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Burma cat: appearance, character, care and price


Burma cat: for show, companion or breeding, however, it is a lovable and beautiful cat, docile and friendly. That of Burma cat it is an elegant breed, with massive build and blue eyes. There is a very precise standard on genetic characteristics and therefore selection is difficult.

The Burma cat pet is the specimen that, despite being magnificent, shows "defects" of standards to the most expert eyes. For example, but then we will see what it really means, he may have milk spots, squint, lump in his tail, muzzle "little to heart" ... all this destined him to salons and excludes him from both the exhibition and the "breeding" career. Living room career, yes!

The Burma cat on display it is perfect, it is the rare pearl: good structure, beautiful head, good profile, impeccable glove. There are few, the others are breeding, somewhere in between. This kind of Burma cat despite not having completely respected standards, it remains “acceptable” and indeed useful in the selection for the improvement of future puppies.

Burma cat: appearance

The Burma cat it is of medium size: this means 3 or 4 kg for females, more slender and elegant, almost 5 for males, more powerful with a more massive neck. The bone remains robust for both sexes while the body is slightly elongated with respect to the legs. The tail of the Burma cat it is very long and the tip must be able to touch the shoulder but the peculiarity of this breed is the morphology of the muzzle, unique in the world among all the breeds.

The head of the Burma cat it can be circumscribed in a heart, the cheeks are full and the nose is of medium length without stop, the rounded profile however shows prominent cheekbones and deep blue eyes far apart but proportionate. All parts of the muzzle of the Burma cat they must be in harmony to give a sweet and open expression that goes well with her walk on tiptoe, as if she were wearing high heels, which makes her walk very sinuous and elegant.

Burma cat: the coat

With semi-long hair the coat of the Burma cat it is wonderful in its variety if not in its silky texture to the touch. It has no undercoat so there is also the advantage that it does not get knotted. The hair of the Burma cat it is longer on the body, around the neck and on the tail carried high in a plume, shorter on the muzzle and on the extremities.

The Burma cat it is light in color, it becomes intense in color only on the so-called "points" hence the name colourpoint. These are the coldest parts of the body - muzzle, ears, legs, tail, and in males also the genitals - highlighted with respect to the rest of the “discolored”, almost white body. Then there are the ends of the legs, called "gloves", pure white, which must not strictly exceed the articulation of the legs and must be symmetrical to each other.

Of all purebred cats, theBurma cat is the only one to have gloves, as for the coloring linked to cold or hot areas - you may ask - it is all due to Himalayan gene. Being sensitive to heat, this gene ensures that the hair in a more perfused area of ​​the body during growth does not color and vice versa those in cold areas darken. In the mother-cat belly, however, everything is at a constant temperature, therefore the coloring of the Burma cat it appears when it is already born. One week, for the Burma cat darker, and two if lighter, and it starts from ears, nose and tail, until the completion of the points, at two / three years of age.

Burma cat: colors

The best known and traditional colors of the Burma cat they are the seal-point, dark and “tan”, with its respective dilution blue-point, slate gray, cold but more delicate while the rest of the body is golden beige as legend has it. Then there are other colors, slightly lighter for the Burma cat, like the chocolate-point, milk chocolate color and its respective dilution lilac-point in magnolia color.

The “new shades” are the red-point and the cream-point, for the female of Burma cat there is also the "tortoiseshell" variant, with streaked red and cream, called tortie-point. The nose is brick-colored for the darker colors or pink for the lighter ones, while the inside of the ears always has hair whites. For all the colors of the Burma cat, beyond gender, there is the version with light streaks that draw rings on the legs and tail and an M on the forehead. In this case we are in the company of Burma cat tabby-point.

Birman cat: character

Elegant in its movements, the Burma cat it is also elegant in character and way of doing things. And in the soul. He knows how to be a constant presence of character in a house, apartment or villa with a garden. And the Burma cat he has some character: he shows himself to be strong and vital, a great playful who never gets old and who likes the presence of a playmate, feline or human.

With the master, then, the Burma cat develops a very close, intense, sometimes exclusive relationship. The is never aggressive Burma cat, not even with slightly pestiferous children, although it is good to be on your guard so that spite does not make them change their character, but it is difficult even thinking that the males of the Burma cat it is said that they are nicknamed "gentle cats" due to the habit of making the "ladies" finish before the plate is fed.

Burma cat: care and nutrition

During the moulting periods of the Burma cat a bath a month is recommended to help eliminate dead hair and promote the growth of the new one. Having no undercoat, however, this animal does not require one combing a week for the coat to remain shiny. This also helps one healthy nutrition based on croquettes, always available, accompanied by a bowl of fresh water and a portion of wet food, whether meat or fish. The Burma cat does not suffer from obesity and is able to self-regulate, you can also use multivitamin supplements, it is almost a must for puppies up to the year and during periods of moulting or particular stress.

Birman cat: breeding and selection

From the characteristics described, it is obvious that the Burma cat it is genetically very complicated and it is very difficult to obtain with ideal standards and it often happens to come across small variations that make it “not for show” even as a puppy. These are tufts of white fur on the body or dark on the gloves, certainly not of genetic defects like squinting of the eyes or knots in the tail, now almost permanently eliminated. Among the standard defects of the Burma cat also short tail, depigmented nose, round or small eyes, too pointed ears and, as regards the hair, rough or too woolly, too long or even with undercoat,

Birman cat: breeding in Italy

Among the best farms in Italy we recommend you My Birmans - Sacred of Burma located in Forlì. The owner is available to host the "future adoptive parents" or to take the puppy home.

Before being sold, each puppy is subjected to scrupulous veterinary examinations to ascertain the excellent state of health. All kittens are given dewormed, vaccinated and with the recall carried out, all accompanied by the health book, the pedigree, the transfer of ownership and the veterinary certificate attesting the perfect health of the kitten.

Burma cat: price

The price of a puppy of Burma cat it can vary from 800 to 1,100 Euros, and even up to 1,300 Euros, if you want to add the children of award-winning champions. To understand these figures, it should be known that there are costs that we do not always know, but that the breeder, if he is a good breeder of Burma cat, must support.

They range from the cost of selection, for the guarantee of a certain appearance and a certain character, to the cost of reproducers up to the cost of equipment, veterinary care and official documents. And then every gestation has its price, every litter its own and even the mother needs to get back into shape.

Cat of Burma: legend has it that

Once upon a time there was a temple, in Burma, that of Lao-Tsun, inhabited by the sage Mun-Ha, who spent days and days in contemplation of the golden goddess with sapphire eyes: Tsun-KianKsé. Had 100 white cats which became the color of gold thanks to a gesture of deep love from their boss, "Sihn". The day Lao-Tsun was attacked by enemies and the venerable Mun-Ha died, Sihn in fact drew the gaze of the goddess on the lifeless master and Tsun-KianKsé, moved, she colored her fur like gold and her eyes like Sapphire. After 7 days, the other 99 white cats of the temple also changed into the same color and from that day this animal was considered sacred. From Burma cat, in fact, a sacred cat of Burma.

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