Elegant, mysterious, and striking—these are a few things you might use to describe one A-star celebrity actress, Angelina Jolie. It’s funny that those very same words—elegant, mysterious, and striking—could be used to describe the Burmese cat because these cats are known as the Angelina Jolie of the cat world. One look into Burmese cat’s eyes and you’ll soon know exactly why. They’re some of the most fascinating creature of the feline world, and many owners can tell you stories about how wonderful it is to have a Burmese cat as a companion. The breed is also a fairly challenging one, so to own a Burmese requires a lot more from owners in comparison to other breeds.
The Burmese breed is the ultimate domestic cat. There are currently two versions of the Burmese breed: the British version and the American version. The British Burmese is considered to be the traditional bloodline, but these were declassed in the 1980s by the CFA. However, another cat association banned the crossbreeding of American Burmese with British Burmese in order to keep the bloodlines pure. As time went on, these distinctions have slowly blurred. Nowadays, cat registries just recognize one Burmese breed. Burmese breeds have been instrumental in the creation of other breeds as well including the Bombay and the Burmilla breeds among others. The story alone of the Burmese cat is enough to make you want to get one, and there are probably many things about this breed that you’re not aware of. Here are 20 things you didn’t know about Burmese cats that will probably inspire you to get one.