The Burmese cat is a wonderful companion and makes an excellent pet. They adapt well in large, noisy households becoming part of the family. They are an intelligent breed with a boisterous, lively and alert nature.
They are also individual, playful, fun loving, and even tempered. Burmese thrive on company – adult, children and other pets alike. Often dubbed the “dog of the cat world”, Burmese are extremely people-oriented.
Their personalities are almost dog-like in a tendency to shadow their owners and in a desire to give and receive affection. They are interested in everything their humans do, and will often help with all the tasks. Most enthusiasts say that the most outstanding feature of the Burmese cat is its affectionate nature.
The Burmese is an outgoing and entertaining cat who loves people. When he’s not showing off his athletic skills by leaping to the highest spot in the room, he is snuggling in a lap or carrying on a conversation in a voice that is variously described as raspy, rumbling and soft.
Burmese are a notably people-oriented breed, maintaining their kitten-like energy and playfulness into adulthood.
They are also said to have a number of overtly dog-like characteristics, forming strong bonds with their owners and gravitating toward human activity, often learning to play fetch and tag.
They are persistently vocal, in a manner reminiscent of their Siamese ancestry, but have softer, sweeter voices.
Burmese are not as independent as other breeds and are not suited to being left alone for extended periods of time.