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Looking into getting a Birman

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by holly2009, Apr 20, 2011.


  1. holly2009

    holly2009 Guest

    Thanks for all the advice! After reading posts on here we went and bought a gorgeous Ragdoll called Maisie : ))
    Settling in well, completely meant to be : )) she's an angel!
     
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  2. firstprincess

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    We have birmans and they are gorgeous,if I can find my camera lead I will post pics.

    They have great personalities. Very loving and cuddly. xx
     
  3. IndysMamma

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    most of the Birmans I have met are absolutely gorgeous though often fairly feisty lol, it depends what you want in a cat.

    most pedigrees are kept indoor only/confined to a catproof garden or run as many breeds have little to no 'awareness' outside and very vulnerable to traffic/foxes/other cats/dogs etc and also the high theft rate of pedigree cats.

    With a cocker I can assume you are used to the grooming routine so that shouldn't be an issue...

    the other gorgeous semi longhairs I know are ragdolls (very sweet often slightly dopey :p though cunning when they want to be) and selkirk rex - semi longhaired but with crinkly/cirly fur! and the ones I know are complete teddy bear/cuddle bunnies
     
  4. holly2009

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    Thanks, will have a look at the other breeds you mentioned!

    Can I ask how you cat proof a garden? Getting a shed/ run wouldn't be a problem atall need be! Recently converted a new shed for our two bunnys! It's very plush :D

    Hubby says we should wait until our hamster has 'gone' but I can't see a problem if the kittens socialised??????? :eek:
     
  5. Taylorbaby

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    birmans are gorgeous...as are ragdolls :p


    IF you are after a ragdoll I can recomend some in your area?
    Only know birman breeders in my area (essex)
     
  6. holly2009

    holly2009 Guest

    That would be great thankyou! Am I crazy but do Birmans & Ragdolls look very similar?
    I haven't been intouch with any breeders yet but I'm thinking cost wise around £600 sound about right?
     
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    I have a birman called Teddy he is the naughtiest cat that I have ever had, he can open every cupboard,draw,door you name it he can open it:blink:He also steals things:blink:his fav things being Socks and underwear:blink:he walks around with them in his mouth growling, throws them in the air a few times and then always dumps them in his water bowl or fountain, so I am always finding soggy socks and underwear in the water:eek: He even managed to get an apple in one of his water bowls the other day:blink:. Saying that I wouldn't have him any other way. I also have 3 ragdolls they look like birmans but are much more laid back I have found so they maybe another breed to consider. Here are pictures of my Naughty birman Teddy up to mischief and I will add pics of my raggies they are all old pictures but you will get idea on what they look like from them:)

    Teddy my naughty seal tabby birman

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  8. Taylorbaby

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    They do, however ragdolls come in different patterns, ALL birmans have to have 4 white paws, the back paws are half white as well as the front. with ragdolls the back paws are all white & the front paws white to & its called mitted in the ragdolls.

    Price wise your looking at around £375-450 for a birman or a raggie :001_smile:

    will get their detais and PM you! :)

    take a look at my website under 'colours & patterns' it has all the C&Ps that ragdolls can come in plus pics :)
     
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    Hahahaha he looks so naughty! What a great cat! :D
     
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    Herbie my Blue bi colour raggie

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  11. holly2009

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    Ahhh fab photos love them all!

    Thanks Taylorbaby, will take a look!

    How do I decide :blink: their all gorgeous!
     
  12. kelly-joy

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    Raggles he is a cream colour point

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  13. Taylorbaby

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    lol it is very hard! just go with one that grabs you, however when you visit a litter...be warned your walk away with one that you never thought you would like ;) alwaysd happens! heart over head!

    just PM you!
     
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    Peggles a blue colour point

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    Gone but not forgotten

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    Socs blue tabby mitted ragdoll you can read about his story here
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    If you are going to get a raggie or a birman please please spare a thought for the older ones that are in rescue. Raggles,Socs and peggles are all rescue babies. If you want a birman try

    Birman Welfare and Rescue

    BIRMAN CAT RESCUE
    Tel No: 0208 424 0100

    BIRMAN: SEAL & BLUE POINT BIRMAN CAT CLUB - WELFARE
    Welfare Co-ordinator: Tel: 07816 562362 or 01296 421077
    Website: Home (click 'homes needed' link)

    For ragdolls try

    Untitled Document

    ragsrescue

    Traditionalist Ragdoll Cat Society

    RAGDOLLS: PROGRESSIVE RAGDOLL BREED CAT CLUB - RESCUE
    Rescue and Rehoming co-ordinator:
    Tel: 01204 886660
    Email: brianandanne@autumntime.orangehome.co.uk

    Also try these rescues that re home all different breeds of pedigree cats

    Patsy Rushden Persian Rescue

    Pauline HOME - Thorneywood Cat Rescue

    good luck in your search:)
     
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