Burmese Kitties...

  1. Hello Everyone!

    I was wondering...DH and I recently put one of our best friends to sleep. Beau was, without a doubt, the best cat I have ever known. Believe me, I've known a few...we currently still have 4 cats. They're great...don't get me wrong...but there was something genuinely different about Beau. He was a siamese/burmese mix and we attribute his stellar purrsonality to the burmese in him. Needless to say, we miss him and know that we can't replace him...but we are considering the possiblility of getting another cat, God help us! We are thinking about getting a Burmese kitten. My question is this...do any of you own or know anyone who owns a burmese and are they as wonderful as all the breed information says? I've read that they are very affectionate, loving, and even trainable. The material I've come across describes them as "dog-like". These are the traits we are looking for in our new little one if we do decide to expand our family once again. Anyway, any information you have would be great. Thanks!

    ~Beau
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  3. by   sunnygirl272
  4. by   sunnygirl272
    holy cow!!! they are expensive...http://www.laptopcats.com/kittens_for_sale.htm
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    look here for kittens....
  5. by   Hooligan
    Thanks for the links!

    I know, I couldn't believe how expensive they were too! Especially since all my previous cats have been shelter cats. Thanks God we're looking for a sable...those tend to be a little cheaper...
  6. by   kristi915
    We have a birmese cat. I think she would be nicer if I didn't pick on her so much when she was a kitten. She was very good as a kitten, very loving and gentle. They are kinda high maintence cats, prissy kind of explains it....

    Here's a pic of her...it's not that great since she's got those devil eyes on her....she is a very beautiful cat....just a big snob...maybe a male would be less snobby...
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  7. by   kristi915
    Oh yea, she was free. We live on a farm and someone dropped her off.
  8. by   Hooligan
    Wow! She's beautiful!! I think she must be a mix... true Burmese are shortair cats...I can't tell, but are here eyes that vivid gold color? What a great find...she's absolutely beautiful! I agree...I think upbringing makes a big difference in personality...they're a lot like kids in that respect!
  9. by   dianah
    Beautiful cat!! Good luck finding what you want! We LOVE our three rescues, bottle-fed 'em before their eyes were open (one still had an umbilical cord attached). They are red tabbies, and are our BABIES (even tho they're now three years old!)!! Originally named Head, Shoulders and Bottom (cuz we couldn't tell 'em apart, had to recognize who was who, when feeding, so we put a black mark on one's head, one on another's shoulder, and one on another's bottom - dorsal, proximal to tail, NOT near the active area, OK!!!! -- then changed their names later to Fred, Sheldon and Bobby. Couldn't see calling for "Head! Head!!" or "Bottom!! Here Bottom!" all their days. We love our cats!! Again, good luck! -- D
  10. by   adrienurse
    Beautiful Kitty, Kristi. If you want a good, sturdy, dog-like cat -- get a Maine Coon. I love my Rufus! Very friendly, affectionate, playful. Plays catch, is always dragging various objects around the house in his mouth. The latest is a Voodoo dall that my sister brought from New Orleans!
    Last edit by adrienurse on Nov 30, '06
  11. by   Hooligan
    Originally posted by adrienurse
    Beautiful Kitty, Kristi. If you want a good, sturdy, dog-like cat -- get a Maine Coon. I love my Rufus! Very friendly, affectionate, playful. Plays catch, is always dragging various objects around the house in his mouth. The latest is a Voodoo dall that my sister brought from New Orleans!
    Wow! Another beautiful baby!

    We have actually considered a Maine Coon...how big is yours? We have one cat now that we think is a Maine Coon mix...he's big...but still not what you would consider Maine Coon big and I don't think his fur pattern is quite right...But Lord, he is Heavy! He's not fat...but sturdy, just like you described! He's not quite as graceful as the others either...I think his stockiness makes things like jumping a little more difficult for him but sheesh...what a tank! Unfortunately, of all our cats, he's the least friendly. He's not mean...just aloof (sp?)...He comes around on his terms and his terms only expecially to me... he's definately a daddy's boy!
  12. by   kristi915
    Originally posted by bean 76
    Wow! She's beautiful!! I think she must be a mix... true Burmese are shortair cats...I can't tell, but are here eyes that vivid gold color? What a great find...she's absolutely beautiful! I agree...I think upbringing makes a big difference in personality...they're a lot like kids in that respect!
    Yea she probably is a mix. Her eyes change colors, depending on her mood. She has beautiful blue eyes, but when she is mad her eyes turn red inside, and have that gold look around them. She's very moody.

    Our other cat, well MY cat isn't so much beautiful as she is cute...
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  13. by   kristi915
    Another of my cat.....

    They were both found here on the farm. We used to have a maine coon cat, well...I had a maine coon cat, she was a barn cat and roamed around the farm a lot, and she got hit by a car. Her name was Momma Kitty...I wish we had another maine coon. They are beautiful and so nice.
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  14. by   amblessing
    {{{{Bean}}}}

    I am sorry about your loss . Putting an animal down is never easy - I had to put our Siamese mix down about 5 years ago and it was very difficult.

    A Siamese/Burmese mix is actually a breed - they are "Tonkinese". They are wonderful kitties! They have the "dog" traits of the Burmese - ours actually fetches toys and brings them back to us. She follows us around the house, is extremely loyal and affectionate, and "rides" on our shoulders (Tonkinese are notorious for that!). The only Siamese trait that she has is that lovely Siamese "yowl-meow" and the fact that she LOVES high places. Other that that she is a Burmese all the way! My hubby raised Burmese before we met and he loved them! They are cool cats! Good luck in your kitten search and check out the Tonkinese if you get a chance (WARNING: you'll want more that one!)
    http://www.breedlist.com/tonkinese-breeders.html
    or
    http://www.cfainc.org/breeds/profiles/tonkinese.html
    Last edit by amblessing on Aug 22, '02

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