History of the Burmese dates back to 1930 when a brown female cat named Wong Mau was brought to the United States from Yangon, Myanmar (formerly known as Rangoon, Burma). The Burmese range from small to medium in size and are described as super-smart with raspy voices. The females are considered to be highly curious while their male counterparts tend to be more placid. Burmese usually like to lounge about on whatever you happen to be working on. Not known for being independent, it is recommended that they not be left alone for extended periods of time. The British Burmese is predisposed to diabetes mellitus while some suffer from an acute teething disorder as young kittens.
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