Frequently Asked Questions
Can you describe the Burmese and Bombay personalities?
Burms and Boms are known to be calm, gregarious, confident, curious and extremely affectionate. They are very social and prefer to be with their people, either on their laps, shoulders or under the bed covers. They don't like to take "No" for an answer. Both are very playful, but I notice my Boms are a bit wilder at play than my Burms.
Are Burmese cats good with other pets?
Usually. They tend to think of themselves as “king or queen of the palace”, but due to their laid-back personalities, they adapt very well to other animals in the household, especially if they are brought into the household as kittens.
Are Burmese cats good with children and lots of activity in the household?
Due to their outgoing and confident nature, Burms will adapt quickly to many household situations and noises. They enjoy cuddling and lots of attention, however, always caution young children to be loving and gentle with their Burm and to please not pull their tail.
Will my Burmese be lonely if I work during the day?
Probably. Burms tend to bond very strongly with their people. If they are left alone during the day, they will probably sleep most of the time and will be ready for action when you come home. After a long day of being alone, you can expect your Burm to be like glue to you. They want nothing more than to be loved and played with. They are happiest when they have a companion, either human or animal.
Are Burmese cats affectionate?
EXTREMELY!!! I can not stress this enough! Burmese cats have been characterized as “Velcro cats”. They will climb into laps and burrow under bed covers to be close to their people. They enjoy lots of attention and well, they deserve it!
Are Burmese talkative like Siamese?
Not really. They may talk a little bit, but usually when there is something they desire, such as their morning meal or a favorite game (fetch)
Are Burmese very playful?
ABSOLUTELY! They are quite playful, well into their adult and senior lives. They specialize at fetch and will frequently bring toys and drop them in your lap for you to throw. My Burms go crazy for pipe cleaners that you wrap around a pencil to make a curly Q.