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Ragdoll Cats

5 Ratings: 4.6
Breed of cat

A large breed of feline, best known for an easygoing and mellow nature.

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1 review about Ragdoll Cats

I love this breed!

  • Dec 16, 2008
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I never even knew that this breed of cat existed until my family & I took a trip to the Humane Society one year. We were looking for a kitten or two to bring into our home, and while we were there, my husband pointed to a cage that held what looked like a huge, creamy white ball of fur. The cat inside was curled up into a ball, and that was all I could see of it.

I was a little leary of getting a full-grown cat instead of a kitten, as I was 7 months pregnant and I didn't want an animal that would be dangerous around our new son. We asked if we could open up the cage and have a look at the cat anyway, and when we did, I fell in love instantly. Once I saw that cat uncurl, and I looked into the most beautiful, crystal-clear ice blue eyes I'd ever seen, I said yes right away. The cat let us pick him up and hold him, and he started purring within a minute. We had found our new family member, and we named him Dragon. He went home with us that day.

For about the first three days, Dragon didn't know what to think of his new home. He would hang out on the back porch most of the time just observing everybody. After a few days of getting used to us, Dragon became the "king" of the house and was very vocal about it. He hated mirrors, and would lay his ears flat back and twitch his gorgeous tail every time he looked at one. Other than that show of ferociousness, he was the most docile, loving, funny, and intelligent cat I have ever had the pleasure of owning.

Ragdoll cats are known for their easygoing and mellow nature...hence the term "Ragdoll". They have long, thick fur coats and markings that resemble a siamese. There are four marking patterns: bi-color, van, mitted and pointed. They also usually come in six colors: seal, blue, chocolate, lilac, red, and cream. Points may be solid, lynx, or tortie. Their body is usually stocky with short legs, and large in size compared with other cat breeds, with males ranging 12-20 pounds, and females averaging 10-15 pounds.

After having owned one of these beautiful creatures, and having to say goodbye to him, I adore the breed. I will own at least one more Ragdoll in my lifetime, and have even entertained the thought of breeding them. If you are looking for an incredible pet (who doesn't shed much at all by the way, despite their long coat!), I couldn't recommend this cat enough. They are precious.

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January 28, 2009
I once went into a pet store and saw what I thought was a full grown Himalayan. When I asked to see it the clerk told me it was a Ragdoll kitten! I fell in love instantly, but couldn't afford it. Even if I could have I had a precious Persian at the time who was infected with feline leukemia and couldn't be exposed to other cats. I love the way they just go limp when you pick them up--thus their name, ragdoll. I would love to own one someday, but have decided to limit myself to rescue cats in the future. My current cat was a kitten I got from Friends of Strays. His name is Fred--short for Freddy Krueger because he always played with all 20 claws out. Not mean or anything, he just forgot he had them.
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