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Ragdoll cats

Sunday, June 26, 2011
posted by Jim Murphy

ragdoll-catA Ragdoll cat is considered a pointed breed. This means that the body is lighter in color that the face, legs, tail and ears.  Ragdolls are affectionate animals. The ideal Ragdoll is a well balanced cat  with no extreme features. Altered males weigh between 15 and 20 pounds. Females are a bit smaller and weigh between 10 and 15 pounds. Ragdoll cats are slow to mature. The reach their full coat color at two years and full size and weight at four.  Ragdolls tend to be more interested in humans than other breeds. They’re known to run and greet you at the door, follow you from room to room, sit on you, sleep with you and choose to be where you are. Many Ragdolls could be taught to fetch.  They are very gentle cats and usually play without extending their claws. Get plenty of cat toys for them to keep them occupied.  They are not jumpers but rather stay on the floor. Their coat is  semi long and silky and requires minimal care.  Ragdolls are very well behaved and easy to care for. They fit perfectly with our busy lives.