About the breed

History of the breed:

The first burmilla cat was born in Great Britain in 1981, when the chinchilla persian male accidentally crossed their paths with a lilac-colored burmese female. Kittens, reminiscent of Burmese cats, were born with beautiful, silver fur. These kittens combined everything that was best in both breeds, so it was decided to continue trying to obtain such kittens. The name of the new breed Burmila consists of combining two words into one: Burmese and Chinchilla. Burmila Cat Club in England was founded in 1984. The breed was officially recognized by the GCCF in 1989. and FIFe 1994.

The look:

BurmiLla is a medium-sized cat. Burmilla is white (silver) with Burmese shading. What does it mean? The undercoat is completely white and the main hair is white at the height of 2/3, and the ends are colored according to the colors of the Burmese cats. Some cat lovers’ organizations also recognize golden burmilla cats. The head between the ears is wide, with slightly rounded lines. The jaw is wide. The head – looking at the profile – has a short, wedge shape with a strong chin and short nose. The edge of the chin and the tip of the nose are in the same vertical plane. The ears of medium size, rounded tips, are the extension of the head, slightly forward. Eyes wide, large and expressive. The eyes are green, but the bright green color is preferred. It is also acceptable to have yellowing of the eye color in kittens up to 2 years. The eyes and nose are hemmed in with a strong, dark drawing, but the light of the burmilla’s nose is pink. The body is strong and muscular, with a strong straight back. The legs are of medium length, the rear legs are slightly longer than the front. The feet are oval. The tail is of medium length or long, tapering to the rounded tip, straight.


Burmilla weights from 3 to 7 kg.


Burmilla is an active cat, needs about 80 kcl pre 1 kg of weight. They usually burn the calories easily. 🙂


Burmilla has no special health problems, it is a long-livin and lifelong cat. However, as with other breeds of cats, it is recommended to check the health of Burmilla every year when they are already 8 to 10 years old.

Characteristic of the breed

Energy: high
These cat get along well with other cats, dogs,suitable for children: large, likes to communicate, be cuddled or held on hands.

Character and temperament:

Burmilla is a mentally stable cat. Domestic noises do not disturb him. She likes to be the center of attention and tries to stay in it at all costs. If we do not pay attention to er, she will try very hard to show that she is nearby and demands a caress or play. Burmille can and like to climb ontheir human, sitting in extreme cases even on his head or shoulders. This allows them to observe everything from the best point the cat can ever imagine. This cat is extremely lively and mobile, likes climbing. No one should be surprised by Burmilli’s love of walking on furniture or countertops.A large and tall cat scratcher for this cat is the fulfillment of his dreams. In addition, it will help to limit walking on other home appliances and furniture. Exploration and learning about the new surroundings is a characteristic feature of Burmilla.

It should be remembered that Burmilla perfectly climbs the trees and when securing the outer run, it should be taken into account. In addition, she LOVES the caresses, has a very sweet character, sensitive and delicate. Burmillas are cats of extraordinary character. They can easily and quickly adapt to new situations, they can easily cope with stress. When Burmilla has a problem, she must “sleep with it”, and after waking up she does not remember what the problem was;) The cats of this breed are perfect companions at home, do not react with fear for new, even loud noises, are not scared by small, noisy children. Burmilla loves people. These cats love talking! – when you talk to them, they often seem to understand and respond to the interlocutor. Burmillas are curious and eager to explore the area, so it’s better to keep them at home or in a well-protected and fenced area outside – here they will feel good. They like their home the most. They love all the fun and the most are those that interact with people. Each paper or little thing can be an excellent toy, depending on the moment… Burmilla loves to be as close as possible to his/her human, happily cuddles with him in every situation, he loves to sleep with the owners in bed. If she senses that her man is sick or something is wrong, she will try to put herself on a “sick” place and heal the delinquent. These cats are very patient and forgiving, striving for attention and caresses.

Burmillas cats are absolutely devoid of aggression – if the situation seems tense or something does not like the cat, he goes away and checks the uncomfortable moments for her.

Coat care:

Burmila’s short coat does not require much attention. It’s enough to comb your cat with a rubber brush from time to time. Burmilla, on the other hand, loves the attention she gets during coat treatment, brushing and stroking☺

FIFe standard

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