Birmancat

The Curl stands out for his distinctively shaped ears, but even without them, he is a striking cat with a sweet expression.

A beautiful cat deserves a beautiful legend of origin. The Sacred Cat of Burma, as the Birman is sometimes called, is said to have acquired his striking appearance through the intervention of a blue-eyed goddess, who rewarded a temple cat’s love for and devotion to his priest by turning his white coat golden and changing his yellow eyes to blue. His paws remained white as a symbol of his purity. Ever since, the temple cats have borne the goddess’s marks of favor, and it was said that priests who died were reborn into the cats’ bodies.

Vital Stats

Origin

Unknown

Length

15 to 18 inches

Weight

6 to 12 pounds

Life Span

12 to 16 years

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Breed Characteristics

Affectionate with Family

5/5

Amount of Shedding

3/5

General Health

2/5

Potential for Playfulness

4/5

Tendency to Vocalize

4/5

Kid-Friendly

5/5

Friendly Toward Strangers

2/5

Easy to Groom

4/5

Pet Friendly

5/5