In this guide
- Burmilla Quick Guide
- Burmilla Video
- About the Breed
- Breed Size & Personality
- Breed Health & Care
- Common Burmilla Questions
About The Burmilla Breed
The Burmilla was an unplanned breed, created in 1981 in the United Kingdom. The combination of a Burmese and chinchilla Persian produced a litter of very attractive black shaded kittens, this was the start of the Burmilla story. The Burmilla is recognised by the British Council of the Cat Fancy and the Federation Internationale Feline while being added to the miscellaneous class of the Cat Fanciers Association in 2011.
Burmilla cats usually weigh-in at between 5 and 8kg.
A perfect blend of personalities from the Burmese and Persian. The Burmilla is friendly and affectionate. The affection is understated but the cat is very gentle. Burmillas are known to be quite clumsy so it is important to make sure precious and fragile objects are kept safe!
Burmilla cats are generally heathy however as with all pure breeds there are some conditions to be aware of, in particular, polycystic kidney disease.
Caring for a Burmilla
Burmillas with short coats can be groomed once weekly however long haired Burmillas will need brushing 2-3 times each week. It is rare that you will need to bath your Burmilla. The usual checks will need to be done with teeth, eyes and ears.
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5 Common Burmilla Questions
We’ve collated answers to some of the most common Burmilla questions.
Where do Burmilla cats from from?
The Burmilla originates in the UK from Burmese and Persian breeds.
What colour are Burmilla cats?
Burmillas come in multiple colours including brown, blue, chocolate, lilac and black.
How long do they live for?
Expected life span is 10-15 years.
Are Burmilla cats hypoallergenic?