Just like the smoky lounged blue's singers, one of the Burmese's unique traits is his or her raspy hoarse-sounding voice. They aren't as chatty as their Siamese ancestors but if they have a point to get across, they keep talking till you get the message.
Like the Mau in Egypt, legend has it that the Burmese are descendants of cats once worshiped in the temples as gods.
Burmese are people cats. This cat makes a great shop cat because it likes to interact. They are also highly intelligent. So if you're a shop owner and keep a Burmese, watch out or you might end up working for your cat.
With its high level of intelligence, this is another cat that can be taught to play fetch.
Since this cat is dependent upon human interaction, its not the best pick if you're a person who is away from home alot. He/she would miss you too much.
This feline is of average build, but carries weight. He/she has a round head and round chin. Even the ears are rounded at the tips. The eyes are lovely and large, and the color is anywhere from yellow to a brilliant gold. This looker has a glossy coat with a satin-like texture. It ranges in color from champagne, platinum, sable or blue. Since it has a short coat, it requires little grooming.
There are both American and British Burmese. The American breeds are somewhat stockier than the British breeds. The British Burmese have a more oriental look.
Flat chested kitten syndrome (a compression of the chest and ribcage caused by lung collapse). A significant number of kittens survive.
Burmese head defect
Hereditary heart problems
Barring the health issues, the Burmese has a life expectancy of fifteen plus years. In fact, a Burmese named Kataleena Lady of Australia, made it in to the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living cat.
If you are interested in bringing one of these intelligent, fun loving cats into your family, why not try a Burmese rescue and save a life? They'll know you saved them and in return with give you unstinting loyalty and love.