LV* Gentle Tomson

Sacret Birman cattery

Personality

Sacred Birman cats are not only beautiful and elegant, but also they have incredible character. Birman cats are very communicable, adorable, kind, harmonious, joyful, curious and attractive. Birman cat doesn’t have the usual cats’ independence. Birmans are very attached to their family. Their homes are where their families are, so there will be no problem changing their place of residence or taking the cat with you on a holiday trip. Birmans’ are very intelligent cats, they always evaluate the situation. There is a reason their nickname is “gentle cat” – Birmans characteristics are the definition of the word ‘gentle’.

You can teach your cat a variety of commands – such as bringing the ball or to play hide and seek. With Birman you can have a great understanding just with a glance. Birmans take an intelligent interest in everything their human families do – they will often follow you from room to room and want to be involved in what you are doing. If you are peeling potatoes then the cat will sit next to you and assist. When you will watch TV it will sit next to you or in your lap. Birman cats are not intrusive, they do not have a loud voice and they do not meow uncontrollably. Their behaviour is usually very thoughtful and they do not harm the house. Birman cats love to play and that doesn’t go away with years. Birmans has all the instincts they need to survive –when they get outdoors, they turn into great hunters.

What kind of families will be suitable for Birman cat?

Birman cats are suitable for families with children and couples without children (or for grown children) or for people living alone. But the Birman cat will not be suitable for people who are rarely at home. This does not mean you cannot go to work – the cat will sleep all day and will be happy to welcome you at home. However, if you go out get some fun in the evening several times a week and often stay overnight with friends, it would be desirable to delay the purchase of a cat (even any animal).

Birman cats are very friendly, funny, cute, and gentle and love to play, so they are very suitable for families with children. Children are usually very enthusiastic of being able to play with a Birman cats. Birman will not hurt the child, but child must be careful not to hurt the Birman, as Birman does not protect it self with scratching or biting.

Usually Birman owners do not worry of Birman cat (or kitten) plays with infant. If you have children (regardless of age) and a cat, it should be timely to teach the child to play properly with a cat and buy a variety of toys. Sometimes, children do not know how to play with a cat and show love affection towards it by carrying it around and overly roughhousing with it. If you show to your child how fun it is to play with a wand, a mouse, a ball, a tunnel, a tent, etc., the child will be happy to play with it that way. A Birman cat is often chosen to make the child have more fun at home, teach them to care, trust, be attentive, show love, friendship, etc. Very often, Birman cats create a very close relationship with the child.

Birman will live very well in a family without children – in this case, relations will be more serious and deeper. Birman cat is a very reliable friend and brings a great pleasure to a household. Often Birman’s cats choose families where children have already grown up and gone in their lives, or simply when they want to bring some joy to the house. You should remember that the Birman cat is also keen to play at the age of 12. Do not forget to take a wand from the drawer and play with your Birman cat. It would be preferable to find time and give at least 15 minutes a day to the cat – pay attention to it, cuddle, talk – tell how good a cat it is, and so on.

Birman cats are usually very successful at living together with other pets – other cats, large and small dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, parrots, turtles. However, we have some reports that they have eaten some fish… Also, small birds, hamsters and mice will not be suitable to live together with cats.

Feeding

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Birmans love to eat delicious meals. But basically, the recommendations for feeding a Birman cat are no different from any other cat. Birman cats should be fed with professional food. This means that cat food must contain a high percentage of meat and / or fish. If the packaging does not provide information about the value of meat and / or fish, it is likely that it doesn’t have much of it. Sometimes the owners, because of a lack of better knowledge, tend to feed cats with cheap canned food, and are happy that the cat eats it so well. However, this food most likely contains only 5% of the meat and the appetite is caused by added flavor enhancers and a food “void” that does not give a feeling of satiety. When evaluating the price of “cheap canned cat food “, we usually conclude that its kilogram price is equal to the price of pure kilogram. It should also be remembered that the price of animal food at different sales outlets may vary by as much as 50%.

The breeder will always give you recommendations about the eating habits of the kitten and recommend the most suitable food for the kitten. You can also cook your own, if a kitten is accustomed to eating such foods and you have time to cook. It’s considered that suitable food for cats is fresh, 5 days frozen beef, boiled chicken, boiled turkey meat, boiled fish, egg yolk, curd, yogurt without additives. Do not feed your cat food that’s prepared for humans, food with any spices, as well as pork and milk. If you are feeding the cat with your own food, you should give additional vitamins and minerals.

Care of the coat

Despite the length of the Birman’s coat, it has a silky texture that does not mat easily.  It should be combed weekly to remove stray hair and distribute skin oils.  The cat’s coat is not very dense, so the cat will leave fur at home less than a short-haired cat with a dense fur coat. It is recommended to comb Birmans once or twice a week. The cat will love this procedure and it will, also, help to get more full form of the coat and get rid of stray hairs. 

Health and life expectancy

Birmans have strong health, genetical and inherited illnesses are rare. Feeding your Birman cat with professional food (more information under ‘feeding’), regularly doing vaccinations, use of worm preventing medication, periodically visit your vet for a check- up, if provided a happy life, Birmans usually live a long and active life.

In literature, the average age of the Sacred Birman is mentioned 12 -14 years. However, we are personally aware of several Birman cats whose life was 18 years old, there are even known 20 years old Birmans. Birman cat named Catalina (Kataleena Lady) from Australia is one of the longest living cats in the world that got into the Guinness Book of Records. Her life span – 35 years.

Legend and history

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