The Birman Cat

Birmans are playful and might even play a game of fetch.

I once knew a lovely Birman named Nibbsy. He was gentle and affectionate and loved his family. He seemed to want to contribute to the household. He was a beautiful boy.


Nibbsy was a typical Birman. They love to be around people and are calm and loving. They are very playful, and will even join a game of fetch.

Here's what you need to know:


The Birman Cat


12-14 years

Coat Length

Medium long to long, heavy ruff around neck, fur rarely mats.

Coat Color

Color pointed with pure white feet, called gloves. Seal point, blue point, chocolate point, lilac point. Kittens are born white and the points appear gradually over 2 years.

Eye Color



Medium size, almost round eyes, sweet expression.


As there is little undercoat, the fur is less dense and does not mat. Regular brushing and combing is required, at least weekly.


Affectionate, gentle, faithful, intelligent, loves people. The Birman likes company, and if the cat is going to be alone for long periods, it’s best to get a feline or canine companion.

Ideal Owner

Perfect for families, great for singles who have other pets, a smart choice for the first-time cat owner.

Child Appropriate?


Suitable for Multi-Cat Household?

Yes. When alone for long periods, a companion is desirable.

Suitable for Multi-Animal Household?



Ideal for house or apartment.

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