The "Peter Pan" of the cat world, this breed is renowned for its great personality. A gentle "hooligan", sweet natured, lively, playful, extremely friendly towards people and good with children. Highly intelligent with a more stable temperament than the Siamese, easily trained, very trusting and a great explorer, as mischievous at ten years old as it was at ten weeks. Afraid of very little and will give a grand welcome to human strangers but it can be reservedly territorial towards unfamiliar cats and other animals. The Burmese's trust, lack of fear and love of exploring can lead it into many dangers from ovens and washing machines to cars and roadways. Loves attention and company, without being too demanding. Hates being left alone for any length of time, but happy if it has another cat or a dog for company while its owner is at work.