The 7 Best Brushes For Birman Cats

Looking for the right brush for your Birman Cat?

Lucky for you, I can help you out.

In this article, I have added a list of 10 of the best brushed for Birman Cats.

The Best Brushes For Birman Cats

1. Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush – My Top Pick


 Key Facts
  • Comb: Soft, stainless steel pins
  • Handle: Plastic build with an ergonomic design
  • Self-Cleaning: A retractable mechanism enables self-cleaning

Cat brushes need to adhere to tough criteria to be dubbed as The Best Birman Cat Brush. In that sense, I think the Hertzko Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush is the best brush you can buy for your Birman. And there are several reasons why.

First and foremost is the build quality. The Hertzko Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush has an all-plastic build. The design of the brush is simple yet durable. In addition to being durable, this design also serves a practical purpose. The shape of the brush aids in brushing as the brush helps maintain smooth motion.

The comb is made from stainless steel pins which pick up hair better than any other brush on the market.

The smooth motion I am talking about wouldn’t have been possible without the ergonomic handle. The handle makes operating the brush easy as it provides much-needed grip. Couple the handle with a self-cleaning mechanism that gets rid of the collected hair with the push of a single button and you get a recipe for success.

 Things I really like
  • The brush is sturdy and durable
  • Performs excellently and picks up plenty of hair
  • The handle is ergonomic and thus grippy
  • The self-cleaning mechanism is a huge plus
 Things I don’t like
  • Doesn’t pick as much hair from short-haired cats

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2. HDP Safari CAT Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush


 Key Facts
  • Comb: Soft, stainless steel pins
  • Handle: Plastic build with an ergonomic design
  • Self-Cleaning: A retractable mechanism enables self-cleaning

The next entry on this list follows in the footsteps of the first one. The HDP Safari Cat Self-cleaning Slicker Brush occupies the 2nd spot and for good measure.

The brush is made from hard plastic. The construction is well done, and the brush doesn’t crack or squeal under pressure. The same can be said for the comb. The comb is also made from plastic and has numerous stainless steel pins. These pins pull the loose hair quite effectively. As a result, your Birman cat sheds less.

The cool thing about this brush is the self-cleaning mechanism. Once you pull the lever, the pins retract exposing the hair that the brush has collected. The hair can then be removed easily.

All in all, this brush is excellent, and you should definitely check it out.

 Things I really like
  • Removes plenty of hair without hurting your cat
  • The plastic build is quite tough
  • The self-cleaning mechanism works well and makes removing hair from the brush easy
  • Extremely well priced
 Things I don’t like
  • The brush is smaller than it needs to be

3. The Pet Portal Self Cleaning Slicker Brush


 Key Facts
  • Comb: Soft, stainless steel pins
  • Handle: Plastic build with an ergonomic design
  • Self-Cleaning: A retractable mechanism enables self-cleaning

So here’s the deal:

Self-cleaning slicker brushes dominate the ‘Cat Grooming’ market.

And, frankly, these brushes deserve to.

The Pet Portal Self-cleaning Slicker Brush occupies the third spot on this list all thanks to its spectacular performance and ergonomic design. The pins that make the performance so spectacular are flexible, stainless steel ones. These clear loose hair quite well and don’t hurt the skin — a win-win situation.

The rest of the brush is as good as the comb. A plastic design that can take some beating and a self-cleaning mechanism that works well. What’s not to like here?

Well, let me tell you what’s not to like here. The price!

 Things I really like
  • Cleans the fur gently and thoroughly
  • Quite well built which pretty much guarantees that it will last a long time
  • Self-cleaning functionality works like a charm
 Things I don’t like
  • Costs almost twice as the first brush on this list and as you can tell, that is a lot

4. Mars Boar Bristle Cat Hair Brush


 Key Facts
  • Comb: Soft, natural boar hair bristles
  • Handle: Birchwood hande with a beautiful nutwood finish
  • Self-Cleaning: No self-cleaning functionality

The next brush is for those of you who are afraid of using a slicker brush and stainless steel pins and want something soft for their Birman. The Mars Boar Bristle Brush comes in at 4 and stands out among hundreds.

Let’s tackle the elephant in the room first. The Mars Boar Bristle Brush has actual boar hair. That means the bristles are natural and are thus completely harmless to your cat. The bristles are also densely packed. The density of the bristles makes sure that the brush picks up hair effectively.

