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Burmese Facts

Average Size60cm (2ft)
Average Weight4.5kg (10lbs)
Average Life Span12 years
ColourBrown, Black, Blue, Lilac, Cream, Ginger
Average Litter Size5
TemperamentIntelligent, friendly and affectionate

Burmese Location

Map of Burmese Locations
Map of Asia


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.