Facts about Burmese Cats, Scientific name for Burmese Cat is Felis Catus". "Burmese Cat" is a domestic cat breed that is believed to have descended from a female cat known as Wong Mau. The Wong Mau is said to have originated from Burma and brought to America in 1930 where it bred with American Siamese Cat. From this interbreeding came a variety of cats one of them is the Burmese Cat. Britons and Americans have developed their own versions of Burmese Cats which have made many cat registries to turn down the request to classify the two as separate breeds.
A female Burmese Cat is called a "queen or molly", male Burmese Cat is called a "tom" and the name "clowder" is called a group and young or baby cats are called kittens. The Burmese Cats had an initial dark brown color which later on changed into a variety of colors depending on the region and the locality where they are found. The British and American Burmese Cat variations differ in their body and head structure. The British Burmese Cat breed has a slender and long body coupled with large pointed ears and a wedge shaped head. The muzzle is long and tapered combining well with the almond-shaped eyes. The British Burmese Cat also has long legs with oval pawls.
The American Burmese Cat breed on the other hand which is referred to as the contemporary Burmese Cat is stockier and has a broad head. The muzzle is short and flattened and its eyes are round. Both the legs of the Burmese Cat and the tail are proportionate to its body and its pawls are rounded.
Both the American and the British Burmese Cats are small to medium in size weighing approximately pounds (4 to 6 kg). Compared to their size, they seem bulkier and muscular.
Color and Coat
The Burmese Cat coat is fine, glossy and short giving it a satin-looking finish. The Burmese Cat come in solid colors which are uniform throughout the body with under parts that are lighter.
A Burmese Cats has 30 teeth while a kittens has about 26 teeth that they will lose at about 6 months of age. A Burmese Cat has the ability to jump up to six times its length. The Burmese Cats love people and they successfully maintain their kitten-like behavior and energy all the way to adulthood. The Burmese Cat have some similarity with dog breeds and they tend to spend much time with their owners thereby forming strong bonds.
Burmese Cat Facts
There are over 500 million domestic cats in the world and 88 million in the United States Approximately 40,000 people are bitten by cats in the U.S. annually. Burmese Cats on average sleep 13 to 14 hours a day and when they are awake, the spend a lot of time liking themselves to keep themselves clean. Burmese Cats help control rodents like small rats and mice where the live homes, warehouse, ect.
Burmese Cats have very sharp hearing and their sense of smell is fantastic. Burmese Cats average life span is around 12 to 15 years. The reason why Burmese Cats can squeeze through very small spaces is that they have no collarbone and free-floating clavicle bones that their shoulders are attach to their forelimbs, that's why a Burmese Cat can fit through a hole the same size as its head and they use their whiskers to determan if they can fit through the space.
The fear of cats "Ailurophobia".
Burmese Cats can see at levels of light six time lower than a human, this is why cats can catch mice so easily at night. Burmese Cats outer ear uses 32 muscles to control it, and a human has only 6 muscles in its ear and a Burmese Cat can move its ears 180 degrees. A Burmese Cat can move their ears independently. The cat's hairball is called a "bezoar" (meaning a concretion or calculus found in the intestines or stomach of certain animals, in particular ruminants, formerly alleged to be an effective cure for poison). A Burmese Cat can climb up a tree well but can not climb head first down a tree, because all the claws on a cat’s paw points the same direction, to get down from a tree, a Burmese Cat has to back down. A Burmese Cat can run at a top speed of about 30 mph (48.2 km) over a short distance.
A cat rubs against a person to not only to be affectionate but also to mark out its territory. A Burmese Cat does not like water because its fur is not insulate it well when it gets wet. A Burmese Cat averages about 12 whiskers on both side of its face. A cats jaw can not move sideways, there for a cat can not chew large pieces of food. A Burmese Cats back is highly flexible because of its 53 loosely fitting vertebrae. The body of a Burmese Cat has 230 bones. While a human body has 206. Compared to a humans who only have 34. The average Burmese Cat temperature of a cat is 101.5 °F. The Burmese Cats heart beats at 110 to 140 a minute, That is almost twice as fast as a human heart.