European Burmese

European Burmese
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: England
Coat Type: short, smooth and sleek
Color: red, cream, torties of brown, chocolate, blue and lilac
Temperament: loves people, other pets,
lots of interaction and companionship

November’s Cat of the Month

A very social cat, they must have human companionship. They’ve been known to open cabinets & love to chew on unlikely objects like wires.

Where does the European Burmese come from?

The European Burmese can trace its roots back to a cat in Burma, known as Wong Mau, who was imported to the U.S. in the 1930s. Ancestors of the Burmese breed are Siamese. U.S. stock was imported to the United Kingdom where each developed separate breeding programs, both using descendants of Wong Mau. The results are 2 different breeds, the European Burmese and the Burmese.

What does the European Burmese look like?

The European Burmese is larger than the Burmese. The eyes are shaped differently and are usually a bright gold color. The muzzle is more angular. Ears are set further apart than the Burmese. The European Burmese sports more coat colors than its cousin – red, cream, brown tortie, chocolate tortie, blue tortie and lilac tortie. The coat is short and sleek requiring only weekly brushing. Use a rubber brush to protect the skin.

What is the temperament of the European Burmese?

The European Burmese is an active, curious cat with an excellent temperament. They are chewers, so its important not to leave any items such as clothing, plastic bags, your mail lying around. It’s a good idea to purchase electric cord covers as well. The EB has been known to open doors and cabinets. The EB’s purr can be quite loud and some purr constantly. They are good with most children. People sharing their lives with these cats do exactly that. They need lots of companionship and interaction. With their need for companionship, EBs get along well with other cats and friendly dogs. They will be playful and friendly all their lives.

Possible Health Issues

Endocardial fibroelastosis (a fatal disease, enlarged left atrium and ventricle), congenital keratoconjunctivitis (dry eye), problem with the eyelid similar to cherry eye.

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