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Meet the Birman Cat, a Fluffy Friendly Feline

Why This Cat May Make a Perfect Best Friend

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IS THE BIRMAN CAT RIGHT FOR YOU?

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    The Birman cat are known for their intelligence and sociability with other cats.

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    They are a gentle, loving, and affectionate breed.

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    Birman cats are a great household pet due to their warm demeanor and the strong bonds they form with family members.

HISTORY

While there is no way to be sure, it is thought that the Birman cat originally comes from Burma. Brought to Europe in 1919, this breed was named Birman by the French and registered as a pure breed in 1925. By 1967, the Birman gained such popularity that they were accepted as a pedigree all across the globe.

quick facts

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    Size

    Medium, Large

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    Lifespan

    12 - 14 years

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    Hair Length

    Long

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    Litter Size

    3 - 4 kittens

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    Male Weight

    9 - 15 pounds

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    Female Weight

    6 - 10 pounds

APPEARANCE

The Birman is a large breed cat with long, silky-smooth fur. They are born a pure white, but develop darker fur on their tail, nose, legs, and ears within two weeks; however, their paws are always white. Their legs are shorter than one might expect from a cat this size. Birmans have large, round, blue eyes, and a medium length tail that is covered entirely in long, fluffy fur.

PERSONALITY

The Birman cat is a smart, friendly, playful, loving breed. They are typically mild mannered, making them easy to transition into family life. Quick to bond with the family, Birmans are quite capable of loving multiple people. This breed is also very good at making nice with other animals in the house.

color

Birman cats are born pure white, but eventually darken to one of the following: seal, blue, lilac, chocolate, red, cream, or tortie. They can either be a solid color, or come in a lynx pattern.

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health concerns

Birman cats have an average life expectancy of 14 – 20 years. The breed is prone to:

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