About Burmese Cats
The Burmese makes an excellent
pet. It has a sleek, shorthaired coat that is very easy to groom, hand grooming
is generally sufficient also but when the coat is changing seasons a quick brush
with a zoom groom will do the trick.
The Burmese cat is more intelligent
and more affectionate than many cats, but above all it has a fantastic
personality. It loves people and is very good with children, but it does not
like being left alone. If you are out all day, then it is better to have two.
Burmese kittens are extremely playful.
They are born with paler coats than when they are mature. Dont be
surprised if you see pics of a kitten and it does not look like the cat you
imagined as they change colour as they mature. The browns I feel are the
most likely to change.
The Burmese is
energetic in nature, yet
many people consider the smooth shining coat and yellow eyes the height of
elegance. This cat will always give a grand bouncy welcome to the stranger, and
time and affection devoted to this breed more than repays the owner in loyalty
The Burmese is a medium
sized cat with a muscular frame and heavier in body than its looks would
The coat is fine, sleek
and glossy and lies close to the body.
The body is hard and
muscular, chest rounded and back straight.
The legs are long and
slender, hind legs are slightly longer than the front. The paws are neat
and oval shaped.
The tail is medium in
length and tapering slightly to a rounded tip. It should not be whiplike or
The head should be
slightly rounded on top, with good width between the ears, wide cheekbones
that taper to a short blunt wedge. The chin should be firm.
The ears should be rounded
at the tip and open at the base with a slight forward tilt in profile. The
nose is medium in length with a distinct break in profile. The face should
have a sweet expression.
The eyes are oriental in
shape along the top line and rounded underneath. They should be lustrous, any
shade of yellow and set well apart.