Series of illustrations of a Birman Cat viewed sitting from the front and side views

Called the “Sacred Cat of Burma,” the Birman cat is a long-haired domestic breed distinguished by its striking, sapphire blue eyes. In addition to the eyes, a trademark sign of a Birman cat are symmetrical white paws likened to that of gloves. It is a long and heavily-boned cat that can become fairly large. The Birman cat is a color-pointed breed and can develop into a variety of colors: seal, blue, lilac, chocolate, red, cream, etc. Generally sweet and gentle, the Birman cat is known to be soft-spoken and helpful, often following its owner around hoping for involvement.

Size comparison of a Birman Cat compared to a crouching person

The typical Birman Cat has an overall height of 8.0”-10.0" (20-25 cm) and body length of 15.0”-18.0" (33-46 cm). An average Birman weighs between 10-12 lb (4-5 kg) and has a typical lifespan of 13-15 years.


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8.0”-10.0" | 20-25 cm
15.0”-18.0" | 33-46 cm
10-12 lb | 4-5 kg
13-15 years


Drawings include:
Birman Cat side profile (walking), front (sitting), side (sitting), side (lying down)

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Cats (Felis catus), often referring to as domestic or house cats, are small carnivorous mammals that are typically domesticated as pets by humans. First kept for the task of hunting mice, cats today remain popular pets because of their companionship. Cat breeds vary by origin, size, and coat types.