The sacred cat of Burma, or commonly called the Burmese cat, is an amiable, docile and friendly cat.
The breed of the Burmese cat is really elegant, despite the massive size that contrasts with the blue eyes.
Unlike the other feline breeds, for this there is a precise standard regarding the genetic characteristics, which makes selection very difficult : it can be affected by strabismus, from the so-called milk spots, from the knot to the tail and other physical defects that only exclude it from the feline exhibitions and reproduction, certainly not from the living room.
Sacred of Burma: characteristic coat and colors
An exhibition Burma cat has perfect physical characteristics: good structure, beautiful head, good profile, impeccable glove, but the selection is so ruthless that it takes little to exclude the feline from an exhibition career.
As for its appearance, the sacred cat of Burma is of medium size, so it is between 3 and 4 kg for females and 5 kg for the male, recognizable by the more massive neck.
Of sturdy bone structure, the body is more elongated than the legs and the tail of this feline is very long so that the tip must touch the shoulder.
One of the peculiarities of the Burmese cat is the morphology of the muzzle: heart-shaped, with full cheeks and a medium-length nose without stopping.
The intense blue eyes make the whole harmonious to create the typical sweet and open expression, which fits perfectly with his tiptoe walk, like a sinuous and elegant woman on heels.
The coat is semi-long hair and its consistency is silky to the touch and also has a big advantage: it is not knotted. The hair becomes long on the body, around the neck, and on the high tail with a plume, while it is shorter on the snout and on the legs.
As for the color, the Burmese cat is clear, but in the points variety you can find different colors (and in fact, they are called colorpoint) in the snout, in the ears, in the legs, and in the tail; in males also in the genitals.
Common characteristic of the sacred cat of Burma are the gloves all symmetrical with each other, that is the color of the white hair that does not exceed the articulation of the legs.
The most famous and traditional colors of the Burmese cat are the seal-point, dark and “focato”, with its respective blue-point dilution, slate gray, cold but more delicate while the rest of the body is golden beige.
Then there are other colors, such as the chocolate-point, milk chocolate color, and its respective magnolia-colored dilac-point dilution.
Sacred Cat of Burma: character and behavior
As in movement, the character of the Burmese cat proves to be truly elegant. Despite being docile, he knows how to make himself respected and shows himself strong and vital, besides being a great playful.
Likes a playmate, human, feline or another animal. With the owner, the feline develops a very close, almost exclusive relationship.
The sacred cat of Burma is not aggressive, even in the case of pestiferous children, but they are really kind: even, the males end up eating the ladies before eating them.
Obviously, they are kind but we must not abuse their kindness, because at the right time they know how to defend themselves.
Sacred of Burma: care and nutrition
During molting periods, the Burmese cat must be washed once a month to remove dead hair and encourage the growth of the new one.
It has no undercoat, so just brush it once a week to make the coat shiny.
Nutrition is essential: based on dry food (without preservatives and flavoring dyes) produced only from meat for human use and with very low quantity of cereals and combining fresh ” BARF ” food in at least two daily doses.
with a bowl of freshwater and a portion of wet meat or fish food.
The breed in question is not subject to obesity and knows how to regulate itself, but in times of stress, during the molting and for puppies it is better to give them multivitamin supplements.
Burmese cat: price
The price of a puppy of Birman cat can range from 1000 to 1500 Euro, and you also get to $ 1,500, if you want pups derived from award-winning champions.
These may seem like excessive figures, but it must be remembered that the farmer must bear considerable costs, especially if he is an excellent professional: the cost of equipment combined with veterinary care and the production of official documents, plus the cost of gestation.