Birman Cats & Kittens for Sale

The beautiful, fluffy Birman cat has origins in Burma, and the breed was later developed in France. This long-haired kitty is different from the Burmese cat breed and is known as the “Sacred Cat of Burma”. Legend has it that these special felines were the holy companion cats of the Kittah priests and monks.

Despite their mystical and magical history, Birmans slowly becoming one of the most popular cat breeds in the UK. They make one of the best feline companions for all homes, thanks to their gentle temperament and friendly, easy-going nature. 

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Tilly - An Adorable While Birman Kitten for Sale

Tilly

Birman

£1,600

Gender: Female

Age: 21 Week

Colour: White

Coat: Long

Type : Show Potential

Date of Birth: 01-05-2022

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Smokey - A Long Chocolate Birman Kitten for Sale

Smokey

Birman

£1,400

Gender: Female

Age: 15 Week

Colour: Chocolate

Coat: Long

Type : Show Potential

Date of Birth: 12-06-2022

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Toby - An Affectionate White Birman Kitten for Sale

Toby

Birman

£1,200

Gender: Male

Age: 16 Week

Colour: White

Coat: Long

Type : Family Pet

Date of Birth: 03-06-2022

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Meet the Birman

Birman’s have a distinct look due to their long silky fur, deep blue eyes, and contrasting markings. They are medium to large, usually weighing between seven and 12 pounds. Birmans look most similar to Siamese cats, but they have a more robust build, white feet, and come in various colours.

Their white feet is an iconic trait as all Birmans with ​​the G/G genotype will have four clearly defined white feet with a glove-like pattern. Some Birmans, though, will have an N/N or N/G genotype, which means they do not have these ‘white gloves’.

Birmans are a colourpoint breed, referring to the pale-coloured body fur and contrasting darker shading on the head, legs, and tail. The classic and most common Birman colour is seal-point, a beige/dark-cream shade with brown markings around the face, ears and other areas.

Other colours you can find a Birman in are blue, lilac, chocolate, red, cream, and even tortoiseshell. No matter their colour, all Birmans will either have the traditional solid pattern or a dramatic lynx pattern. Moreover, like all colourpoint cats, Birmans are born all white and develop their colouring and markings as they grow.

Birmans look fluffy and cuddly, and their fur feels soft and silky to touch. However, they have no undercoat, so their hair doesn’t feel as thick as it looks. Many will have long tufts around the neck, though, and an extra fluffy tail.

The temperament of a Birman

Birmans are known for their charming, gentle nature and low maintenance, making them an easy cat breed to care for and a lovely companion animal to have in the home. In addition, they are very even-tempered, so they will not lash out or act unpredictably.

Birmans are definitely one of your lapcat breeds and will curl up with you on the sofa, sleep next to you all night, and take plenty of naps throughout the day too. They are less active than some of the more energetic breeds, but they have a playful side, too, especially in their first few years when they’re still maturing.

Although they look similar to Siamese cats, Birmans are much quieter than the Thai breed. Birmans do not have a loud meow and will speak to you with a soft, gentle chirp instead. They love to be around people and receive pets but will not demand your attention. Moreover, they are pretty independent, so they appreciate some alone time now and again.

10 Reasons to add a Birman to your family

  1. They are sweet, cuddly, and loving - If you're looking for a quiet, relaxed moggie to cuddle up and watch Netflix with, a Birman is an excellent choice.
  2. They have surprisingly low grooming needs - At first glance, you would think the Birman's coat requires a lot of upkeep. However, as they have no undercoat, they do not matt or shed much, so you only need to brush or comb them twice a week. Then, like other breeds, you should brush their teeth regularly and trim their nails and clean their ears as needed.
  3. They don't have many health concerns - Birmans are a strong breed with no real health concerns. However, as long-haired cats, they are more prone to hairballs than their short-haired siblings. Plus, like many breeds, they can develop Periodontal Disease without regular tooth brushing.
  4. They stay kitten-like for longer - Birmans do not reach full maturity until around three years of age, so they act like kittens for longer.
  5. They make friends with other animals - Unlike some cat breeds, Birmans do not like to be the only animal in the home. They want the company of other pets and will quickly make friends with dogs or other felines.
  6. They are incredibly easy-going - Birmans are happy to spend a large part of the day lazing around and do not need constant attention or interactive play. That being said, they do appreciate a couple of short play sessions each day to keep their bodies active and brains stimulated.
  7. They are independent - Birmans do fine left on their own during the day and will happily use this time to nap. Even so, they look forward to their owner's return, so they will not be so happy if left for more extended periods.
  8. They have a low prey drive - Birmans don't have a high drive to hunt prey, so they are unlikely to bring back birds and mice and make a mess with them on your carpet!
  9. They have a pure spirit - Monks and priests chose these cats as they believed them to be highly spiritual animals. Therefore, selecting a Birman will bring good vibes and spiritual energy into your home.
  10. They are glamorous - Lastly, the alluring appearance and beautiful long coat of a Birman will add a touch of glamour and style to any home.

Best Homes for Birman cats

As Birmans are very patient, tolerant, and calm, they are a great family pet for homes with young children. However, as a quieter breed, they like a relaxed atmosphere, so they may not be happy in a particularly loud and frantic house.

