Meet the Burmilla Cat, A Beautiful Combination of Burmese and Chinchilla Persian Cats Why This Breed Has Become a Favorite

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IS THE BURMILLA CAT RIGHT FOR YOU?

  • 1 The Burmilla cat is an attention seeker with a desire for family acceptance.
  • 2 Their sensitivity to their ownerโ€™s feelings and openness with children make them a great family companion.
  • 3 Burmilla cats love their toys and require time be set aside by their owner to play.

HISTORY

Burmillas are the result of a random, fortuitous encounter between a Lilac Burmese and a Silver Chinchilla Persian Cat, in the summer of 1981. Since then, the Burmilla has rapidly become one of the most sought after breeds by cat lovers, even though they are a very rare breed. They were officially recognized by the CFA in 1997.

Quick Facts

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    Size

    Medium

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    Lifespan

    15 years or more

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    Hair Length

    Short, Semi-Long

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    Litter Size

    An average of 6 kittens

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    Male Weight

    8 - 10 pounds

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    Female Weight

    8 - 10 pounds with females on the lighter end

Personality

The Burmilla is a defiant, independent breed that never loses their kitten-like exuberance and sense of wonder. They love their family, and love to play. They get along great with kids and other pets, and are very sociable. .

Color

Burmilla cats can be white, lilac, chocolate, blue, or black.

Health Concerns

Burmilla cats can often suffer from:

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Appearance

The Burmilla is an arrestingly beautiful shorthaired breed. They are medium in size, with a small head, short nose, defined cheekbones, and wide-set ears. The most notable feature of the Burmilla is the marking around the eyes, giving the impression of eyeliner, which really makes their blue-green eyes pop.

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