They are very loyal, friendly and accommodating animals.
They are absolutely a domestic cat. They not adapted for life on the street and do not tolerate cold.
All Birman cats are born snow-white, and only after three months will you see what her color will be.
Birman combines the beauty and mystery of ancient Asia and the grace of a wild animal. These amazing cats can rightfully be considered home psychologists: they love to talk with the owner, adapting to any mood.
The hallmark of a Birman is its luxurious coat: silky, non-tangling and virtually no undercoat.
Even in ancient myths and legends, the Birman cat was described as the personification of Asian wisdom and calm. They do not like noise. If a Burma is angry, then it will not hiss or scratch, but simply leave, proudly raising its tail.
Birman cat is very attached to its owner and loves to be caressed by him.
Curious and outgoing, Birman cats love being introduced to new people and bask in attention and affection. They are an extremely loving and loyal breed. Their friendly, laidback personality is the perfect choice for families with children and cat-friendly dogs. Their low-maintenance and desire for companionship also makes they idea for seniors. If you talk to a Birman they will respond in a soft, pretty voice. More than anything they love being held and relaxing in the arms of their caregiver.
In regards relations with young children, the opinions of breeders differ here. Some claim that the Birman coexist remarkably well with younger members of the family.
Others, on the other hand, are convinced that the Birman is completely unsuitable for families with small children.
With other domestic animals, cats and dogs, they get along quietly, not regarding them as competitors to their "royal person". But they can also hunt small rodents and birds, so keep cages with small animals closed and away.
The history of these amazing cats goes back to the ancient myths of Birman (modern Myanmar), where they lived for centuries in temples. The monks considered Burmese cats to be sacred, and this definition was later fixed in the name of the breed - sacred Burma. According to one legend, Burmese cats used to be completely white, but once robbers attacked the temple. The abbot of the temple died defending the sacred statue of the goddess, and his soul dwelt in his beloved cat. With his help, the enemies were defeated, and all the cats that lived at the temple received a golden color and bright blue eyes - just like the statue of a goddess made of gold and sapphires.
In the early twentieth century, Burmese cats were brought to France, where breeders began work on their breeding. However, all the painstaking work was almost destroyed by world wars, during which Burmese cats were almost completely exterminated. To prevent the breed from disappearing, the remaining cats were crossed with Siamese and Persians. In 1950, the breed received its official name, and in the 80s in Italy the first exhibition of Burmese cats took place. Now these graceful animals with white paws and aristocratic manners are very popular all over the world.
Affectionately referred to as the “Velcro” cat, the Birman is a quiet cat who loves people and will follow them throughout the day. While considered quieter than some breeds, they have a serious playful side. It’s not unusual for them to fetch or chase a ball when not curled up on the lap of their caregiver. An intelligent and curious breed, they also love to play with interactive toys that require thinking.
Birmans do not need special care: despite their long and thick coat, they should be combed no more than 1-2 times a week, because they do not have an undercoat. Their fur does not tangle. In addition, unlike other breeds, owners of this breed do not need to monitor how much they eat, as they know their limits, never overeat, and are not prone to obesity.
They do not need walks and they prefer to bask in comfort and warmth on a windowsill. These animals are very clean, constantly licking themselves, and therefore, for prevention, owners are advised to regularly give special products to remove hair from the intestines.
Birmans were almost wiped out during World War II. At the end of the war, only two Birmans remained in Europe -- a pair named Orloff and Xenia de Kaabaa, both belonging to Baudoin-Crevoisier. The foundation of the breed in postwar France were offspring of this pair. To further the unique cat's bloodline, owners had to outcross it with other breeds, presumably Persians. The fluffy cat prevailed, and it was later exported across Europe.
German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld owns a Birman cat. Lagerfeld’s pampered Bermin Choupette travels the world with him aboard a private jet and two personal assistants who tend to her every whim. Its rumored that Choupette inspired Lagerfeld to design a collection of cat-themed accessories, including totes, shoes, leather goods, and T-shirts. In 2014, Choupette made millions of dollars after she starred in two advertisements for a Vauxhall Corsa car calendar and Japanese
cosmetics brand Shu Uemura.