This breed originates from Burma and was introduced in Europe in early 1900’s and then brought over to the US after that. They are almost classified as a dog like cat that likes to follow you around the house. They love lots of attention and are very people oriented.
Birman cats are very good companion cats and they are not at all troublesome. They do like to talk to you when they want attention. They will speak to you in their own distinctive little voice but its not an annoying type of meow. Rather a soft tone and very lovable sound.
They are very sociable, playful, active and like to play with cat toys, and also like to participate with everybody in the family. You can take them on a family trip outdoors as well.
Birman doesn’t have an undercoat like the Himalayan or Persian; therefore, it’s a low maintenance cat. The brush just slides right through the hair even though it’s classed as a long haired cat. Combing them is very easy and they don’t need too much attention as far as the grooming aspect is concerned.
The Burman cat is exquisite and sweet to look at. They are well mannered with a loving nature and a calm disposition.
All Burmans are born white but they don’t stay that way. These adorable cats have light colored coats with characteristically dark spots. Burman paws are always white as snow and their widely spaced eyes are baby blue.
This cat breed does not really have a lot of known genetic health problems that you have to worry about.