What are the ragdoll cat’s personality traits? Why do ragdoll cats go limp? Do ragdoll cats have health problems? Do ragdoll cats shade lots of hair? Should I buy a ragdoll cat? Is ragdoll cat the right breed for me?
These are the questions humans interested in buying this unique and lovely breed ask themselves. Let’s try to answer these questions here, because buying a cat is a very exciting experience on its own.
What do ragdoll cats look like?
You may be asking yourselves: how do I know if my cat is a ragdoll?
Well, ragdolls are large felines with luxurious coats and long tails. Their sparkling blue eyes is their best features. Eyes so bright. You can almost say it’s a radioactive kind of blue. Ragdolls with different eye color are not accepted by the breed standards.
The ragdoll’s body is lighter than its face, ears, tail, and legs. Which makes it look like the dark colors are framing the cat, like a light picture in a dark frame. Kinda neat, huh?
What kind of personality traits do ragdoll cats have?
Ragdolls are loving! Lap cats. Soft, warm, and fluffy against your body. That’s what I love more than anything in this world. They follow you around anywhere, like dogs. And they like fetching their toys, also a canine trait.
Ragdolls are gentle and calm, which will be easier on your furniture. You won’t have a shredder beyond recognition like the admin writing this post, whose sofa has suffered irreversible damage by three feral cats right off the streets. If I take it to a thrift store, they may not accept it. If I leave it on a street corner, no one will take it.
And you won’t come home and find toilet paper all over your house, the way it was with my hyperactive kitten.
Having a calm cat means you can take it to the vet, or give it a pill, without having to write a will first. Being scratched to death is a pretty awful way to die. My cats always turn into tigers in such circumstances.
Ragdoll get along fine with kids and other pets.
Why do ragdolls go limp when picked up?
The reason why ragdolls go limp when picked up is because they’re so relaxed. All cats get a bit limp when you pick them up, because it reminds them of the times when their mother had picked them up by the back of the neck with her teeth, kittenhood memories. But with ragdolls it’s more extreme, maybe because they’re calm cats to begin with. Or maybe because they’re large and therefore heavier cats.
What kind of health problems do ragdolls cats have?
Obesity, urinary problems, polysystic kidney disease, and heart problems are health problems that can occur in ragdolls. Get your ragdoll from a reputable breeder, not a store!
Do ragdoll cats shade a lot?
Ragdoll cats are long-haired, and they shade, but not a lot. They don’t have an undercoat, which is the cause for heavy shading.
Brush your ragdoll to limit shading. They shade in summertime, so if the house or yard are very warm, they may start shading. An air conditioner during the summer can prevent this. Long haired cats like these won’t be bothered by cool air. Not freezing, just a bit cool.
Should I buy a ragdoll cat?
You may be asking yourself, is a ragdoll cat right for me? Well, if you like a playful and affectionate cat, one that isn’t too hyper and doesn’t shade too much, although they do shade some. If you like those piercing blue eyes and long, thick coats, if you don’t want to have to deal with a violent cat whenever you take it to the vet or give it a pill, then yes, it’s the right cat for you.
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