A holy burmaan is an easygoing, calm and friendly cat. She is calm, humble and tolerant. Burmese like to seek eye contact and give cups. They also love to play at home. They get along with other pets and of course love their owners and their other family members. They do need a quiet place where they can retreat when necessary.
A sacred burmaan has a long body, a round head and short legs. She gets some of her charm from her full cheeks and deep blue eyes. She has a medium coat. Except for the white feet on the legs, the coat is light colored. These pure white ‘gloves’ must be regularly distributed over the feet and not get too high. The sacred burmaan comes in coat colors such as brown (dark or chocolate), (light) blue-gray and (light) red. Patterns vary between stripes (tabby) and spots (tortoise) or combinations thereof. On average, this purebred cat weighs between 4.5 and 8 kg.
Legend has it that Tibetan Kittah priests transformed their soul into a white cat after death. They worshiped the god Song-Hyo and the goddess Tsun Kyan-Kse, the ruler of the soul displacement. The latter was known for her sapphire blue eyes. The holy burmaan shares with her that eye color and her golden glow. The white legs of this cat represent the purity of the soul and the dark shadow on the fur and the dark mask represent the uncleanness of the earth. This cat is certainly not immortal, but her average age is estimated at 9 to 13 years. Some say this breed can live up to 15 to 20 years old. It is important to keep these cats in shape, as they can easily become overweight. Her coat is easy to care for.
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