9 Reasons You Should and Shouldn’t Get a Burmese Cat

If you’re considering adding a Burmese cat to your family, you may be wondering what the pros and cons are of having this breed.

As with many things in life, there are some great benefits to adopting this breed of cat but also some drawbacks to consider as well.

Here are 9 reasons you should and shouldn’t get a Burmese cat based on facts from reputable resources such as the ASPCA and CFA (which an organization that maintains the standards for purebred cat breeds).

1) They have the perfect personality

Burmese cats are fantastic pets. They’re low maintenance, sweet-tempered, and always willing to come to snuggle with you on the couch.

There’s very little grooming needed for them (even less than other short-haired cats), they tolerate other animals well, they’re polite around people, and you’ll never find them spraying in inappropriate places.

They love to play! If you have kids or other pets at home who like to roughhouse with their toys all over the place, this is the cat for you.

There’s no fear of your cat getting upset because someone ran over his toy in the living room and knocked it across the room – if it happens three times during one visit he’ll just stop playing there altogether.

2) They are extremely playful

The most endearing thing about Burmese cats is just how playful they are. Whether you’re playing with one or watching them from afar, their playfulness will soon have you hooked.

But of course, it’s important to remember that like many other breeds of cats, Burmese are more prone to injury than other cats thanks to their thinner, more delicate legs.

So for those with small children in the home who might not always be able to be so careful, this may not be the breed for them. Thankfully Burmese are happy enough simply running around chasing each other or a ping pong ball without doing any damage whatsoever!

3) They can be trained

9 Reasons You Should and Shouldn't Get a Burmese Cat
9 Reasons You Should and Shouldn’t Get a Burmese Cat

1. The most commonly known is the fact that they are some of the best lap-cats around.

If you have wanted a cat that likes to be held, but not gets too crazy when handled, the Burmese may be the perfect cat for you. They are gentle animals who will happily accept petting for hours on end.

2. The Burmese are also one of the most intelligent breeds of cats out there, meaning they can be trained to do just about anything their human desires!

3. In general, this breed doesn’t produce as much hair or dander as other cats in shedding season do, meaning that people with allergies or sensitivities might enjoy having one of these wonderful felines in their lives!

4) They aren’t very vocal

Burmese cats are intelligent, elegant creatures who, on the whole, have nothing but good to offer. Despite these benefits, however, some people may not be suited for this particular type of pet.

They’re not very vocal. One thing most people seem to think about getting a pet is that they want their pet to be able to talk back at them from time to time.

A Burmese cat might still be able to do so- but in addition to a meow here and there, it will probably sleep for long periods without waking up for anything.

5) They are affectionate

Burmese cats are one of the most affectionate breeds of cats. They may be standoffish at first, but once they get to know you, you’ll be hard-pressed to get them off your lap or out from under your feet.

Unlike some breeds that stay inside all day, Burmese enjoy going outside on a harness or walking on a leash to explore the yard with their owners. However, this breed just likes interacting with people on their terms in their own space instead of rushing to see what’s going on; it’s usually due to past neglect rather than laziness.

6) They are active but gentle

9 Reasons You Should and Shouldn't Get a Burmese Cat
9 Reasons You Should and Shouldn’t Get a Burmese Cat

Burmese cats are active but they can also be gentle.

These cats are very intelligent and you can train them quickly even if you have no experience training animals before.

7) Masks and Patches (color pointed version) look adorable in photos

Colorpointed masks, the traditional trademark of the Burmese cat, are the most striking feature of these felines. The perfect contrast to their sleek coats, they give these cats an enchanting appearance that is sure to draw in any onlookers.

They come in a variety of colors; reds, creams, oranges, black and cream torties…the list goes on. If you’re looking for an amazing addition to your family but you’ve been having trouble deciding what kind of pet would be best for you then look no further.

It may seem surprising that a type of cat so closely associated with Africa is commonly found in homes all over America but this just adds to their exotic appeal.

8) Their fur feels soft to touch

Burmese cats are one of the most popular cat breeds for many reasons. One of these reasons is their coat; their fur feels super soft to the touch and has this gorgeous silky sheen to it.

I feel like I can go on about how much I love brushing my cat’s fur all day, but there are other pros too!

9) They shed less than other cats

Burmese cats have been voted one of the best breeds for people who are looking for pets that don’t shed as much. This is due to their non-pigmented fur, meaning that they don’t need to spend time rubbing up against things to create enough oils on their fur, which then causes them to shed less.

However, when it does come time for a grooming session, those hairs will still be present.

And even though these cats shed less than others, it doesn’t mean you’ll never see any cat hair throughout your home. Be prepared for daily grooming sessions with these furry felines!

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