Ragdoll cats are awesome, they have a much more chilled, calm attitude when compared to other cat breeds. This makes them a perfect, lovable pet that is good with children and your friends. They also tend to be a bit more needy than other cats, ragdolls really like being around people and they love being the centre of attention.
While other breeds may resist being picked up, the ragdoll literally goes limp in your hands as soon as you make the motion to sweep them up in your arms. They just adore being pampered and are also known as the ‘floppy cat’ for their lacklustre resistance in contact with people. Strangely enough, these cats get along with everyone, even their canine friends.
Ragdoll cats make for great pets that you can keep around your children with no concern on the health effects to your child. Ragdolls do not have an undercoat of fur, it is this fur that causes hypoallergenic reactions in people. While Ragdolls will shed, you can expect that it will be a lot less than all the other breeds.
This lack of an undercoat also makes them very easy to groom as their fur does not mat like other cats. They are very clean and require very little grooming attention from their owners. The average size of a ragdoll cat weighs in at 15 – 20 lbs, with the males being the larger of the two sexes. The ragdoll reaches full maturity in four to five years and some males have been known to reach upwards of 30lbs.
Ragdolls have such a placid personality that you should keep them indoors as much as possible. They should not be allowed to roam around outside for extended periods of time. Ragdoll cats are not great fighters and if they are cornered by a more aggressive cat breed, they may end up with nasty injuries that will require a trip to the vet.
Ragdoll cats are so calm that they are favorites for children to play with. They have no problem being dressed up and carried around, they have a personality that is more akin to a sloth than a cat and are perfectly satisfied to lay around all day doing nothing, making them the laziest cat breed by far.
If you are sold on the idea of bringing a ragdoll cat into your home as your new pet, then make sure that you find a reputable breeder that is well experienced in raising the animals. Make sure that you go online and do a search for reviews on the breeder and their animals that they sell. Make sure that the pictures feature an animal that looks happy and healthy.
If you would like to go the rescue route and adopt a ragdoll cat, please be aware that many rescue operations mistakenly lump the ragdoll cat into categories such as the Himalayan or Siamese. See if you can get an old one that has a pleasant temperament and you will find a pet that will be loyal to you for the rest of its life.
Ragdoll cats come in a variety of colours and patterns. Some common colors that can be found on Ragdolls are; Blue, Lilac, mink, chocolate, cream, solid and torte. The patterns vary just as greatly with common patterns being; colorpoint, bi-colored, mitted and lynx. Regardless of the color or pattern the best thing about a ‘floppy cat’ is its personality and demeanor. If you are looking for a life companion, or a family pet, the ragdoll cat is your top choice for an animal that gives no issues and is great with people.
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