Breeders: Birman

The Birman is similar to the Siamese of Thailand, but he has a stockier body, white feet, and a long, silken coat that comes in all pointed colors, including chocolate and lilac. He’s considered a medium- to large-sized cat, weighing between seven and 12 pounds.

Adult Birman and kitten

The Sacred Cat of Burma, as he’s sometimes called, first appeared in France in 1919. A French cat registry gave it the breed name Sacre de Birmanie, which has since been shortened to Birman. Birmans made their way to the United States in the 1960s, and the Cat Fanciers Association recognized the breed in 1967. It is currently ranked ninth in CFA registrations.

The Birman is a calm, affectionate cat who loves to be around people and can adapt to any type of home. He likes to play chase with other pets, taking turns being the chaser and the one being pursued. Birmans make friends with kids, dogs, and other cats. In fact, unlike most felines, they don’t especially like being the “only pet,” so you may want to get your Birman a companion — he won’t care if it’s another Birman, a different breed of cat or even a dog.

Cute Birman kittens

Birmans aren’t demanding of your attention, but they’ll definitely let you know when they need a head scratch or some petting. Then they’ll go about their business until it’s time for you to adore them again. You should also keep your Birman entertained with interactive toys that require him to do some thinking and moving to pop out treats or kibble.

If you would like to buy a Birman, check the following links:

TICA Birman Breeders List

CatChannel Breeders List

Fanciers Birman Breeders Referral List

Such a beautiful Birman

Sources:

http://www.tica.org/find-a-breeder/item/235-birman-breeders

http://www.catchannel.com/classifieds/listing-birman.aspx

http://www.breedlist.com/birman-breeders.html

http://www.vetstreet.com/cats/birman#personality

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