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cats are among the most intelligent, playful and sociable cat breeds you could
come across. When you bring home a Birman cat, you won’t have to worry about
them getting along with your other family members. They are incredibly jovial
and will warm up to your friends and family in no time. Your Birman cat will
look to you to take care of its needs, and you should be able to step up to the
plate. Not much is required to care for this cat breed. You will need basic cat
supplies, shower it with love and affection and keep a watch on its health.
you are interested in knowing just how you can look after your Birman cat’s
needs, read on below.
Steps to help look after a Birman cat
- Groom it – Fortunately, the Birman breed of cats don’t grow hair till
full-length as do Persians. They are classified as semi-long hair breeds. As a
result, Birman cats don’t need daily brushing. Brush its coat of fur weekly and
it will suffice. Additionally, these cats love to be groomed and will not pose
any obstacles in your attempt to give it a weekly brush-over. You could bathe
your Birman cat occasionally using a spray nozzle and clip its nails every
month to keep it tidy and well-groomed.
- Don’t overfeed it – The Birman breed cat loves to overindulge
when it comes to food. They eat for more than their size, so you will have to
be careful of it gaining excess weight. These cats could continue hankering for
food even after they’ve just been fed. It’s a habit you will have to wean them
off. Try to feed them dry cat food and portion out their meals.
- Provide a clean litter tray/box - Cats are toilet trained by their
mothers, so you won’t have to worry about retraining your Birman where to go
everytime it has to defecate. It won’t soil your house. However, cats can be
extremely nitpicky. So, if you let its litter box get too dirty, you can expect
your pet to ignore it. Routinely clean out your Birman’s litter box and the cat
will be more than happy to use it.
- Take it to a vet – Taking your pet to a vet visit should be
topmost on your pet-care list. Get your Birman all necessary vaccinations and
have it de-wormed on a routine basis.
Not much of a task then, is it?
Cats are low-maintenance
pets. The Birman cat is no different. Provide your Birman with basic cat
essentials, companionship and attention – that's all your breed cat will ever
need. How great is that?