By Dr. Fiona is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a cat insurance and dog insurance agency.
About the Birman Cat
Weight: 10-18 lb
Points of conformation: Face resembles a Siamese, but is rounder and fuller. They are heavier boned than Siamese, and have small wide set ears. They have large round paws and are long bodied.
Coat: Medium-long single coat.
Color: Kittens are born white and then develops the seal points. White mittens 1/2 to 3/4 up to the ankles is desired.
Grooming needs: Low to moderate, daily brushing is recommended.
Origin: Burma (Myanmar)
Behavior Traits: Playful and friendly, but with a territorial tendency.
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