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The Birman Cat, originally from France, is a medium sized, long coated cat breed that has become quite popular among cat fans around the world. Some people may refer to this cat breed as a Sacred Birman because some cats are known by different names. The Birman Cats are said to have quite the personality. Their owners have said that they are often gentle and kind. Their personality and demeanor is what makes most owners incredibly happy to have them in their homes for their entire lifespan of 15 years! It is important for a cat owner to understand their cat. Please continue reading to learn more about the Birman Cat breed!
The Birman Cat has been known for its medium size and this has been a deciding factor for many owners of this breed. Its build is best described as hearty, well-shaped, and well-built. Future cat owners that are searching for a medium sized cat breed will be very pleased with this cat as it often weighs within 9 lbs to 12 lbs. The Birman Cat has a heritage with depth. The breeding of its pedigree has led to a fur coat (or lack-there-of) that is commonly described as bushy, luxuriant, and luscious. This is one of the most popular cat breeds because of its color scheme. The Birman Cat breed is often found in blue spot, stain seal, and and chocolate. The medium length tail found in most of the Birman Cat breed is believed to help the cat with balance, grace, and agility. Their medium sized eyes, that are common among the Birman Cat breed, create a unique look that their owners find adorable.
Birman Cat breeds adapt immediately to their new environment. They have no physical or emotional when moving into a new home! The Birman Cat does not seem to be impacted when meeting new people. It does not usually shy away from a new person, or make an effort to introduce itself to them. The Birman Cat breed is very social and loves to interact with people. They make a great addition to any household that is wanting a feline companion! This cat is good for homes with children. It does a good job tolerating their unfledged behavior. The Birman Cat loves to be around dogs! So much so, that it could be said that the cat sees the dogs as family! Owners beware that the amount of affection that this cat demands can be overwhelming. The Birman Cat is very affectionate! This cat will often play when interacted with, but does not seek out the playful interaction on its own. The moderate energy level of this cat is enough to keep it active during playtimes with its owner. The Birman Cat is moderately intelligent. While it will most likely never be well trained, owners can expect their’s to learn routines around the home.
Owners of Birman Cats must expect to spend a few hours each month maintaining the cat’s appearance through grooming. If an owner is not willing to invest the time, the cat may start to look undesirable and may lead to health problems. This cat does not shed much, but may lead its owners to clean their homes more frequently than before. This cat breed has less problems than others, but will have the occurrence of health problems on occasion. Overall the Birman Cat is fairly healthy. As with all pets, owners should expect health problems to occur as the pet gets older. Common health problems for the Birman Cat breed are Cardiomyopathy, Liver Shunts, and Nystagmus. Allergic reactions are not common, but may occur in people with cat allergies that come near the Birman Cat breed. After the initial purchase price that ranges between $300 and $700, owners should expect to pay around $950 annually for the Birman Cat’s needs.