Burmese cats have rounded ears, rounded limbs and rounded face -- but aren't fat. Pampered Burmese may be toward the upper end of the average weight range, but that's fine.
In general, adult male Burmese cats weight 8-10 pounds, with some larger specimens coming in at 12 pounds. Females tend to be a bit smaller, tipping the scale at an average of 6 to 8 pounds. Ladies may weigh up to 12 pounds without being considered overweight.
Burmese cats have a relatively large bone structure, which accounts for some of their heft. These cats tend to pack a surprise when you pick them up, being heavier than they appear at first glance. While they may be large-boned, these cats should not have a little belly pooch or junk in the trunk, per the Cat Fanciers' Association breed standard.
These cats do have a rounded face shape and rounded ears naturally, so faces may appear a bit chubby. Otherwise, the Burmese is naturally muscular and males are naturally bigger than lady cats. A healthy Burmese -- male or female -- should look strong and solid, with a broad chest.
Burmese do well with a blend of wet food, dried cat biscuits and the occasional people snack. Providing Burmese with a diet of all dry cat food may cause kidney problems. Offer an adult Burmese cat food twice daily; if a senior Burmese has gained weight from a reduced activity rate, you may feed once daily.
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