About Burmese and Asian Cats

About Burmese and Asian Cats

I have written this about Burmese cats but it applies equally to their Asian cousins. Asians cats are known as Burmese cousins and mine are burmese with the silver gene added, so every kitten is even more beautiful!

Normally 90% or more of each Asian kitten pedigree is burmese. This way I can maintain the fantastic character of Burmese kittens in my Asian kittens.

Burmese cats are extremely affectionate, trusting and inquisitive. They like mischief and love human company – they need your attention, and don’t restrict themselves to just sitting on your lap for a stroke. Many Burmese enjoy riding round on people’s shoulders and snuggling up in bed with you – often under the covers, with their head on your pillow! Burmese cats and kittens often enjoy learning tricks – some owners train them, but many cats make up their own. They are famous for their skills in opening doors!

Burmese keep their kitten-like nature as they grow into adults. A fifteen-year old Burmese may play nearly as much as a one-year-old. They are confident and very trusting, and often get along well with other household pets such as dogs. Because Burmese are so brave and generally relaxed, they relish the stimulation of a busy family home. While more sensitive breeds of cats might be left a nervous wreck in a busy home with dogs, children and frequent visitors, the Burmese generally thinks that all of these are entertainments laid on for her benefit! For a well-socialised Burmese kitten or adult cat, the more visitors, the merrier!

Burmese enjoy the company of other cats, and it is kindest to keep them with another cat. This is essential if you are going to be out of the house for more than a couple of hours every day – because they are intelligent and active, they can get very bored and demanding if left alone. Adopting two kittens from the same litter is ideal, but otherwise people often introduce a Burmese kitten to an older cat.

Another decision you need to make with Burmese is whether to keep them as house cats, or to allow them to wander outdoors. Because they are so trusting and friendly, the main risk of allowing them outside is that they will be stolen, or taken off by some well-intentioned person who thinks that they are lost.  As collars and name tags often come off I suggest you micochip your Burmese The dangers of traffic are present for all cats, but it is possible the trusting and confident nature of Burmese makes them more vulnerable as they just can’t imagine anyone, or anything, doing them any harm. Finally, outdoor cats are far more vulnerable to infection with various diseases which are caught in fights with other cats, or from hunting. For these reasons, I recommend that you keep your Burmese cats indoors for safety, but concentrate on providing them with a stimulating environment and lots of fun and interaction.

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A wonderful Burmilla kitten

A wonderful Burmese kitten