What is a Birman Cat?
A Birman cat, also known as the Sacred Cat of Burma, is a long-haired breed from France. It has an exotic look with its distinctive pointed coat and eyes that can range in color from blue to green or even copper. Birmans are known for their sweet personalities and their sociable nature, which makes them great companions.
History of Birmans
The Birman was first bred in the early 1900s in France by two Frenchmen who had acquired two specimens from traders who were returning from a trip to Burma (now Myanmar). The cats were reportedly descended from sacred temple cats that lived on the grounds of Buddhist temples. The original name for this cat was “Sacred Cat of Burma”; however, it later became more commonly referred to as simply “Birman” after its country of origin.
In 1925, the breed was officially recognized by the French Breeders Association and further developed over time through selective breeding with other breeds such as Persian cats and Siamese cats. Today, there are many different varieties available including Tabby Birmans, Colorpointed Birmans, Tortoiseshell Birmans and Blue-eyed White Birmans (also called Foreign Whites).
Are Birman Cats Friendly?
Absolutely! In fact, one of the main qualities that sets them apart is their tendency towards being extremely friendly towards humans. Due to their long history as companion animals they have grown accustomed to living with people and they enjoy interacting with them often – whether it be playing games or just cuddling up together on your lap! They tend to be quite gentle creatures too so if you’re looking for an affectionate pet then look no further than a Birman!
Birmans tend to get along very well with both adults and children alike but do need regular socialization training so that they stay relaxed around strangers (especially new ones). And since they love attention so much you won’t need much convincing when it comes time for some playtime either – these cats will always be up for some fun activities alongside those whom they love most!