RAGDOLL KITTENS AND CATS
- Breed Group: Semi-longhair
- Height: 10-16 inches
- Weight: 8-20 lbs
- Life Span: 12-20 years
WHERE ARE RAGDOLL CATS FROM?
In the 1960s, Ann Baker developed the Ragdoll breed by breeding her cats with Josephine, a long-haired, grey stray female.
WERE RAGDOLL CATS BRED FOR A REASON?
Like other contemporary cat breeds, the Ragdoll was developed for her distinct and seductive appearance and friendly nature.
HOW MANY TYPES OF RAGDOLL PEDIGREES ARE THERE?
This breed has a wide range of possible colours and patterns, but just one primary type.
ARE RAGDOLL CATS POLYDACTYL?
Any breed of cat can spontaneously develop the polydactylism mutation.
The lifespan of a Ragdoll is around 15-25 years.
HOW BIG DOES A RAGDOLL GET?
HOW MUCH DOES A RAGDOLL WEIGH?
WHEN DOES A RAGDOLL STOP GROWING?
Up to 4 years.
WHAT COLOR COAT DOES A RAGDOLL HAVE?
Due to their colourpoint colouring, ragdolls have pale bodies and dark extremities.
WHAT EYE COLORS CAN A RAGDOLL HAVE?
Ragdolls have blue eyes.
RAGDOLL TEMPERAMENT & PERSONALITY
HOW VOCAL/TALKATIVE ARE RAGDOLL CATS?
Like most cats, the Ragdoll occasionally communicates by speech, despite not being a boisterous cat.
HOW AFFECTIONATE/FRIENDLY ARE RAGDOLL CATS?
Ragdolls are highly loving and sympathetic animals who enjoy cuddling up on your lap.
ARE RAGDOLL CATS GOOD WITH OTHER CATS?
Ragdolls get along nicely with people, other cats, and other animals.
ARE RAGDOLL CATS GOOD WITH DOGS?
Ragdolls are outgoing, calm creatures that get along well with dogs.
ARE RAGDOLL CATS GOOD MOUSERS/HUNTERS?
Ragdoll cats prefer to lounge around rather than go hunting and are naturally indoor cats.
ARE RAGDOLL CATS GOOD INDOOR CATS?
Yes. Regardless of the specific preferences of each cat, it is advised that all cats be kept inside for safety reasons.
ARE RAGDOLL CATS GOOD LAP CATS?
Ragdolls are excellent lap cats because they are calm, lazy, and loving.
WHAT DO RAGDOLL CATS LIKE TO DO?
Ragdolls are ecstatic when they see you and eat. They adore their owners; they are kind, affectionate cats who enjoy cuddling and are very wise.
HOW BIG OF A DIFFERENCE IS THERE BETWEEN A MALE AND FEMALE RAGDOLL?
Male Ragdolls tend to be larger than females.
RAGDOLL DIET, GROOMING & HEALTH
WHAT DO RAGDOLL CATS EAT?
Each Ragdoll cat requires a particular diet, so ask your doctor what you should be giving it.
DO RAGDOLL CATS EAT WET FOOD?
DO RAGDOLL CATS LIKE MILK?
Milk is not recommended for cats.
HOW MUCH DO RAGDOLL CATS SHED?
Ragdolls are light to moderate shedders.
WHAT TYPE OF COAT DO RAGDOLL CATS HAVE?
Ragdolls have a distinctive colourpoint coat with semi-long hair that is smooth and silky and has a light body and darker paws, tail, and head.
DO YOU NEED TO GROOM A RAGDOLL CAT?
For the best chance of avoiding mats, tangles, and excessive shedding, ragdoll cats should have their fur groomed at least twice a week. Generally speaking, if the coat is kept well-groomed, bathing is not necessary. Every two weeks or so, all cats should have their claws clipped in addition to grooming. Cats should have their teeth washed twice weekly since they are equally susceptible to periodontal illness.
ARE RAGDOLL CATS HYPOALLERGENIC?
DO RAGDOLLS HAVE A LOT OF HEALTH PROBLEMS?
Ragdoll cats are strong, generally healthy animals with just one genetic illness.
WHAT DISEASES ARE RAGDOLLS PRONE TO?
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM): HCM is a condition in which the heart’s left ventricle abnormally thickens, limiting blood flow. It is the most typical reason for feline cardiac disease and can bring unexpected demise. HCM in Ragdolls is typically brought on by a hereditary mutation and can be identified by a DNA test.
- Others: Ragdolls are also susceptible to bladder stones and feline infectious peritonitis, a rare but deadly viral illness spread by cat excrement.
PURCHASING VS ADOPTING A RAGDOLL
HOW MUCH DOES A RAGDOLL COST?
The price range for adopting a Ragdoll cat is $75 to $100. On the other hand, paying between $500 and $2,000 to get a Ragdoll from a breeder might be unaffordable.
WHERE CAN I ADOPT A RAGDOLL
A Ragdoll-specific rescue would be the most straightforward approach to adopting a Ragdoll.
RAGDOLL SHELTERS AND RESCUES
Nearby animal shelters or rescues are frequently many wonderful Ragdolls out for adoption.
WHERE CAN I FIND A RAGDOLL BREEDER?
Before you purchase a kitten from a breeder, we advise you to rescue a Ragdoll (or any cat). Across the nation, there are millions of stray cats, many of whom are purebred cats in need of homes. In addition, the adopter and the cat may experience significant life changes due to the adoption.
Getting a kitten from a reputed breeder is safer if you’re not persuaded and want to buy a Ragdoll from a breeder. When working with a breeder, be sure that the breeder you’re buying from genetically tests their animals. You should also double-check the puppy’s health records. Finally, ensure the breeder will return any animals they sell if they cannot keep them in their home for whatever reason, and confirm that they are dedicated to finding those animals new homes if necessary.