Confident and inquisitive, this cat thrives on companionship and will be happy to participate in everything you do.
This breed was first developed in the US in the 1930s, using a foundation cat introduced from Southeast Asia. In the late 1940s, several Burmese cats were sent from the US to the UK, where the breed acquired a different look.
The European Burmese is slightly longer in the head and body than its American counterpart, and it comes in a greater variety of colors. This sweet-natured cat has plenty of affection to offer and needs to be a full member of a loving family.
A Burmese is not well suited to a home where it will be left to its own devices for long periods.
The first Blue Burmese in the world was born in England in 1955.
Origin: Burma (Myanmar), 1930s
Breed registries: CFA, FIFe, GCCF, TICA
Weight range: 8–14lb (3.5–6.5kg)
Colors and patterns: Self and tortie colors include blue, brown, cream, lilac, and red. Always in sepia pattern.