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Breed Breakdown – Burmese

BREED: Burmese

APPEARANCE: Medium sized cat, well muscled, solid build. Small round head with wide set eyes that in adults should be yellow or golden in colour. Short hair, fine, glossy, silky coat that comes in a wide variety of colours.

TEMPERAMENT: Loving, affectionate, lively, playful, active, outgoing, mischievous and intelligent.

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN: 12-16 years.

MAINTENANCE: Low maintenance requiring little grooming.

SUITS: They are excellent companions, love people and company. Well suited to families and generally good with kids. Compatible with other cats and dogs. They prefer company, so if in a household where they are home alone a bit they are better to have another cat.

INTERESTING FACT: The Burmese breed originated from a cat by the name of Wong Mau that came from Burma to the USA.

Originally published in My Pet Magazine Winter 2016.

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