Although they look an awful lot like Balinese and Siamese cats, one way you can tell a Birman apart from their color-pointed Oriental cousins is their meow, or lack there of. Siamese and Balinese cats love to talk, a lot. And while Birmans are communicative, they are more apt to sit peacefully on your lap than get up in your face and yap your ears off. When the Birman does meow, it’s a soft-little chirp rather than a wailing yowl — and that is quite fine by us.
Here are seven reasons your Birman is tight-lipped.