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Birman

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Attractive, gentle, and devoted.

Where I'm From

This ancient breed has long been described as the 'sacred cat of Burma'. Delve into a Birman's past and you'll find mystery and intrigue.

A Buddhist legend claims the breed originated in a Buddhist temple. When one of the priests was murdered, a blue eyed goddess magically transformed all the temple cats into her likeness.

The less romantic version is that breed was developed by burmese priests.

Over time this exceptional looking cat has become popular with pet lovers all over the world.

What I Look Like

The Birman is a stunning looking cat, and easily distinguishable by its deep blue eyes and pure white feet.

They have long, silky fur, with the colour ranging from blues through to lilacs, chocolate and tabby. The cats have darker colouring on their face, ears, legs and tail.

Kittens are born white and will develop colour as they grow.

How I Act

The Birman has a sweet gentle appearance, and a temperament to match. They enjoy company, and are super affectionate and easy to handle, so make an ideal family pet.

Having a Birman in the house is like having a furry little four legged person around! They love to get involved in whatever you're doing.

Am I the pet for you?

How do I toilet train my cat

I rescued an adult female, desexed cat six months ago. Apparently she’s always been an outside cat. I have another cat who is mostly indoors and I would only let outside during the day if I was home. Luna didn’t like being indoors and wasn’t using the litter tray properly. I had her confined in the bathroom for a few days to get use to it and she would go next to it, rarely in it. She will sometimes use a tray otherwise will urinate or poop on the floor. I am at wits end. I have two trays, I’ve changed the type of litter, put dirt in the tray, picked up the poop and put it in the tray to show her that where it goes. I’ve used spray in the tray to attract her to want to use the tray. I bought felliway diffuser which is meant to calm cats and have also used the rescue remedy drops in her food. I’ve recently moved house where there is a cat enclosure so she can go in and out when ever she pleases but still goes in the kitchen (as I now close the bathroom door when she started going to the toilet in there), but tonight I noticed she’s been going in the spare room if anything is left on the floor which is carpeted. So I’ve now cleared that whole room to prevent her from going to the toilet. She is still going in the kitchen. I’ve tried cleaning the area and eliminating her scent by using water and vinegar then once dry use bi carb soda and hydrogen peroxide and it has made no difference. She’s been tested for a bladder infection which came up negative. I love animals. I have another cat which she now gets along with and two dogs which she is still getting use to. I don’t know what else to do and I don’t want to give her up but feel like I will have no choice.