Overview of Burmilla
While the Burmilla is the newest breed to be recognized by the CFA, their origins date back at least thirty years. This breed is what some might call an 'oops' breed because it was the result of an accident! Baroness Miranda Von Kirchberg originally purchased a Chinchilla Persian cat as a pet for her husband. One night, the Persian kitty caught sight of the Baroness' other kitty - a stunning Lilac Burmese. Their forbidden encounter gave birth to kittens that were so attractive that a breeding program was soon established. These medium-sized (8-15 lbs) kitties have striking green eyes that are large and outlined with black as if they were wearing eyeliner. However, the Burmilla's most defining feature is their dense silky coat, which may be tipped or shaded in colors that range from black and blue to apricot. Despite their short coat, their hair lays close to the body and is prone to matting, so a weekly brushing should keep the oils moving and mats at bay. Burmillas come in both semi-longhair and shorthair varieties; longhaired kittens can even be born from shorthaired parents. With their stunning green eyes and sparkly coat, what's not to love about the Burmilla cat?
Personality of Burmilla cat
As the name suggests, the Burmilla cat is half Burmese cat and half Chinchilla (Persian) cat. These kitties not only look great - they have lovely personalities to match. They are laid-back, adaptable kitties that can live comfortably in a large, busy household or a one-bedroom apartment. The Burmilla is less active than a Burmese but more playful than a Chinchilla. This cat loves attention and bonds deeply with their family. They can be pretty demanding and often follow their humans from room to room, frequently meowing to get attention. If spoken to, they often appear to understand and may even answer back. Burmillas are very clever - don't be surprised if they figure out how to open doors and cabinets (full of treats)! The curiosity and friendliness of Burmillas make them great family pets, but if you feel like your furry friend may wander off with strangers, you could arm them with a GPS tracker or keep them as an indoor-only pet. Despite being pretty as a picture, Burmilla kitties are still relatively rare in the US so if you're thinking of bringing one home, check to see if there is a reputable breeder nearby.
Common Health Issues & Recommendations for Burmilla Cats
Allergies: Burmilla cats may be prone to developing allergies such as food allergies or contact allergies.
Recommendations for Allergies in Burmilla Cats:
- Natural Allergy Support with Histamine Support - A bundle of natural oral supplements that helps relieve allergy symptoms, manage histamine response and strengthen the immune response.
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD): is a hereditary disease where the tissues in the kidney develop liquid-filled sacs that can impair kidney function and may lead to organ failure.
Recommendations for PKD in Burmilla Cats
- Kidney Support Kit - A bundle of natural supplements for managing the symptoms of feline kidney failure, relieving inflammation and supporting urinary tract health.
Lymphoma: is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system, specifically when the cat''s "lymphocyte" white blood cells begin to function abnormally.
Recommendations for Lymphoma in Burmilla Cats
- Lymphoma Gold Support Kit - Comprehensive natural support for encouraging gentle detoxification of the lymphatic system and supporting the liver, kidneys and immune health.