The Ragdoll Cat

Ragdoll Cat

The Ragdoll is a beautiful cat with striking blue eyes, but is also affectionate and playful and an asset to any household.

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They love to greet you at the door and will take the opportunity to collapse in your arms or your lap when given the chance. The Ragdoll can be trained, and loves a fast game of “fetch.” The Ragdoll only speaks when he needs to, but it is in a soft voice.

Breed

Ragdoll

Lifespan

10-15 years

Coat Length

Medium

Coat Color

Chocolate, seal, lilac, blue; in patterns of mitted, van, bi-colored, colorpoint.

Eye Color

Deep blue

Appearance

Large size, which is reached at 4 years. Large oval eyes, long fluffy tail.

Grooming

Grooming is required twice a week, including the hair on the legs.  The Ragdoll has no undercoat, which means less shedding.

Temperament

Relaxed, devoted, interested in human activities.  Well-behaved, they love to play.  They don't like to be left alone; another pet as a companion would be advisable if they are alone for long periods.  They can gain weight if food is not monitored.

Health

Ragdolls sometimes suffer from HCM (Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) or PKD (polycystic kidney disease.)  The kitten's parents need to be tested for HCM.  Make sure you choose a reputable breeder.

Ideal Owner

The playful but laid-back Ragdoll is suited to families or any cat lovers.

Child Appropriate?

Yes

Suitable for Multi-Cat Household?

Yes

Suitable for Multi-Animal Household?

Yes

Housing

Great for apartments.  Due to their gentle natures and physical beauty, it's preferable to keep them inside.

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