The Sacred Cat of Burma, as the Birman is sometimes called, is said to have acquired his eye-catching appearance through the intervention of a blue-eyed goddess, who rewarded a temple cat’s love for and devotion to his priest by turning his white coat golden and changing his yellow eyes to blue. His paws remained white as a symbol of his purity. Ever since, the temple cats have borne the goddess’s marks of favor, and it was said that priests who died were reborn into the cats’ bodies.
Birmans come in a variety of color points, seal, blue, chocolate, red or flame, and lilac in solid, tabby or tortie and typically weigh 6 to 12 pounds.
Ready to meet the Sacred Cat of Burma? The Birman is a medium-sized, strongly built cat with striking eyes, round face, and a Roman-shaped nose which all result in a pleasing expression. Like all colorpoint cats, Birman kittens are born all white and develop their color as they mature.
The Birman is an exceptionally sweet natured cat, making it an ideal companion. They are social with both people and other animals. They are patient, even-tempered and tolerant, making them an excellent choice for families with children and/or other pets. Birmans are relatively quiet cats; most are soft spoken and refined, with soft chirp-like voices.
Learn more about the Birman at https://cfa.org/birman/