Sacred Burma (Burmese Cat)

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Sacred Burma (Burmese Cat)
Sacred Burma (Burmese Cat)

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Burmese cat, or sacred Burma (Birman cat) - a breed of semi-long-haired cats of color-point color, which, according to one of the legends, originates from Burma. For cats of this breed is characterized by the presence of white "gloves" and blue eyes. The Burmese cat is a calm and gentle animal with good manners. Burmese are extremely obedient, love to sit on the lap of the owner. Despite their moderate activity, they are quite lively and playful cats. Sacred Burma is notable for its affectionate character, curiosity, good attitude towards children and other pets. Easily learns various tricks and commands. Cats are silent, only occasionally "give a voice."

Sacred Burma (Burmese cat), photo photography
Sacred Burma (Burmese cat), photo photography

Weight: 4.5-8 kg.

Cost (price) of a kitten: pedigree pet-class kittens with documents from 20,000 to 35,000 rubles, breed-class - 35,000-45,000 rubles, show-class - 50,000-85,000 rubles.

Life expectancy: 12-14 years on average.

Country of origin: Burma (Myanmar), France.

Breed diseases: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, neurological and eye diseases, polycystic kidney disease, predisposition to infectious peritonitis, hemophilia B, congenital hypotrichosis, etc.

The breed is recognized by felinological organizations: CFA, FIFe, WCF, LOOF, ACF, TICA, ACFA / CAA.

Buying a Burmese kitten and feeding it

Nicknames for the sacred

Burmese Burmese cat, or Burma: content

Tips for caring for the sacred Burma Breed

history Sacred Burma

Breed standard sacred Burma (Burmese cat) according to FIFe

The appearance of the Burmese cat

The body of the Burmese is medium in size, slightly stretched, the back is straight. The limbs are massive, of medium length, the legs are round. Cats are slimmer and more elegant, while cats are more powerful with massive necks.

Sacred Burma (Burmese cat), photo photography
Sacred Burma (Burmese cat), photo photography

The head is medium in size, rounded and broad, with a strong chin and a Roman profile. The cheeks are full, the forehead is slightly rounded.

Ears are medium to large in size, with rounded ends, small tassels are allowed in cats, the width of the auricle is almost equal to the length of the ear.

The eyes are almost round or slightly oval, set wide apart, blue. The more intense the color, the better.

The coat is silky, of medium length, without undercoat. Fluffy tail, "pants", rich collar around the neck, on the back the hair is smoothed down, falls down, slightly curls on the belly. The most important distinguishing feature of the Burmese is the white "socks" on all four legs. On the front legs they should be at the level of the nail phalanges, on the hind legs they should end on the back of the leg in the shape of an inverted Latin letter "V", the size of the so-called "spur" should ideally reach 1/2 or 2/3 of the hock joint. All fingers should be white.

Burmese cats come in four color variations: sip-point (pale beige golden color with bluish spots); blue-point (bluish-white color with gray-blue spots); chocolat point (“ivory” with milk chocolate spots); lilac point (white with pinkish-gray spots).

By the end of the 20th century, more than 20 color varieties were already known: with dark brown (seal point), chocolate (chocolate point), blue (blue point), lilac (lilac point) and red (red and cream point) markings, as well as their tabby and cake variations. In 2016, two new ones were added - silver (silver point) and smoke (smoky point). All colors are characterized by white socks.

The tail is of medium length, in proportion to the body.

Sacred Burma (Burmese cat), photo photography
Sacred Burma (Burmese cat), photo photography

The nature and temperament of the sacred Burma

The Burmese cat is the ideal family cat. It differs from other breeds in its exquisite appearance, special character and charm. Smart, quickly adapt to different living conditions. Easily learn various tricks and commands. Moderately active and playful, but do not like to play alone.

Burmese quickly become full members of the family, get along great with children, enduring all their harassment. They are more attached to the person than to the house. They give the owner their affection and love. These cats need attention and communication, they do not tolerate loneliness. They easily make contact with strangers who come to visit you. Gentle, playful, distinguished by boundless devotion, but in return they demand the same. They love to sit on their knees and hands.

Sacred Burma prefers to express her love with restraint, without haste. She is sensitive to the mood of the owner, understands when something is wrong in the house. The Burmese can be quiet and calm when you are busy, but active and playful when you decide to play with it.

Burmese cats are quite curious and helpful. They will help you make your bed, load dishes into the dishwasher, fold clean linen, read the newspaper with you, and show you how to properly work at a computer. Wherever you are, Burma will also be there. Because of their curiosity, especially in their youth, cats can climb where they should not, so you need to be careful when closing the washing machine, dishwasher, closet, attic, cabinets, etc.

They are silent, only occasionally "give a voice". The voice of the sacred Burma is melodic, cooing.

They get along well with other cats and dogs (except for noisy and fussy dog breeds - like terriers, poodles, etc.). Some cats are jealous of other animals.

Sacred Burma (Burmese cat), photo photography
Sacred Burma (Burmese cat), photo photography

Burmese cat health

The life expectancy of Burmese cats depends on the conditions of keeping, proper care, balanced nutrition, timely vaccination, preventive examinations, heredity and other factors. The average life expectancy of sacred Burma is 10-16 years.

As a rule, Burmese cats are usually healthy animals, but some inherited diseases are found in the breed: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM); kidney disease (renal failure, polycystic kidney disease); predisposition to infectious peritonitis; hemophilia B; neurological diseases (encephalomyopathy, axonopathy, polyneuropathy, vestibular syndrome); congenital hypotrichosis; aplasia of the thymus; eye diseases (corneal dermoid, congenital cataract, eyelid agenesis, corneal sequestration); spongy degeneration of the brain; urethral syndrome; thromboembolism; neonatal isoerythrolysis of kittens; portosystemic shunts; granuloma.

20 nicknames for Burmese cats

For male kittens: Teddy, Prince, Ricky, Noel, Sarel, Theo, Felix, Herbie, Edelweiss, Clyde.

For female kittens: Cassie, Circe, Sunny, Lara, Nega, Pansy, Riley, Tera, Fani, Hannah.

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