Breed Name: Burmilla
It is a medium-sized cat weighing 6 to 13 pounds and 10 to 12 inches tall. Burmilla comes in various colors, such as blue, lilac, black, brown, and chocolate. Additionally, cats are intelligent, funny, and sociable. The cat enjoys life independently, and they don't need anyone to entertain them constantly.
Size – Medium size
Weight – 6 to 13 pounds
Height – 10 to 12 inches
Life Expectancy: 10 to 15 years.
Breed Price: Rs 20,000 to Rs 60,000 in India.
The cat has a medium size body that is heavy and sturdy. Burmilla height is 10 to 12 inches.
The cat has a rounded top of the head and is wide at eyebrow level. The eye shape is large and in green color and the ear is set with a slight forward tilt.
Burmilla coats can be short or long. The cat having a semi-longhair coat is known as Tiffanie in GCCF. The standard coat is shorthair. Its gene inherited from the Chinchilla Persian is producing longhair Burmilla. Additionally, burmilla comes in various coat colors like black, blue, lilac, brown, and chocolate.
The Burmilla cat originated in the United Kingdom. It is a medium-sized cat and has a muscular body. It was born unexpectedly in 1981 when two cats, a Chinchilla Persian and a Burmese, met each other. Their meeting makes the breed born. The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy recognized the cat as part of an Asian group. FIFe accepted the burmilla breed. Later, silver and tipped shades were recognized in GCCF, FIFe, CCCA, ACF, and CFA. In 2011, Golden Shaded was accepted by FIFe. Also, ACF took the golden-shaded cats.
It originated in the United Kingdom.
Breed Type - Family/guard:
The cat is medium-sized, and they are intelligent, funny, and sociable. These breeds are friendly and engaging without becoming needy. Burmilla's quickly becomes friends with children, cats, and dogs. However, cats enjoy their company and don't need anyone to entertain them constantly. Also, Burmilla loves to lounge on your lap and is a sweet cat. It is a perfect fit for pets for families.
Training a Burmilla is not easy. The cat does not enjoy training sessions like other cat breeds. They like to do Housebreaking, so you need to watch out that Burmilla doesn’t train you.
Health & Care:
It is a typically healthy breed with a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. But there is no guarantee that your cat will not develop health issues. The issues cats can develop are Diabetes Mellitus, allergies to grass, food, or pollen, and Polycystic Kidney Disease. To take care of cat health, take them to the veterinarian
for yearly visits. As it helps in avoiding preventable diseases. You can stay up-to-date on cat vaccines and receive essential preventatives for fleas, ticks, and heartworms.
Burmilla cats need regular nail trims, dental care, and ear cleanings. Additionally, cats should be fed high-quality cat food, and these cats can become overweight, so it is necessary to take that they are not overfed.
Burmilla's love interaction with their beloved humans. Because they crave connection, this breed quickly gets along with any pets such as dogs, strangers, children, and other pets. These breeds need affection from loved ones and like to stay alone for some time. But don’t make them stay alone for long as cats become anxious and bored.
Burmilla's like a home that is quiet, predictable, and offers human interaction to them. Keep your Burmilla inside at home in the summer, as cats are sensitive to heat. However, cats love to climb and conquer. You need to keep tall cat trees, high-up hammocks, and shelves.
Cats need good exercise as it helps them work out and they develop a good bond with you. Also, use interactive toys to engage them, and consider buying cat shelves and a cat tree for your kitty. Additionally, find a mentally stimulating toy that provides your cat with a well-balanced life, and take them for daily walks.
The toys like ripple rug play mats, food trees, turbo scratcher toys, pet cube toys, and feather whirls toys. Also, while shopping for cat toys, take care to buy TPA materials that do not have toxic substances like BPA or BHT. However, take them for 20 minutes for a walk daily in the garden or at a good place.
Burmilla cats have long or short-hair coats. To keep their coat healthy, brushing them at least once a week is essential. Because weekly brushing cuts down the amount of cat hair shed around your home. The brushing of teeth should be done weekly so that chances of developing periodontal disease are reduced.
Additionally, trimming the cat's nails and cleaning the ears during the week is essential. For cleaning the ear, use cotton swabs. Also, if you see redness or a bad odor in the ear, it indicates that the cat has developed an ear infection. When you notice these symptoms, taking them to the veterinarian is vital.
- It has low maintenance coat
- The breed is playful and provides affection to the owner
- A healthy breed
- Cat is a sociable animal
- They are intelligent cat
- It is an attractive cat
- Burmilla is a rare breed
- The cat meows a lot
- The cat is less active
- Burmilla cats are more likely to develop allergies than other breeds.