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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Shorthair Group.

Weight:

7-9 pounds.

Height:

Burmese have medium-sized, stocky bodies.

Color(s):

These cats come in many different colors including brown, chocolate, blue, and lilac.

Coat:

Burmese cats have short and glossy coats.


Overview

Character:

Burmese cats are sociable and intelligent animals. Friendly and playful, these cats like to receive plenty of attention and affection. Burmese are vocal animals that often talk to their owners.

Country of Origin:

Thailand.

History:

This breed originated in Thailand (previously Siam). It's believed that these cats were transported to Burma by Burmese soldiers who invaded Thailand during the the 1700s. Eventually, this breed was developed into two subgroups -- the American Burmese and the British Burmese.

Name:

Named for the country of Burma, where it's believed these cats were kept in palaces and temples during ancient times.

Temperament:

Burmese are true lap cats -- they love to cuddle and be around people. These cats also love children and get along well with dogs. Burmese generally have very happy dispositions.


Care

Training:

Burmese are intelligent cats and are easily trained. They like to play fetch and overcome problems such as how to get through a closed door.

Activity:

Burmese are lively as kittens and remain so throughout most of their lives. These cats are natural acrobats and love to play.

Ownership:

Burmese cats are best suited for households where they can receive plenty of interaction and attention. These cats love to cuddle, whether on your lap or under the covers with you. Burmese are great companions for both children and the elderly, and they get along well with other pets.


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