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Breed Information
Popularity (2014) #16
Name Burmese
Other names None
Origin Burma Thailand
Size Medium
Coat ShortSilkyGlossySatin
Lap Cat Yes
Life span 15-16 years
Temperament CuriousIntelligentGentleSocialInteractivePlayfulLively
Weight Male: 8 - 12 poundsFemale: 6 - 10 pounds
Colors BluePlatinumChampagneSable
Kitten Price Average $500 - $600 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Affection Level 5 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood With Others: It is usually good with adults, children (6+), and seniors and can be very affectionate towards them.
Dog Friendly 5 stars
Energy Level 4 stars
Grooming 1 starsLow Maintenance: Occasional grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. Though we see cats regularly lick their coats to clean themselves, some regular grooming can be good; it removes hair, prevents matting, and stimulates circulation.
Health Issues 3 starsHealth Problems: Unfortunately, it is known to have a myriad count of illnesses and conditions. Owners with these cat breeds should prepare for some long-term medical costs or hedge their risks with pet insurance.Hypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 5 stars
Shedding 1 starsMinimal Shedding: Very little to no shedding occurs for this cat breed. These type of cats typically produce little to no dander and are hypoallergenic.
Social Needs 5 stars
Stranger Friendly 5 stars
Vocalization 5 starsFrequent Vocalization: It is known to be vocal. Owners might be concerned for excessive and undesirable crying or meowing, especially at night.
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Kitten Names
Rank Male Female
01 Toby Mittens
02 Mikesch Angel
03 Buddy Kitty
04 Coco Emma
05 Loki Belle
06 Lucky Dakota
07 Romeo Chloe
08 Chunk Ginger
09 Momo Poppy
10 Gavin Tippy

The Burmese is a stocky, smooth-coated cat that descends from ancient cats of Asia. It has become quite popular because of its delightful personality, friendly conversational skills and low-maintenance coat. Burmese are small to medium-sized cats, with broad chests and strong shoulders. They typically weigh much more than one would expect, due to their heavily muscled physique. Burmese are more substantial than their Siamese cousins, although fanciers of the breed may restate this as being fluffier, rather than fatter. British Burmese cats often have longer facial features and a more lithe body structure than the North American Burmese, which have a shorter nose and amore square body shape.

As one of the most sociable and people-oriented of all domestic cat breeds, the Burmese enjoys forming very close bonds with its owners, primary caretakers and other pets in the household. These cats are known for having especially delightful personalities. They are described as being dog-like and sunny of temperament, because by nature they are friendly, kind, gentle and outgoing. Burmese also are usually quite playful, well into adulthood. Given their Siamese ancestors, Burmese can be more vocal than many other domestic feline breeds. However, they tend to be quieter-voiced than the Siamese and typically have a softer, less raucous and more pleasant-sounding meow (with no offense meant to Siamese fanciers, to whom the Siamese voice understandably sounds like the calling of angels). Burmese enjoy having conversations with their people, whether in the home or wherever else they may be. This is a highly intelligent, thoughtful breed. Burmese are known to be extremely affectionate, and they love to snuggle and cuddle with their favorite people.

Children & Other Pets
The active and social Burmese is a perfect choice for families with children and cat-friendly dogs. He will play fetch as well as any retriever, learns tricks easily and loves the attention he receives from children who treat him politely and with respect. He lives peacefully with cats and dogs who respect his authority. Always introduce pets slowly and in controlled circumstances to ensure that they learn to get along together.
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