Burmese Cats & Burmese Cat Breeders

The Burmese is a domesticated cat breed that is split into two groups: the American Burmese and the British Burmese.  It is sometimes confused with the Birman.  While many cat registries do not recognize the difference between the two, those that do formally refer to the the British Burmese as the European Burmese.

Burmese cats are well known for being highly intelligent, very friendly with humans and enjoy company.  They are a people-oriented breed and form strong bonds with their owners.  Because of this, Burmese are not as independent as some other breeds and need a reasonable amount of human attention.  They should not be left alone for extended periods of time.  Burmese are also very vocal,  like the Siamese but have softer, sweeter meows.  

The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) breed information on the Burmese implies that all survival instinct of flight or fight seems to have been bred out of them. However, other sources note that, while rarely aggressive with humans, Burmese cats can defend themselves quite well against other cats, even those larger than themselves.

Originally, all Burmese cats were dark brown or sable in colour but are now available in a wide variety of colours including blue.  The coat is glossy, with a satin-like finish and does not need additional grooming.   Burmese are live longer than many other breeds, often reaching 16 to 18 years of age. They are small to medium in size and usually weigh around 4–6 kg.

Burmese have a number of dog-like characteristics, and can be taught to play fetch and tag. The breed is comfortable with dogs and children.  They are suitable as an indoor breed of cat and will usually stay more affectionate if kept indoors. Burmese keep their kitten-like interests and energy throughout their adulthood.


"Blue" cat breeds have become increasingly popular and given the differences - particularly in temperament - see this article for more information if you're interested in the blue burmese - British Shorthair, Russian, Burmese or Korat - Which Blue Cat is that?


Check our listings for Kittens for sale here and click on the links to our breeders below to go to their profile page.  You can also click here to search for Registered Burmese Breeders by location. 


Source: Wikipedia

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Registered Burmese Breeders

Aztec Burmese - Burmese & Tonkinese Breeder - Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Aztec felines is located on the Sunshine Coast about 45 minutes north of ... read more
Bajimbi Cats - Burmese, Oriental, Siamese, Ragdoll Breeder - Sydney, NSW
Bajimbi is one of the longest established catteries in Australia. Bajimbi Cats ... read more
Bilwon Classy Cats - Registered Cat Breeder - Cairns, Queensland
Breeding pedigree kittens as loving pets and family companions. My cattery is ... read more
Brookside Burmese Cat Breeder - Adelaide, South Australia
I specialise in the colours of red, lilac, chocolate & blue and the torti ... read more
Burmese Cat Breeder, Gold Coast, Queensland
BeauPoppeta Burmese is a small boutique cattery breeding a handful of beautiful ... read more
Cleveland Cattery - Burmese Breeder - Alice Springs, Queensland
Cleveland Burmese is located in Alice Springs, the centre of Australia, Liz ... read more
Crossfire - Burmese Cat Breeders Australia - Queensland
All Crossfire kittens are raised with German Shepherds. Please call Judith ... read more
Cutekats Burmese - Burmese Cat Breeders Aust - Newcastle, NSW
Cutekats cattery is a small cattery located just north of Newcastle. We breed ... read more
Deneden - Burmese Cat Breeders Aust, Queensland - Sunshine Coast
Deneden Burmese is a small quality breeder of solid colour Burmese cats located ... read more
Jateki - Burmese & Tonkinese Cat Breeder - Queensland
I've lived with cats all my life and loved every minute spent with them. They ... read more
Jovelles - Burmese Cat Breeder - Queensland, Toowoomba
Jovelles is the home of the wonderful Burmese but it hasn’t always been ruled ... read more
Kaoru Burmese Cat Breeder - Geelong, Victoria
I am a registered breeder of quality show winning Burmese cats. I have a small ... read more
Littlebell Cattery - Tonkinese, Burmese, Siamese & Orientals - Berry, NSW
Welcome to Littlebell Cattery. We are a small cattery in the beautiful town of ... read more
Mandalei - Burmese Cat Breeders - Adelaide, South Australia
I chose to breed Burmese as I believe these outgoing, affectionate intelligent ... read more
Marishka Maine Coons - Burmese and Maine Coon Cat Breeder, Cessnock, NSW
Breeding beautiful show & companion pets. read more
Moondance - Burmese Cat Breeders - Victoria, Frankston
Moondance Burmese are based in Frankston South, Melbourne, Victoria. We are a ... read more
Myshan Cattery - Burmese Breeder, Cornish Rex Cat Breeder - Sydney, NSW
Myshan is the home of many champion cats both bred and owned by me. Many of the ... read more
Sukimah Cattery - Burmese Cat Breeder - Newcastle, NSW
We are a small select cattery in Newcastle NSW, breeding Burmese cats for ... read more
Warbo Cattery - Burmese Cat Breeders Australia, Cat Boarding - Canberra
At Warbo Cattery we breed beautiful Burmese kittens true to the breed standard. ... read more
Wilmavohnne Burmese & Cairn Terrier Breeder Adelaide, South Australia
We are a small breeder breeding for Quality, Type and Temperament. We breed 1 ... read more

Burmese Clubs & Associations