Considering their lovely nature and lower energy level, Birmans are a fab choice for older people who live on their own or first-time cat owners. They are also best for multi-pet homes. Therefore, if you're looking to add another furry friend to your family but worry they won’t get on with your other pets, a Birman is an excellent choice.

Frequently Asked Questions About Birman Kittens

Why should I choose a Birman kitten from The Pedigree Paws rather than elsewhere?
At The Pedigree Paws, we pride ourselves in working with the top licensed breeders in the UK and Europe. By being strict with the breeders we support, we can guarantee your new kitten is free from genetic mutation and well looked after. In this way, you’ll know your kitten will grow into a physically and mentally healthy Birman cat. Despite kitten mills being illegal in the UK, some unlicensed breeders, unfortunately, still focus on kitten quantity over quality of health. That’s why we have made it our mission to fight pet farms. To do this, we ensure we support the best breeders and the hard work they do to protect animal welfare.
Is a Birman the right kitten for me?
Birmans are quiet, gentle, and exceptionally loving cats. They make the ideal feline companion for anyone who wants a relaxed, low maintenance kitty rather than an active, playful cat. So if you love to spend your evenings relaxing on the sofa watching Netflix or soaps, a Birman will be your perfect match, as they will snuggle with you for hours. Birmans are also a great choice if you have small children in the home. The Birmans’ patience and even temperance make this kitten less likely to lash out on a child if it were irritating them, compared to other breeds.
Is The Pedigree Paws trustworthy?
We know that it is not always easy to know who to trust within the pet breeding industry. This is why we operate fully transparently and are incredibly proud of our previous customers’ satisfaction. However, you don’t have to take our word for it. Check out our testimonial page, full of success stories from some of our hundreds of customers who are now enjoying life with their new furry friend. If you worry about being scammed or are weary of kitten mills, know that ordering a kitten from The Pedigree Paws is the most trustworthy and ethical choice.
Are Birman kittens from The Pedigree Paws healthy?
Yes, we only work with breeders who follow our strict health protocols. Part of this includes all Birman kittens receiving a thorough health check before sale. Additionally, they will have their complete set of vaccinations, deworming treatment, and a microchip. We also ensure the parents of all our Birman kittens have been DNA checked. Some cat breeds can be susceptible to genetic diseases, so we ask our breeders to supply a DNA test of the mother and father of each kitten. This proves they are an authentic American Bobtail and shows they have no genetic mutations, significantly reducing their chance of developing health problems.
When can I receive my new Birman kitten?
We know that for many people, the smaller the kitten, the cuter they are. However, kittens of all breeds should not be weaned or taken away from their mother or siblings too early. Early weaning can result in a whole host of development and behavioural issues. To ensure your Birman kitten has adequate growth, we ask that they stay with their mother and siblings for 10-13 weeks first. However, the exact time scale will depend on the specific breeder.
Can I see the parent of my new Birman kitten?
Absolutely! We recommend that all new kitten owners try to see the kitten’s parents before purchasing. Seeing a friendly and healthy mother cat will give you peace of mind that your new Birman kitten will be healthy and well developed. As a fully transparent and trustworthy company, we will arrange a video call for you with the breeder to show you the kitten and both parents.
Will I receive the pedigree documents of my Birman kitten?
Yes, all our Birman kittens come with internationally recognised pedigree documents such as GCCF, TICA, FIFe. The exact registration will depend on the location of the breeder. For example, in Great Britain, most Abyssinian kittens will be registered under GCCF.
Do The Pedigree Paws Birman kittens come from good breeders?
Yes, at The Pedigree Paws, we only feature Birman kittens from breeders who adhere to the strict breeding and animal welfare policies set by international cat fancy organisations. In addition, we have our own comprehensive breeder selection process to find the most passionate breeders. Before accepting a breeder, we ensure they can prove that they work hard to protect the health and well-being of the kittens. For example, we check that they treat their animals like family members rather than a product to sell. By doing this, we can be confident these Birman kittens will display all the loving, gentle qualities of the breed and grow into even-tempered cats.
Are Pedigree Paws Birman kittens raised in a family home or breeding facility?
We only feature Birman kittens raised in a clean and loving family home environment with their parents and siblings. We do not work with commercial breeding facilities for several reasons. Aside from the main priority of breeding facilities being to make money, this environment is more likely to be unclean. Plus, the kittens do not get the individual care and attention needed, potentially leading to poor health, well-being, and development. From our experience, we find that Birman kittens raised in a family environment grow into well-socialised cats who are comfortable with meeting new people. This helps them to adapt to their new home and family quickly and without too much stress.
How can I help settle my new Birman kitten into the home?
It doesn’t take too long for a Birman kitten to get used to its new human, and before you know it, they will be cuddling up to you. However, like with all breeds, we recommend that you follow some procedures to help them transition into their new home without stress or anxiety. A great way to help your new Birman kitten feel at ease is to ask the breeder to send them to you with a towel or blanket containing their mother’s scent. The feline pheromones that mother cats give off are incredibly calming and can help your kitten feel safe. Moreover, despite being super friendly, Birmans are not the most confident breed. Thus, it’s best to keep them in one room for a day or two before letting them explore the entire house. The same goes for household members; to avoid overwhelming them, introduce them slowly to each person.
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