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The Burmese cat is native to the south east Asian countries of Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand, but is a very popular cat today and is domestically bred in Europe and across North America.

The Burmese is cat is thought to have been originally brown in colour but years of the selective breeding of the Burmese cat has meant that today the Burmese cat can be found in many different colours including black, lilac and even ginger.

The Burmese cat is best known for its beautiful soft fur, which is normally in incredible condition. The Thai name for the Burmese cat is subh-bha-lak , which means fortunate, beautiful and splendid in appearance.

The Burmese cat is a popular breed of domestic cat due to its playful and energetic nature. Burmese cats adore to be around humans and are extremely affectionate and loving pets.

The Burmese cat is a very intelligent animal and is constantly curious and inquisitive in its surroundings. The Burmese cat is also one of the more vocal breeds of domestic cat, along with one of the most elegant.

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Burmese Facts

The name of the domestic breed...
The area where the animal first came from...
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal...
60cm (2ft)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is...
4.5kg (10lbs)
Average Life Span:
The average time the animal lives for...
12 years
The domestic group such as cat or dog...
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Brown, Black, Blue, Lilac, Cream, Ginger
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts...
Intelligent, friendly and affectionate

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