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Sacred Cat of Burma

enero 12, 2021

The Sacred of Burma has its origin in the mystery of a legend. It is said in fact that the first example of the Sacred of Burma descended from the white cat of the monk Mun Ha of the temple of Lao Tsun: following the death of the religious, the goddess Tsun Kyan Kse transformed him into a feline with deep sapphire blue eyes and a mantle with golden reflections. Some stories argue instead that the first examples of Sacred of Burma are the direct descendants of the two specimens donated by Burmese monks to some French soldiers stationed which, by importing them into Europe, decreed their success.

Other stories hypothesize that the Sacred of Burma is the result of the crossing between a Persian and a Siamese, respectively responsible for the particular color and nature of the hair. In 1926, the Fédération internationale féline (Fi.Fe) gave the feline breed that official recognition that finally fixed the characteristic features of the Sacred of Burma and that dispelled any possible confusion with another feline, the Burmese cat: slightly elongated body, semi-long hair, blue eyes like sapphires and paws wrapped in a very white glove.


The Birman Sacred Cat is a bright, active and lovable cat; is a feline prone to domestic life, sociable and extremely playful with children and other pets. The Sacred Cat of Burma tends to forge an exclusive bond with the owner, to whom it gives love and sweetness. In general, this feline si get involved in all family activities but shuns confusion. The character and behavior of the Sacred of Burma belies the cliché that would see the cat as an autonomous and independent animal.


A newborn Sacred Birman puppy is all white: the typical golden color and the dark extremities (tail, ears and muzzle) appear only after a few months.

In the very first months of life, the Sacred of Burma puppy manifests those physical and character characteristics typical of the two feline breeds from which it is assumed it descends: Siamese (colourpoint coloring and harmony in movements) e Persian (long coat, strong bone and sweetness).

To be sure you are adopting a specimen with a certain appearance and a certain character, it is good to know that the price of a puppy of Birman it must be around 800- 1300 euros.


It is very rare for the Sacred Cat of Burma to suffer from obesity. The feline breed is characterized by its high self-regulation capacity or the ability to usually eat small doses during the day. It is therefore advisable to alternate dry food with wet food so that the nutritional principles and beneficial properties contained can adequately meet the nutritional needs of the specimen.

It is always preferable, and even more so if it is a male specimen, place the water bowl close to the food bowl to allow for a correct supply of liquids (in this case, males tend to drink less than females and, more generally, all males of other feline breeds).

After the important breastfeeding phase in which the kitten feeds on colostrum (rich in proteins and low in fat and sugar), weaning must make the transition from liquid food to semi-solid food, rich in nutrients necessary for growth. In fact, the Sacred of Burma puppy will only be able to eat dry food around ten weeks.

In this sense, the use of industrial type feed allows you to control the raw materials contained and the daily doses to be administered at each stage of life. A healthy and correct diet allows you to avoid the appearance of diseases, sensitivities or disorders related to incorrect nutrition.

Grooming and hygiene

The hair of the Sacred of Burma does not require special care. Despite being thick and long, its coat requires only one brush per week and a bath every two or three months. Grooming operations remain important to keep the coat clean and soft and to avoid the formation of hairballs (which, if digested, become dangerous for the animal’s health). The Sacred of Burma it does not have a thick undercoat, which means it cannot handle the harsh temperatures and drafts.


From the genetic point of view, the most frequent pathologies in the Sacred of Burma are: breathing difficulties, digestive system problems and nudity syndrome.

Generally speaking, the Sacred of Burma is in good health. Anyhow it is necessary to carry out a busy schedule of visits at the treating veterinarian and respect the timing of the main vaccinations, the relative reminders (against viral gastroenteritis, viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, feline leukemia, feline immunodeficiency and rabies) and all the operations necessary to avoid diseases of another nature (such as heartworm and leishmaniasis).

  • Head The head should be broad and rounded, with a vigorous chin.
  • Eyes The eyes must be large, set wide apart and rather round.
  • Ears The ears must not be too big and wide at the base, with rounded tips.
  • Body The body must be of medium length and with strong bones. Males must have a more massive structure than females.
  • Tail The tail must be of medium length, full and fluffy.
  • Arts The legs must be strong, not too long and with round feet.
  • Coat and color The coat should be long, silky on the back and sides and with a light undercoat. Colors are allowed: Seal, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Red and Cream Point. Seal, Blue, Chocolate and Lilac Tortie Point. Seal, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Red and Cream Tabby Point. Seal, Blue, Chocolate and Lilac Tortie Tabby Point.