buggy. The Burmese thrives on attention and will follow you around when you are home. He disapproves of being left alone for long periods and, natch, he likes to have his own way. Beware the hypnotic power of his golden eyes! Oh, too late. He’s already in charge of your household.
The silky coat of the Burmese does not shed much and is easy to groom with weekly brushing. The only other grooming requires is regular nail trimming and ear cleaning.
The Burmese is well suited to any home with people who will love him and give him the attention and love he desires. Keep him indoors to protect him from cars, diseases spread by other cats and attacks from other animals.
Other Quick Facts About The Burmese
All Burmese cats descend from a single chocolate-colored cat, Wong Mau.
The Burmese is a cuddler and loves sitting in a lap.
Burmese are vocal and have a deep, rumbling voice.