The legend.

The legend that surrounds these mystical cats with extraordinary eyes, was born in Burma, in one of the many temples dedicated to Lao Tsun-Kian-Kse, goddess of the reincarnation of souls.

In one of these temples, guarded by monks who looked after a hundred white cats with yellow eyes, stood a statue in solid gold with large eyes of blue sapphires.

The oldest and wisest of the monks he was Mun-Ha and beside him there was always Sinh, one of the hundred cats present.

One day the temple was attacked by marauders who killed Mun-Ha while he was meditating in front of the statue of the Goddess. When Sinh saw his master lying on the ground, he climbed onto her body staring into the Goddess in the sapphire eyes; it was at that moment that an amazing transformation took place: his cloak became golden like the clothes of the Goddess, the tops of the body (muzzle, ears, legs and tail) became earth-colored, the part of the legs that instead rested on the priest's body remained candid, white, as a sign of purity and finally, the Goddess gave Sinh her shining, deep and intense blue sapphire eyes.

Sinh, after a few days of waking, died, and all the other cats in the temple took on his same physical appearance and passed it on to their descendants.

The Birman thus became Sacred, accompanying the souls of the deceased in reincarnation.

 

 

The History.

In reality, the history and origin of this wonderful cat remains uncertain, in 1950 the Birman was baptized as the Sacred of Birman and in 1966 there was official recognition of the breed.

The Birmans comes to italy for the first time on 1978 by the Doc Franca Maria Gabriele.

However, a peculiarity of this cat remains the candid glove: pure white paws, without a trace of color, from the "fingers" to the joints that must not 

never be overstepped, except for the hind legs. The glove must be regular and symmetrical in both the front and hind legs.

 

 

 

Temperament.

Lover of home and comfort, loves regular life, is constant in habits and affections. With his human reference, he establishes a special and exclusive relationship, he needs to feel the object, albeit in a small way, of attention and demonstrations of affection.

He enjoys the company of other pets which, however, are not among his prey. Tender playmate and raids even with children, he is easily educated with just the voice command.

Despite being cheerful and lively, it is not a destructive cat and has no particular problems of adapting to travel, change of home, etc.

 

 

 

Take care of our Birmans.

Thanks to the average length of its coat, the Burmese cat does not require hours of complex grooming. Her coat is combed easily and rarely gets inextricably ruffled or knotted.

Taking a bath periodically helps to eliminate, especially in periods of moulting, the excess dead hair, thus also helping the correct ingestion of the hair without creating disturbances.

To wash it, my advice is to create a safe environment, free from drafts and heated. Always cutting the nails of our Birman helps us to avoid painful scratches and to keep the nail growth at bay.

To wash it, my advice is to create a safe environment, free from drafts and heated. Always cutting the nails of our Burmese helps us to avoid painful scratches and to keep the nail growth at bay.

Wrap it in a towel and dab some of the water from the fur. You can proceed with drying with a hairdryer or with blowers on the market, where frightened, you can use a thermo heater.

Once dry, comb it with a wide-toothed comb, against the grain, to give volume, and sprinkle it with talcum powder to remove moisture from the hair, always combing it against the grain, this will also give softness to the coat.

With a cotton pad soaked in a special detergent solution, you can proceed with the cleansing of the auricle and with a new disposable pad for each eye, you can proceed with the eye and nose counter.

All of this must be done periodically to take care of his coat.