Burmese

Growth Size

Burmese grow to a weight of 4 – 7kg.

Lifespan

12 – 16 years.

Temperament

Burmese are very friendly and affectionate. They can also be quite demanding if not given enough attention. This breed is also a vocal cat and will meow to greet owners returning home, or just if they want something.

Training Difficulty

This intelligent breed is surprisingly easy to train. With the right methods they can be taught a variety of tricks, or to retrieve items.

Recommended Owners

An excellent playmate for children, as this breed retains its kitten-like curiosity and playfulness throughout its life.

Origin

All Burmese are descended from a single cat called Wong Mau. She was taken to America from Burma in the 1930s, where she was bred with a Siamese and then again with the progeny to develop the breed we know today.

Diet

All cats are 'obligate carnivores', which means they require meat in their diet. Taurine is essential to a cat's health, and it gets this amino acid from either wet or dry foods containing meat. Depending on factors such as size and weight, adult cats can eat a quarter to half a cup of dry food per day, or 140 – 250g of wet food per day. These amounts can be halved if feeding a diet of both wet and dry food.

Please note! The dietary guidelines specified above are only a guide and feeding may vary based on your pet's size, activity level, and metabolism.

Grooming

This breed's short hair is easy to groom, as it won't tangle. A quick brush weekly should suffice to remove any loose hairs.

Comments

Burmese have little to no survival instincts. They depend on their owners for survival, so this is a breed best kept strictly indoors.