The soft, short coat of the Burmese can be easily cared with brushing them once a week to remove dead hair and disperse skin oil. Bath is usually unnecessary.
To avoid dental disease it’s best to brush their teeth daily, or weekly cleaning at the very least. Wipe the edges of the eyes with a soft, damp cloth to clean any discharge. Use a different part of the cloth for each eye so you don’t risk spreading any disease. Run weekly check on their ears. Clean the dirt out with a cotton ball or soft damp cloth moistened with a 50-50 blend of cider vinegar and warm water. Abstain from using cotton swabs, as they can harm the interior of the ear.
Keep the litter box perfectly clean. Like all cats, Burmese are specific about bathroom cleanliness.
It’s best to keep a Burmese as an indoor-only cat to prevent infections spread by other cats, assaults by mutts or coyotes, and different risks that outdoor cats face, for example, being hit by a vehicle. Burmese who go outside also face the risk of being stolen by someone else.
Coat Colour And Grooming
The Burmese is regularly depicted as a “brick wrapped in silk,” a demonstration of his muscular, solid body. While the first Burmese was a brown shading known as sable, they now comes in different colours, including blue, champagne and platinum. The cat sports a compact body with an rounded head; big, expressive eyes in gold or yellow; and medium-sized ears that are rounded at the tips and slightly tilts forward. The Burmese coat is short and silky.
The traditional sable Burmese: rich, warm brown, slightly lighter on the underbody. Brown nose leather and paw pads.
Champagne Burmese: warm honey-beige shading to a pale gold-tan on the underside. Nose leather is a light warm brown and paw pads are a warm pinkish tan.
Blue Burmese: medium-blue coat with a slightly lighter belly. Nose leather and paw pads are slate gray.
Platinum Burmese: pale silvery-gray with light fawn undertones and a slightly lighter color on the underbody with pretty lavender-pink nose leather and paw pads.
Some associations also accept other colors, for example tortoiseshell, lilac and red.