Birmans maintain a balance between playfulness and affection. These adaptable cats like playing games with other pets and children, but also appreciate a good cuddle when everything has calmed down. Not steadfast lap cats, Birmans will occupy themselves for periods of time and they eagerly seek you out for a good head scratch. Because of this flexible attitude, Birmans usually do not have trouble warming up to new guests.
(Sacred Birman Cat (Blue Point) * * AND SHE WITH PURR AND VELVET PAW, BECAME WITHIN MY HOUSE THE LAW. SHE SCRATCHED THE FURNITURE AND SHED, AND CLAIMED THE MIDDLE OF MY BED, SHE RULED WITH ARROGANCE AND PRIDE, AND BROKE MY HEART THE DAY SHE DIED. ~ D. Parkman