The Burmese Cat

Burmese Cats are placid and affectionate.

Burmese cats are extremely intelligent and don't like to be bored.


They are very affectionate and will give as many kisses and rubs as you have time for. They are also very conversational and will ask you about your day when you arrive home.

The Burmese Cat wants to be part of the family and will happily join in any activities. Correction; they will be happy to supervise any and all activities.

My younger cat, Bubby, is thought to be part Burmese. Both of my cats were rescue cats, so I do not know their breed or their history, but Bubby certainly has the conversational traits down. When I get home from work he asks how my day was, listens to my answer and then tells me what a hard-working cat he is, and how much he has achieved today.




12-18 years, but often longer.

Coat Length


Coat Color

Kittens are born with a coffee colored coat, but grow into their true color.  It could be brown, blue, chocolate, lilac, red, cream; there are also tortoiseshell variations.

Eye Color

Golden or green depending on coat color.


Medium size, sleek, wedge shape face, wide cheekbones.


Minimal grooming required. Normal petting will remove loose hair.


Social, intelligent, affectionate, not suited to being left alone for long periods of time; in this case a companion is preferred.

Ideal Owner

These people oriented cats love to be part of the daily chaos of family life, but do not like to be teased.  For singles, they are supportive and conversational.

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.  They don’t mind being an indoor cat as long as they don’t get bored.

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dory says

Thanks for the information. I have a Burmese and she talks all the time.
I recommend a Burmese to anyone who wants an attentive and affectionate cat.

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