Cats of Australia

Get rid of Fleas House & Pets               Cat Urine Removal Free Recipe





Articles Menu

Abscess in Cats
Age cat in human years
Aggressive Kittens
Allergic to Cats?
Bad Breath
Bath for Cats
Birth - Labor & Delivery
Breeds of Cat

Cat Flu
Cat Enclosures and Runs
Cat Facts
Cat -Dog - Human Fleas
Cat Illness
Cat Nip - Crazy Effects
Cat Quotes
Catch Worms from Cats?
Cat Urine clean Carpet
Cat Urine Clean Mattress
Cat Urine Clean Reviews
Cat Poop clean Carpets
Cute Kitten Pictures
Cystitis in Cats
Death of a cat - Coping
Dental Problems Cats
De-Worming Cat Kitten
Diarrhea in Cats  Kittens
Ear Mites in Cats
Flea Allergy Dermatitis
Fleas on young kittens
Fleas how to get rid of
Get Rid of fleas House
Hairballs in Cats
Health Problems Cats
Heat. Cat in Heat
House Training  Kitten
Humor - Annoy  Owner
Hypoallergenic Breeds
Introducing New Kittens
Kidney Disease
Kittens - How to care for
Kitten -Milk for Kittens?
Kitten Pictures
Litter Box Problems
Litter Box: Choosing
Miliary Dermatitis
Moving House with Cats
Nutritional Needs for Cats
Peeing in Potted Plants
Pictures of Cats

Pill - How to give cat
Poop clean Carpets
Pregnancy In Cats
Remove pet hair
Ringworm in Cats
Sand Fleas
Scratching Furniture
Spraying Urine Problems
Star Signs-Cat Horoscope
Stress: Feline Stress
Tapeworm in Cats
Teach cat to use toilet
Toothache & Tooth Decay
Toys for cats
Urine Removal - Carpet
Urine Removal Mattress
Urine Removal Reviews
Urinary Tract Problems
Vomiting Cats
Worming your Cat

Birman Cat Breed Profile - Breed Information with Description & Photos

Birman Cat Breed Profile  Photos and Description
Birman Cat


Birman Photos            Birman Breeders (Australia Only)

Birman Appearance

The Birman has point which means its face, ears, legs, tail and feet are a different color from the rest of its body. Kittens are born completely white and begin to show their points anywhere between 2 days and 2 weeks.

The Birman is a beautiful long hair cat with a medium to heavy body weight, brilliant blue eyes and a silky coat in a variety of different coloured points. Birmans have four white gloves on each of their feet.

Birman coats are easy to care for because they do not mat although they still need regular grooming.

Birman Personality

The Birman cat is intelligent, affectionate, gentle, and tolerant.

They are very playful and remain playful into old age.

The breed is very hardy and healthy.

They are a placid cat and very loyal to their owners.

The Birman is very suited to families and children.


Birmans make wonderful pets for children. They are tolerant and playful and will join in games. If permitted they will sleep on the child's bed and are always happy to see the young members of the household. Obviously small kittens and small children need supervision so that neither gets hurt while they are learning.

Birman Colors

Seal Point, Blue Point, Chocolate Point, Lilac Point, Cream Point, Red Point, Blue Cream, Choc/Lilac Tortie,
Tortie /Tabby, Lilac Tabby, Red/Cream Tabby, Seal Tabby, BlueTabby




The Birman Legend

The reincarnation of souls and a deep love for priests is the basis for the legend
of the Sacred Cats of Burma.

Once upon a time, before the days of Buddha, the KhmerBirman Cat Breed Profile  Photos and Description people built beautiful temples to honour their gods - particularly the god Song-Hyo and the Goddess Tsun-Kyan-Kse. One of these temples was Loa-Tsun, built on the sides of Mount Lugh. Within the temple was kept a gold figure of the goddess, with her sapphire eyes and dedicating his life to prayer lived the very holy Kittah Mun-Ha - and also 100 pure white cats with golden eyes. One of these was Sinh, the companion of the old priest. One night Thai raiders attacked the temple, killing Mun-Ha as he knelt before the figure of the Goddess. Immediately the cat Sinh jumped onto the body of his master and faced the Goddess. The priest's soul entered the cat, and as it did so the white hair of its body became golden and its eyes became sapphire-blue like the goddess. Its legs turned brown, except where the feet rested on its master and they remained white.

The transformation inspired the other priests to drive the raiders away and saved the temple from profanation and pillage. Seven days later, Sinh also died carrying with him into paradise the soul of Mun-Ha. And when seven days later, the assembled priests consulted before the statue to decide on Mun-Ha's successor, silently all the other white cats ran up, all dressed in gold with white gloves and with golden eyes transformed to sapphire blue. Transformed just like Sinh they surrounded the youngest of the Kittahs and thus the reincarnated ancestors were designated by the will of the Goddess. From then on, the priests guarded their sacred cats, believing them to have custody of the souls of the priests. When a priest dies his soul is transmigrated into the body of a cat and upon the cat's death the priest's soul's transition into heaven has been accomplished.



More Birman Photos     Birman Breeders (Australia Only)



Dog Chat

Sitemap        Privacy Policy       Disclaimer   

 Contact Us  for general enquiries
(Read Below)
Unfortunately, any cat related advice cannot be provided
If you require cat related advice please ask it from our members on our CAT FORUM

Copyright Cats of Australia. All rights reserved