Add a beautiful and yet practical Birchwood handle, and you see why it deserves the reputation it has.

 Things I really like
  • Natural boar hair is soft and proves to be a pretty smart choice when it comes to grooming
  • The handle is comfortable and is beautifully designed
  • Works for cats of all ages
 Things I don’t like
  • No self-cleaning functionality means you have to manually clean the hair out which is a pretty taxing thing to do

5. Pet Craft Supply Self Cleaning Slicker Brush


 Key Facts
  • Comb: Stainless steel pins
  • Handle: Molded plastic handle with a rubber grip
  • Self-Cleaning: Yes, the pins are retractable

By now, I hope you are familiar with the things that make a good brush for your Birman cat. The Pet Craft Supply Self-cleaning Slicker Brush has all of those things. It is the execution where it falls just short.

The design of the brush is pretty standard. A molded plastic handle is having a rubber grip and a plastic comb with stainless steel pins — all pretty standard stuff. The brush offers self-cleaning functionality, which is a very good thing considering how messy it gets when you have to pull out hair manually.

The Pet Craft Supply Self-cleaning Slicker Brush works well. The handle is as comfortable as the manufacturer claims it is. What is more interesting is the price. I think the brush has been priced just right.

 Things I really like
  • It cleans the fur quite effectively and also removes mats, tangles, and dirt
  • The handle is comfortable to hold and is non-slip
  • Self-cleaning is a blessing
 Things I don’t like
  • The pins on the brush are a tad bit too sharp
  • The self-cleaning mechanism, although it works well, is a little finicky

6. Safari Soft Bristle Brush for Cats


 Key Facts
  • Comb: Nylon bristles
  • Handle: Wooden handle
  • Self-Cleaning: None

The brush that occupies the 7th spot is The Safari Soft Bristle Brush. And everything you need to know about this brush is mentioned in the name.

Speaking about the name, the biggest selling point of this brush is how soft the bristles are. Nylon bristles are really soft and are thus perfect for people who are on the hunt for something soft for their Birman. If your Birman is old and it has sensitive skin, this brush is for you.

The brush generally cleans the fur quite well but don’t expect it to work as well other brushes on this list. It has been made specifically for sensitive cats, and this is exactly where this brush shines.

Everything else is as you would expect from a bristle brush: a wooden handle that is non-slippery and no self-cleaning functionality.

Summing it all up, the price is pretty great.

 Things I really like
  • The bristles are extremely soft which makes them perfect for pets with sensitive skin
  • The design of the brush is simple yet inviting
  • It is priced very well
 Things I don’t like
  • The bristles don’t pick as much hair like other brushes

7. Miracle Coat Cat Slicker Brush


 Key Facts
  • Comb: Stainless steel pins
  • Handle: Cushioned handle for reducing strain
  • Self-Cleaning: None

The last brush on this list is the Miracle Coat Cat Slicker Brush.

Looking at the design and its clear who is the company targeting with this brush. The brush is designed for small pets like cats. So you are good to go if you are looking for something for your Birman cat. The handle is cushioned, which makes it ideal for use for extended periods of time.

As with all the brushes, there are a couple of reasons why this brush is in the last place. All in all, it is a good slicker brush, but there are better options on the market.

 Things I really like
  • The design is quite well done especially for smaller cats
  • The brush removes plenty of loose hair, break up tangles, and removes mats
  • The handle is pretty comfortable and makes using the brush, less straining
 Things I don’t like
  • There is no self-cleaning functionality
  • It isn’t as durable as it should have been

Frequently Asked Questions

Are slicker brushes good for cats?

Slicker brushes are good for removing matting, dirt and dead skin. So they are pretty good for cats that have medium to long fur. Just exercise caution when using a slicker brush as the pins are stainless steel and can hurt your cat if not properly used.

Do I need to brush my short-haired cat?

Yes, you absolutely do. Cats, no matter how big they are, shed. If not brushed properly, you will have hair scattered around your house. In addition to that, your cat’s coat will also have matting, tangles, and knots. So do brush your cat even if it has short hair.

Is it OK to brush a cat every day?

It is OK to brush a cat every day. If your cat has medium to long hair, then brushing every day is a necessity rather than a choice. For short-haired cats brushing every other day works.

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