Cats of Oriental breeds are very beautiful and elegant. The most common and well-known Oriental cat breed — Siamese. but there are other breeds that came to us from Asia. This, for example, beauty the Burmese (or Burma).

The founder of the Burmese breed cats a cat named Wong Mau. Its homeland is the western coast of Burma (now - Myanmar). In 1930, Wong Mau brought Dr. Joseph Topmsson to San Francisco with the goal of breeding a new breed. Wong Mau mated with the Siamese cat Tai Mau. So the history of the Burmese breed began.

In 1936 the breed was officially registered, but after 11 years registration revoked, because some breeders abuse by crossing Burmese with Siamese cats, and kittens did not conform to the breed standard. In 1957, the registration was restored. Now Burmese cats cannot be mixed with other breeds. In Europe Burmese appeared in 1949 - two cats and a cat were brought to England.

The Burmese is of medium size. It boasts a strong and muscular, yet compact body. The Burmese have a strong backbone and well-developed musculature, so they weigh a lot. Usually cats are larger than cats. Burmese cats have a short muzzle and widely set ears. Eyes - round, large, widely spaced, color can range from yellow to amber.

Legs, the Burmese thin, tail — medium length, straight and thick, with a rounded tip (the tip and slightly narrower). The Burmese Shorthair. She has a delicate, soft and silky coat, tight to the body. The coat features a characteristic Shine, almost no undercoat .

Generally, there are two standards of Burmese cat breed. European and American. The main difference between them — in recognized colors. In America recognizes four color Burm. platinum (purple), blue, champagne (chocolate) and sable (brown). In Europe the recognized colors ten. chocolate brown, cream, red, purple, blue and four tortie: lilac, chocolate, blue and brown. Also according to European standard Burmese paws should be oval, rounded.

The Burmese cat is a great companion. She is distinguished by a playful and friendly disposition, loves human society and gets along well with other pets. For this burm is sometimes called "cat-dog". Burmese cats are smart, energetic and active. They keep their fervor and curiosity to the old age, even at a respectable age, reminding kittens. It is thanks to its excellent character that Burmese cats are becoming more popular.

But the character of Burmese cats can bring the owner some difficulties. The Burmese are very curious and may go in search of adventure. She is not afraid of strangers and street transportation, so it must be carefully monitored. The Burmese cat does not like to stay home alone and in need of fellowship, so it is not necessary to have one if you can't give your pet enough attention .

If you have small children, it is very important to explain to them that a cat is a living creature that is impossible to squeeze. The Burmese do not conflict and are not aggressive (she even almost no scratches), so it will never give the child back if he hurt her, and will endure and suffer in silence. Of course, the Burmese are not vindictive, but you don't want your pet injured?

The Burmese cat does not require any special care or detention conditions. besides, she is very independent and clean. It's easy to take care of her short hair. All that is required of the owner is to periodically claw claws. as necessary, wipe the eyes and ears with a cotton swab (just the shell, not the auditory meatus). Feed Burma can be "naturalka" or high-quality feed (dry or wet).

Burmese cat - a very beautiful animal with a bright personality and beautiful character. If you like affectionate, sociable and playful pets, Burma is what you need!