do burmese cats get along with other cats

Burmese cats are affectionate and loving, and can potentially get along with other cats if they are well socialised, carefully matched and gradually introduced, although a sibling pair would be best. They’re also very playful and can be lots of fun to be around so make sure you have lots of games up your sleeve.

History of the Burmese

Wong Mau the cat traveled from Burma to the United States in 1930 with Dr. Joseph C. Thompson. Because of her deep brown coloring, many admirers believed that this cat might just be an extremely dark Siamese. Dr. Thompson disagreed, and in order to find out exactly what breed Wong Mau was, he and other like-minded breeders decided to breed her. Wong Mau was the beginning of the Burmese breed.

Wong Maus kittens appeared to prove Dr. Thompsons theory. Her subsequent kittens from her Siamese breeding seemed to be both pure Siamese and Burmese/Siamese hybrids. The deep, dark Burmese kittens were the result of breeding the individuals who appeared to be Siamese/Burmese hybrids. When the darker-colored Burmese cats bred, it became evident that Wong Mau was actually a hybrid of a dark-colored unknown cat and a Siamese.

Regretfully, due to the breed’s immense popularity, hybrids rather than pure Burmese started to show up in show halls in 1947. The Cat Fanciers Association’s show rules were broken by displaying hybrids, and as a result, the Burmese breed’s recognition was revoked. It wasn’t until 1953 that the Burmese Cat Society of America gave the registries assurances that it wouldn’t happen again that this recognition was reinstated.

Surprisingly heavy for their size, the Burmese have strong muscles and a powerful build. Their body is long and lean, with small, delicate oval feet, rounded ear tips, and a rounded chest. Even to an untrained eye they look exotic.

The Burmese is highly intelligent, affectionate and extremely loyal. They get along well with dogs and other cats in addition to people. Their love of pulling pranks is one of their cutest traits. When they first appeared, they were given the moniker “dog-cat” because they could easily learn to retrieve a toy in a way that was very dog-like. Despite having a softer voice than Siamese cats, Burmese cats are talkative and willing to engage in extended discussions with their owners.

The Burmese breed is totally distinctive both physically and temperamentally. They are the only natural breed of brown cat. Usually a rich, warm sable brown, their short, glossy coat has a satin texture, and their eyes are golden. The stunning blue Burmese and many other lovely colors, from red and cream to lilac and tortoiseshell, are the result of selective breeding for other color varieties.

With its sunny disposition and unflappable nature, the Burmese cat is a personality plus that is perfectly adapted to Australian lifestyles. The Burmese cat is a cheerful, carefree tomboy that never loses their playful and inquisitive nature as a kitten, which makes them a great playmate for kids.

For the latest research in breed-related problems in the Burmese cats, visit the University of Sydney’s LIDA (Listing of Inherited Disorders in Animals) website.

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Do Burmese cats need another cat?

These cats can also get along well with cat-friendly dogs and other cats, particularly other Burmese. Overall, these cats aren’t too picky about their company, so long as they have someone to keep them company.

What is the temperment of a Burmese cat?

The Burmese cat temperament is well-known in the feline fanatics community. They are extremely affectionate, social, and vocal cats. They thrive on attention and interaction and may become sad if left alone for long periods of time. They are a true family cat.

Do Burmese cats like being picked up?

Burmese love to be handled. They like being carried around, either in the crook of the arm or on the shoulder. Some Burmese are definitely shoulder cats, so it is important to warn unsuspecting visitors that a Burmese can easily jump on someone’s shoulder from the floor.

What two breeds make a Burmese cat?

Wong Mau was bred with Tai Mau, a seal point Siamese, and then bred with her son to produce dark brown kittens that became the foundation of a new, distinctive strain of Burmese. In 1936, the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) granted the breed formal recognition.