Beautiful kitty! Another pinner: My ragdoll cat, Stella.
In my experience of a lifetime with animals and now, nine years as a responsible Ragdoll Cat Breeder,
My cats require so many calories that no cats I know compare to them. I feed them at least five times a day. I wonder if Ragdolls have slower metabolisms or, conversely, if ferals have hummingbird metabolisms. William ate about 400 calories a day–more before his psychotropic medications took effect–and the girls eat close to 1000 each. They’re less than half the size William was.
I’m looking to adopt a ragdoll kitten for my family near the Wilmington, North Carolina area, but have been unable to locate a cat. Do you know of any local shelters or rescuses I could look into? Traveling to rescue a kitten would be no problem so any help in the area or beyond would be much appreciated!
I miss my Bailey, love Ragdoll Cats
How Do I Know if My Ragdoll Cat Is Lonely? - Floppycats
Ragdoll cats seem to have a tendency to develop some health conditions more frequently than other breeds. Those conditions include Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is a type of heart disease, an increased risk for bladder stones, and a predisposition to develop feline infectious peritonitis.UgoChan walks on the leash since he was 6 month old. He enjoys any kind of weather except of rain. Ugo loves to chase squirrels and he is a professional bug hunter. Sometimes he walks with dogs checking all driveways and patrolling his street, and eats Catnip on my neighbors front yard. Watch his videos: Ragdoll Cat on leash", "Ugo Chan walking with Dog" and "Ragdoll cat Ugo walking with dog Charlie" and many others!What am I doing wrong? I love this cat to death, but he's nothing like my first Ragdoll who was laid back and affectionate from day one and in twelve years never broke a thing.You just described a Ragdoll to a T! They are known for "going limp" when held. That's how they got the name "Ragdoll." Following you around is very typical of a Ragdoll as well. You will many times hear them being called "puppy cats" because they follow their humans around like puppies. The chewing on things is typical playful kitten behavior. No worries there. Ragdolls are VERY people oriented and want to be with their humans always. They're also known to be fascinated with the sound of water. My Ragdoll will climb in the shower with me quite often. They're fantastic family pets!Hi all! I just thought I'd add a couple of things too, though you're probably going to find stuff in your research on the breed anyways. My Ragdoll, a Blue Seal Point Lynx named Fidel Cattro, has always been more like a dog than a cat and in fact Ragdolls are known as the dogs of the cat world. Perhaps it's also because the breed seems to bond more strongly with their owners, much like dogs. He follows me (used to more when small), always comes when I call for him, & talks to me alot. If I'm in the other room & he doesn't know where I am, he calls for me first & then comes to look for me. He plays fetch, is extremely intelligent, loving & basically the most amazing cat I've ever known really. They are called Ragdolls for the very reason someone just mentioned; they will go limp when you pick them up. Also, Fidel always sleeps beside us in bed too and he actually uses his own pillow! He's not too needy anymore though, yours will grow out of that w/ age & assurance. Ragdolls are amazing.A Persian cat breeder named Ann Baker is touted for creating this breed in the 1960s. She bred a neighbor’s longhaired white cat named Josephine with male Siamese and Persians she owned at her Riverside, Calif. home. The result produced sweet tempered kittens with non-matting coats.
This breed garnered its named from the popular myth that they go completely limp when picked up – just like a rag doll.
Ragdolls compete for championship status in all major cat registries except for the Cat Fanciers Association. Since 1993, the CFA has granted Ragdolls to compete only in the miscellaneous class.