About Burmese

About the

Breed

Burmese cats make ideal pets: affectionate, intelligent, playful and 'dog like'. Ideally suited for indoor life and they expect to be part of the family. Trainable (to retrieve, for example), the more time you put into them, the more you will get out of them as loving companions.

Khayama kittens are raised with two active dogs as part of the family.

Burmese can live for over 20 years, and will be a close part of your life, so shop around and choose wisely.

Consider owning two, as two are more than twice the fun (they will still love you as much), your pet wont be so lonely or bored when you are out, it makes going away easier, it makes the settling in so much easier.

Burmese come in 10 recognized colours: brown, blue, chocolate, lilac, red, and cream, and tortoiseshells (female only) brown tortie, chocolate tortie, blue cream and lilac cream.

General

Care

You must keep your cat inside at night – this is when most fights and accidents occur.

Use cat litter (cheaper in 20kg bags) and a 'separation tray' to save money & litter handling.

Your kitten will be microchipped and must be desexed, unless breeding by prior arrangement. He will be cleaner, happier, less likely to roam or get into fights, an all-round better pet. He will not be fatter unless you feed him too much!.

VACCINATIONS: Your Khayama kitten will have been vet checked and vaccinated at 8 weeks and 12 weeks with 'F4' vaccine , for Feline Enteritis, Feline Herpesvirus, Feline Calicivirus and Chlamydia, and will need annual boosters. You may also consider vaccinating against Feline Immunovirus (FIV or Feline Aids) and Feline Leukaemia (FeLV).

CLAWS: Khayama kittens are used to having claws trimmed. Keep this up and it will save your furniture and your family’s skin.  A scratching post, the taller the better, is a good investment.

FEEDING: You will receive a diet chart at time of purchase, but there are many quality, balanced foods on the market.  Make sure fresh water is always available.

 

2010 - present

General Diseases

Khayama kittens are vet checked twice by 12 weeks and come with a guarantee of health.

General Advice:

Be alert to any ‘snuffles’ or sneezing in any cat or kitten. This can lead to serious respiratory illness and needs to be treated immediately. Respiratory illness can leave a cat with a life-long problem.

 

Diabetes is not uncommon in Burmese, don’t overfeed your cat.

Keeping teeth clean is important and will save you money in the long run.  Left untreated gum disease can cause problems beyond the mouth as bacteria enter the body.

Kidney disease is common in elderly cats. Watch for changes in coat texture and drinking habits.

There are viruses carried in the general cat population, such as Feline Infectious Anaemia, Feline Immuno Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukaemia (spread mainly by undesexed wandering neighbourhood cats fighting). Khayama kittens comes from stock that has been tested negative.

 

Khayama Queens are tested negative for the Burmese Hypokalemia mutation, FIV and FeLV.

2010 - present