Birman The Sacred Cat of Burma
Lifespan: 12 to 16 years
Activity Level: Medium
Coat: Semi-Long, Silky
Temperament: Playful, Intelligent
Information / Facts: The Birman cat has the singular distinction of being known as the "Sacred Cat of Burma." This cat is highly recognized by its white gloves on each paw. The Birman has a medium-long coat with a pale colored body. The cat has darker colored points in its coat. The cat also has gorgeous blue eyes, which sets it apart from many other cat breeds. Birmans come in many different color combinations, and there is no one preferred color for this breed of cat. All Birman kittens are born with pure white coats and then develop their coat colors as they mature into adult cats.
Pros: The Birman is very low-maintenance and ideal for active households and owners that don't have a lot of time to devote to grooming and other cat-related issues. This cat is happy to relax with its human and chill out with a good book or the newest movie. The Birman has expressive eyes and tail, so it can be a great confidant for those who live alone. The Birman cat is also a great choice for elderly owners, as it is very docile and relaxed. This cat's size also makes it easy for individuals with limited lifting capacity to pick up and carry to vet appointments and other similar places.
Cons: The Birman does have its moments of pique. As a result, it may not be the best choice for families with children, especially those with very small children that may not understand why they can't play with kitty any time they want. You may also wish to put your Birman in a cat carrier or in a bedroom with a closed door when visitors come over, as it may be snippy to strangers and people it doesn't know well.