The Birman is a unique breed of cat, to welcome one into your home is to welcome a new family member. Birmans are generally very owner oriented. While some will cast their blue eyed stare towards anyone who cares to look their way, others only have eyes for their owners. They are always around, whether on you, next to you or keeping you in their gaze.
The Birman is a gentle-natured yet fun-loving cat. They are very affectionate and make devoted pets. Although there may be some exceptions, a Birman would prefer to be on your lap rather than out chasing birds. They are an intelligent cat, and easily make their feelings known to their human companions.