Burmese Cat Breed Profile


The Burmese Cat is a very friendly, affectionate breed of cat. This cat is very playful and intelligent, and loves to play fetch.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of cat must be included in family activities. Loves children and pets, and loves to be in your face all of the time. These cats crave human attention and interaction.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of a Burmese Cat is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of cat is around 15 lbs.

Common Diseases

Luckily the Burmese has very little health problems. The only health problem I found so far is Cherry Eye.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Comes litterbox trained at around 8 weeks of age. This breed of cat sheds very little, so only brush around once per week.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not for the frequent traveler. However, they can be for the apartment and condo environment. These cats are best suited for indoors. Burmese love to have a playmate to play around with whether or not the owner is busy. Best owner has lots of love and attention to give as these cats crave human attention and interaction.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy a Burmese are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for a Burmese is around $300 per cat. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Typically, this breed of cat isn't aggressive unless they have been abused or neglected. They do, however, love to horseplay, and when they horseplay, they bite hard and scratch. That may be mistaken as aggression, but it isn’t.

Noise Factor

These Cats can be very vocal. One way to curb this vocal tendency in this breed of cat is get them a playmate in the form of another pet. It gives them something to do and someone to play with should the owner be too tired or too busy to play.

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