The life span for a Burmilla is 10 to 15 years. The Burmilla has qualities from the Burmese and Chinchilla Persian's personality. It is sweet, friendly and affectionate. This cat is adventurous, but it is also a bit of a klutz. The Burmilla is a lap cat, they enjoy to sit on your lap rather then beside you. This cat is also good with dogs.